adamah (213) - - SEP 17, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light citrus and pine notes but not much off the nose. Pours a orange amber color with light head. The taste mostly a medium dry bitterness. There is enough earthy hops in this to make it dominate the flavor but there isn’t much to back it up. The body was kind of light to medium with average carbonation. I like the dry bitter flavor but there isn’t a lot going on here.
nimbleprop (4160) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange with some clumpy, white head. Nose of mild orange, fresh earthy honey comb, light pine, a little Bartlett pear. Flavor is honey, chewy honey comb, lightly toasted bread; orange, dried grain, a touch of tree sap, birchy. Clean, bitter finish.
KyotoLefty (5794) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Tadg’s. Pretty red color. Nice amber malt flavor, hops suffice. Nicely balanced and very drinkable without wowing.
shoulderbroken (1668) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Harajuku taproom, labeled as ’Fire in the Belly, Doug’s Red Ale’. Dark orange amber, slightly cloudy with small golden head. Aroma is spicy, astringent hops, bitter and cat pee. Taste bitter hops, quite malty, bit of spice. Prickle In mouth. Big bitter finish with a touch of citrus.
TimE (2943) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
med amber color. Lots of crystal malt, moderately hoppy, not so dissimilar from Red rose amber.