Shag (2843) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAR 16, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A copper color with a moderate head. Aroma is faint malt. Flavor is very malty with a hint of caramel and nuts. Some citrus fruit is present. The aftertaste is slightly bitter. Not a bad beer.
aracauna (3511) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very bright copper body with excellent stiff foam head that lasts. Toasted wood aroma. Full, malty flavor. Something slightly odd. Good overall.
decaturstevo (5850) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper pour with white head and lace. Caramel malt and earthy hops aroma. Caramel malt with a nice light bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Pretty nice beer.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft as their ’special’ beer when I was there. Nice malty flavor and aroma, this was one of their better brews.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red-brown-orange, fine cream colored head. Toasty apple aroma, caramel. Taste is grainier, light fruit, carmel.
boto (2103) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught in Chattanooga: This one pours with a small white head that dropped off almost immediately and left no lacing. It is an absolutely clear amber color. The aroma is a little light, although pleasant. Just hints of some toffee, malt, roastiness and earthiness. The taste is good. It had just a touch of sweetness to it. Pretty good balance with a hint of bitterness on the finish. No bad, it will appeal to many, but is rather non-descript.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From The tap poured amber with a fair amount of head. Decent flavor with a quick finish.
NachlamSie (3294) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Chattanooga. Pours quite red with a good white head. The aroma is very woody with bicuity notes and something like damp basement. There is a surprising level of European hop bite in the flavor. It’s very woody with a pleasing dry finish. Hints of apples and bread are noted. This is a very crisp, clean beer. This delivers in the way I’d hope a typical lager to. It’s not bad at all.
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2007 Pint at the Seven Bridges Brewpub in Jacksonville. Had this on the eve of their party to introduce it, with some of the proceeds going to charity. This beer poured clear amber orange with a white head that soon dissipated. It was an honest, straight-up beer. Very drinkable, and very forgetable. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing to make it special or memorable. a good Irish Red, but boring.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Irish Red
Brewery: Rock Bottom Brewery - Atlanta
Source: Brewpub, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark red with a copper hue, big dense beige head, layers of drippy lace,
Aroma: bready malt aroma with a light caramel sweetness balanced by light earthy hops,
Flavor: dry caramel malt flavor, nice bready character, earthyness keeps it balanced, touch of caramel sweetness comes through to rebalance the earthyness, good interplay between the caramel sweetness and the dry earthyness, light lasting bitter finish rises out of the earthy hops,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20