superspak (1906) - Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass; no bottle dating, but should be pretty fresh. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy ruby copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of tangerine, orange zest, lemon zest, grapefruit, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, toast, biscuit, toffee, and floral/toasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of tangerine, lemon zest, orange zest, grapefruit, floral, grass, pine, caramel, toast, biscuit, toffee, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, citrus zest, pine, floral, grass, caramel, toast, toffee, biscuit, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of hop and malt flavors; with crisp and quite balanced malt/hops with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly creamy, crisp, and moderately sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent red IPA. All around great balance and complexity of malt and hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
LearninBeer (308) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours brownish red, with large off white head, excellent lacing. The aroma is citrus/floral hops. The taste is bitter. The body medium full the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter. Very good but it was even better on tap.
stevoj (1337) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark orange amber with thick, fluffy head. Aroma is perfect balance of malt and hops. Taste is smooth, with just some spicy bitterness on the tail end. Beauty of a beer, delicious!
merc7186 (1472) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Reddish/Orangish Hue, Passes Some Light, Thick Orangish Head, Great Lacing
S: Biscuits, Floral, Bittering Hops
T: Bittering Hops, Biscuits, Mildly Floral
M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Bitter, Mildly Grainy
Overall, a really nice red ale with a good hoppy bitterness.
petewhitley (294) - JAPAN - NOV 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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want1DIPA (151) - - NOV 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber pour. This brew has a good carmel sweetness to it balanced out by that good ole west coast hop kick.
Andy_ (389) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Copper hazy beer with lots of persisting blond head leaving lacing on the glass. Aroma and flavor are just caramelly sweet malts and bitterness. Finish is dry. Palate is medium full and sticky. A pretty stale beer but well balanced.
Jaysbeers (18) - - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Wow--this beer has a lot going on! Almost a spicy flavor that lingers in addition to the hoppiness. The carbonation also adds to the bite. A good beer, but I'd probably only drink one due to how "big" it is.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Petrucci914 (876) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dirty red with light white head. Aroma is herbal hoppiness with some caramel sweetness. Taste is much the same. Great balance.
cards04 (1202) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A really good rye ale. Really starting to like this style of beer. Hoppy and caramel aromas. Flavors are nice toasty rye with a bitter vegetal green finish.