Zymurgeist2 (1624) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Part of a sampler at Jet Rock at PHL terminal B. Clear amber with off white head. All malt. Malt, malt and more malt. Slight alcohol burn and slight cloying. Did not get the hops out of this, but not bad.
ffaoe (390) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight malt aroma. Red in color with little head. Malty flavor with roasty and dark caramel malt, stone fruit notes, hoppy finish.
pinkzambia (1802) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap @ The Raleigh Times: Cloudy brown with a frothy white head. Sweet hoppy aroma with some citrus notes. Thick and creamy with a green hop aftertaste.
tsd08460 (613) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: caramel, pine, citrus,
Appearance: clear amber, tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
dlovell2 (1544) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with a tan head. Fruity malt aroma with caramel and pine. Flavor is caramel malt up front with fruity flavors. Finishes with bitter pine. Nice beer , perfect Halloween beer.
HourGlass13 (494) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark deep amber with a thin tan head. Aroma is pine hops, with some caramel sweetness, citrus and bread. Flavor is hop forward for sure, moderately sweet with caramel malts, bread, and plenty of piney hops. Long finish had some earthiness. Not bitter but a little too hoppy for my taste. Interesting brew.
mambossa (249) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - OCT 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear royal-red pour with two finger off-white head (fairly vigorous pour). Malt-loaded toastiness, autumnal foliage and sweetness, inklings of cascade-like hops on nose. As always with Great Lakes, supremely balanced. Sweet, richly gliding toasted malts escorting a tapered yet satisfying grapefruit flowery hoppiness. Artfully crafted. Not sure about such negative reviews, but Great Lakes tends to brew very traditionally and with great balance and integrity. Of course it won’t be a complex hop bomb, it’s a red ale. Either way, very proud to be a stones throw from these guys.
samsmith33 (772) - - OCT 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2015 Aroma spice, light hops, hoppy taste. Good, not great. On tap at central Jersey beer fest.
zizzybalubba (1743) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from The Hop Yard, Raleigh (enjoy by November 29, 2015). Reddish-orange pour with a frothy beige head. Aroma of graham cracker and toffee with faint floral hops. The taste offers an assertive malt-forward sweetness of toffee and caramel but the hop presence is certainly noted. Tangerine and tropical fruit flavors cut through the sweetness to avoid it becoming too cloying. A nice beer overall but I would have preferred more hop character.
mstrcrwly (890) - New York, USA - OCT 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle poured into a snifter..amber with an off-white head..aroma of pine,resin,caramel..tastes of caramel,pine..disappointing.