SHIG (3586) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to timfoolery: Poured a murky mahogany brown with red edges, the head was two finger tan to off white. Aroma is grassy, hops and light malts. Taste is metallic hops, sweet malts, and light veggie. I probably should have drank this sooner since I think the hops mellowed.
nakedwhendrunk (2113) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - AUG 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a hazy amber to red color with a decent half finger-ed white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light lacing sticking around the glass in a messy sort of way.
The smell had a decent boozy strong caramel/sugary sort of sweetness with a glossed over sort of weird melon thing going on.
The taste was exactly the same.
On the palate, this one came across fairly sticky straight up coating of my tongue. It sat about a medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. The carbonation was there but constrained to an extent.
Overall, this was a decent American Strong Ale I think I could have again.
Beerathon (1167) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super malty, slick full bodied mouth feel. Hints of pine, grass, booze, caramel sweetness, and blood orange.
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from State Line. Pours hazy deep brownish with 2-finger off-white head. Nose is piney resiny hops, caramel malt, vinous fruit. Tastes caramel malty, with vinous fruit, resiny hops, and a sticky finish.
HughConway (797) - Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber bottle. Pours reddish brown, head. Itís malt everywhere. Malt, malt, malt. Donít care for it.
Bule (756) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle pours a reddy brown color with a bit of head. Very malty aroma. Malty flavors with a sharp bitterness that mellows with some time to sit.
monk191 (929) - California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice, if not particularly unique red. Pours a beautiful red with a thick tan head. Smells like hops and some caramel. Taste is simple but balanced, with some nice hops but without a bitter finish. Had on tap at the brewery.
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el_guapo (28) - California, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smells malty and slightly hoppy. Tastes like it smells. I like this one. Light grapefruit notes and a little heat on the backside.
russianmunkee (15) - California, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
For me: yes. mmm tasty. Nice body and hoppiness. 'Imperial hoppy red ale'. Yum.
jtclockwork (8429) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours muddy reddish amber with tan head. Nose and taste of resin, sweet caramel, red fruits, pine and grapefruit rind. Medium body.