jordinc (102) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured copper red with nice head. Nice malt backbone balanced by a fair amount of hops. A great red ale, wish it was more widely available.
jkwood04 (2400) - Connecticut, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in a shaker. Pours reddish/copper with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee malts with a little dough plus a good amount of citrusy and floral hops. Flavor the same, with a good amount of hops for this style. Average texture. A pretty good beer for the style.
baugh12 (13) - lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very good red, pretty hoppy but balanced and smooth very drinkable. Good hoppy smells.
BSchnab (44) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours a amber red color. very well balanced flavor. this is my favorite red ale if you are able to get this i recommend you do
bierkitty (122) - Elysburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark but clear coppery amber. English hop aroma to the max. Flavor is dominated by the hops with a resinous sweetness on the finish. Nice.
jgb9348 (4025) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 4, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice super hazy ruby tinted deep amber coloured body with a luscious and dense three centimetre tall tan head - looks great. Aroma of cherries, nuts, earth, caramel, vanilla and some citrus and piney hops - very nice aroma as well. Medium-bodied; Strong earthy and medicinal malt flavours at first with a pungent hoppiness of earthy and caramel hops and a little fruity flavours at the end. Aftertaste is complex, especially for the style. Light spices, a hint of earth, a lot of sugars, a little fruitiness and the herbal and almost resinous hop flavour at the end. Overall, I tried everything possible to just assume that the rating was so high because it was a CC beer, but this one is really good, especially for the style. Get it if you can and enjoy it! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Whole Foods in Miami (South Beach), Florida on 18-September-2012 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 04-March-2013.
beastmaster (91) - Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Sweet red ale that has hints of their jai alai. Ccb is quickly becoming my favorite brewery. Well balanced medium beer.
Brigadier (2270) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle
Thanks to tastybeer for the gift. This was a very solid amber ale though at 7%+ ABV I think one was enough. Between the aggressive hops and other factors this was not your average grocery store beer to drink while cooking out at a tailgate party.
Aroma / Appearance - The warm red base looks like melted cherry cordials. Noble hops, fresh pine, and rose hips brighten the air like a hallway which has been polished and then walked over for a few hours.
Flavor / Palate - The warm fluid base hits the tongue with no subtlely at all. It hangs in the back of the throat like the water at the bottom of a vase once the flowers have wilted. This does get a bit heavy over time. Overall it is a world class amber ale worth drinking fresh.
beerme31 (392) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours red, medium tan head. Aroma of pine, floral, and sweet bread. Mild sweet taste. Medium body, mild bitter finish. Well balanced amber, sessionable but not too simple either.
Beerman6686 (3186) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a bright red color with an off white head. Aroma was of light cracker, some caramel, citrusy and grassy hops too. Flavor was a decent blance of hops and malt, not sweet, but not overly bitter. A very well rounded amber.