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Blue Pants Knickerbocker Red

Formerly brewed at Blue Pants Brewery
Style: Amber Ale
Madison, Alabama USA


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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3/5   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Our inaugurational beer. It’s a moderately hoppy, but balanced, aggressive American Red Ale with a good Cascade taste and a strong malty backbone. The good head retention and foam lets you know that this beer has a lot of body, which complements the rich hop aroma and taste.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
HuntHops (3) - Alabama, USA - NOV 10, 2011 does not count
I was really excited to try this beer being that is from my home state. It turns out it was an extremely disappointing experience. On tap at Amsterdam Cafe, Auburn, AL. The aroma was overwhelmingly one of alcohol and very yeasty, really it smelled off. Taste was strong alcohol and something off that really didn’t taste like beer at all, like a home brew gone very wrong. Overall really terrible beer, very disappointing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Itzjerm (2296) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2011
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2014 Update 2014. Sweet with nice hop balance huge improvement. Update 2013. Still a very harsh amber ale, not enjoyable but not as bad as the last experience. Tried this at Huntsville Beer Week 2011 at Famous Joes Pizza. It was very very bad, I couldn’t finsh the bear. Flavor was yeast slight malt and water (maybe it was the bottom of the keg. Had strong flavor of dish water. I later sampled it, and it tasted nothing like at Famous Joes... seems very inconsistent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (4189) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Draft at Stem and Stein. Pours amber with no head. Nose is cloying with strong alcohol. A bit of maltiness on the tongue. Lots of hoppiness on the finish. A weirdly imbalanced beer. Not exactly pleasurable to drink.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10002) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2011
Growler from Bleeng. Pours a dark amber with a very small quickly diminishing light tan head. The aroma is raisin malt and caramel. Thin mouthfeel and a bit flat with a smokey oak finish. A good amber from Blue Pants.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Bottle from Bleeng. Thanks!
Pours an average amber with a dense body and a decent head. Aroma is biscuity rose and light hairspray. Flavor is raisin-sweet candy and malted sugar. Average mouthfeel. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2011
Thanks to bleeng for sending this to Houston. Mahogany red pour....sadly it lost some carbonation. Sweeter malt nose with some brown sugar notes. Flavor is roasted malts, biscuit, some hops and has a nice finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 8, 2011
Draft @ the Nook. Hazy brown in the glass with a creamy off-white head, that left some lasting and good lace. Nice chocolate aroma with a hint of a nut undertone. The chocolate flavor with a backing of light roast, nut, and hop. Medium body, smooth, malty aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Pours ruby red with a tan head. Smells of some nutty hints, earthy, light fruity touches. Tastes rosey and earthy with some light citrus on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GTAEgeek (1927) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2011
Sample at the HYP beer tasting. Pours dark brownish-red with minimal head. The aroma is bread, nuts, apples and light citrus. The flavor is fairly bitter with a good malt backbone, yet not really balanced. The palate is medium with lots of carbonation and a little astringent. Overall, an interesting beer with lots of flavor, but not really going anywhere.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAR 12, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 Draft from a growler. Aroma is quite malty -- caramel, biscuits, nuts, and some fruit (apple?). Flavor is well balanced. Lots of nuts, caramel, and roasted malt and long bitter finish. Tastes more like a brown to me. Soft mouthfeel. Alcohol is pretty well hidden. Good first beer from the new folks in Huntsville.

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