Bartzilla (559) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
An easy drinking red. Very flavorful and a treat to imbibe. I’ve had it draft and in bottles and they both tasted great with no discernable difference. One of my go-to ales.
bb (7244) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 10, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Ruby colored with a light cocoa head. Light caramel aroma. Caramel malt flavor with citrus backing. Nicely balanced with a bit of chocolate. Lingering slightly sweet malts, Medium bodied.
winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - APR 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at brewery. Probably my favorite of the brewering offering I have tried, though pure hoppiness is a very close second. Copper colored with a light off white head. Flavor is very complex for an Irish Red. It has a nutty caramel flavor along with a very slight hint of chocolate backed by a dry maltiness. Hop are well represented though not over done.
Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a mostly clear copper color with medium build off white head. Nose of Caramel and some citrus. The same goes for the flavor. Very nice smooth mouth feel.
thebeertourist (5046) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear bronze-coloured beer with a modest off-white head. Good caramel aroma. Caramel and citrus flavours, ending appetizingly dry. Medium to light body, medium carbonation. A very harmonious and highly likeable beer, more in the alt style than Irish red in my opinion. Well-made it is.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAR 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewery in Alpine, CA: Amber, light chewy caramel and a bit of light hops. The flavor is balanced. Nice but a bit light and thin for my taste.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a deep amber body topped by a thin to medium thick head with some lacing. It’s sweet, malty and slightly fruity with a touch of caramel and an underlying hop note. Medium bodied and smooth.
chargerfanjess (124) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Initial malt aroma clear small white head, good moderate hop nose. Caramel with light fruityness. Very smooth and crisp finish with no llingering aftertaste
Probiere (992) - Iowa, USA - JAN 29, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Woo diacetyl. Medium body that tastes like butter and Cheerios with other grains thrown in the mix. Some interesting maple syrup notes appear and it ends on a definite fructose sweetness.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 8, 2006 Sampled@Port Solana: Clear mahogany color with a medium off white head. Light malt aroma. Flavor is lightly sweet and nutty, lightly bitter with a light dry finish. Medium body with light carbonation.