Illini08 (542) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Clear red pour with just a white ring around the edge. Nutty, malty aroma and flavor. Very drinkable.
Emeister84 (1089) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Caramel, citrus fruit, red berries, and toast on the nose. Reddish amber with a fading, off-white head. Dry and fruity, completed by an up-front snap of citrusy hops. Medium body, low-moderate carbonation, and a fully flavorful finish loaded with caramel, berries, and citrusy hops.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Originally reviewed: 3/17/10. Had this on tap at the brewpub. Came out a clear dark amber/red with a thin white head on top. Little lace stuck to the glass. Scents of breads, some mild toffee, and sharp hops.
The body is crisp and refreshing. Plenty of carbonation. This is a high-hopped Irish Red. Reminds me of a tamed-down Amber Ale. Some mild breadiness in the middle, but the sweeter side that I expect from the style, is absent. It’s bitter, bold, and good. Not a bad take on the style. Recommend.
Drake (8779) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served on draft at Beer Run in Charlottesville, VA on 3/18/11. Pours a clear copper color with a medium offwhite head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel malts a floral, leafy hops. The taste is earthy and malty with a leafy, floral hop finish. Medium bodied.
chandler0201 (644) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper colored pour, small white head. Aroma of malts, some caramel, and some grain. Flavor is mostly bitter with malts, with tinge of sweetness. Finish was rather bland and unimpressive however.
OldGrowth (2730) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at Tribeca Tavern, Cary. 4/26/11 Good aroma, malty. nutty, mealy, bread. Clean brownish orange color, Good head that faded to a ring, minor lace. medium sweetness, lightly bitter. light body, creamy mouthfeel, average carbonation, sweet finish. Ok, classic Irish ale. Good session/lunch beer. doesn’t make me want another one though.
Suttree (5225) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red, with a dense beige head. Grainy, caramel aroma. Lightly hoppy flavor, with a nice mix of bitter and sweet. All inall, pretty simple, but well made and tasty. On tap, Asheville Pizza and brewing.
emacgee (4112) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Piedmont in Durham, NC. Dull reddish copper pour with one finger of creamy sandstone tan head. Nose is rich and malty with a mild leafy hop character and notes of caramel and toasted grain. Full bodied with a medium carbonation and mild bitterness. Toasted grain and some malt sweetness.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the brewery back in late March. pours a clear red-amber with just a hint of a head and leaves some spotty lace. subtle malt with some earth and nuts. a nice easy drinking beer.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap as the Irish red seasonal. For an Irish red- this was actually pretty good, but still a boring style. Medium amber red with a nice head. Aroma is nutty with good full caramel malts, slight butter, low hops and good ester fruitiness. Flavor is toffee, caramel, herbal hops, light spice, and a good fruitiness. Fairly clean and very easy to drink.