FireGlider (218) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUL 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown color with brown medium head. Aroma of caramel and malt with some herbal notes. Taste is sweet and bitter with dry aftertaste. It’s nice.
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUN 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 355 ml at O’hara, Zagreb. Shared with JFK10000. Pours amberish brown with off white head. Expected a bit more, caramel, bit sourish and fruity. Dry bitter finish.
HammerTroll (819) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - MAY 12, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy deep amber color, big off-white head. Hoppy aroma, with nice fruit and caramel addition. Taste begins very well, with hoppy bitterness, but it soon turns into some not so pleasant caramel, weird herbal notes and heavy sweetness. It is still a good beer, but that finish kind of ruined it for me.
(Vrutak 0,355l bottle)
slowrunner77 (7099) - Reno, Nevada, USA - APR 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
decent hoppy red as part of a flight. not too shabby - better than I expect from them. CVaramel sweetness with citric and piney hops, slightly chewy.
gopherfan99 (912) - CROATIA - APR 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; pours reddish brown with an off white head; aroma is citrus fruits with caramel, yeast, and hint of pine; taste is caramel and citrus fruits with hints of pine and yeast; finish is dry and bitter; good beer
kajser27 (364) - Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deeper amber colored, strong and lasting somewhat creamy beige head. Aroma is of caramel malt, toffee, some fruits, herbal hops. Taste is moderately sweet, malts, toffee - brown sugar, biscuit, bit toasted bread notes near the finish. Low to moderate herbal/floral hops but medium to medium strong bitter finish and aftertaste. Medium bodied and medium carbonation.
Braudog (6014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2015
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Bit of an off funk right up front, not a great start. This gives off a wild essence, drinks with a stark sugary pull and a sturdy caramel backbone. (#5959, 4/15/2015)
Alengrin (3234) - BELGIUM - APR 12, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Californian ’red IPA’ with thick and frothy, thickly and evenly lacing, ’whipped cream’ head with yellowish white colour; deep copper red robe, beautiful, clear with low fizz. Interesting hoppy and ’beefy’ aroma of fried sausages, lime peel, hemp, sweet paprika, ketjap, green olives, pink grapefruit flesh, fried egg, smoked ham, biscuit, wet leather, some ’bloody’ iron, sundried tomatoes, bitter weeds. Fresh but somewhat restrained, sweetish fruitiness in the onset, sour berries, clear umami taste as well, meaty, minerally carbonation, juicy and mouth-watering toasted and nutty maltiness ensuing and spreading gently over the tongue, bittersweet, spicy and lightly citrussy hop bitterness appearing quickly and leading to a long, dry, resinous, bitter and appetizing finish, with just enough of the toasted malts coming through for balance, as well as a hint of warming, gin-like alcohol; a bitter root-like hop bitterness keeps lingering for a long time, as in a ’regular’ double IPA. Well crafted, luxurious, beefy, interesting beer, I enjoyed this very much.
madchemist83 (164) - USA - FEB 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great red ale. Imperial hoppy. Caramel and malt balanced well with high alcohol and hops. Very well done.
CJ_Pain (205) - Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well done. Hoppy red ales, Amber ipa, whatever the brewer chooses to call it are the hardest style IMHO for the brewer to get "just right". Too much of the crystal malt and it sucks, too much hops overpowering the malt and it sucks as well. These guys came close to balancing it. Good job.
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