rlpeeler (67) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap slightly red tinged amber with medium off white head, very clear lovely looking. Taste is slightly hopped with some subtle malt coming through the finish. Not at all overly hopped as others here seem to have experienced. Certainly well worth a try.
gripweed57 (486) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Deep reddish brown color. Small creamy beige head. Rich toasted malt nose. Hints of dried fruit and earthy, resinous hops. First sip brings bittersweet toasted malt and lot’s of spicy, peppery hops. Make no mistake, this is a real hop bomb. Notes of vanilla, raisins and roasted nuts come to mind. Finishes dry and bitter. A big brew with a serious bite.
bowlnman1990 (78) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: sweet malt and hops. App: deep red, thin white head. Taste: bitter hops. Palate: full and long finish. Overall: decent
Thewade (260) - USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich and hoppy. This was a great brew that I will buy again. Well balanced.
Beerathon (882) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Highly hopped? Um, not in the flavor, nor the nose. I found this beer to be on highly disappointing. Dry finish, muddled hop/malt flavor. I expect better from Great Lakes.
EithCubes (4568) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle (enjoy by 12/10/13). Nose of deep earthen caramel and pine/woodsy hops, slightly pungent if not catty, pours very dark red with a soapy beige head. Taste in the mouth mostly dry, the hop-edges are dulled, some booze shines through in its heft, bitterness is mild, faint citrus under the lightly doughy, earthen caramel. Very full body. Balanced, yes, but it’s hard for me to get excited about these big red when the overall effect is something akin to a two year old IIPA.
jeremugohio (91) - springboro, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. This is a very well balanced beer. Hops were subtle, bitterness mild and maltiness fair. Very drinkable and enjoyable.
DocJitsu (693) - Florida, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear dark ruby-amber with a caramel colored head. Toasty toffee, ripe red fruit, and grassy hop. Cottony, filling mouthfeel. The flavors reflect the nose and are well-blended.
bubbleflubber (1700) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This nice Impy Red pours a gorgeous amber-brick into the glass, with a soapy head that leaves window-wash lacing. The nose is of oak and dark fruity esters. Flavors are malty, biscuit, pitted fruits, caramel and backed with a finish of decently hopped bitters. The ABV adds just a kiss to the finish to pull this all together nicely. The mouthfeel is very smooth, with soft carbonation, a medium body and semi-oily palate. Very well thought, and nice execution.
crajun (866) - , Texas, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Impressive beer. Nose of wood fruit and malt. Taste is sweet malt with immediate hop power not bitter but big hops