matthewgerke (67) - - JAN 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a deep amber color with a thin tan head. Nice malt profile upfront and then a nice bitterness on the finish with the hops.
DavoleBomb (1744) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured into a pint glass. Bottle.
3.25 A: Clear deep amber brown color. One and a half fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is below average but a short ring of lacing is left.
3.5 S: Definitely hop forward. Floral with some early citrus notes. A touch of earthy hops underneath. Caramel maltiness with toastiness and a touch of cracker.
2.75 T: The taste is poorly balanced for an amber ale. Thereís not enough malt character. Moderate bitterness with a touch of tanginess to it. Earthy mountain stream component. Thereís some caramel and toastiness again, but itís not strong enough and it comes off as slightly watery.
2.5 M: Lighter watery body. It could use a touch more carbonation. Lacking creaminess too. Not a big fan here.
2.75 D: Itís not horrible, but itís well below average for the style.
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Maverick34 (2787) - New York, USA - JUL 15, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured dark ish red from bottle. Sort of a stale funk. Some old hops but not impressive ar all.
Emeister84 (1804) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Peanutty aromas, doughy, modeling clay, some citrus. Clear dark red with a fully lasting khaki head. Dry, nutty, some citrus. Medium bodied.
tnkw01 (1610) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Clear, reddish color. Aroma is the pleasant floral type hoppy smell. Taste is pretty good too. Love the mild floral hops that are a tad bitter but not the smack you in face kind.
odusurfer (7) - Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2014 does not count
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from wegmans in northern va. Pours and smells like a good red ale, but has a fairly strong bitter aftertaste. Its decent, but the aftertaste kinda did it in for me. Not the best red Iíve had, not the worst.
Bulk_Carrier (3159) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - JUN 25, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reviewed from notes.
This one was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy amber to red color with a small one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing.
The smell had a decent rolling caramel maltiness invading my nose that leveled off a bit as it warmed.
The taste was mainly malty sweet with a light bitter kick close to the end.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation seemed appropriate and didnít have anything that told me this was bad.
Overall, not a bad American Amber/Red. Iíd probably get it again the next time Iím in Virginia.
BeerdedDave (1071) - - JUN 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
deep red color - almost brown; fairly well balanced; toasty malt with caramel notes and a good deal of hop bitterness
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Malt and hops aroma. Clear amber color with little head. Roaster malt and mild bitterness. OK beer
chinchill (3589) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz bottle (no date but purchased 2 days ago) served in a snifter.
An unusual amount of ressure released by uncapping. Pours dark and murky red-brown in color, hazy and with an over-sized, creamy tan head that has excellent retention and leaves the glass well coated with lacing.
Flavor: better than the nose and drinkable, but still poor.
Feel: soft and smooth with high carbonation.
O: possible infected, making 2 out of 3 (all different beers) for me from this brewer. Should re-visit but the lack of quality control discourages that.
Iphonephan (5279) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the Alamo Drafthouse in Ashburn VA. Pours a clear amber with an ecru head. Malty nose. Flavors of rye and some grassy hops. Smooth mouthfeel. Bitter finish.