philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red Menace Big Amber Ale--2005 12 oz. Bottle. 5.75% ABV. 45 IBUís? (4.25 / 5.0) Tight lacy head. Clear bright rich dark amber color. Malty mild toasted floral fruit hop front. Dry sweet crusty biscuit caramel chewy mild fruit body. Dry mild earthy hop spice end. Smooth tangy & tasty. Sampled 7/19/2005.
Red Menace Big Amber Ale--2005 22 oz. Bottle. 5.75% ABV. 45 IBUís? (4.5 / 5.0) Thick pour. Mild lacy head. Clear rich deep amber red color. Malty floral toasted hop front. Rich smooth malty toasted sweet biscuit caramel bottle conditioned mellow yeast ester fruit body. Clean mild hop spice end. Sampled 3/24/2005.
Red Menace Big Amber Ale--2007 12 oz. Bottle. 5.75% ABV. 30 IBUís? (3.5 / 5.0 ) 6-Pack $6.99. Foamy mild lace off white head. Clear bottle conditioned sediment flecked bright thin amber color. Mild hop fruit estery front. Crisp mild sweet fruity mild biscuit clean caramel body. Infected yeasty hints. Over Aged? Mild hop spice citrus ester fruity clean end. Fizzy. Sampled 3/23/2008.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium amber/brown color. Aromas of caramel malts, minor hops, and a touch of wood. Flavor is burnt caramel, fruit and a smooth roast finish.
lukeherinckx (134) - mount pleasant, South Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big hoppy, malty aroma. Dark amber color with a short lived off white head. middle of the road maltiness and a slight hoppiness. not much of a finish either. very middle of the road
esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy reddish amber with a medium slowly disappearing tan topper and spotty lacing. Aroma of grains, mild hops and caramel. Starts out malty and finishes hoppy with caramel and mild citrus. Mild bitter finish on this middle of the road amber ale in a style that Iím a wee bit tired of.
Skyview (5542) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Brennanís Country Farm Market in Brookfield, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-clear copper brown colored brew with an average sized off-white head that leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of roasted caramel malt, a hint of flowery hops, roasted nuts and a touch of fruit. Taste is medium to full bodied, flavors of toasted caramel malt, bitter grassy hops, and peanut skin. Finish is dry with a mild bitterness and light toasted caramel malt that slowly disappears.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice beer, however Iím docking it points because half of it overflowed itself out of the bottle for a good solid 5 minutes. Once the smoke cleared it had a substantial amount of body. Fresh and fruity, particularly apples and some pear. Caramel, biscuit and cinnamon flavours. Aroma has some spices and definately hops all the way through. Iíd like to try it again next time when it doesnít explode out of the bottle.
markwise (5168) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours orange-amber with a white head. Nose is malt, hop bitterness, and some citrus. Flavor is the same with some caramel malt joining the party. Interesting beer.
rader58 (871) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - NOV 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep hazy copper. Aroma is floral hops. Surprising caramel malt flavor. (Seems a bit flat, however, Iím not sure when this was bottled as the liquor store had it on sale and the bottles had a decent amount of dust on them.)
unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Deep amber color. Nice tan head. Beautiful aroma of hops. Very c-note. Lots of pine a bit of citrus. Flavor was smooth and creamy. Very nice caramel malt. A good bit of refreshing pine hops. Well balanced.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 2, 2009
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle. Poured reddish-amber wiht a short-lived cap of beige head. The aroma picked up toasted redder fruits and caramel with odd brighter accents of Pixy Stix mixed with Pinesol.. not thad bad, but certainly odd. The flavor found more of the fruits at the core with caramel adding some support.. bright grassy accents paired with wet grains and residual sugars.. finished kind of sharp. Light-medium bodied and slick on the palate with low carbonation.. bitter, but with little real character to it.. just didnít feel good or come together well.