kassner (1338) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definetly one of the better ones, great balance and full flavor,, quite cloudy with some lacing. This was my favorite
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark red with decent white head. some hop nose. piney hop bitterness, possibly chinook, followed by crystal malt and citrusy hops. little too much residual sweetness. decent version
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours a rich red amber with a dissipating light tan head. Fruity ester aroma. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavor of caramel and toasty malts, countered by a firm bitterness. Some residual sweetness as well.
deyholla (6486) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber with a thin tan head. Aroma was full of pine and floral hops with a slight undertone of grains. Flavor began with grainy malts and then the pine hops take over for a bitter finish.
SrSilligoose (3217) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - DEC 31, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours an amber witha small veige head. Nice light orange and pine hop bitterness aganst a typical bread and caramel backing. Light and refreshing but not terribly exciting. As expexted
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Copper with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, citrus, toffee and some dark malt. Taste of lightly roasted malt, nuts, fruit, light chocolate and mild (not so good) sourness. Finishes up oddly bitter. Possibly infected.
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery as red snapper special amber and at 5.5% abv. Dark copper, almost opaque with creamy beige head. Aroma is dry malt with fresh pine and citrus hops. Rich toasted malt with citrus and some grapefruit. Medium to thin with active cabonation. Tasty, I hope this is the same beer.
Headbanger (3226) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle 7/16/09 (Siciliano’s Market-Grand Rapids)-Label states Red Snapper Amber Ale-Pours a dark amber with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, and toffee. Taste is of hops, bitterness, nuts, and malt. This light to medium bodied brew is not bad but not good. Decent try.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from mibirder. Thanks! Pours a deep nearly cranberry red color with a very large head that won’t go away. Nice lacing. Aroma of grain, grassy hops and a light tart note. Taste is bitter hops, very strong nutty notes, caramel and light grain. Medium bodied. A little off kilter but decent.
Onslow (1130) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pour from a 12 oz bottle. Looks good, smells OK, the taste is almost great but collapses into a funky mash that reminds me of bad yeast, rotten cheese, and workout clothes that should have been washed weeks ago. This reminds me of really early micro brews, like the stuff that was floating around in the 70’s. They tasted like someone’s sneaker fell into the vat. Yikes! Thanks for the memories and I’m all the more appreciative of the great strides most micro brewers have made, but this won’t be on my shopping list in the future.