topherh (1916) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - AUG 22, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
ON tap at Clybourn, deep reddish brown, aroma of hops and some oak, nicely balanced hops and caramel flavor
wmubronco1992 (674) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Clybourn location. Dark copper color. Lots of spices, hoppy, with a dry finish. Good solid beer
IPALover (63) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JUL 21, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had this on cask at the brewpub. It was very nice and smooth but had a smooth hoppy red style flavor.
bager (2120) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - JUL 12, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask @ the brewpub. Reddish golden coloured with a small head. Quite refreshing with malty and fruity notes.
jasonp (1562) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GI Clybourn location. Deep clear red with an off-white head. Fresh Cascade hop aroma with some toffee as well. Flavor has notes of toasted malt, pine and grapefruit/citrus. Moderately sweet, ends with a spicy hop finish. Very well-balanced. Medium bodied with a smooth texture and moderate carbonation. A very good session ale.
Ughsmash (7429) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Clybourn. This was an excellent brew! Poured a clear, deep iced tea/reddish brown with a tall, thick beige head. Big Cascade feel upfront (pine and powerful grapefruit).. with airy caramel and toffee beneath... floral hops waft through as it warms. Juicy grapefruit throughout.. with pine and more grapefruity bitterness around the mouth. Pine tingliness at the finish leaves a lasting impression. Sweet caramel malts provide the base, but remain in the background. Medium-bodied and very smooth! Ideal level of bitterness hits all the right place. Fitting Celebration for #900!
Zeswaft (1505) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on cask and it was quite a good beer. Not sure I would classify this as an irish ale. I’d say it was more of an apa, maybe an amber ale. Anyways, a good amount of citrusy grapefruit in there and a good malt balance.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear red. Great nose, sweet, lots of citric hops with a touch of fresh-cut grass. Nice flavor, initially quite sweet, then bitter. Hops are somewhat citric, but get a bit more of a woody hop to it as well. Great palate, very creamy and sticky. Could drink plenty of this one.
JMerritt (1903) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Clybourn brewpub. Red-orange, clear, with an off-white head that is partially diminishing with nice, albeit uneven lacing. Spciy hop aroma, cinnamon and nutmeg hints with sweet toffee. Strong malts in the flavor, very caramelly. Biting hops are earthy, slightly piney. Very nicely balanced.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear copper-red with a grayish wisp formation for the head. Aroma leads in with brown sugar, maple, molasses, hops and caramelized honey-roasted peanuts. Nice nutty malt complex lends a nice flavor profile. Pecans, hazelnuts and a quaff rounding out with freshly cracked walnuts. Caramel rolls in to sweeten it a bit with hopping efforts working to liven the palate feel. Can easily rest on its laurels as a top-notch Irish ale. Enjoyable stuff.