freekyp (1463) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 31, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2014 On tap at Carolina Ale House. A run of the mill red ale that pairs well with pub grub. Easy drinking and balanced, but nothing stands out. Brewed for the masses, beer knurds should look elsewhere for flavor. Might be a good gateway beer. All that said, it is brewed skillfully and without flaws, and is a pretty reddish brown in the pint glass.
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maxwelldeux (3090) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught at CAH under the name "Ale House Red." Pours a clear brown color with a slight red tinge. Nose is almost nonexistent. Taste has a bit of grains to it. Meh.
kayres (392) - , Georgia, USA - MAY 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Right to style. Dark orange to brown and clear. Thin tan head. Slightly sweet malty nose. Smooth medium bodied nutty bit sweet. Nails the style
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Ret12 (447) - Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a decent irish red but nothing special, slight hop flavor with a heavy malt backbone.
basspro76 (423) - New York, USA - JUL 2, 2010
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Drank from the tap at the Galway Hooker Bar in Lake Norman, NC. Ruby red pour with a thin white head. Light aroma of sweet malts. Taste is dry, bready and thin.
drowland (5961) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUN 11, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
6/9/10. On tap in the Charlotte airport. Orange-red pour. Generic malty beer aroma. The flavor is bread, crackers, some dry malts, and not much else. Not as bad as the brown, but not awesome.
dmac (3757) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle from a coworkers beer of the month club. Poured a thin rust colored body with a tiny foamy whtie head. Aroma of sweet wet grains, caramel, toffee and maybe even a touch of raisin. The body is far to thin and watery with a light touch of carbonation. Flavor of super soggy grains, wet grass, rotting caramel. Blah.
hopscotch (8552) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2010 Draft… This beer rocks!... Clear copper ale with a small, creamy, white head. Great, long-lasting retention. The aroma is simple, but fantastically malty – pure caramel and toasted malt. Medium-bodied with sparkling carbonation. The flavor is a direct reflection of the nose – sweet caramel and toasted malt with just enough bitterness to prevent sickly sweetness. Crisp, but malty, finish. Just the way I like it. This brew is just plain getting’ it done for me. Can’t get enough. Reminiscent of the now-retired Lake Tahoe Crystal Bay Red Ale - RIP. Underrated... although I AM drinking this fresh; from clean draft line; and close to the source. Regardless, HUGE drinkability. World class malt bomb!
chicagobears (401) - Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red/amber pour into Sprecher pint glass. Faint aroma of caramel and roasted malts. A medium body with some bisquit in the flavor and a faint bitterness. A smokey roasted finish. Easy drinking.
skoll (415) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice clear light mahogany with a quickly fading head, no lacing or head retention. Aroma of caramel and a touch of light smoke. Flavor has notes of toasted malt, caramel and some peat. Only moderately sweet, has a touch of bitterness. Medium body with spritzy carbonation. Not bad, just very less than average.