JoeTheYounger (1155) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from alesmith. Dark mahogany pour with nice head. Aroma is sweet caramel and sticky hops. Taste is very hoppy, sticky, chewy caramel. Frothy lower to med carbonation. Great red.
egajdzis (5459) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown color with a medium sized, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, tropical fruit, floral hops, some toffee malts. Taste of citrus, grass, light pine, toast, toffee, tropical fruits, and a hoppy finish.
IrishBoy (3905) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Alesmith. Nose is light pine and citrus along with sweet caramel. Lightly hazy reddish amber with a small beige head. Flavor is pine and caramel combining with light bitterness and a little sweetness.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ 10 East -
Aroma - big time hop aroma, citrus and pine resin. Some table sugar like sweetness also wafting up from the beer. Appearance - rusty brown body, nearly no head, but after some agitation itís off-white and has minimal staying power. Flavor - Supremely balanced between sweet and bitter. Depth of flavor, each sip brings an array of different flavors. Excellent beer.
GenDV138 (2470) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Bottled 8/27/2014. Mostly clear red/amber with two fingers of whitish brown head. Aromas of toasty notes, biscuit, caramel, malt. Tastes of biscuit, toasty and nutty notes, caramel, malt, light floral notes, candied and dried fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.
zizzybalubba (1538) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle from The Hop Yard, Raleigh, NC. Reddish orange pour with a frothy beige head. Lovely aroma of tangerine, tropical fruit, wet grass, and caramel. Taste offers plenty of citrus hop flavor but with a sturdy, sweet malt backbone. Finishes with orange, chocolate, and toffee. It the alcohol content were higher this would probably fall into the American Strong Ale category because thatís the only area where this does not fit there. Great beer!
BeerandBlues2 (10393) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear amber with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and nutty malt, dates, earthy and woody hops. Flavor is toast malt, dates, light earthy and woody hops, light bitterness and apple esters with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
snoworsummer (2742) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear copper brown with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like nutty malt, strong booze, dried fruits, earthy, and very roasted. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like booze, dried fruits, and nutty roasted malt.
FestDecBeet (330) - - DEC 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Look: pours a dark red. Very clear. Off white head.
Smell: slight coco. Caramel malt. Tropical fruit. Grapefruit.
Taste: malt. Slight grapefruit bitterness.
Feel: very dry. Medium carbonation.
Overall.good beer. Would like to see a little more hops. But still nice.
First drank: home 12/1/14
lightbias (210) - USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I crack the bottle and the aroma is right there with a heavy scent of light pine and bread. From the neck flows a ruby-brown liquid supporting a fat, off-white, and dense, rocky foam that covers the brew two fingers deep.
Iím experiencing a lightly bitter, medium texture brew with a fairly heavy palate, moderately carbonated with a long, dry and de minimis finish. The caramel malt fills my taste buds with sweet, but is tapered by the stabilizing bitter of a nice hops balance.
This is a good red ale, Iím enjoying the heck out of it and would definitely pick it up again.
BOSSbrewer (2154) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at their tasting room. Pours a dark copper red with one finger of lingering off white head. Flavor is malty and toffee. Creamy and smooth. Really nice beer.
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