thegreenrooster (2982) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pour is a dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is some caramel malt but also a weird vinegar sourness. Flavor is better with some chocolate malts and a bit of cherry let on the tounge.
DrnkMcDermott (2718) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Samples provided for review. Malty smell when open, with a little Scotch malt in the bargain. Light brown body puts out a nice fluffy head. Crystal and caramel malts can easily be picked up. ops have a bit of grassiness at the IBU delivery system, but thereís also some pine resin in the edge. I catch a little peat from the malts, some dried fig and just a note of milk chocolate. Finishes with a lingering bit of bitterness.
beersearcher (2175) - Glendale, California, USA - JUN 18, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber is not one of my favorite styles and this one comes up short on convincing me too. Pours a dark orange with minimal aroma, the taste is thin with only a bit of malt flavor to work with. I would pick the blonde over this red.
jmagnus87 (2050) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12oz bottle from Pickís Liquors poured into a Shaker.
Off white head. Very thick and takes a long time to dissipate leaving a little lacing. Color is a dark amber or light brown.
Aroma is very malty. Bready with some cereal grains. Also a slight floral hop smell.
Taste is medium bitter and lightly sour. Definite caramel tastes and a slight hop tastes.
Medium bodied with a very slick texture. Lively and very fizzy carbonation with a long slightly sweet finish.
Overall, itís a pretty damn good beer. Especially for the price, and the fact that they donate some proceeds to charity give them some brown nose points in my book. Iíll definitely be buying this one again!
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2013
1.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Deep cherry red on this one. Lingering head with sweet malt on the nose. Thick and malty with a touch of coffee bean and green roots. This brew is very rich for itís size. Below par.
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 22, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle claims this is bottled by Indian Wells Brewing Co.
Appearance: Pours a clear dark amber with noticeable carbonation, but almost no head to be found.
Aroma: Caramel and a light whiff of banana and other sugars.
Taste: Caramel and sweet bread, with small twang and a mild bitter hop finish.
Mouthfeel: Softly carbonated, thin mouthfeel.
Overall: Not offensive, but nothing I would purchase or seek out again.
BrewBoxer (1563) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Deep brown amber red color. Good tasty red ale. Delicious sweet taste with a good aftertaste
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RedSox2004 (1048) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAY 28, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
muddy brownish copper with hardly any head or lacing. Caramel, graham cracker and a subtle sense of bananas come through on the nose, but none of it particularly pleasant. Taste features sweet caramel malt and butter. light body, medium carbonation, and a lingering sweetness. This wasnít too good, but extra points for the cause.
J_man (621) - Tustin, California, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Wood and root beer aromas follow directly into the taste (especially the root beer). Clear medium amber with an off-white head. A light dark caramel sweetness balances the dry woody character well along with a little creaminess in the body which is a bit thin overall. The root beer component (which is not bad) shows up again at the end with some lasting sweetness. A decent red ale, this would be a good pizza beer.
beermanusa (77) - California, USA - DEC 11, 2010
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Contract brewed by Indian Wells Brewery. Served in a 12 oz brown bottle. Pours a nice color with a clear dark amber color and a white foam. That is were I should have stopped. Aroma was very medicinal with a hint of bubble gum. A bit overwhelming. Tastes like a gram cracker and sweet unique (in a bad way) malty taste and an after taste that stays with you for a while and wish it didnít. They need to consider changing contract brewers. Will retry if they do.