Tree777 (16) - Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent one from cigar city...smooth taste and well balanced. One of the top ambers!
kevinsenn (550) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 16, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours slightly hazy copper with a half-inch beige head. Aroma of sweet cherries, peaches, and grapes, with some slight pepper notes. Taste starts of with those sweet fruits, quickly turns bitter and roasty, with a spicy floral finish. Rich and complex. Good one.
BlowOffTube (52) - Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very interesting take on a red ale. Its more of a fruity ipa. Pours reddish brown with a cream colored head. Smells tropical and hoppy. Taste is just that, fruity and full bodied with that hoppiness that holds. Pretty big body and malty. Very enjoyable and lots of flavor.
deaconmike (56) - Roswell, USA - MAY 1, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not what I was expecting at all. Given the hopiness of this beer, I would have guessed somewhere between a pale ale and an IPA. Poured from an bottle - deep brown amber with a light tan foamy head with lacy that persisted all the way up the side of the glass. Nice hop bitterness throughout balanced by a solid malt backbone (might have guessed rye, but believe I would have guessed wrong). The hops are piney/resiny and Iím picking up some tropical fruit notes. A bit more grapefruit hitting the palate as I made my way down the glass. This beer has a smooth, medium mouthfeel and a dry finish with lingering bitterness. This was a treat for me to have in Atlanta, considering no current distribution in Georgia.
MikeJslc (468) - Utah, USA - APR 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper, clear, white head. Aroma of toasty malts, resiny, piney hops, orange-citrus. Flavor again features toasty malt with a hint of caramel and loads of piney, resiny, citrus-orange hop character. Very well made.
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 (2279) - 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 (37) - 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 (3962) - 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.