blklab2007 (1778) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle as a recent extra. Pour has a dark amber/red color and a thin covering of off white head. Aroma has sweet malt, bitter pine hops, and some light citrus. Mouth feel is medium light and there is average carbonation. Flavor has bitter hops, some resins, malt, a bit of citrus, and some heat explained by the 7.4%.
Miked1687 (467) - 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 (1030) - 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 (14753) - 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 (5149) - 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 (1234) - 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 (2370) - 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 (17) - 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 (2473) - 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
esp0r (1600) - NORWAY - OCT 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Dark amber, big creamy tanned head. Smells of orange zests, candy, apple, malts and caramel. Moderate sweet, fruity and zesty, also juicy - all in all quite refreshing. Moderate to medium bitter, resins and zest. A very nice amber