IPAsavedMYlife (345) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - FEB 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very suprised I hadn’t rated this before. Smell its lots of rich character hops, NW variety, very fresh almost soapy quality to them. Small amount of the red malt coming through on the nose. Head is medium retention, very creamy and completely white, color is a dark reddish brown. Really enjoying this beer. Plenty of hop character, chewyness, medium body, drinks almost like a red IPA. This seems to have gotten better since I have had it last. Soft carbonation. I do wish there was a little more of the malt body here. finishes quite bitter. All in all an excellent beer. 4/5
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at Brewvival 2012. Pours a hazy reddish amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of bitter earthy hops and faint toffee malts. The taste is stone fruits, citrus hops and a toffee finish. Medium bodied. Nice.
thirdeye11 (5688) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle thanks to drowland) clearish copper with wispy tan bubbles and nice lacing. Nose of rich tropical fruits, mango, guava, bit of dank weed. Taste is quite toasty, mild bitterness, slightly meaty. Interesting beer.
tkrjukoff (4153) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl, trade. Pours cloudy mahogany with a minimal tanned head. Aroma is malty toasted citric piny cat bin fruity metallic molassis. Flavor is well malty bitter citric grapefruit a bit sweet acidy metallic; very nice. Finishes with a fruity malty aftertaste and a great bitter bite.
BrewDad (5100) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber in color, clear with a thin head. Hop forward with a malt backing in the aroma. Nice balanced flavor. Very good easy drinking amber ale.
Crompt (122) - York, South Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very hoppy amber ale with a bit of a spicy aftertaste. Lots of flavor for an amber ale which is a style that is usually very boring.
Aurelius (4530) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lightly sweet, in-your-face west coast hop aroma - pine, froot and cat whizz. Cloudy, chestnut brown beer with a filmy off-white head. Pathetic label. Nicely hopped, lightly sweet, dry toffee - the flavor was very interesting and had some notes that I couldn’t quite put my finger on. Finishes off with prominent acidity, dry hops and some off chemical tones.. You know, this style is really hobbled - it never quite develops the sophistication that an APA has, and it’s usually a bit too acidic and maybe even a little astringent. That said, this particular instance seems to get around most of that, but I’m glad I didn’t buy a sixer. Market Square Likkas, Timberlane.
drfabulous (4419) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce thanks to Meredith. Big hoppy red. Caramel. Aroma is hoppy. Very nice beer.
mzaar (1856) - Varberg, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
15 cl test på Cigar City Brewing, Tampa, Florida. Långvarigt skum ovanpå den koppafärgade ölen. Söt arom, med inslag av röda bär. Lätt rökig smak, men främst grapefrukt och röda bär.
NordicV (1293) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Kopparfärgad lätt dimmig öl. Vitt skum. Inte så stort men lägger gardiner i glaset. Bottle. Sötma i doften. Frukt och malt. En trevlig cigarrton i smaken tillsammans med maltsötma och en liten beska.