dnstone (2454) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 9, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a glowing amber color with an orange hue and whisps of off-white head. An orangey hop strength hits you before your nose reaches the glass; quite hoppy with a sweet aroma. Those bitter orange hop notes are immediate in the flavor and carry through, while the beer is also full bodied and moderately sweet...the finish is slightly earthy and with a roasty-coffee note.
oldrtybastrd (4430) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice deep dark golden brown. Aromas of hay, hop flowers, carmel malts, candy sugar, honey. Flavor: oak, caramel malts, grapefruit, light hops, brown sugar, and alcohol
smroush (185) - Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fairly strong aromas of both hops and malt. Malt aromas include toffee, bread and grain; also just a hint of apricot.. Hop aromas are pine and citrus.
Color is a dark ruby red with a small to average off-white head.
Taste includes a fairly hefty bitterness and plenty of alcohol sweetness.
Medium to full body; alcoholic; average carbonation and a medium to long finish with the toffee and bitterness.
Overall I like the balance between the hops and malt; a big bold beer with plenty of both hops and malt.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the tap poured an amber color with a small amount of head. Hippy flavor with a quick finish.
stantheman (832) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2016
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at St Augustine’s in Vancouver. A world class imperial red ale, if somewhat overpriced at $7.95 a 14 oz glass. The high hop bitterness is nicely offset with big malt flavors. More later perhaps. 4
fiulijn (17990) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Hazy red amber color, compact head. Moderate aroma of fruity hops, oranges and other similar fruits, lightly animal too. Bold structure, the sweetness is moderate, not excessive, the malt profile seem to reveal too much Crystal; the bitterness is very strong and the hops come with a quite harsh wood resin, just lightly fruity, and heavily roasted nuts; I find that these beers are almost buttery sometimes.
Aggressive, good, but a bit too much over the top.
Habanero (3704) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botted. Pours hazy, amber with a small, lacing off-white head. Aroma of citrus fruits, nutty notes and carame. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Ale indeed. 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Bricks (905) - Delaware, USA - MAR 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice copper red color, head is smallish. Aroma fairly neutral, roasted malt. Big hops on the taste, not that much malt. It’s solid.
maltman53 (458) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - FEB 14, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Don’t get the high score on this one. It’s out of balance with too much malty alcohol flavor. Overall, an boozy bomber.
Troupis (187) - - FEB 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Complex = yes. Look = awesome. Taste = debatable. Not as hoppy as I had hoped.
On tap at Ballast Point in San Diego.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
nerdboy19 (171) - 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.