Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 14, 2001
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge head; almost had to defend my house against its encroachment! Beautiful, red hue. Bitter, strong, rich, and rather hoppy, with a nice bitterness about it. Quite theeee healthy brew!
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - JUN 9, 2001
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yes! I totally remember this stuff from the GABF 2000! The guys that were serving it yelled ’Rip Roarin’ Red!’ (I think they had been dipping into it, too, I saw a lot of that, hehe.) Flavorful and bold red ale. Great carbonation and overall yumminess.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 9, 2001
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red ale is a pretty pathetic style overall, but this example is delectible. The malt is really on display here, with both caramel and chocolat malts high-lighted in a major way. The finish balances it all out with a nice finish. Dry-hopping really gives it a nice aroma. A triumph.