jamescary (1) - USA - SEP 3, 2009 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Complex, hoppy, with a smokiness. Strong red ale. Tasted in simple 12 oz pub glass.
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled @ Chandler Whole Foods. Bright orange rind brew with a milky ivory head that left spotty lacing. Aroma of tart grapefruit, lemongrass, pine, and tropical fruit. Flavor shows tons of citrus along with bright tangerine, moderate caramel, and toffee. Definitely more hop forward with a nice malt backbone. Really delicious!
topher_78 (28) - California, USA - MAY 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This brew poured a nice copper color leaving 2 fingers worth of a khaki head and great lacing. The aroma consisted of citrus, light grass, pine and pepper. The taste was a combination of spicy and citrusy, leaving your palate very dry. Overall it was a very pleasant beer and one I would seek out if you’re a hop head.
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep copper with orange hues and a small off white head. Nose is big pine, grapefruit and caramel apples. Taste is perfect balanced sweet and bitter with the finish a little on the bitter side. Mouthfeel is crisp and sticky, big body and a huge finish.
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S_Side_Smitty (704) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours opaque red-amber with a thick light tan head. Aroma is sweet malts and faint pine hops. Wow. The malts and hops are on equal footing with this one! The first taste is chalky thick malts. Everything seems to come together in the mid palate - an interesting malt/hop blend. The hops really show in the finish with an insidious bitterness. Awesome red ale!!
zizzybalubba (1785) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle from Tasty Beverage Company, Raleigh, NC. Deep rusty orange pour with a reddish hue and a thick off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, wet grass, and light toffee notes. The taste is awesome with bitter grapefruit, pineapple, and tangerine combined with an assertive caramel malt backbone. Somehow this is easily drinkable even with the high bitterness and alcohol. As with many "American Strong Ales" this is not quite a DIPA and not quite a barleywine. Great brew!
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 22. Aroma is hoppy. Taste has a bitterness to it with a grapegruity flavor. Has a piney aftertaste to it. Strong beer, deep flavor.
beerladadrian (23) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased from the Fine Wine Delivery Co. in a 650ml bottle. Malty / caramel aroma that you’d expect from a red ale. Palate shows intense bitter dryness (hints in the name I guess), but its what you’d expect from a beer with this weight. The alcohol is noticeable with considerable heat, but it does pull you back for another sip of cool ale. tu meke, too much cuz. big fans down under.
miyauchi38 (1096) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dtdtdtdtdt (28) - - JUL 11, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great. Aroma of hops and toasted grain. Redish brown. Taste cedar, roast beef, grapefruit, bitter, mild sweetness, earthy. Medium/thicker mouthfeel. Little alcohol taste for a 10 percenter. Outstanding.