jcr (2286) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Inviting appearance, sweet aroma and bitter taste are the three most noticable characteristics. Translucent red-brown body below a big, frothy head that sticks around. The big nose is full of malts, caramel, floral scents and grapefruit. Small notes of earthiness. Flavor is initially slightly sweet, but the hops quickly dominate filling the mouth with a long, bitter finish. Medium body and watery texture. Moderate carbonation. Dry finish.
rochioli1965 (15) - USA - NOV 4, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Moderate hop aroma, most of washington varieties, malt aroma balances with the hops. Poured a cloudy red with tan head that disipated within a min. Flavor of bitter hops and a slight burnt note possible from darker malts or astringentcy due to hop additions. ver full mouthfeel and mouth coating but bitterness detracts a slight
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - OCT 30, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Aroma is fresh resiny hops, lots of malt. Taste is fresh hops, citrus, malt, a touch of chocolate and sugar, lingering slightly bitter finish. very well made, really enjoyed this.
nimbleprop (5485) - 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 (598) - 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 (29988) - 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 (8239) - Ursel, 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.