cmonster (979) - 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 (3321) - 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 (4152) - 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 (1169) - 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 (671) - New York, New York, 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 (7076) - 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.
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - FEB 27, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled on tap at Beer Revolution on 2/14/2012. This amber ale pours a slightly hazy medium brown color from the tap. Medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel, fruity, hoppy and sweet. A medium bodied amber. The malts are caramel, fruity and sweet. The hops are grapefruity and earthy, Medium carbonation. I am a little disappointed with this beer. The malts are hops in this beer are a mess, they are not mixing well at all. Wonder if it was a bad keg, I don’t think it was a bad tap line but there is something way off with this beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with a tan head. Grapefruit and malt aroma. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with caramel. Medium bodied. Caramel and grapefruit lingers.
marcus (6592) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at City Beer. Pours dark reddish brown with a decent beige head and a cherry and treacle aroma. There isa bitter dark malt flavor with lots of hopping. This is a very strange and unique earthy brew. I started off not liking it, but half-way throught the glass it started tasting better.
GT2 (8510) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Pizza Port San Clemente. Pours a very deep ruby to deep cola (more like a brown ale to lighter porter) with really no head formation. Nose is thicker toffee, red fruits, strawberry milkshake, heavier dessert character. Taste is thicker, salty, fairly sticky, lots of toffee piling on. Stinging carbonation on the palate. A bit heavier in mouthfeel for style.