kidmartinek (3220) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2008
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2009 Deep amber with a foamy, thick 1.5" tan head. Balanced hop aroma with a strong floral presence. Aroma is also of strong caramel malt with a hoppy, spicy accent. Sediment in suspension is clearly visible in the glass. Full, delicious, balanced hop flavor that is heavy and very bitter. The caramel malt is an undertone. Smooth, light and creamy texture. So much character, you almost can’t handle it, but then you handle it. Consistency is medium-thick, and satisfying. Clean, bitter finish. These hopped up American red ales are the new IPAs. God blessed Texas and Amarillo hops. This could unseat your other favorite.
Nik925 (742) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2008
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I love hoppy red ales and this is far more IPA than amber. The dry hopping of amarillos offer up a great bitterness and hop bite. It has a wonderful malt smell and palate, low end of the carbonation scale. Would be a higher score, but for some reason, that 6% alcohol has a taste of 8-9%, its surprisingly harsh.
Wonderful ale with plenty of lupilin.
DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at Green Leafe tavern. Pours deep coppery ruby with off-khaki head. Nose is intense hops, rye malt, mild vinous fruit and peppery notes. Tastes full bodied, rich, with a well balanced rye malty and hoppy presence. I had this with gazpacho, and it paired amazingly well with that.
IrishBoy (3726) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from Country Club Liquors; Nose of light piney and floral hops along with caramel maltiness; Hzy copper with a medium beige head; flavor is hop bitterness, light pineiness, caramel, & rye bread; finish is hoppy bitterness. Red IPA would be a good description!
RagallachMC (631) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Aroma: Aroma: Nice fruity hoppiness with notes of orange and apricot, floral and light spice. A good amount of maltiness with a large dose of caramel. Some light breadcrust. Appearance: Deep reddish amber bordering on copper in color. Nice clarity. Bone colored head was full and foamy with great retention and lacing. Flavor: Hop forward with notes of apricot, resin, orange, and floral. A bit of caramel and breadcrust. Bitterness kicks in soon and lingers for a bit after the finish. Finishes dry. Palate: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. A bit of astringency on the tongue. Overall: Nice beer. Smooth and very drinkable with a nice hop kick.
dyetube (1154) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer pours a deep reddish amber with a medium off white head. First thing you notice is that this beer appears to be unfiltered which seems kinda unusual for a red ale... The aroma is light grass/grapefruit which is great for a hop head such as myself. The flavor is the same and is quite dry as it should be. This is a very good offering from green flash. I really liked this one! Cheers
sickassmick (220) - Concord, California, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
I dont’ really like amber ales but the fact that this one’s name suggested extra hops, I thought i would give it a try. It pours cloudy reddish brown and has a cool little layer of ultra fine head that never goes away. It smells really malty. all i can smell really. The mouthfeel is lively, thick, very well done. The hops I can taste in there somewhere in the middle, but not really standing out much to me, i get a slight bitter aftertaste... not nearly dry enough for my liking, subsides quickly and leaves my mouth tasting like a can of malt extract. This beer is really well done and I could actually drink this again, just not my style.. I had their IPA and loved it by the way. rating that one next!
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, reddish orange color with tan head, very smooth grapefruit hop flavors with a sticky caramel citrus finish, very nice
Odeed (1774) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bronze body with a nice light brown head.as the head rests it leaves thick webbing on the glass.the aroma is a nice blend of citurs hops,juicy fruit gum,caramel malts,and what i would call "the forest.flavor is brings in the caramel first,with the citrus and some root beer at the end.its slightly bitter from the hops.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
7-1-08 bottle shared with lb4lb thanks to stefanje
Thick murky brown with a nice ivory head and good lacing. Smell is nice malt and hops and a touch of rye. A good balance. Nice flavor of hops and rye. It has this great orange and rye combination that works very well. Bitter with a sweet orange aftertaste. Thick smooth palate.