bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Ruby amber beer with a ncie tan head. Nice grapefruit and pine aroma. Grapefruit/pine flavor with a caramel/nutty backing. Medium bodied. Lingering grapefruit/pine with some tropical notes and sweet malt.
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper color. Smell of hops, malt, flowers, rye, caramel and pine. Tastes just like Founders Red Rye. Taste of hops, malt, flowers, rye, caramel and pine. Love the bitterness.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice, deep clear red color with a frothy tan head. Sweet caramel malt and citrus and mango hop aroma. Very hoppy flavor with a clean,lightly sweet, malt backbone and a perfect bitter finish. Good stuff.
verymerrymonk (413) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a deep amber with a thin, quickly dissipating head. Pleasant grassy hop balanced by a sweet, biscuit-y malt. This is really good.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 25, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle tasted at Tom’s going away party. Nose is cheese, hops hops, tastes hoppy dry, red colour, really nice. bags of hops. hoppy goodness.
Acknud (1078) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JUL 25, 2008
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I feel let down. It looks good, it smells good and the first part of the taste is good but then finished with a metallic lingering aftertaste that I can’t forgive.
Tejas (860) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Woah, this is right up my alley. Just found another daily drinker. Love that it’s not that strong either. 6% is just right. An Amber with a tilt towards the hoppy side of the fence. Great beer.
kidmartinek (3507) - 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 (745) - 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 (7682) - 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.