dreddy (17) - Austin, Texas, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Perfectly clear copper body with edges of fiery orange and a healthy carbonation level. Average retention to the mottled taupe head with sticky lacing. I can’t believe they actually use the term “Triple Hopped” on this beer’s label. Pretty tame aroma for such a bold statement/marketing ploy? With some fruity pebble hops and amber malt sweetness that suggests caramel and mineral water.
Assertiveness kicked up a notch in the flavor, but the alcohol clashes against an onslaught of German style hops and a syrupy/spicy rye note. This beer is having trouble finding its identity, as it has the sweetness of an amber, the hop profile of a German pilsener, and the body of a double IPA. I can’t say it really works for me. Dry, but syrupy and sticky on the palate. Big bubbles of carbonation feel gritty going down. Not my bag. It’s a decent attempt, but has too many stylistic and flavor errors for my liking.
Absteinmetz (4) - - FEB 24, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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Brandon1989 (228) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a copper color that had a lot of smoke and a thick white head. the aroma is malts, bready, and floral hops. the flavor is more of the same. there is quite a big hop kick up front but its not overpowering. in the taste you pick up some citrus and pine. very good beer.
thebigkahuna (27) - - JAN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer wasnt bad at all. I would buy again. ..................................................
StevieT (321) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red/orange in colour with a thin head and strong floral hops aroma. Definitely tastes like a red ale and a good one too.
Squizzle (130) - Idaho, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty good beer but not that memorable. Kinda reminded me of a red ale more than a strong ale. My friend brought it over yo cheer me up after my grandma passed so I like it more because of that.
BucannonXC5 (731) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Manzanita pint glass
From: BevMo in Mission Valley (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $14.99 for a BevMo variety 8-pack (w/ BevMo card)
Purchased: Dec. 31, 2013
Consumed: Jan. 9, 2014
Poured a light brown semi-hazy color with 1-to-2 fingers of khaki head. Looked a bit like a cool glass of iced tea. Above average and sporadic, but layered foamy lacing. Above average retention on the way down.
Smelled that 7.50 percent ABV right away. Got caramel, toffee, rye hops, Irish cream, faint bourbon and some earthy, dirty hops.
Tasted pretty much what I thought was going to taste like. Got a healthy dose of bitter rye hops, iced tea, Irish cream and grassy, earthy hops. Also some roasted nutty malts.
Medium-to-full body. Creamy-to-sticky texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.
Not a big fan of this beer. The smell was the best part, but it went down from there.
tomciccateri (978) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours a dense dark red color with fine-bubble white head. Hoppy aroma and flavor. Medium body with coarse texture mouthfeel. Big hop flavor balance. Very filling hoppy ale. OKAY.
Kurtos (83) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. pours an earthy red.
Taste. Quite bitter, with a bit of sweetness.
Overall. an alright beer.
hockeybeerguy (532) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured various times in a mug, a pint glass and currently having in tulip; it pours an amber/slightly reddish colored body with a slim half finger of a white foamy head that dies and leaves barely any lacing, body is dark red; aroma is dry roasted malts and not really hoppy whatsoever; taste is pretty malty as well; somewhat easy on the palate but not that much to be honest; overall, well, its an imperial red ale so with a high ABV that’s trying to display an "American Red/Amber Ale" hey why not, not bad, but nothing mind blowing
Jado (421) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From 355 ml bottle. Pours a clear russet red with a sudsy off-white head that thins out after a while. Aromas of caramel, raisins, lemon, spice and a hint of pine. Taste starts off with caramel malt before a firm lemon zest bitterness in the mid-palate. Lightly fruity finish with a spicy aftertaste. Like it.