yespr (30765) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From tap at Pizza Port in Solana Beach. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small white head. Light roasted and caramelish malt aroma. Sweet caramelish and light toasted malt flavoured. Good light bitterness to this. Ends with a light creamy impression and a lasting light dry hoppy and light malty mix.
Ungstrup (29170) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2005
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
An amber beer with an off-white head. The aroma is acidic and dominated by caramel - and so is the flavor. It lacks the berry notes I expect from an Irish Red.
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2009
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap. Clear amber golden with an off-white head leaving laces. Sweet caramel aroma. Medium body, sweet caramel notes, but again distinct moldy accents. No bitterness. I wonder if Pizza Port Solana has a problem with keeping their tap lines clean - this was the third mildewy beer in the same day. 080709
anders37 (16460) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @the brewery. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma with weak hoppy hints. Fruity malty caramel hoppy flavor. has a fruity malty caramel finish.
cgarvieuk (14075) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home... Copper... Thin tan lacing... Soft sweet toffee malts nose... Soft toffee... Caramel malts... Soft dry malts
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with moderate off-white head. Aroma of caramel, peat, and roasted malt. Flavor of caramel, honey, chocolate, toffee, grain, and roasted malt with mild bitterness in the finish.
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap-pours a foamy light tan head and amber color. Aroma is medium malt-roasty/chocolate. Taste is medium malt-roasty/chocolate, secondary earthy/metallic hops. Medium body. Good carbonation.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Mcilhenney’s Irish Red
clear red, thin tan head, light sweet carmel malt aroma, rich dry malt flavor that’s followed by a touch of sweetness, light bitter finish,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
bhensonb (10807) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 25, 2008
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from South Bay Drug. Rich red color with a decent off-white head. Aroma is floral hop and? Rather thin body with mild carbonation. Flavor is almost flavored water - but it is really better than that. It’s just all rather mild. Mild caramel, mild hop. It goes down readily. It finishes clean and balanced. It just lacks character. Good drink, but not a great drink. The color is great though.
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: The pour is a pretty interesting color. Deep, dark red, perhaps garnet with a thin off-white head.
S: The nose is pretty bland, unfortunately. Maybe some toffee and caramel, a hint of cacao. No hops to be seen, which is odd for an Alpine beer.
T: The flavor is a little bit better, but not by much. Some toffee, bread, toasted malt, and some molasses. A light bitterness and some burnt sugar.
M: The mouthfeel is decent: medium body and carbonation.
D: One of the few Alpine beers that is just plain bland. At least the bad fruit flavored ones have a strong flavor to them.