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
I’ve had several tasting of this brew prior to reviewing. I’ve 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 isn’t 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
Garrold (2494) - 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 Richy’s. Reddy amber, with a loose, off white head. Lots of grapefruit and orange. Zesty bitter. Oily, zesty palate. Bitter finish. Liked this.
SarkyNorthener (2911) - 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 (4353) - 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 (3742) - 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 (1321) - 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.
Art (2207) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Old bottle from carnivores. Everyone should bottle date. Aroma of oxidized hops. Wet leaves. Taste is a gross malt bomb. Nothing good left.
dbhenry (139) - El Paso, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This IPA may be lower in hops than their regular IPA but it lacks some of the malt depth as a down side. A good beer but not great.
purpledotdays (2) - Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
An IPA without going overboard on the hops. Very tasty, but not a good choice for the Budweiser drinker. Another hreat beer from Oregon, cannot wait to move back.
bartzluke (270) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 21, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz pour from chilled bottle into shaker pint. Pours amber, clear as day, and well carbonated with an ephemeral fizzy head. Nose is weak. A little woody and kind an oil scent. Medium body leaning towards dry. Kind of a sticky finish. Taste is herby, bitter, and woody in the middle with a strange finish. Aftertaste recalls beets or turnips. Not a big fan. Might be a bad bottle. Tastes a little skunky.