jcos (1362) - Maryland, USA - APR 18, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Perfect Pour, split with dbarnold and Travis. Pours a nice copper haze. Aroma is very strong hop aroma and maybe some caramel from the malts. Tastes bitter up front, with super malt backbone similar to others of the Imperial Red style. This style is one of my favorite types of beer, and this one hit home with me pretty well.
Dorwart (2312) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - APR 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thin beige head of fine bubbles. Wonderfully hoppy aroma with lots of pine sap, pineapple, fresh cut grass and some light but sweet malts. Excellent aroma that makes the mouth salivate for a taste. Color is a dark copper. Lots more hoppy goodness. Like sucking on a pine cone. Lots of pine sap, herbs, grapefruit pith and some more sweet malts for balance. Quite the zippy mouthfeel from the alcohol and slight carbonation. Warming alcohol presence with a sharp dry finish. This is by far, my favorite brew of the NJTPK Exit series. I am going to have to look for more of this stuff.
egajdzis (5119) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red amber color with a small, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, citrus, grass, light pine, and some candy. Taste of grass, citrus, light wood, pine, and a dry finish.
nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Standard Tap in Philly. Man, I’m absolutely crushing this series. 7 for 7 so far. Ticking successes like this are always exciting. This one has a bright red color, mostly clear, with a two-finger light beige head. The aroma is hoppy and citrusy with some caramel malts to back it up. Good if not too exciting, flavor, with caramel malt, mild toast, grapefruit, and pine. Medium-plus body with an average carbonation level. Enjoyable and one I’d be willing to revisit, but not terribly memorable.
bhensonb (9863) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Capped 750 from michael-pollack. Pours hazy dark ruddy amber with a creamy/bubbly beige head. Strong citrus aroma. Full bodied. Quite a mix of fruity/floral/citrus/pine. There is something tropical, but it’s not clear. Pretty sure it’s not pineapple, but it might be mango. Finishes floral bitter with some underlying malt sweetness. But it ends beautifully bitter.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from Total Wine - Pours a hazy amber color with a one and a half finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is floral, citrus, and pine hops. Flavor is also floral, pine, and citrus hops with a bit of malt sweetness. Alcohol isn’t too noticeable. Finish is kinda fruity and a little bitter. Medium to full body. A very good beer.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle: Pours a clear deep copper orange with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a fresh citrusy hoppy nose with some lightly sweet toasted caramel malts. Starts with pretty good fullness and malty sweetness with lots of juicy grapefruit and clean bittering hops before a resiny bittersweet finish. A pretty true to style and very drinkable imperial red ale.
jtclockwork (6256) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber. White head. Fantastic nose of tropical fruits, hops, caramel malts, pineapple and pinewood. Taste is caramel malt with tropical fruit and dry pine finish. Thick caramel malt body.
r464 (1655) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper amber colored with an off white head. A balanced flavor of malt, yeast, and hops. Strong, with hints of fruit and a tidbit of spice, this is a strong one to be savored.
Signalwriter (86) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2011
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Oh, boy – this is great beer! Colorful and full-bodied, but with lovely lasting tastes of malts and caramel, citrus and pine, and hoppy to boot. It goes down so smoothly – I cannot say better than some of the more complex reviews already given here. It deserves the phrase the brewery gives it: “richly flavored.”