TheMaha (57) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iíve had several tasting of this brew prior to reviewing. Iíve poured it in several different glasses and really enjoyed it most from my nonic pint. My overall impressions are that this is a beautiful pale ale in the English pub bitter/ale tradition with a unique and tasty American hop profile. In the aroma the sweet caramel and cereal like malt notes are in the fore, followed quickly by the citrus, tangerine and stone fruit like hops. Pours perfectly in the nonic pint with a light tan three finger head with small tight bubbles and just a bit of fluffiness. The taste is pitch perfect. The
hops give you both a crisp and lingering bitterness with nice citrus, gentle pine and lemongrass. Very forward but never overpowering. The malts are sweet caramel and toffee, balanced and with a nice grain backbone. The palate is simply spot on and delightful for the style. Red Chair is both sessionable and well worth savoring. Red Chair isnít going to set the world on fire, but it is just so damn good. An easy drinker that defines the style and is always a welcome quaff at a very nice price. About $14.00 a 12 pack. Bound to be a crowd pleaser and very fridge worthy. Cheers
tightslice (439) - Redwood City, California, USA - AUG 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beltramoís in Menlo Park, CA. One step below Bellís Two Hearted Ale. You know what Iím saying.
heyden (110) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating this a day later; (posthumously? Lol). Great example of a classic US pale, fruity and well balanced
Nate (3827) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brunzies. A little grassy and vegetal with cooked peas. Grain mash and fresh hop aroma. Medium coppery amber clear with creamy off-white lacing head. Medium body with medium carbonation. Starts mild with light caramel and a bit of fresh grassy hop character. Medium bitter notes in the finish with mild after.
StevieT (1000) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Fresh aroma, pours red, thin head, big hop punch, biscuit finish, good stuff.
Garrold (2613) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle share round at Richyís. Reddy amber, with a loose, off white head. Lots of grapefruit and orange. Zesty bitter. Oily, zesty palate. Bitter finish. Liked this.
SarkyNorthener (3032) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2nd annual midland bottle tasting group. Bottle from stirchley wines. Amber beer with small head. Aroma of orchard fruits and malts. Taste is dry leaf, malts, some grapefruit and caramel. Decent.
RichTheVillan (4499) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle during 2nd Annual Midlands tasting group; clear amber pour with a soapy white head, aroma has orange and pine, taste has grapefruit, some orange, quite nice.
jennajlover (135) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 13, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Seems like marries otter malts preface this. The hop punch in aroma is exactly that a citrus hop punch. The malts add such a nice dimension. Enjoyable predicable hop bomb.
JohnRMurdoch (3792) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle from Hippo Beers. Deep orange brown, big foamy head, lot of sediment. Resin, grain, boiled sweet & hop aroma. Soapy dry barley and hop flavour. Sharp with bitter aftrertaste. More an amber ale to me.
kevinator (1392) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice citrus hop aroma. Pretty copper color. Normal mouthfeel. Tropical bitterness up front but not to harsh. Treads a fine line between pale ale and IPA.