jkwalking05 (3393) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Backlog) 12 oz bottle. The look is reddish brown in color, light tan head, and somewhat clear. The smell is grassy, bushes, hops, fruits, pretty decent, floral, dust, and pleasing. The taste is iced tea, hops, not too bitter, fruits, malts, and decent.
hockeybeerguy (544) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The appearance is a rusty yet hazy amber red body that leaves a thick, foamy, off white one finger head that lasts for a good two minutes. No carbonation is seen rising. Great amounts of lacing is left all over. The aroma has pine up front with a superb combination of citrus and hops in the background. Some light maltiness does come out slightly. The taste has all of the noted smells combined really nicely. Its fairly easy on the palate with nothing harsh on the tongue and a generally all around good feel. overall, this is an awesome blend of an IPA and a red ale.
VinegarStroke (202) - Napa, California, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (22 FL OZ): Clear, copper with yellow head that dissipates. Lifted hops and moderate malt aromas. Pine and citrus. Clean. Dry, moderate to high bitterness. Not sour. Medium weight and long flavor. Caramel on the palate but hops dominate. Certainly looks more like a red IPA than an amber ale.
Classic west coast beer.
ajnepple (1452) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Yard House (Lakewood). Reddish amber with a white head and lacing. Caramel, citrus, pine, resinous hops, grass and herbs. Medium body with crisp bitterness and a lingering, dry finish. Pretty phresh, brah.
Temptation (204) - - DEC 26, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Though I wasn’t a great fan of Green Flash, this has changed forever with this beer. It’s great aspect, with that reddish honey color, Off-white head with lace, and the aromas pack, with resins, piney notes, grass, toasted malts...the most remarkable is its perfectly balanced structure, bitter but not aggressive, balanced with sweet hints from the malts (caramel, brown sugar), all framed in a watery texture and crowned with a subtle, elegant finish. I could drink liters of this. A very, very great beer. From now on, I love Green Flash...
tillmac62 (119) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium amber pour with a ruby hue. Served on draft and arrived with a small head and almost no lacing. Nice nose of pine hops, tending towards spruce. Almost medium bodied with normal carbonation. Nice almost slick mouthfeel. A nice spruce flavor over a slight sweetness is found in this well crafted and balanced ale. This one is hop flavor, rather than bitterness, focused. Crisp finish of spruce and sweetness. A slight bitterness lingers. Quite nice!
AlainG (1003) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rousse, presque rouge, elle est surmontée d’une mousse baveuse qui s’affaire rapidement à tisser une dentelle. Un nez agréable de fleurs diverses, d’épices, d’herbes variées et de malt caramélisé. Le goût est tout aussi agréable et une amertume civilisée qui se situe du côté des conifères. Une texture soyeuse fait passer la touche résineuse un peu mieux. Le tout glisse bien dans le gosier. (921-141213)
Cory (222) - , California, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is brown sugar fresh hops, pretty mild hop experience with some nut characteristics from the roasted malts, medium finish and body. This is a really nice red ipa.
MaroonOrange (120) - - DEC 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly cloudy amber with a stable, creamy head. Aromas of malt, floral hops, cherries, and ripe berries. Rich creamy palate with sweetness throughout. Aromatic hop finish. A nice mix of styles.
TH28 (71) - - DEC 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy deep red with some chunkiness (not the freshest sample), and a nice creamy off whit foam cap. Aroma is an intense citrus and pine resin. Taste starts with a sweet, deep caramel malt and gives way to a pronounced hop bitterness with some with a grassy, herbal character. Slight bit of oxidized, papery flavor. Mouthfeel is medium with moderate carbonation. Finish is a strong but well balanced bitterness that lingers on the tongue.