JaffaHawk23 (71) - Broomfield(via Iowa City), Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
They even admit this is more of an IPA then an amber ale. Lots of malt/hops balance but the finish is that of a Red IPA. Very nice and bonus point for brewing this walking distance from my house.
Da314man (16) - LONGMONT, Colorado, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma and color of a typical Red Ale and even the front part of the taste emulates a normal Red. Finishes like an IPA. Thus a great Red IPA comes from this 16oz can from the small brewery out of Broomfield Colorado.
Ernest (5887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit, mango).
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Quite sour (infected, perhaps) and watery in the mouth; unpleasant to drink. Some nice tropical fruit hop notes in the background, but raw/green resin is the most prominent note and itís very simplistic overall. And indeed overall itís a generic, simple rendition that offers nothing new or interesting to the glut of other strong, sweet, hoppy beers that this country seems to love so much. Even if they fixed the sourness issue, this would still be a dull, ordinary strong ale. Just Another Colorado Brewery, or so it would seem.
That1Guy (1806) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz can pours out a hazy, almost murky amber with a minimal white head. Aroma of cereal, some pine, and caramel. Undercarbonated all the way through. Could tell because the unopened can itself felt squishy. Subdued hop presence has mostly turned to oxidized flavors. Can imagine what it was supposed to be like, but now itís bitter cardboard and metal. Bummer.
sonnycheeba (2528) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours dark, hazy amber with creamy off-white head; short retention and good lacing. Aroma is caramel and toasted malts, figs, dates, floral hops, and herbs. Flavor is floral and citrus hops, bready malts, light fruit esters, and herbs; dry, lightly hoppy finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
Ratman197 (8484) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Big Choice poured a clear reddish amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, eartrhiness and light fuittiness with a smooth lingering earthy finish.
onceblind (3191) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy rusted copper with a light beige head thatís pretty small but is super laceful. Sticky resinous aroma of pine, light grapefruit, candi sugar and earthy toffee. Taste is much the same, with resinous sticky hoppy flavors of grapefruit, pine, caramel sweetness, floral delightfulness, and malty earthiness. More bitter than the IPA, in a pleasantly surprising way. I think I might just be falling for hoppy red ales these days, but this is the brewers best offering by far.
adnielsen (7576) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ brewery. Hazy orange appearance with an off white head. Piney, a touch citrusy, earthy hoppy aroma. Toasty malty, fairly bitter, moderately piney, earthy hoppy flavor. Pretty bitter finish. More hoppy than the ipa.