jefcon (1389) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong, flavorful amber ale with lots of great hops (apricot, pine, honey) and malt (coffee, caramel, roasted nuts). Medium weight and finish.
Gridfather (30) - - AUG 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
8/20/14 on tap in shaker glass at Pizza Luce Uptown. Aroma is soft roasted malt and sweet citrus. As glass warms aroma becomes more pronounced and becomes hoppy 1/2 way through. Color is gorgeous caramel bronze. There is a lot flavor-wize happening here. Both roasted malt and hops evident. Brewery states this beer will appeal to hop heads and malt heads. I agree. Hops become more pronounced as the glass warms. This is a full flavored beer. It is a good, not great, beer but I would order another.
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GreatDane1632 (372) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 31, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Received in a trade -- poured into a pint glass, appearance is a clear red/brown with mild hop bitterness aroma. Flavor is a nice balance of malt and hops leaning towards hops.
baraciisch (1880) - USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy caramel amber in color... Aroma of earthy hops, tea, caramel malts... Flavor is caramel malts, burnt malts, light earthy hops... Decent
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trail_and_ale (43) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUN 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m not much of a red ale fellow, but this was a pleasant surprise, with assertive dark cherry and chocolate aromas and flavors. Defied the genre and my expectations, as it had stout-like traits. Will definitely buy some more.
Skyview (5209) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, MN. Pours a semi-clear reddish amber colored brew with an average sized off-white head that slowly dissipates and leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of multi-grassy and citrus hops, a hint of caramel and a touch of earthy herbs. Taste is about the same as flavor but has a touch of dry rye grain bill. Finish is semi-dry, earthy hop aftertaste with some pine and biscuit aftertaste.
KathoDen (3) - - MAR 20, 2014 does not count
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Strong hop taste. (About all I can taste.) Nice color, but that’s it. No aroma to speak of.
Mudwhomper (52) - Madison, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent beer. Flavor is a good balance of malt and hoppiness. Overall nothing too special though
BeerBeforeH20 (128) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 25, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pour color is a very nice amber and red hue. Aroma is too strong of hops and dry hop notes for a red, has a metalic note with no malt backbone on the nose. Tatse is too bitter with no malt balance for the hops and has an astringent metallic finish. Close but not quite on this one, tone down the hops and boost the malt and it will be great.
badgerben (4400) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red color with a medium head. Aroma of piney hops. Light pine flavor with a fairly high bitterness. Dry biscuit and metallic notes.