Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Pizza Port Solana. Pours a very dark amber with a medium sized off white head. Hops played a bigger role than I thought they would. Nice balance between malt and hops for the finish.
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pizza Port San Clemente
Dark red with a one finger off white head. Nice malt flavor with a touch of hops. For an amber ale, this has a nice amount of complexity and flavor. Iíd like to see this around more often.
jarspag (601) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2007 Just like itís sister beer - evil dead red. On draft during February - hence name. Nice copper red appearance with lots of lacing. The nice smooth malt backgroud was the highlight. Not packed with flavor - but overall a nice refreshing beer. A nice subtle blend of caramel, sweets, and bittering hops.
sersdf (1013) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at brewery. monstrously balanced. amber, but not at all malt-dominated. pretty red beer anyways and quite hoppy. extremely drinkable. iíll throw in some toffee for good measure.
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Big thumbs up to Peter and Ryan I believe at the brewpub for letting us in and trying some beer. Pours a light pink red with an off-white head. Very floral, fruity smell to it. Hoppy as well. Taste was very mellow, good subtle hop taste blended with a light malty sweetness to it. It seemed to me everything about this beer was subtle which I think worked for it. Finish was pretty smooth and a nice aftertaste was left behind.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Dark, ruddy amber pour with shades of gingerbread and a tall froth of off-white head. Loads of fresh piney hops saturate the bouquet, with some edgy pink grapefruit thrown in to the mix for good measure. A thorough cookie dough malty base backs it up, along with a bit of english toffee. Medium bodied, well carbonated, yet soft mouthfeel; rich and full malty texture that has some residual sweetness left, but is more of a doughy treat than a sticky mess. The flavors are much more malt oriented than the bouquet led me to believe, bringing out more toffee and cookie dough flavors. A hint of caramel and toasted biscuit, but not to the realm of roasty by any means. Clean finish with a gentle lingering hop bitterness making itself known in the final smack.
danem (14) - Bothell, Washington, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on tap at Alesmith Brewing, 2007 vintage. Pours deep red with a substantial off-white head. Smells of caramel malts and piney hops. Moderately sweet malt flavor with a light spice, hop bitterness is present. Good finish, lingering sweetness.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - FEB 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
deep red with a thick creamy head. Spicy carmel notes. Sweetish malty flavor, with a helathy noticable, but not overwhelming hops. A very enjoyable, well crafted beer.
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - FEB 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red caramel pour, rich in caramel malts with a noticable hop backbone. Full bodied, slightly fruity with some roasted malts, finishes with some nice spiceyness and sweetness.
DenverLogan (626) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - FEB 14, 2007
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper brown. Small off-white head. Aroma of rich caramel malts, slight toffee, pine, cinnamon, band-aid. Flavor similar to aroma, with significant but not overwhelming hops. Rich and flavorful. Drinking it right now on tap at OíBriens in San Diego :)