SDalkoholic (2089) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 14, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My nose scents a combination of items making the aroma such related things as the flower of a rose, butterscotch, honey and malt. The flavor was also interesting being a nature of caramel and other sweet malts. The malt here had somewhat of a chocolate aftertaste and the hops gave a hinder to bitterness across the tongue. Also gave an impression of red licorice during the dry finish. Was a lovely amber red and had a minimum amount of head occurance. I’m not a fan of Irish ales, but Alpine Beer Co.made me relish their version.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAY 12, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured an amber color with a red tint. Aroma was malty sweet with caramel and lightly smokey. Flavor starts malty and sweet and finishes semi-dry with a light bitterness. Light to medium body.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 5, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Burnt orange/red with a short, tan fizzy head that’s quickly diminishing. Caramel, toffee, peat, slightly meaty. Moderately sweet flavor becomes a lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter finish. Medium light body, watery texture, average carbonation. The bottom line is: simple but non-offensive.
MrRomero (1972) - Nolanville, USA - MAY 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: #1100. Poured clear orange/brown with a fluffy beige head. Big malty aroma, almost barleywinesque. Malty flavor with light hops. Dry with a slight chocolate finish. Mild fruit. Good.
mjg74 (2459) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 21, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a brownish red sort of a color. Aroma is a malty and sweet tart sort of a thing. Flavor is fairly malty. Seems to be overly sweet. Has a nice roasty finish.
FoolishMortal (987) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 5, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color with brown and red notes. White head with little to no lingering. Sweet malty aroma, slight raosty tinge. Light medium body with a slighty dry mouthfeel, despite the sweetness. Ruddy flavor from being sparingly hopped in combination with the grains used. A decent red, but it doesn’t stand out. Fairly well balanced, just doesn’t make a big statement,
billk (352) - Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, USA - APR 2, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Alpine. Amber/red color. Nice medium roasted amber flavor malt with a very slight sweetness. Somewhat thin bodied though. My notes show no hop mention. I’m not an Irish red fan.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of DarkElf: Pours a clear amber brown with a thick frothy bone-colored head that leaves a fine lacing behind. Aroma is full of sweet, semi-toasted, caramel malts. Starts full and sweet with a hint of toasty malt and a touch of some lagerish off-flavors. Otherwise it’s quite well-balanced and enjoyable with lots of malt. A very drinkable red ale. Thanks Stephen!
Bohica (36) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 26, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep ruby/brown, nice off white head. Rich malty aroma, promising great things to come...and doesn’t really deliver. Kind of thin mouthfeel, mild hop flavor. Good balance, but somehow leaves you wanting more. Would be a good session beer, but not enough of any one characteristic to stand out. A very average red.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 19, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a beautiful deep brow/red with a small off white head. Aromas of malt and a slight citrus fell to in. The flavor is kinda empty... You drink it and it does nothing for your tastes buds. Overall a big dissapointment.