jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at OC. From notes. Moderately hoppy, good caramel backbone. Impressive.
falco242 (320) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Disclosure - not a huge red ale fan generally. This isn’t bad but it isn’t my thing...basic red ale malt flavor but something sweet in the finish, kind of like honey but a bit too tart. Not very full body, either.
ryecatcher (959) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Looks like you’d expect from an Irish red ale, decent head and retention, downhill from there. Nose is grainy, palate is thin, malt and for some reason slight tartness (WTF?), getting a bit of cider vinegar in there. I’d use the rest for battering perch or cod or whatever, but that’s about it.
Sammyw1986 (6) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Reddish brown color-head poured nice and moderately thick for a draft. Taste was overall pretty good and the finish was moderately hoppy/malty finish. Interesting and good.
HonkeyBra (3678) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the brewery. Pours a nice reddish brown color with a tan, thick head. Aroma of toasted malt, some cereal malt, and hops. The hops manifest themselves in a earthy and herbal manner, though there is some fruity and floral notes as well. Flavor is mildly bitter with a strong sweetness. Medium bodied, lively carbonation, with a moderately bitter finish. This is well done, interesting.
tmoreau (2829) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft offering at the tap room bar in the brewery. Dispensed to a logoed pint glass with a ruby highlighted, dark brown color, light tan, frothy head foam, and wavy ribbons of lacing. The aroma was toasty & malty, almost melanoidiny, with caramel & toffee hints. Medium bodied, and lively carbonated, the flavor presented a noticeable hop bitterness that had a slightly abrasive, earthy, lingering quality to it. On the hefty side in IBUs, and quite dark for an Irish Red, (more Dunkel appearance) but tasty nonetheless.
crossovert (8853) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very basic and easy-drinking Irish ale. Reddish color, mild aroma, pleasant beer.