AirForceHops (5767) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Guest tap at 515, Iowa. Yep, the source. Clear red color, no head to mention. Aroma is weak yeast with weak toffee notes. This style just is had to get excited about but... Tickets GOT to tick.
Flavor is standard Irish red, toasted grain. Lager yeast like finish. Yes, love this brewery and what they brew, this is just simple. Pretty easy for the masses to down.
Travlr (19881) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Great Nebraska Beer Fest. Hazy deep amber color, white head. Aroma of burnt caramel with a nutty edge. Taste has caramel, light fruit, nutella. Nice.
CanIHave4Beers (3897) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy red with a small head.
The aroma is toasty caramel with some faint light graininess & some leafy hops.
The flavor is nicely earthy with a good zippy hoppiness, some light caramel & some pleasantly grainy as well as bright malt character.
One of my favorite examples of the style, very nice.
boozedude (2226) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
had this on tap at iowa craft beer festival with chad.. red pour, with a malty aroma, and taste, creamy and smooth
heemer77 (5238) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep copper body with a yellow khaki head. The malty smells were complemented with some apple sweetness. The taste was light leather and walnuts. There was a lingering malt finish. Absolutely solid as a nice middle of the road Irish Ale.
sthlm (1270) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[On-tap at Boone Valley Brewing] Pours reddish amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is malt driven and quite sweet. The taste is interesting and really hard to peg. I like it, but it baffles me--a pervasive, fruity acidity (grape?) mixed with big maltiness with caramel sweetness. Some hazelnut notes showed up after awhile too. Pretty nice stuff. Overall, I liked this one quite a bit, and it was one that I certainly plan to try again some time.