stimulus (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle (4 pack) into a Founders snifter.
A: Pours a bright clear ruby red with a one finger white head.
S: Caramel, grapefruit, and hops detected.
T: Piney, hoppy, and malty. This is balanced like a good amber ale, but more pronounced.
M: Medium bodied and well carbonated.
D: Not too bad, alcohol is not that present for 8% abv.
MtStateBeer (84) - Hurricane, West Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle, served in a tulip glass. Pours a reddish copper color with a good, frothy, off-white head, lacing throughout. Aroma is caramel malts, fruits, grapefruit and pine hops. Flavor is sweet, caramel malts, a hint of wood, grapefruit and resin hops, and a hint of alcohol. Mouthfeel is dry and bitter. Pretty good beer, very hoppy, I like it.
revolution2718 (84) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours very red with minimal head. Nose is hops, caramel malts, sweet fruitiness. Taste is aggressively hopped up from, spicy and peppery. Then the malts kick in with a little sweetness, and a bitter aftertaste. Decent
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jeremugohio (82) - 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.
shoeshineboy (81) - Youngstown, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I crying shame this is not brewed year round... The best of the Great lakes IMO. looking forward to the next release. BETTER MAKE IT QUICK!!!
Eberndt (81) - - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle poured into glass. Deep red color with a lacey white head. Very hoppy aroma and bit of a sweet aftertaste. Wife hated it.
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
jbmanz (74) - Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft in tulip .. Nice dark red ruby clear color ..
Interesting/good aroma, can't quite put my finger in it but has a nice complexity to the nose.
Smooth easy malts - nice strong ale!
CBCPaleAle (73) - Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange/red color. A little sweet as you might expect, but not overtly so. Nice bite from the hops. I also noted a hint of clove as did another reviewer. Iíll take Burning River over this, but thatís not to say this isnít very good. Donít drink too many of these in one sitting.
grebs (71) - Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy and malty at the same time. Great balance and a beautiful color. Hides its alcohol very well. Perfect for Halloween. Thicker palate than most Great Lakes brews that arenít Porter/Stout. A well thought out beer.