gsmitty80 (1588) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
My kind of Irish Ale. Nice dark red pour with an off white head. Great malt complexity with a nice hop profile of a little stickiness that tapers off.
beastiefan2k (2079) - Lawrence (formely NYC), Kansas, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have drank this beer a lot over my years in Kansas. Rating this particular 12oz bottle that I poured into a Lost Abbey cool long stem glass. The beer poured with an amazing, voluminous head. The head is slightly khaki in color and leaves a thick lacing as it settles in. Color of the beer is dark ruby with brown tints. Medium clarity in the beer. In the aroma I am first hit with a fruit ester akin to spoiled fruits. After that is earthy dry dark malts. Flavor is stronger on the earthy malts and a touch of fruity hops (more than I want but that is the state of beers nowadays). Finishes and fruity. I think this a fruitier batch than usual but still a good, non-boring take on the style.
ajnepple (467) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle poured into my Guinness 2010 World Cup glass. Dark reddish-brown and hazy with a big off-white head that slowly settles. The aroma and flavor is toasted malts, sweet caramel, toffee and light roast. Mild bitter hops balance things out. Medium body with a lightly sweet finish.
craig220 (289) - Crofton, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a cloudy amber color with an off white head. Aroma is caramel, bread, cereal, raisins, with a hint of citrus. Taste is raisin, chocolate, caramel, and citrus with a tangy sweet aftertaste.
HopHater (14) - Apple Valley, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this on tap in KC. I bought a 6 pack when I got home. Tap was much better. It is still one of the better Irish Reds.
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jahshuwuh (180) - USA - MAR 17, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep ruby brown color with minimal cream head. Not a strong scent, some brown sugar, caramel malt. Taste is also too subtle, a little caramel malt and some pepper like bite towards the end. Overall a pretty bland beer, appearance is its only real strong suit. Ok as a session beer, but not even my first choice there.
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deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Tapwerks St. Patrick’s celebration. Pours a deep red with a grayish brown head that dissipates slowly to the edges. Aroma has a nice note of grain and bread with touches of grass hops and toast. Flavor is similar starting with bread and then is joined by a nice light grass note with a hint of toast.
JMerritt (1676) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark copper with a medium sized off-white head. Musty, mildly yeasty aroma with moderate toasted malt, mild smoke and earth. Lightly bitter flavor with smokey sweet highlights. Well made, just not a style that I particularly adore.
ryecatcher (350) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a Build-Your-Own-Sixer from Binny’s. Pours a deep, dark coppery amber, with a medium, slightly off-white head, okay retention with excellent lacing. Nose is malty and some grass. Mouth is bready, malty, some caramel with a bitterness on the fadeway. Nice Irish Red. Would go well with a big pile of fries (or chips, or whatever they call’em in Dublin).
tastybeer (1313) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Copper pour, small off-white head. Aroma of grain, light herbal/grassy hops, toast, toffee. Taste is malty, cereal grains herbal, toast, grass. Palate is soft, creamy, sweet finish.