hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 26, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer #2 of IPA night in good old Lethbridge AB. This one was contributed by Cole. Pours a copper colour with a small off white head. Nice lacing. The aroma has loads of piney, stanky hops. Citrus, pine, resin, flowers, and caramel on the obvious dry hopped nose. The flavor is very nice with a pleasant sharp bitterness. It’s like chewing on a pine cone (in a good way) with a it’s piney, tarry, bitterness.
phaleslu (6842) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle via trade. Pours a clear red-amber with a half-inch off-white head that leaves some light and soapy lacing behind. Aroma of sweet caramel malts, citrus, piney hops, resin, and fresh earthy notes. Flavor of piney hops, sweet caramel malts, resin, grapefruit citrus, and syrup. Light-bodied, with average carbonation and a slightly sticky mouthfeel. More sweet than bitter, but a nice balance of sweet caramel and bitter pine/hops in the finish. Nice beer, and really nice for the style.
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2010 This very lovely amber-orangle colored pale ale is a great all-around pale ale when you want something tasty but not a knock-out. Not overpowering, but not wimpy on the hops. And great characteristics, might I add! This beer pours a really nice, uber-frothy off-white head, leaving behind some bubbly, yet strong and sticky, lacing. The aroma is fresh and mouth-wateringly hoppy. The flavor simple and straight-forward, a clean sampling of some really great hops and some tasty malts. Superbly fun mouthfeel. Finish lightly reminiscent of freshly brewed barley, light lemon, and a mysterious spice characteristic that makes this a crazily delicious drink. Glad the local grocer started carrying it. SNPA has something to worry about now...
cfrancis (2511) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got this in a great BIF package. Pours a reddish brown with a small white head. Aroma is caramel and hop. Taste is caramel malts with a great balance of hop bitterness. Really nice beer, great mouthfeel.
sandberglar (148) - Scottsdale, USA - FEB 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amberish with a beige head, good lacing. A nice pleasant floral/citrusy aroma. This medium bodied pale has a wonderful balance of caramel malts and hops to make this a very smooth enjoyable beer.
SudsMcDuff (5941) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
had as orig Red Chair and the tweaked Red Chair NWPA.. Awesome Aroma, looks like a copper penny .. . B as in by god its robert loggia .. super smooth .. pure pale hoppy aleness .. what happened to Doink the Clown? .. biscuit + caramel -VS- pine and sweet resin notes ... rooney for 2 so far..
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a lasting, fluffy white head. Aroma is citrus, pine needles, fruit, and some malt sweetness. Flavor is strong but not overpowering resiny hops, mostly citrus but with some pine as well; relatively sweet, with some light fruits (peach?), and a decent amount of malt backing. Quite good; as promised, pulls off a beer full of hop flavor without much of a sensation of bitterness.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - FEB 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours Amber with a thick foamy head. Bold hoppy aroma floral and citrus. The flavour is excellent full and hoppy with a very mild bitterness. this is a very nice beer but all in all this is a great pale ale. malty and full with a great hop flavour.
popery (1455) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, home. Red Chair seems like a cross between an APA, IPA and Amber Ale. The color is somewhere between pumpkin and amber. Tight, dense, off-white cap of bubbles. The aroma has a clean caramel malt note with a fair bit of piney-floral hops. Flavor has a touch of sweetness from the bready, caramel malt, but hops provide a bitter finish and a mildly bitter sense of resin throughout. The feel is round and chewy with some hop oiliness. It’s an easy beer to drink with good balance for a West Coast style Pale and a tame but flavorful profile. Enjoyable.
darbish (115) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells yeasty and of citrus and apple juice. Appearance is a golden orange/yellow color with virtually no head and very little carbonation. Heavy caramel and sweetness that is expertly balanced with a lemonpeel bitterness that hangs at the back of my mouth/throat. Aftertaste is sweet with a little bit of citrus. Texture is smooth without creaminess, maybe with a little mouth dryness at the end. The level of carbonation is just right and enticing; it doesn’t mask the flavor of the beverage nor burn my tongue.