Lightrider (225) - Bristol, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle into a goblet. Pour is a dark ruby red with a lace head. Aroma is light hop and mild malt. Taste is a very nice rounded hop with a malt base. Finish is a good bitter, and sweet malt under note. Something good from NJ, hard to Beleave.
Cybercat (2785) - 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 (1870) - 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 (519) - 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.
SamP01 (480) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear reddish amber with a medium long lasting white fluffy head, good lacing. Aroma and Taste is of mildly toasted caramel malt, pine and citrus hops, some orange flavor, fruity and bread and yeast. A medium body, crisp with good carbonation on the palate. Finishes with a sweet toasted caramel malt, fruity, some bread and yeast, mild orange notes with citrus and pine hops on the end for balance. Overall a refreshing and good drinking brew.
chinchill (1018) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, "best by" New Year’s Eve 2013, served in a lager glass.
Pulling this from the refrigerator, I’m not too excited to have selected a red ale. But wait, it says "West Coast hoppy style red ale" on the label, and releases a fine hoppy aroma upon uncapping, and looks great in the glass, due in part to the creamy and durable tan head. Well, the flavor and feel do not disappoint either. Crisp but soft carbonation in a medium bodied ale. Good, moderately complex mix of hops over a solid malt base. Mildly bitter aftertaste.
O: a really fine smelling, hoppy red ale. Worth seeking out.
BeerandBlues2 (8556) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of sonnycheeba. Pours clear dark amber with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is perfume, citrus, and pine hops, caramel and cookie malt with apple, pear, and apricot fruity esters. Flavor is heavy hops and bitterness, light malt, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
BiddleBrau (829) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle so limited ability to rate visuals. Malty nose. Full palate very malty. A bit too cloying.
mike5326 (483) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a room temperature bottle. Reddish orange color, full white frothy head, nice lacing. Floral hops smell. Light floral hops taste.
Luvystypotables (221) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Floral aroma with a touch of hops. Pleasant taste with a spicy palate. Decent head that goes away quickly.
Ed5388 (1260) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2013 12oz bottle. Had this at a wedding and drank it from the bottle. Appearance through the bottle looked nice and clear. Aroma from the bottle was of malt and spices. Taste was malty, with citrus skin, spices, and lots of piney bitterness.