crossovert (8853) - Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice hearty iperial amber. Lots of hops in this one and a very tasty malt bill that has caramel and even cocoa notes.
574deadzone (1176) - North Central, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampler on tap at the Eccentric Cafe. Pours an nice looking orange-amber with a thinner toward-khaki head. Nose of pungent pine forest, some mango, a little toast, and some caramel. Taste is pretty damned bitter, with just a touch of sweetness. Palate is lighter with a cleansing bitterness from start to finish. Nice stuff, very hop-forward.
bwa5879 (789) - Portage, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber/brown pour into pint glass at eccentric cafe. Thin, quickly dissipating white head. Malty aroma with a hint of grass. Sweet upon Entering mouth. A little malty, crisp and little bitter. Crisp and bitter finish, great hop flavor.
jstraw (1943) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear red-amber with good, creamy, beige head / Faint nose of caramel / Medium body, very mild with light hopping, with fair finish / Mild, soft flavors of dry hops and caramel, with citrus notes / A surprisingly week effort.
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draught. Nose is sweet cherry with distinct hop notes. Bright orange, nearly red with no head. Beautiful flavor, an explosion of fresh grapefruit, cherry, and nectarine with a punchy hop bitterness that comes and goes directly where it should. Clean, smooth, and immensely drinkable. Absolutely beautiful.
Capa (2238) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium dark amber color with a nice head. Aroma is citrus, floral, toasted malt, and a bit of spice. Flavor is much the same with the toasted malt up front and light citrus in the back. Medium bodied. A real nice beer but for 7% it is a bit too drinkable- haha. (#1600)
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Bell’s Eccentic Cafe Dec. 2010. Rose amber color, dry malt flavor, finished w/mild hops.
patrick767 (3724) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap - Pours hazy amber and smells of lightly toasted caramel malt. It tastes of sweet caramel malt with some good, mild hops bitterness. Light to medium bodied, it’s a solid session brew.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: Deb’s Red Rye
Date: February 05, 2011
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: muddy rusty red, creamy beige head, solid lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, spicy, touch of citrus, light breadyness
Flavor: flavor starts off sweet before the spicy earthyness kicks in to dry it out, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served on draft at Beer Run as part of a small Bells tap takeover. Pours a hazy reddish-amber color with a medium frothy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of earthy, floral and citrus hops with toffee and caramel malts. The taste is bitter earthy hops and toffeeish malts. Medium bodied. Very drinkable.