Iphonephan (2697) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 75 cl bottle shared at home on Easter Sunday. Pours a clear amber with an ecru head. Flavors of toasted nuts. Bitter hop finish.
commonshawn (264) - - APR 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at new bohemia. Copper with nice white lacing. Hop and alcohol aroma. Dry bitterness with sweet as alcohol. Get lots of different hop elements. Solid beer but not good enough for this style.
DW78715816 (40) - Kansas, USA - MAR 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep amber with a thick creamy head. Hops and malt, delicious. I'm impressed with this brewery.
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ikigai (33) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber, nice head and lacing. Malty strong flavor. More malt than hops to me. Good but too strong malt for me.
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fiercepanda (455) - Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazy reddish-brown beer with a small beige head. The aroma is slightly spruce with a sweet fruit or candy and rich malt. The flavor is initially caramel with pine and lemon following.
BrewMstr (65) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - JAN 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppy and malty aroma, brilliant ruby color and great balanced flavor. Tried from a bottle, would love to try on tap or at brewery!
harrymel (1450) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled: 1/14/11 (dunno why the lapse in distro)
A: Pours a red, red beer. Single finger peanut head slowly falls to a medium sheet of the same. Clarity is brilliant even from the get go. Sheets of lace as the beer warms, initially nada.
S: Plenty of hops on this. But not as PNW as I had anticipate. The profile trades in the resin, weed, pine and earth for the cotton candy, sweet citrus and lightly floral hop characters. There’s also a prominent vienna, caramel malt profile amidst this one. Good nose even at two months (I think distro lapse was likely related to their commitment to bottle conditioning).
T: This is red. This is imperial. Plenty of hops up front, again, a bit sweet, but this time I think it’s from the ABV rather than the hop profile. The resin comes into play now. Sharp on the palate without burning, almost a pine cone/sap flavor (don’t ask how I know). Again, plenty of malt to help back this one up - typical of the style and true as such. Nice. As it warms, becomes more balanced and almost reminds me of a beefed up Marzen.
M: Creamy, medium to heavy body with low carb for the style. I wonder if this batch needed a little more priming addition for appropriate carbing. Leaves a slight slick on the palate and tongue.
O: this beer was originally released as part of the brewer’s reserve and during their 20th anniversary. At the time, the beer was made with a little more hop character and the yeast was more prominent. The original was intended to highlight one ingredient to reinheitsgebot: hops. It fit the profile, and is exceptionally memorable. Is this as good? No. Is it a good beer? Yes. I would like to try a little closer to bottle date, but given the conditions it was stored, I can’t see too much of the hops having died by now. I also think this would age into a hybrid English/American BW with a year on it.
Serving type: bottle
Gription79 (2158) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle, thanks to Ed. Pours a cloudy amber with a quickly dissipating head. The aroma is chewy caramel malts, hint of toffee, pine and fruit hops. The flavor is caramel, malty, slight toast notes, a hint of chocolate in the finish. The hop profile is American, resinous, some citrus, pine. I am not sure how to feel about these red IPAs. Not bad, just a little sweet in the finish.
EdInSaltLake (525) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrus/apple fruit, caramel malt, herbal aroma. Citrus, spicy hop flavor, with sweet, caramel, and little apple/cheery. I like the caramel malt flavor better than the aroma. Seems kind of low in carbonation? (Bottled 3/20/13; drank 12/1/13)
BrixandBrews (24) - West Richland, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Delightfully bitter, rich and crisp. This beer is my new favorite red, and could be fast becoming my second favorite ID brewery.