yespr (37030) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy amber with a small white head. Crisp hoppy and fruity. Bitter and smooth fruity, toasted malty. Ends bitter and crisp hoppy into the finish.
anders37 (20474) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ the brewery. Pours a reddish amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty earthy hoppy aroma. Fruity malty earthy hoppy caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel finish.
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is the first batch of what will become a new production beer of theirs. They didn’t have a catchy name for it yet, so at this point it’s just "Red Ale". A: The pour lives up to the expectations of the style. Amber in color with a finger of khaki colored head. S: Starts off with a nice citrus hop note of grapefruit and tangerine. The hops quickly segue to the malt aromas of toast and bread. A mild toffee aroma and some red fruit flavors. T: A similar story on the palate. Grapefruit and tangerine hops and just a subtle pine bitterness. Toasted bread, toffee, and a slight caramel sweetness. There are some red berry type flavors in there as well. M: Medium in body and carbonation. O: Looking to see what kind of tweaks that will be made to this beer as they continue to brew it.
bhensonb (12962) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Craft Beer Kings. Pours copper with an off-white head. Aroma is treacle/toffee with suggestions of hops. Med body, at least. Flavor is rather hoppy - citrus/pine, accompanied by some nifty thinly treacle malt flavors. It’s all a little thin, but the flavors are robust in combination - was that a contradiction there? Anyway, it’s maltily, hoppily spritely. Making me think of rum and coke. Non sequitur. Tasty drink, but a bit unusual.
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red color with an offwhite head. Aroma of caramel malt, a bit of fruity esthers, light hops. Flavor is caramel malt up front followed by some crackery notes and finishes somewhat bitter.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a hazed bronze to red body and a tan head. Aromas are lightly hoppy, lemon, slightly spicy hop, slight diacetyl and some honey. Flavors are bitter with a bit of an abrupt finish. Bready, a touch of butter. Caramel, bitter with a light hop flavor. Lively, dry.
slowrunner77 (7878) - Reno, Nevada, USA - AUG 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Interesting brew. Malty and bready like an Irish red...but hoppier, and with a bigger body. Then as it warms it becomes creamy on the nose, flavor and feel, which ends up my favorite part.
BlackHaddock (5194) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
13th May 2015: on tap in JFAT (Jimmy’s Famous American Tavern) Dana Point, Orange County. Chestnut red and clear, the fast fading head being beige in colour. Malty molasses rule the nose and taste with a chocolate like finish to the treacle/caramel flavours: my sweet tooth like it.
JohnnyJ (5079) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the brewery. Red amber pour, with an off white head. Caramel malt, light breadiness, fruit, and some grapefruit. Decent, but nothing special.
joeneugs (4593) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bomber from Perry’s. It pours a clear amber red color with an orangy head. The aroma is nicely balanced between toasted malt and piney hops. Some background notes of red fruit and syrup. Nice. The flavor is very piney with some caramel and red fruit. Hints of molasses like syrup before a piney bitter finish. Not a bad hoppy red, but kind of underwhelming and a little too sweet.