HopDirt (22) - - DEC 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice balance of toasty malts, Bready caramel biscuits into just enough citrussy bitter hops, very enjoyable!
CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - DEC 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours from bomber a dark amber color with a frothy off-white/khaki head and excellent lacing. Aroma is a mix of strong citrus, tropical hops with some sweet toasted caramel and biscuit malt and a bit of pine. Flavour of pine and citrus hop flavor and caramel and dark fruit malt. Ends somewhat creamy, drinkable beer.
maltman53 (435) - Corrales, New Mexico, USA - NOV 29, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber ours ruby brown with thin tan head. Malty, but not too sweet. Hoppy, but not too bitter. Overall, a unique style for a "red IPA."
smith4498 (3285) - Miami, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark copper color with tan head. Toasted malt, citrus, and caramel aromas. Toasted malt and citrus flavor with a touch of sweetness. Medium body with average carbonation.
maddmatt639 (325) - Pacifica, California, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No retention and light lacing. Smells of floral, sweet malt and oranges. Tastes of pineapple, grapefruit and floral. Bitter aftertaste.
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bnoel09 (493) - Elk Grove, California, USA - OCT 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from the bomber into a shaker. Clear ruby brown with a tan head. Aroma is a big dose of grassy and floral hops - smells like a wet hopped beer. Flavor starts with some caramel malt and leads right into all of the hop character. Again, a nice dose of fresh hops! Medium bodied with a slightly oily mouthfeel. Overall this is quite delicious and very fresh tasting.
Fatehunter (1767) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours two fingers of head on a clear dark straw colored body.
The aroma is rich grapefruit and lemon with some brown sugar in the background.
The taste starts with big lemon bitterness, but the (slightly caramel) malt quickly tames it. Great balance.
The texture is softer.
slowrunner77 (7590) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2015 "The balance of this beer has definitely leaned towards the malt. Don’t know the age, but the main presence of the hops is bitternes rather than floral aromatics or flavor. Too bad too, cause the malt is rich and tasty, but what’s left of the other half of the beer took a little away from the overall enjoyment."
2015 brewery fresh - I get it. Sticky hoppy malty goodness. I’d rate a 3.8-9 on its own. Gotta average. Date yo sh--!
chops911 (4) - australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Really delicious!! good colour, great aroma, good malty balance with hoppiness that is just enough (well its never enough now is it). But, just enough that those hoppy burps remind you of why you love beer. Good beer. Look, its really good. how does it hide 6.8% so well?? well I can assure you that this is a new favorite of mine.
harrisoni (15665) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tap East Stratford. clear dark red brown beer. Thin beige head. Some sweetness in the mouth some lime grapefruit hop. Some oxidisation but not much. Bit too much carbonation yet still a little watery in the mouth. Ok. Promises much but not quite delivers on this pouring.