Sleuthdogg (31) - Illinois, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Appearance: This beer poured a real nice looking hazy orange color with an absolute huge white fluffy head. The head was a good four finger size and left a ton and I mean a TON of lacing behind. The head settles down to a light fluff floating on top of my beer. I love the color of this beer. Itís very enticing to say the least.
Smell: Right off the bat orange peel smacks me in the face. Itís like a sweet tangerine mixed with pineapple and grapefruit. This is followed by a piney and floral hop presence but I must mention that the hop nots are light on the nose. Very nice nose
Taste: Wow what a well balanced beer here. There is the slight hop bite mixed with orange and mango fruitiness. There is a breadiness and toasted character found in it also. I am also finding a caramel taste in it that seems to add a background sweetness that is super enjoyable!
Mouthfeel: I find this beer to be super creamy in the mouth. It almost feels as though I squirted whipped cream in my mouth and have that creamy feeling left behind. The carbonation is moderate at best and I believe this adds to the creamy feeling of this beer.
Overall: I true pleasure to drink this one. I mean I could sit back and put away quite a few of these. Not overly hoppy and not overly sweet or fruity either. Just an absolute perfect balance to be able to enjoy any time. I know this one was past itís prime according to the best by date but itís excellent IMO even three months past said date.
hopmelt (106) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy orange, thick off white head lots of thick lacing. Aroma citrus, pine, floral hops, bready caramel malt. Taste on the bitter side of balanced, complex, all flavors on the nose come through. Mouth feel fuller side of a medium body, medium carbonation, slight bitter hop astringency, balanced finish. Very good beer, complex yet balanced, all flavors work very well together in this beer.
reberiii (263) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep amber/orange, half finger of foam. Not a terribly memorable, but it has notes of grapefruit bitter, banana, and other citrus.
boozedude (1616) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into pint glass, clearish hazy kinda red pour with white head.. clean refreshing aoma, sugar, hints of fruit..nice lightly bitter, VERY easy drinking , pretty awesome shit.. would love to try on tap
matty (155) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear dark amber color with a 1/2" white head that settles quickly to a film. Nice aroma of a combination of primarily of citrus with some pine notes. Great balance of malt and hops, canít taste a flaw here. Finish is sweet with some hops in the background. Great beer! Would love to get this one again!
gnoff (7461) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at CBC Denver, April 10 2014.
Clear golden color, teal head. Sweet, fruity, estery scent. Malty, bitter, grainy taste. Bitter aftertaste. Medium to fizzy mouthfeel, medium high bitterness.
tackjc (10) - - APR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hard to find a good example of IPA in the Northwest, but this is one, even with the label "Pale Ale". Strong lemon aroma at opening. Thick head that lingers a while. Nice orange tint from the malt. Strong hop flavor, that doesn't linger. I prefer an easygoing pale ale, but I'd recommend this to any hop head.
jhp40219 (256) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours amber with a bit of and orange hue. One finger off white, almost tan head that leaves a lot of sticky lacing. Aroma of grapefruit, orange, pine, wheat, white bread. Taste is an excellent balance of earthy hop, malt and grain. Getting pine, bready malt, wheat, cereal grains, caramel and grapefruit. Nothing overbearing, just several different tastes all working together in harmony. Crisp and refreshing. Dry, average length finish of caramel, bready malts and earthy hops. Medium bodied, slick texture, a little higher than average carbonation. An excellent APA here. Like an amber ale, an IPA, and a pale ale all in one. Very well done!
obxdude10 (1971) - Limerick, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The Red Chair is an insanely great APA! The beer pours a bright copper color with an ample off-white head. The head leaves a beautiful, sticky lacing around the glass. The nose is well-balanced, with plenty of bold and spicy hops, but also a fair amount of malt. I smelled some subtle hints of bread, yeast, grass, hay, caramel, wheat and toffee. The flavors are extremely well-balanced, also. Thereís a ton of fruity and spicy hops up front, and the bready and sweet malts take over toward the finish. The beer finishes balanced, hoppy, bitter, sweet, bready and delicious.
kambei70 (499) - - APR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014 bottle to a tulip glass. Pours a hazy auburn color with a foamy off-white head with sticky lacing. Aroma is light and smooth. Lemon-lime on top of caramel, bready malt. As advertised, the malt is the main player in the taste. Butterscotch, caramel and a little graininess blankets the tongue with a nice lemon-lime hop bitterness at the end. Medium-full mouthfeel with a little astringent burn.
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miyauchi38 (68) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20