Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a nice deep honey color with a hint of copper. The nose is nice, bringing a pretty good amount of grapefruit, citrus, and pine. The taste is a bit more malty with some bread-like characteristics and a bit of yeast in addition to a good level of dry citrus bitterness. Mouthfeel is fairly light and dry. Drinkability is quite good. Nice and hoppy without too much alcohol.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-20-2010
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty typical, but good, red ale. Light caramel malt underneath a bitter hop flavor. Some rye flavor? Bitter in the flavor and finish, but slightly watery. Light bodied with medium carbonation.
kramer (5800) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap, at brewery. Pours a clear reddish amber body with a small frothy off-white head. Beautiful bright citrusy C-hops nose with a toasty slightly sweet maltiness below. The flavor is bright, slightly bracingly bitter hops up front with some hearty sweet toasted and caramel malt below. Lingering citrus rind finish. Medium bodied with a sticky resiny hoppiness on the finish. Nice moderate fizzy carbonation. Very nice all around beer, enough to satisfy just about any hophead.