darthmoore (8) - Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
First of all this beer is not an IPA, it is a red ale. If you go into it expecting an IPA you may be disappointed.
Pours a wonderful clear mahogany color with a tan two-finger head. Head lasts for quite some time and leaves behind plenty of lacing,
Scent is incredible. The hop aroma gives it a tropical character I have not experienced before. Definitely picking up the mango. A bit floral as well. Though I am not getting much aroma from malt or yeast I am also not picking up anything negative either. A 10 for aroma.
Tasting a bit of caramely sweetness from the malt as well as all that wonderful hop character. Citrus and a bit of the tropical fruit as well. Medium-heavy bitterness with perhaps a light and pleasant sour character. Also getting some savory flavors as well.
Medium body, oily feel, lively carbonation. Not much astringency. Bitter finish.
Overall this beer is outstanding. The only negative is the finish. Though there is nothing wrong with it there just isn’t much going on in the end other than some numbing bitterness. Just wish it had some flavor to go with it. However that is still preferable to a bad aftertaste. No off scents or flavors in this beer at all. You won’t regret trying this beer if you keep an open mind and not worry about what style it is or isn’t. Cheers!
rubbishystuff (1872) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite nice, piney hops, floral yeast, slightly sweet slightly winey. Malt balancing. Serving: Can
unclemike (2309) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reddish slightly hazy beer with big beige foam that lingers. Musty pineapple nose( really different) flavour is Belgian yeast nice sweeter dark malts and some decent amounts of hops. Great beer!!!
DiarmaidBHK (3578) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours light brown with a small khaki head. Nice malt notes on the nose. More of the Belgian yeast thing on the tongue along with the strong malt backbone makes for a nice brew. The hoppiness keeps things tight in the finish. Solid.
Patrickctenchi (4090) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear, red-copper with a thick beige head.
Berry and pine aroma.
Mango, cherry, berry...semi tropical taste.
Sweet, fruit-punchy.....mild piney bitter....
burg326 (3883) - Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a deep chestnut red color from the can with big aromas of toffee, caramel, light pine and some more hops. Flavors are malt with some big toffee and caramel notes with some light hops arena a light bitter aftertatse. Solid beer overall.
libertine (231) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a reddish amber with a nice white head. aroma is grapefruit, pineapple and malt. flavor of red grapefruit, pineapple, mango, spice and malt. Resinous but not as much as the description depicts. medium body, heavy carbonation with a slick mouth feel. finishes dry and resinous as it should. This beer has a very clean character about it. crisp and refreshing. Very good red ale.
mikedR (1346) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is nice. Mildly hoppy. Little bitterness. But the medley of flavors is wonderful -- Belgian yeast and red malts. Recommended.
TheJestersBeer (2138) - SWEDEN - AUG 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ brewpub.
Pours a deep amber with a white head.
Off-dry, medium body and bitterness, balanced CO2.
Malty, slightly smoky taste, caramel, hops, apricot. (2014-04-04)
Mark_Eck (773) - - AUG 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Vivant. Pours a clear reddish color. Aroma and taste are citrus and some caramel.
ARH (563) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2014 16 oz can poured into a wide, footed flute (Stone?s stemmed IPA glassware). The aroma is a big, roasty, malty caramel with significant bread, grain, pineapple, mango, and a light lactose and grass note. There?s also a faint touch of ash in there, but its fleeting. The beer pours a deep, rich, clear copper red color with a slightly off-white, creamy-soapy head. A decent, uneven - but overall medium thick - soapy ring retains with a puffy island and a good amount of puffy messy lace. The medium bitterness cuts through the medium light sweetness nicely. There?s lots of soft carbonation to this creamy textured beer. The medium malty body finishes with lots of bread crust, caramel, grass, a smokey note, some mellow spice, and a fruit undertone. It’s very smooth. The aftertaste is mostly clean, but there are some light lingering notes of toast, caramel, and ash.