newogiarc (2) - Alabama, USA - FEB 4, 2011 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a beautiful Red Ale with solid characteristics and a great taste.
Blue Pants is batting 1.000 with their Kickerbocker red and Pinstripe Stout.
Watch out for these guys because they have a formula that creates some of the best tasting brews I have tried.
HsvBeer (1) - Alabama, USA - FEB 2, 2011 does not count
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Has a slightly sweet and hoppy aroma. The color is a brownish red and not totally clear due to its keg conditioning. Upfront is a strong matly flavor followed by a slight bitterness towards the end but overall well balanced. The mouth feel is what I love about this beer itís not to light or to heavy, very easy to drink. This is a great beer to drink but just remember it is 7% because it hides it well!
krjr6389 (1) - madison, Alabama, USA - FEB 8, 2011 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I tried this at Famous Joeís Pizza in Madison. Was surprised at how cloudy the beer was and had my doubts about it because I usually donít like heavy beers. I was very surprised that it was not heavy and it had a great taste. A slight hopsy aftertase but not overpowering. Iíd definitely recommend it.
drostj (72) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Keg pour at RC Brewfest. Dark, wine red appearance with a thick, solid head. Very rich aroma - malty with some floral and a bit of sweetness. Very full, rich flavor - strong malt with a lot of hops as well. Nice balance of bitterness and sweet. Great beer - Iíll be drinking more of it.
brianallen (3) - Alabama, USA - OCT 4, 2010 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer starts off with a sweet presentation to the nose and the initial taste has a good bit of maltiness. The flavors switches mid way through to a mellow hop bitterness that continues through the finish.
The beer is very drinkable, but the 7.0% ABV should prevent this beer from being a session beer for many.
The beer will find many fans as the overall taste is very good even with the overly sweet taste for the style of American Red Ale.
bleeng (1372) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at The Nook in Huntsville AL-inargural tasting of the beer. The brewer said this is high octane red. Color was dark brown and hazy, with a nice white thick head. Nice malty nose with just a hint of hoppiness. Taste comes off as very malty and smooth, with a nice crisp hop profile that backs up the maltiness. Somewhat astringent and bitter, yet drinks very smoothly. Good first effort from the newest brewery in Huntsville.
BeerHawk (1748) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
MmmcKay (1018) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - APR 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not bad for an amber ale. I like that itís amped up a bit in terms of malt complexity and hops. Not super bitter but this is definitely breaking into hoppy territory. Thereís a nice bit of spiciness to go along with the caramel maltiness. No tart or sour red malt flavors that I donít want in a red unless Iím drinking something flemish or barrel aged. Good brew. I hear the recipe has changed a bit over the years so worth trying again if you havenít had it in a awhile.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at The Nook. Pours clear tawny with an average, fizzy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Pours heavy malt (bread, cookie, caramel, toasted), average hops (floral, earthy, grassy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, cookie, toffee, toasted), average hops (floral, earthy, herbal), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates and brown sugar. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation, low creaminess with a dry finish.
Cletus (6177) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.