gringo332 (529) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy red amber with a small off-white head. Sweet caramel and juicy citrus hop aroma. Sweetish caramel and biscuit flavour with citrus hops and a good bitterness
AWISLguy (1163) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler from Vine & Barley shared with ck1. Pours orangey brown, a bit hazy, with foamy off-white head and wedding lace left behind. Love the aroma, especially for an amber; grassy, citrusy hops, some caramel back, then more caramelly and the expected hint of tobacco later. Citrus hangs in throughout. Taste brings some pine, some resin, strong caramel but only mildly sweet, mostly dry with some pepper, some biscuits. Some roughness. Finishes quite dry and fairly short, with some bitterness as well. Very drinkable. Big fan of the "hoppy amber" concept - and this is not a bad take on that version of the style.
ddemmingjr (689) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rare Beer Club: pours hazy, deep amber, milky cinnamon head. grassy pine hop nose, citrus as well. flavors of caramelized sweetness, toasted and biscuit malts, toffee, subtle fruit. velvet, clean mouthfeel. really smooth. outstanding beer.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Name: Tocobaga Red
Date: September 10, 2011
Source: The Porter, Atlanta
Appearance: cloudy red, fine beige head, sticky layers of lace
Aroma: sweet citrus and pine aroma, peppery
Flavor: sweet caramel flavor, lots of hops, big citrus character, peppery pine, touch of pineapple, light balancing bitterness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
TheAlum (5530) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle gifted by Kan. Thanks! 74th Cigar City Rating. Pours a rich toasty amber copper hue. A good hazy quality, with some glowing sunset edges. A frothy thicker offwhite head sits atop, stays as a decent layer and laces ok overall. Aromas are toasty and toffee, biscuits and sweetness mix with dry floral and earthy hops. Gentle wisps of citrus mix into the fold. Biscuits, bread, and toast. Simple Red with a decent hopping on the nose. Initial is medium bodied with a pretty potent hop front. Dry florals and grass, a good dose of dry grapefruit, gentle pine hit the palate up front. Middle stays dry and earthy, biscuits and touches of toast mix into the fold, a thorough dose of crystal malts. Not as sweet as anticipated, offering a healthy dryness, hopping, and toast. Finish is earthy, some nuttiness, floral and grassy hops, gentle resinous pine. Simple, dry overall. Ok.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - DEC 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear and copper beer with an offwhite head. The aroma is malt, caramel and hops with citrus. The flavor follows the nose. The palate is sweetness with some bitterness. Overall a good beer with a good balance.
Jow (2007) - New York, USA - DEC 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at brewery. This was delicious. Pours nice reddish brown with huge nose of tropical fruit. Tastes all hopped up and great. Tons of grapefruit and melon. Some piney bitterness and light maple syrup. Loved it
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bomber. Pours cloudy red with a white head. Aroma of grapefruit, pine, caramel. Nice red ale.
jckp64 (356) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light amber with a thin tan head. Aroma is hoppy, malty with some earthy notes. Flavor is citrus, hops, earthy and caramel. Has a nice dry finish. Light bodied with moderate carbonation. Still can’t believe this was 7.4%.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, gifted from Kan! Thanks. Pours a dark dense red with an off white head. Aroma has lots of tropical fruit with a sharp sweet cotton candy and toffee malt character, some piney and grapefruit hop notes in the background. Flavors are a bit astringent in their bitterness and use of crystal malts, big pine, citrus, and melon hop notes that move towards an earthy quality as they attempt to dry out the finish.
Long bitterness throughout, and a healthy malt sweetness. Body is syrupy at times. It’s not a bad beer as the hopping is nicely excessive but the use o crystal is just not my thing. This really reminds me of a smaller Bigfoot.