islay (1542) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle, consumed on 5-18-15. Tons of long-lasting, taupe head; way too much head. Produces extensive lacing. Pours a clear amber. Highly effervescent. Dry aroma features toffee and chlorine scents. Caramel and spice flavors. Tastes like a baked good with good Christmas-like spices. Yeasty and toast-like in aroma and flavor. Soft in the palate. Smells good and tastes good but pulled down by overcarbonation, unfortunately.
edgallow (2889) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, pine and citrus. Taste is malts and citrus.
deyholla (8356) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours a clear amber with an orange hue and a tan head that dissipates slowly to the edges and laces. Aroma combines sweet grain with a bit of citrus and just a hint of light pine. Flavor has lots of sweet bread and grain notes up front but adds the bitterness of light pine and citrus in the finish.
jefcon (1514) - 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 (32) - - 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 (1124) - Alabama, 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 (2349) - California, 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 (5310) - 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.