Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Siciliano’s Market in Grand Rapids, MI. Pours a murky, brown, red-orange tinted body with a big, rocky, dense and foamy, two finger-width head that collapses slowly and leave a moderate lacing throughout. Aroma is pretty solid with a nice toasty caramel and some floral and herbal hops. A bit nutty with some citrus and a touch of grainy roasts. Flavor is similar. Some light toffees and toasty caramels up front before all the hops come in. Lots of herbal pines with some floral citruses. The malts are fairly thin throughout, but kick up a touch towards the end as this finishes dry and pretty bitter. Somewhat abrasive before leaving a lengthy aftertaste. Light body and higher carbonation. Overall, not a bad pale ale. Lots of bitter hops and citruses with a light toasty caramel malt. Enjoyable enough.
mallons72 (205) - livonia, Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2011
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Way too carbonated - overpowering - can’t get a good sense of the hops/roast. Not impressed.
aracauna (3488) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly hazy amber. A touch overcarbonated. Nicely hoppy, but there’s a touch of astringency in the finish.
chibuck (3509) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I had this as part of a sampler at the brew pub. Not a great beer overall but the best of the bunch over there...The look is nothing special, nice aroma that is caramel and light hops...The taste is pretty caramelly too but balaned with some nice rye.
If you’re a rye fan drink this beer, otherwise skip it unless you are there. I would come any distance to try it.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark orange color. Very fizzy pour with an out of control tan head. Lots of fizz, not much beer. Smelled distinctly of rose blossom. Not kidding. Like smelling a dozen roses. There were also whiffs of subdued malty toffee/caramel. Light to medium bodied and overly effervescent. Flowery and light malty flavors, similar to the nose. I would like to try this on tap, as it didn’t work out too well in the bottle.
thorongil2 (2209) - , Ontario, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(bottle - Red Snapper Amber Ale) - clear dark amber, medium tan head; faint aroma of longan, other fruit; dry flavour, roast and burnt caramel
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear amber red with a fizzy white head. Malty citrus hops aroma. Tastes of toffee, citrus, and a root cellar earthiness to the finish.
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Red golden color. Not much aroma. Spicy flavor up front. Underlying malts and almost smokiness. Grassy bitter finish that lingers. Could be better balanced.
rcasta (847) - EL SALVADOR - JUN 5, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
en ann arbor brewing Food Pairings: Hamburgers, pizza, nachos, spaghetti & meatballs
Tasting Notes: A deep reddish brew with medium body and carbonation. This toasty, malty, and dry pale ale has a depth of hop taste and acidity in the palate and finish.
Nickls (2336) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JUN 3, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Old BA rate - bottle)
Poured with a slightly off-white head that dissipated very quickly. Really no lacing throughout the sample. Really dirty, dark brown color. Earthy; some breadiness; light sweetish malt aromas. Not much going on here. Really odd mineral-like flavors that hit the back of the tongue and palate; is that chocolate?; toast; strange stuff for the style...or whatever it is. Thinner to Medium body; very muted carbonation. Really took me a few to get through the sample with some of the odd flavors and real lack of anything tasting ’good’