Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: 750 ml. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a nice amber color with an almost creamy light tan head. The nose is all hops with notes of pine, resin, and herbals. The flavor is a lot of hops with nice malt balance. Lots of pine and resin up front with some soap in the back. Medium bodied with softer carbonation leading to a lengthy bitter finish. An excellent amber ale for any hop head.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Disclaimer: very boozy. Pours a nice amber bruin fall like body with a white head that hugs the glass quite nicely. Aromatically effervescent booze, light fruit tones, citrus, and some light earth notes. The good kinds goes downhill from here. Big boozy fruit latent tones with a near disappearance of flavor in the finish leaving you well a huge warmth and not much else other then some bitterness that cowers behind the etoh. Eh, overall i’d say a miss, i don’t think this represents Rutgers culture either other then the scarlet in the name.
MikeMoriendi (72) - Boynton Beach, USA - APR 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
It pours into my New Belgium glass a murky red color. There is a good sized sandy colored head on top and it leaves some good lacing along the glass.
The moment I started pouring the beer I got the huge citrus hop smell. Placing my nose closer it’s even bigger. Lots of scents of grapefruit and pines. I even get a slightly biscuit malt aroma in the back.
But if you are looking for balance in the taste you won’t find much. This is a hop bomb. Tons of citrus and pine hops leave a great hop flavor and nice bitter finish. Tiny bit of malt backing just to make it not overboard.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Rating 45. Hazy bright orange color with an off white head that left some pretty nice lacing on the glass. Nice citrus hop aroma with a moderate caramal maltiness. Light hops on the tongue and a subtle malt backbone, very drinkable and enjoyable. (1684)
tastybeer (1852) - Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours red with an off-white head. Not much of an aroma - getting grapefruit, pine, apple, cinnamon. Flavor is more apple, butter, bitter and soapy hops.
dagimp (860) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 750ml into a snifter. Pours scarlet red... well, maybe a tad lighter. Plenty of head which dissipates into a thin coating. Aroma of pine, flowers and soap. Mouthfeel is moderately thick for a red, but with too much carbonation. Kinda burpey. Taste is of strawberries, kool-aid, cough syrup, alcohol, soap and pine. Meh, it’s an OK red ale, but I wouldn’t buy it again. Disappointment from the Exit series’ usual outstandingness.
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750mL. Pour is a clear reddish orange with a large, rocky, creamy, off-white head. Nice retention and webby lace. Aroma is butter, soap, pine, red apple, cinnamon. Hard to coax a nose out of this one. Taste is soapy, bitter, astringent, apple skins, butter. Spicy hop bitterness. Thinner body, soap dominant.
zizzybalubba (1692) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle from Total Wine in Chesapeake, VA. Dark orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit rind, piney hops, and caramel malt. Wonderfully balanced flavor with assertive piney, grassy, and pineapple hops yet there is a strong caramel and biscuit malt backbone. Somewhere between a DIPA and a barleywine so I suppose American Strong Ale fits the bill. This is an excellent beer.
nick76 (4322) - Tampa, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is very hoppy with caramel malt to balance. The appearance is amber/gold with a smaller head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall this is a very decent beer.
Palidor19 (3096) - Brandon, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of substance in this beer. Has a nice full flavor with a rich hoppy presence. The mouth feel gives a robust mild syrup with a creamy head. Strong and rich, highly recommend.