beertholomeus (1292) - California, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a amber color with an off white head. Malt, caramel, toffee and hop aroma. Caramel, toffee, pine, hop, biscuit, malt and hop flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a caramel finish.
LarryBeast (611) - - DEC 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml. Incredibly balanced and well put together. Pine& citrus hops, crystal malt, slight earthy yeast, good alcohol bite. Well-carbonated, but creamy. Wholesome goodness.
loubar (155) - Los Gatos, California, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Southgate Liquors. Pours a dark reddish amber color, with tan head. Faintly sweet with citrus on the nose. An assertive citrus, grapefruit hop taste of near IPA strength takes hold. Then bready moderating malts kick in with some sweetness. The hops carry through just enough for a fairly bitter finish with some lingering malt. A full flavored, balanced, yet hoppy, red ale.
sulawang (743) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Visual: Pours copper reddish brown with a small creamy head, well sticky lacing, a very thin layer of micro retention, several slow singular streams.
Nose: sweet honey/barley malts, mild hoppy backdrop. (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: crisp-sweet-hopped balance
Mid-palate: (lvl-5)-sweetness, fizzy-tingly, (MAIN) barley malt, soft-prominent hopped bitterness, caramel, subtle roast.
Finish: lingering bitter hops, light caramel-bitter hopped finish.
Summary: A crisp, semi-malty, semi-sweet but hop-dominant beer. Very drinkable with a meal or alone, although a bit tiring on the palate.
rumproasts (4238) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap on nitro. deep amber with small nitro head. medium caramel malt with some toffee. mild hops. nitro doesn’t do much for this. it’’s smooth but kinda bland.
zoucrew102 (947) - - OCT 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pine resiny hop aroma with notes of caramel, toffee and some citrus. Pours reddish amber with a big beige head with good retention and lacing. Starts with sweet caramel and toffee flavors with a rich mouthfeel. Finishes slightly dry with pine resin hoppiness and a bit of citrus. Nice, well balanced red.
slowrunner77 (7440) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Get it at the brewery...it’s AWESOME fresh...maybe a 4.5+. Good in the bottle too, about a 4, but I love Deschutes and there’s been a time or 2 when it was the best beer they were serving on tap, and i’m more of a stout/imperial ipa type of guy!"
Masterkush7 (580) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy deep red with an off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, fruit with hints of bread and hops. Taste is medium sweet leading to a light bitter hop finish. Pretty decent stuff.
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rederic (3222) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, dark amber color, with a pillowy beige head, mild toasted, munich malt, spicy floral hop nose, with a faint toffee, citrus, resiny, leafy accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate, with an earthy flowery citrus, leafy, grassy, tobacco leaf hoppy, tea leaf, light lemon, grapefruit rind, resiny character, with a faint raw grainy toasted, pale, munich malt, mint leaf, bitter brocoli raad vegetable flavour, leading towards a lemon, grapefruit rind citrusy, lingering leafy, grassy, resiny, citrus hop bitterness finish
Lagerboy (1605) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Clear deep copper, firm tan foam slow settles. Aroma of c-malt and grassy hop. Taste is light roast caramel/toffee malt, tangy citrus floral hop, some herbs and spice. Average carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. Another quality offering from Deschutes. LBW (Lagerboys Be Wary)