BlackEyePA (573) - USA - JUL 18, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Really good, well made but the rye isnt a favorite taste of mine but really adds another layer to this red. The hops shine through and pick it up, gives a little bite and pretty good, I liked it alot
22415brewery (371) - redmond, Washington, USA - JUL 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light amber, very clear with a small amount of off-white foam. Aroma consists mainly of candy-like caramel sweetness and a bit of earthy spice, tiny bit of ground coffee in the background and a little fruity ester. Flavor is somewhat underwhelming, for something advertised as being triple hopped one would expect more of a hop presence. Hops here are tame and definitely lean more toward a noble in both flavor and aroma with earthy, floral, and spicey qualities. Mouthfeel is medium and is accentuated by the sweetness that seems a bit out of balance. Compared to other strong ales and especially those that would dub themselves as being a "red ale", this one is boring and relatively lifeless.
aracauna (3052) - Georgia, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a very malty beer. Caramel, some nuttiness. Iím not entirely pleased with how the hops interact, however.
laiti (5604) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught (nitro) @ Hawthorne Hophouse. Rated on 11.07.2012
Aroma is sweet with fruits, peaches and honey. Flavour is hoppy with resin and some peaches. This has some hops that linger in my mouth for a long time and they do not feel nice.
olio (6114) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Hawthorne Hophouse, Portland.
Pours copper color with small head. Aroma of
berries, malts, dark fruits and caramel. Flavour of
berries, malts, ripe fruits and grass.
ration (1927) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear copper with a small head. Aroma nice crisp hops. Bitter taste.medium carbonation. Not Bad.
rougeau13 (1987) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish amber with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, and earth. Taste is rather mild; malty and a touch sweet with a mild hop presence. Medium body.
cblado (240) - Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a reddish copper color. Thick pearly head, nice lacing. Aroma is sweet, with toffee tones. Flavor is sweet but not cloying. There is a rich hop flavor, but itís not overpowering. Rather than a citrusy hop nose, the hops come in the aftertaste along with the toffee malt flavors. Overall, I enjoyed this quite a bit. I would definitely buy it again.
larryLSB (417) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 12 oz, poured into my favorite glass. Reddish amber in color with good sized off white head. Sweet malty nose, with a hint of citrus. Medium bodied, creamy taste. Good beer overall, maybe because it is a "double".
Ferris (3800) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft - Aromatic hops and some caramel in the background. Amber hue with medium persistent head. Sweetness from the malts upfront easing into a hoppy bitterness. I think the bitterness is a bit over the top for the style.