adamjackson (1229) - Canaan, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Acquired in a trade. Enjoyed at fridge temperature in a tulip
A - Murky reddish brown, nice stout-like 3 finger tan head formed and reduced to half a finger pretty fast.
S - Very hop forward and dry hopped on the nose. chinook and simcoe and centennial. Lots of grapefruit and pine needles.
T - Nice up front clean and bright bitterness followed by an english malt backbone but finishes with a thump like stale water from a week old thermos. Sort of a candied sugar taste as it lingers around.
M - Almost a heavy body and drinks like a 9%+ ABV beer.
O - I love the nose and up front taste this beer delivers but it’s a thud of a finish.
bluejacket74 (992) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. Served in a nonic pint glass, the beer pours reddish/amber (more of a bright red when held up to a light) with an inch and a half light tan head that stayed around for a while. There’s a good amount of lacing. Aroma is nice and hoppy, the brew smells like floral and citrusy (grapefruit, oranges) hops, caramel malt, and some mint. It tastes like citrusy and pine hops, caramel, toasted malt, toffee and a bit of chocolate. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick with a good amount of carbonation. I liked this brew, it’s definitely worth a try. $8.99 a bottle.
skmikeg (429) - Poway, California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
ours a dark reddish amber with a nice three finger off white head with a ton of lacing. Aroma is very nice and is of pine resin, citrus, floral hops toasted malts, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and some nuts. Taste is of pine, citrus, sweet toasted malts, caramel, and some brown sugar. Has a medium body with a smooth, semi creamy mouthfeel and a semi bitter, slightly warming, well balanced finish. overall, tasty and well balanced amber ale that is now my new favorite for the style.
barn0216 (216) - California, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, deep reddish brown, excellent creamy foam top and lacing on the glass. Resinous hop aroma with a touch of dankness. Some fresh grain. Bitter flavor, resinous again, not much else going on. Not bad but it is one dimensional.
cmonster (897) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Mahogany in color with a large frothy beige head. Excellent retention and lacing. Flawless appearance. Bright aroma of spicy, sprucey hops, caramel malt and soy. Light-med sweet flavor with a subtle bitterness. Good malt core. Medium body, thick texture and a fruity, light bitter finish.
bytemesis (1411) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours beautiful clear deep red-amber with a small off-white creamy head that dissipates slowly with nice lacing. Aroma is floral, citrus, caramel, a touch of spice. Flavor is the same, light sweet and light to medium bitter. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel, bubbly carbonation.
boFNjackson (3574) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured deep, rusty red with a moderate, khaki head. Nose had nice citrus and pine hop characters. Quite green and fresh with hop notes. Bready, malt sweetness for balance. Rich and full bodied. Both malt and hop complexity without being too bitter, sweet, or unbalanced in any direction. Some dark fruity tones from yeast esters and a toasted, caramel sweetness in the finish. Quite nice.
neuromatt (858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at City Beer in San Francisco, served in a lager glass. Pours cloudy mahogany with a small tan head that remains. The nose has a big California Cascade hop aroma with caramel, roasted malts and earth. The flavour is balanced between medium malty sweetness and Cascade hoppiness with perhaps a touch of rye. The finish is long and balanced with hoppy notes from the nose. On the palate, it is medium in body with a dryish texture and average carbonation. Overall, this is a very nice red ale with a beautiful hoppy nose. Very tasty. 2012-02-17
mrmartin (560) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red auburn pour Creamy eggy head. Mellow toasty red. Light body. sweet caramel malts bury floral hops. Slightly bitter finish. Excellent easy drinking for the style.
Scopey (3243) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at PPCB. It pours cloudy, very dark red, with a thin beige head. The nose is leaf, grass, cherry, plum, pine and caramel. The taste is pine, resin, leaf, grass, caramel and some dark fruit (plum and raisin), with a dry, slightly warming finish. Alcohol is well hidden. Medium body and low/soft carbonation. Very easy drinking.