beergod (103) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2008
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle into pint glass. This beer pours nicely nice size head. Very nice dark amber color, scent is of citrus piney predominantly. Nice hoppy flavor that is perfectly balanced with a perfect amount of malt. Payed about 11 bucks a six pack and I’d do it again!!!
tripelthreat (186) - Soquel, California, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The usual reddish amber with a nice off-white head. Initial soft piney hop aroma with a touch of maltiness. Flavor is mostly piney hops with some roast and caramel malts in the background. Some light lacing left in the glass. An nice choice for an easy-to-drink IPA/IRA.
502Che (999) - @, CAMBODIA - AUG 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle into pint glass. Great clear dark copper color with a big frothy light tan head. Very balanced resinous hop aroma with a trace of malt in the background. The flavor is simple - all hops. There is a bit of a unique after taste on the finish that I cant really put my hands on, but I would personally call this one an IPA. The flavor is mostly resinous pine hops - nice and refreshing. Medium to light bodied on the palate with little to no carbonation. Overall: great simple (session worthy) beer.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Standard red-orange color, long-lasting medium piled head. Nicely roasty, milk-chocolatey aroma, spiky, skunky hops. Malty but balanced body, lots of cookie-like malts, moderate hop flavor. Acidic, citric hop notes balance it out. Very well balanced beer - delicious.
HopBackDoc (473) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep garnet color with off-white head. Aroma is hops! Flavor is well balanced with some caramel malts and loads of hops. Earthy, resiny, piney hop flavors tingle through the taste buds. Full flavored brew, very delicious. I would call it a red IPA.
DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours with not much carbonation. An off-white smallish head atop an opaque burnt dark red body. Nice color and good lacing despite the lack of carbonation. Aroma is floral, fruity hops with a substantial caramel background. Flavor is the same, mildly bitter with an intense maltiness. Grainy mouthfeel. This reminds me of Founder’s Red’s Rye slightly, though without the prominent rye I guess. This is pretty good but Green Flash has yet to blow me away.
Fruitfly (59) - , Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
South Philly Taproom. Pours a deep red amber with a small resilient tan head. Nose is a good range of citrus and piney hops. Nice balance for style. Doesn’t really stand as a beer I could have by itself and be completely satisfied.
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle served in a stem glass. Pours lightly hazed deep garnet topped by a dense off-white head. Big Amarillo nose of grapefruit and pine. Deep bitterness balanced by sweet caramel flavors, some pine and grapefruit as well. I agree with the rep IPA statement before me. And while it is good it needs something else to keep me coming back.
dpjuart (1034) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Naka. Pours red with light khaki head, one finger. Nose is all hops, citrus and pine. Taste is moderate bitter with a solid hop flavor, pine, citrus and mild resin with nice malt backbone, caramel with a mild chocolate flavor. Bitter lingers well into the after with some dank hoppiness. Very tasty "amber ale". More of a red IPA.
matt7215 (2111) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle from premier gourmet. pours deep red with a perfect everasting tan head. perfect amber ale appearance. hoppy aromas with a perfectly constructed malt profile. flavours are equally good with neither hops or malts outshining the other. very well balanced and sessionable. the only better amber ive ever had is Grand River Plowmans Ale and this only lacks in complexity. very solid ale.