justm (164) - Essex, - MAR 27, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe at home. It pours a deep deep amber brown with a ruby red edge to it and a fluffy tan head which blooms then fades. A big pine resin aroma says ’Here I Am, Dink Me!’ with some orange marmalade notes playing in the background. Cheek-suckingly bitter at first, an incredibly smooth cherry caramel coffee (but not roast) flavour sweeps in with a little tangerine, leather and pine then suddenly fades. Then just when you think it’s all over, back comes the pine bitterness from the back of your throat, engulfing the whole mouth like a hoppy tidal wave. The aftertaste sees that same bitterness gradually fading to let the tropical fruit flavour I was anticipating struggle to the surface. This is a seriously hoppy beer, that has assaulted my palate and left it bowed but not beaten. Astonishingly good and absolutely delicious.
AAEA (239) - California, USA - SEP 20, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22FL OZ ($5.99) very good flavors here. worth it and then some. so far bear republic has been very good. The red is not over powered but you can distinguish the levels of flavor. slow drinking is the best for this.
altonbrownd (4351) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at ATR Bethesda. Red amber body with big tan head. Nose is caramel, malts, fruits. Taste is sweet, hoppier, full-bodied. With some citrus. Bitter finish. Enjoyable.
Dr_Fellini (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to glass. Pours a perfect amber color with a light tan head. Aroma is big piney, citrus hops. Nice crisp amber malts in the flavor. Excellent red ale.
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - AUG 14, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
For sure a full bodied amber ale. Almost a big red ale. Loads of delicious malts and then come in the hops. Piney and citrus. Great balance f hops and malts. Excellent beer.
Brentv (514) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours from bottle a hazy red brown with a very thick off-white pillowy head that sticks to the glass in clumps and doesn’t fade until the bottom of the glass, and even then, retains a bit of its head. Aroma is a rich malty caramely sweetness and the taste follows the same. Some hoppy bitterness, but the malts win the day here. This is almost a barleywine. Full mouthfeel and bittersweet finish.
klk343 (154) - - JUL 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red, off white head. Smooth texture. Coffee, heavy malt. Sweet, bready scent. Thick but pretty good.
tsd08460 (318) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: caramel, citrus, spruce,
Appearance: clear dark amber, tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, sticky texture,
Tasty. I wonder why the 10 year gap in awards for this?
tightslice (507) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Safeway in Redwood City, CA. Pours a dark cloudy amber with off-white head. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, fruity malts with underpinnings of light hop pine. Creamy / oaty mouthfeel with a bitter finish.
SG111 (637) - New York, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the source. Pours red amber, off white head. Hop forward Aroma, tropical notes, caramel malt sweetness. Flavor is mango, papaya, sweet caramel and malt, then brown sugar. Bitter finish.
OnTheTrail (140) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the examples of red ale I tried. I found it generally enjoyable, and found it added to my preference for this beer style.