corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very hazy dark golden orange color that’s completely opaque with tangerine hues and a half finger white head that immediately fades into a very thin ring. Not much in the way of lacing.
Spicy hop aroma with lots of earthy notes and citrus fruit as well as a prominent malt presence. Hints of pine needle, orange peel and grapefruit with some caramel, toffee and biscuit.
Medium bodied but on the fuller end with a blast of dry sticky hops up front providing a lingering bitterness that dominates the flavor. Lots of earthy pine and resinous oils along with subtle fruit notes. Not as tropical or citrusy as aroma suggest. More spicy and bitter with a decent malt backbone. Hints of caramel, nut, toffee and biscuit. Malts become more prominent as it warns providing subtle balance but it’s a hop monster first and foremost. Strong alcohol heat in the finish but abv is decently masked at 9%.
scottw86 (1140) - Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a orange-honey color with lots of sediment floating around. Head is foamy and off-white. Aroma is very hoppy with lots of resin and grass. Some sweet caramel notes as well. Taste is smooth and surprisingly sweet at first with apricots and other fruits. Finish is hoppy with grapefruit and grass. Overall the balance is pretty good, and it’s quite refreshing.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Dirty caramel, dark, thick, large frothy tannish head, nice lacing. Big sweet resiny nose, candied citrus peel and general citrus zest. Strong maltiness up front, hoppy, fairly good sweetness, citrusy, zesty, and overall just a nice big hoppy red with a good malt base. Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full. Nothing really fancy, but a solid beer with some enjoyable flavors. A true big hoppy Red Ale.
BelgianBeerGal (3315) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Traded bottle. Pours a hazy orange, brown color with a small off-white head. Nice lacing too. Pretty bold aroma that trended towards Pine-sol...but in a tasty way. Pretty bold taste too. Super hoppy but not overly bitter. Almost no hint of the 9ABV too. I likey.
marcus (7183) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours cloudy amber with a thick beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with flavorful piney bitterness. There is a lot of tasty ingredient in this brew.
bu11zeye (12100) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2011 (750ml bottle and Draught a couple times) Pours a hazy golden body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of mustiness, nuts, caramel, citrus, passion fruit, and perfume. Flavor of pine, caramel, grass, herbs, passion fruit, and citrus with a dry, bitter finish.
smith4498 (3214) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy amber color with off white head. Aromas of citrus and some tropical fruits with some caramel malts. Grapefruit and some pine with a touch of sweet malts. Medium body with average carbonation. A pleasant surprise.
brokensail (12361) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The beer pours a hazy amber color with a small off-white head.
S: Quite hoppy, the way I like my red ales. A bunch of citrus peel with a bit of grass and a mild pine note. There is a little bit of grapefruit juice which gives it a light acidity. There’s also a touch of bread and toffee.
T: A bit more citrusy on the flavor, which I like. Plenty of grapefruit, tangerine, and mild pine. There’s a mild grass note and a fair bit of bread and toast. Only a mild caramel sweetness.
M: Medium bodied with a medium level of carbonation.
O: A pretty nice beer. Nice hoppy flavor, the nose just had that little acidity that didn’t quite do it for me.
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First beer rated in while. Aroma good citrus pine on the nose. Copper body with off white head and good lace. Flavor didn’t have the good citrus punch or the sweet oranges aftertaste left on palate. Good brew overall.
anders37 (18693) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter citrus flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.