retinadoc (114) - - MAR 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Appealing, above average carbonation and hoppy aroma. Interesting reddish color. Very tasty hoppy ale, well balanced and not too strong or astringent hop flavor, like some microbrew IPA’s. Slightly bitter finish. A very pleasant surprise!
AR (982) - Georgia, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is a typical red ale. It is predominately hoppy, but a good malty presence. Medium body.
WillRunForBeer (342) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours red gold with a clingy white head. Aroma of caramel malt, raisin, bread, grass and pine. Well balanced with caramel malts on the sweet side, grassy hops on the bitter side.
NoLedge21 (11) - Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has the kind of balance between malts and hops that make Dogfish Head IPAs so great. Light to the nose. Some pine I’d say. Dark amber with thick head when I poured it. Truly enjoyed it.
bkurtz (716) - PERU - JAN 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy amber/orange with fairly large head. Grapefruit and orange aromas. Nice balance of sweet citrus and bitter hops. Very enjoyable amber ale, one of the best.
suprchunk (1926) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep red colored pour. Big off-white head. Plenty of lacing. Aroma is huge malt. Taste is huge malt. Very nice beer.
ESPh (40) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a pint glass, it is a classic red ale with a nice head. You can smell grassy hops, almost a rye bread aroma. There is a little toasted malt flavor along with the grassy hops. With crisp carbonation and mild bitterness, this is very close to an IPA. Overall enjoyable and drinkable.
Cybercat (2912) - Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice clear tawny with a fairly thick buff head. Malty aroma is not strong but still invites a sip. Strong, malty flavor has hoppy, hay and subtle fruity notes. Firm texture has a sharp, edgy fizz and leaves a hoppy and resiny-bitter finish. Let this one swim down your throat.
Slipstream (1923) - USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ambers are one of my least favorite styles, but this was a nice, hoppy one. Well balanced between the hops and the malts. Astringent but still a pleasure to drink.
Bricks (551) - Delaware, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber in color, decent head. Tastes more like an IPA than an amber ale. Good beer.