invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 18, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a nice and deep amber color, small white head. Filtered and very clear. Smells of hops citrus. Tastes hoppy but very balance, especially for 8%. The only flaw I could find is that it comes in four packs instead of six.
voyageurmike (301) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Liquor Barn. Orange amber clear full bodied beer with modest carbonation. Pine and citrus taste, long bitter finish.
mambossa (298) - 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.
bender (293) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 12, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Went well with the food that night.
e303 (286) - - NOV 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to pint glass. Pour is deep copper with an off white head. The aroma is hoppy with some red apples. The taste is a well balanced hop and fruit combo. Not citrus but other fruits. The finish is moderately carbonated and easy. Good beer.
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Jasond612 (282) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10/26/13. $3.69 bottle from CBO. 2nd beer drank at wasabi.
Pours a dark, clear red, bright, with a off white head. The taste is both sweet and bitter. This ones a winner.
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JLAudio (282) - Crestwood, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2007 Pours an amazing deep amber color with hints of red throughout. The lightly colored tan head was well developed and lasted for a considerable amount of time. It had overwhelming aromas of pine, citrus, and spice. The initial taste was a blast of well rounded malts, a little spicey, with a slight toasty element and hints of caramel, while almost immediately the hop profile took over. The hops dominate for the last 90%, but the slight taste of alcohol near the end adds a slight burn common to IIPA’s. This was an amazing blend of insane amounts of hops, and a unique blend of malts. The alcohol is just right, at 8%, any more would take away from the perfect complexity. One of the best around
BazookaJoe (274) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice aroma, it’s pretty dark for a red ale. Nice malt body with plenty of hops. Overall a pretty good red ale
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample from a bottle at Binny’s "Fall Festival of BEERS." Hoppy nose; burnt reddish-brown color; light, thin head. Surprisingly strong, hoppy flavor. This is a unique beer, not over-complex, but flavorful and drinkable.
bdjames29 (273) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very good beer. Definite red color - pretty pour - not much head. Sweet, malty theme followed but a good bit of hopps. A bit dull in the mouth, though - could use a bit more life. Flavor is outstanding and very smooth. A good brew from a great brewery.