marcus (5608) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark copper with a rich creamy off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a tasty but subtle crystal malt base with massive hop bitterness. Lots of pine and grapefruit taste.
rlgk (8445) - Skövde, SWEDEN - SEP 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Pivovarsky Klub, Prague. Nice amber beer with a beige/yellowish lasting creamy head. Floral fruity aroma, grassy, pine needles, milky notes and some alcohol in a good way. Some tropical fruits. Hoppy floral flavor, grassy, some fruit, metallic and with perfume notes. Long bitter finish.
wekker84 (1372) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle a amber colored beer with a white/beige head aroma malts spices some fruits and hops taste malts spices some fruits and a bitter hop finish
jeremytoni (2834) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle poured a dark amber color with a large fluffy head. Bitter hoppy flavor with a quick finish.
Ernest (5879) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Head is initially large, frothy, rocky, light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is dark amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cookie), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, resin), moderately yeasty (dough), with a note of sour apple.
Flavor is lightly to moderately sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, moderately to heavily acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation.
Surprisingly disappointing, other than the appearance. Usually this brewery does ok with the more modest ales, but this one has a lot of raw vitamin B yeast stink in the nose and the other aromatic components are just kinda ordinary and clunky. Worse, the mouth experience is remarkably sour, like fruit juice gone bad. Quite likely infected (at least I hope so).
petexner (804) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 31, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. great fruity aroma, amber color and great head. dry bitter taste with long palate.
patrick767 (3232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle (best before Jan 19, 2011) - Pours amber with a huge, billowy off-white head. The aroma is of citrus accented hops and caramel malt. The flavor has heavily hopped bitterness with the malts taking a back seat. It struck me as a touch watery and the hops could be a little more crisp. It’s enjoyable though.
ComradeK (857) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - AUG 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle. Pours a hazy red-amber, with a smooth off-white head, which lasts and lasts, leaving excellent lacing. In terms of looks, it really is hard to get any better than this beer. The aroma is not quite at that level, yet it is still very attractive, with strong pine and citrus notes from the hops, and the merest hint of nutty malt. This vanishes as one tastes the beer, however, as there is almost no detectable malt in the flavour; it’s a veritable hop-monster. Initial citrus hops dominate, with strong pine notes coming into play later. The palate, however, is perhaps ever so slightly too bitter. It is very interesting to see a darker ale such as this with such a hop focus, rather than being malt-driven. There are some quite interesting hops varieties in here too, with the Simcoe being particularly noticeable in the initial taste. For one such as myself, who enjoys a thoroughly hoppy beer, this is excellent, yet I can see that it is not the most approachable beer out there, and that it could potentially be a bit much for some.
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle -
Aroma - bright hop aroma, extremely floral, slightly spicy, guava, persimmon, hint of chocolate....brilliant.
Appearance - deep mahogany/root-beer brown body, clear with a giant 3" fluffy light tan head. Great lacing. Perfect
Taste - extremely fruity with a fantastic hop spice bite that reminds me of caraway seeds. Nutty, slight chocolate notes.
Palate - medium bodied, has a slight numbing effect on the tip of my tongue, medium carbonation, medium bitter finish
Overall - might just be the best Amber/red ale I’ve had to date. Incredibly priced, this could be a drinker for the next 2-3 months.
hopdog (8225) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
11.2oz bottle. Poured a deep amberish color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of grains, toasty, and some caramel. Tastes of caramel, toasty, and some citrus.