nimbleprop (5339) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Malty aroma very little hoppiness. Poured an amber red with very little off white head. Initial flavor is malty, fruity sugary. Slight maple and brown sugar flavors. Clean finish. Excellent red.
alafito (334) - tijuana, MEXICO - OCT 7, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought this for the Mrs. She likes red ales for there lack of hops. Thats why i ended up having this. Full flavored hoppiness with lots of caramel malts and spices. Didn’t like the hop flavor though i got pine, celery and slight grapefruit. A bit metalic and leathery at the end. Not great, but drinkable.
mkgrenwel (596) - North Shore, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smooth, rich palate. Dominant caramel. A good bit spicy. Even a bit of a chili pepper flavor. Slightly resiny. A bit leathery and smoky. Some slight pine. Grape. Obviously quite complex. Hops play a nice supporting role. Another well done Bear Republic beer.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark amber brown w/ medium semi cremy froth. Aroma is potent w/ floral hops. medium full nectar w/ ample mellow residual effers. Flavors are strong and citrusy, w/ caramel, leather and spice. Malty sweet backbone is perfect w/ big, bright, dusty hops pushing forward. Not your typical red ale. Just slightly unbalanced. Its big. A good food brew paired w/ rich and spicey dishes. Really good after a few nips of premium Bourbon. The palate prepped w/ Bourbon won’t let the hops show allowing you a different perspective. nice. Highly recommended.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours caramel, off white head. Aroma is malt, hops, citrus, floral. Flavor is malt, smokey, floral, slight citrus, and rye.
Ungstrup (29989) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - SEP 9, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazy red-brown beer with an orange head. The aroma is sweet and very hoppy, but also with notes of caramel. The flavor is sweet with lots of hops, combined with notes of caramel and straw.
JorisPPattyn (8123) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - SEP 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stunningly beautiful deep purple-burgundy red colour with a dense yellowish head, leaving lace. Powerful American hops nose, piney, and dry hop bails jumping out of the glass. Maybe also slightly cheesy, oxydized hops. The aroma is so powerful that the taste seems almost lame in comparison. Almost, as there’s a lot going on: perfumey hops, decent bitterness, soft sweet cakes. Bit of caramel. Very little body, caramel can’t give body, neither can hops. It’s a nice drinker that unfortunatley want to present itself as a BIG’UN. Which it isn’t.
Chucks66 (85) - Beachwood, Ohio, USA - SEP 6, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Tap at the Yardhouse in Long Beach, CA. Beautiful dark amber color, nice hop aroma with caramel, Very complex flavors throughout, nice citrus and bitterness from the centennial and cascade hops. Thicker mouthfeel. Great beer!
Headbanger (3426) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber-A dark amber beer with a tan head that goes away very quickly. An aroma of hops and malt. Tastes of malt,caramel, and hops on the front end. a great tasting beer.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark red color with a nice off-white head on top. Aroma is hops, pine, citrus, grapefruit, and malt. Flavor a hit of so much all of a sudden. At first sip you get a nice hoppy bite to it, similar to that of an IPA/IIPA with a citrus/grapefruit taste. Then right after is the hit of the malt, mostly a caramel taste. Another good beer from the folks of Bear Republic!