BSchnab (118) - 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
tectactoe (719) - 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 (479) - 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 (917) - 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 (1048) - 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.
anders37 (14818) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ GABF 2013. Pours a golden pale amber color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel aroma. Fruity malty hoppy flavor with hints of caramel. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel finish.
arminjewell (5233) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at Hops and Pie, clear reddish pour with white head, aroma brought notes of grass, spice, some yeast into a bit of orange, grapefruit, nice sweet caramel comes through, slight vanilla in there, basically smells like a red IPA of sorts. Taste is similar, citrus, orange grapefruit and lemon into some grass, piney notes go slightly bitter before some sweet caramel and toffee come through, slight yeast, finishing bitter, dry.
Gerbeer (1252) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a mahogany color with light head. Aromas of lime, pineapple, and industrial cleaner. Flavours of lime, grapefruit and pine. Color is darker than an American IPA but taste is same.
AirForceHops (2375) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. in a trade. Amber red color with light spotty lacing. Nose is bold fruity hops with caramel malts. Flavor is grapefruit, pineapple, grassy hops, and toffee malt. Lingering caramel sweetness is balanced near perfect with the citrus and grassy hops. Real enjoyable brew. Happy to get a fresh bottle!
hippiemusic (19) - Florida, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very good overall red ale. Everything I?ve had from Cigar City Brewing is just outstanding.
Arve_Christian (2482) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Amber color, good foam- a great del of sediments. Hoppy aromas, pine , red berries, secondary aromas of caramel and some vanilla. Medium body & complexity . Solid bitterness. Enjoyable