novice101 (186) - - JAN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a copper color with an off white head that causes a lot of lacing. Smells very hoppy, citrus and pines dominates. This beer is very balance leads off with a nice bit of malt and caramel and then bring on hops for a slightly bitter finish.
RRistow12 (155) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from bottle. Pours a reddish dark amber that's murky with a white head. Aroma is mostly from the hops with citrus and pine notes. Some spicey herbal notes with a little caramel. Taste is a very well balanced and complex beer. Hops taste prominent with citrus, pine and herbal flavors with some caramel sweetness to balance. Not too much of a bitter finish just a nice mild bitterness throughout. Medium bodied with a syrupy sticky mouthfeel. Very good beer as expected from Cigar city.
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k0mpsa (895) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - DEC 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at ccb, tampa. Hazy mahogany color, tanned head. Aroma is malts, fruits, berries, hops. Balanced taste, fruits, hops, berries.
napdynmite (47) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very interesting brew. Mild hoppiness and a sweet, fruity flavor with plenty of bread and caramel in the middle. Gets better with each sip.
bkurtz (716) - PERU - DEC 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a fan of red ales, but this is another league. Sweet, bready malts, balanced with some bitterness. Just a well-made beer. Thanks Cigar City.
evilcougar (66) - Evansville, Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smells of oranges..
Pours a hazy orange copper color.
Thin head.. With good lacing.
Sweet citrus flavor.
tectactoe (1058) - Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2013 Bottle: murky copper base with hues of red & brown all over; hazy & filled with tiny bits of beige sediment. Light khaki head forms on top, comprised of chunky, large bubbles; nice lacing left behind. Aroma is fulled with wet hops, florals, pines, herbal notes, sweet caramel malt, & a good dose of juicy citrus & orange. Taste has some ashy white pepper-like, spicy hips, herbs, pines & slight resin. Big citrus, orange, & grapefruit rind profile with a big caramel/toffee backdrop. Sweet & juicy with a balancing, pungent bitterness up front that decrescendos nicely. Slightly sticky, coating finish. Very nice red ale. I’ve had some bottles that weren’t up to par, but the "good" bottles are quite good.
Miked1687 (570) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle to glass. Crimson orange body with a thin lacy white head. Nose is malty with a gentle hop end. Taste is sweet citrusy malt up front, some Brown sugar, and a mild hop finish.
Derek881 (939) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from the can into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a dark, hazy, rusty-amber color with an average-sized foamy white head that had short to average retention, with fairly good lacing and cling. Its aroma had notes of caramel, floral and citrus tones, and a bit of barley. The taste was somewhat fruity and sour, along with a touch of bitter grain, and with a light caramel sweetness beneath; a very strong flavor, more so than any red ale I have had. The palate feel was somewhat thick, but a bit watery, with average carbonation and good life.
BOSSbrewer (1247) - Arkansas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle thanks to Brent. Rich amber in color. Malty and very hoppy on the nose. Flavor is malty and slightly sweet. Good amount of bitterness. Tan head that persists. Medium bodied slight alcohol burn.