IPAsavedMYlife (345) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2012
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The build of this beer is definitely something to be enjoyed. Nice Copper hazy, with a dense creamy head. Nice amount of carbonation coming up from the middle. Smell is certainly the carastan malt, with some definite sweetness. Opposite of Cigar City’s Tocobaga Red. Mild hop aroma. Very nice mouthfeel, creamy. You can really taste the spicyness of the red malt in this one, which pairs nicely with the hop flavor. Not overly obnoxious, but well hopped. I could drink this all day. Not too forgiving. Enjoyability 4.5/5
smroush (66) - Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark to medium copper color with a small off-white head.
Aromas of pine ans spruce with a nice malt balance.
Full body; long finish, mostly bitter but some malt also.
Overall a very nicely balanced IPA.
MaltOne (245) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear rich red gold. Big bubble lacing. Aroma is lightly citrus and vanilla. Taste starts malty and eases into more dry hop place. The malt components are both complex and subdued. Nice bright supple mouth feel. Particularly nice finish of well balanced refreshing malt/hop.
dukeandduke (26) - - FEB 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/12/15 - Finley Dunnes (Chicago) Draft - Decent offering - liked the citrus smell and taste. Hops were light, the texture was very light. Nice beer to complement a meal, but less strong in taste and strength than I typically look for in an pale ale. Good beer.
Beerman6686 (4834) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a red color with an off white head. Aroma was of floral and citrusy hops and toasted.malt. Flavor similar, very well rounded and classics red.ipa.
Onslow (1225) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Browning amber brew with two finger of off white head. Nice aroma of tropical fruit, citrus, a littler resin. Taste is light malt and hops up front - a bitter back bone / resin - transitioning to a more crisp citrus hoppiness in the last half of the swallow. Finish is a little sweet and with a retreating hops presence ending with a final flourish of tropical fruit. A solid APA, verges towards an IPA in character. Glad to have Deschutes in Michigan!
ABS (620) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Amber to copper colour. A quite small, white head. Resin, malt, caramel, some alcohol nose. Medium thickness and oily mouth feel. Medium carbonation. Refreshing. Pine, some grapefruit, honey, citrus and lemon flavour. Probably a bit old. The swedish importer covers up the best before date (in this case 06/28/14) with a new one (in this case march 2015), stating that the original best before should be understood as a "freshest before date". Stupid idea in my opinion. I would rather drink this type of beer fresh than having an old bottle which is useful only for ticking... This was a good beer in it’s prime though, that’s for sure!
MunBro (609) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very respectable pale ale. Has a nice bright hop profile without being a one note pony. Also has a lot of malt flavours and some mild grassiness. Pretty good.
rick_91709 (204) - USA - FEB 7, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from a bottle. Copper color. Creamy, off-white head. Thick lacing. Very faint aroma. Smooth up front and finishes with some citrus hop bitterness. Average beer.
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dfroms (408) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear reddish amber with small pale tan head that fades to a ring of sticky lacing and a few bubbles. Nice. Aroma is toasted grains, sticky caramel, red licorice, grapefruit peel, flowers, pine. Taste is orange, persimmon, cola, caramel, lime peel, preserved lemon, wood, pine. Surprisingly full mouthfeel with fairly low carbonation. Too malty for me but still clean and drinkable.
milewide (1627) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear reddish color. Modest head and body. Almost an amber with laid back hop bitterness. Smooth blend of hops and malt.