kaser (3126) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy and bitter for a red. Bubbly head on a reddish brown pour. Had this on draft at Jerry's in Andersonville. Really good - top notch for a red
jandd1983 (2761) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at the brewpub. it poured a dark amber color with a beige head. The aroma was of caramel, some pine and grapefruit. The taste was of lightly roasted caramel malt, mild earthly yeast and some grapefruit rind. It was very nicely balanced and flavorful. Well done.
jstraw (1938) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Hazy amber with light, whispy beige head, no legs / Bright nose of pine, caramel, citrus / Light body, acidic, dry with some astringency, bitter finish / Light flavors of toast, pine, grapefruit / Pleasant enough in light, very dry, style.
DrouisBrew (11) - Lake Orion, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
It has a nice amber hue. With a great aroma of light orange. Gas a nice robust hop flavor. Overall tasty
shrubber85 (7972) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Caramel malt and orange peel aroma. Cloudy reddish amber with moderate head. Sweet caramel malt and strong bitter orange peel flavor. Nice hoppy beer.
queenholly (3019) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ brewery. Caramel malt and sweet orange hops aroma. Hazy amber with a small off-white head. Same as the nose - caramel malt and sweet orange hops flavor. Medium body, soft carbonation.
crossovert (7977) - Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice imperial red here. It is hoppy and robust yet not a chore to finish. Malts and hops both shine.
ROGUE (2127) - Newark, Delaware, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Brew Pub. Pours a deep amber color with a light tan head and decent retention. Aroma is piney hops mainly, with notes of citrus and light caramel malt. Taste has a piney hop backbone with a light citrusy base and a bit of caramel malt. Medium to light bodied with medium carbonation.
csaso (1464) - Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap - big thick head, beautiful dark amber color, very nice big grapefruit
hop aroma and favor, balanced well with sweet malt - almost more of an IPA than an Amber ale
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at Blind Pig in Champaign. Served in a pint glass.
A: Pours a very deep purple and red mixture with a nice, 1 finger off white head. It clings to glass like webs creating a beautiful looking beer.
S: I was so hyped up by how great the beer looked that the nose was a little bit of a let down. It wasn’t bad, but didn’t excite me. Bready malts with a subtle grapefruit and sweet berry. Pretty typical.
T: The was slightly better with some sweeter, caramel malt notes and light hoppiness to it. Also present were some notes of grapefruit and a touch of sweet berry.
M: Ample carbonation with a medium bodie and sticky sweet finish.
O: The was a decent red, but there wasn’t anything that really caught my eye. Right about par for the style.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 11-22-2011