BillN (3) - USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler filled at DeCicco’s In Ardsley, NY
Nose boldly of hoppy goodness
Pours ruby hued amber, med. tan head, stays and then leaves a thicker collar and plenty of fine lacing.
Dense layers of hops, resins and spruce. Big and bold brew, with complexity and flavor abounding.
Alcohol, character and density of flavors adds up to a quality brew thats well worth seeking out.
nerdboy19 (133) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - JAN 21, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tongue torturing imperial red ale. Has a clean dark red look, piney, citrus hop aroma and some malty sweetness. Compared to its high alcohol, very drinkable and hardly feel any booziness. The bitter is very strong, but it’s not harsh, rather enjoyable.
Darwenus (722) - Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber brown, like pekoe iced tea. Sudsy head hangs around for a while. The aroma is very mild, but there are notes of brown sugar on the nose. The flavor is much stronger than the aroma gives away. There’s molasses and rich, woody, whiskey-like malt. Strong hops on the back of the tongue, but the finish is really clean. This is an aggressive, tasty beer.
Gerbeer (2685) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours a dark reddish copper color with moderate head. Aromas of red fruit gummies and sweet malts. Flavors of red berry jelly, bitter pine, toffee and toasted bread crusts. Long bitter finish.
BrewHaMeister (367) - - JAN 15, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured hazy red copper with a thick off-white head and nice lacing. Aromas of citrus, dark fruit, raisens, and malt. Flavor is bitter and boozy.
umich03jm (3101) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of candied pineapple, pine, flowers and grass. Tastes mildly sweet and moderately bitter. Big flowers and tropical fruit, some caramel and toast, pine needle finish. Dry finish. Solid.
SpongeRuiner (1049) - Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2016
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at crappy bar. Dark red color. Caramel nose. Strong strong red flavors. Dry finish. Definitely not for me. Very cough medicine like. Not a big fan.
ebone1988 (774) - Taylor, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is tropical fruit, pine, juicy and very nice. Appearance is red, pink to off white head. Taste is malt, pine, tropical fruit, juicy, bitter finish. Mouthfeel is medium body with a crisp carbonation and lingering aftertaste. Overall, another fine offering from Ballast Point.
prawlie (1380) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
@ Brewdog in Leeds. Tasty imperial red, but a little too bitter. Fair and likable.
arminjewell (9151) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour on tap at HopCat, clear dark red pour with slightly off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, orange, grass, pine, some slight spice, touch of old hop notes. Taste was a mix of booze, bitter pine, some slight fruit, spice, caramel, finishing fairly bitter.
Steven_B (50) - East Kilbride, SCOTLAND - NOV 29, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours a dark amber with a small tan head. The bitterness in the aroma hits straight away with pine and malts. Flavour is very bitter with some orange and pine hops. Not a bad beer but just wasn’t really for me.