OleR (4804) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.65 L bottle, kindly shared by GrOve. Pours a dark amber body with good clarity. Mediumsized off-white head. Quite bold hop aroma, reminscent of grapefruit, leaves, earth and resin. Nicely balanced by toasted, breadcrust scented malts. Sweetish, toasted/mildly roasted and buiscuity malt base. Fruity and resinous bitterness. Medium full. Balanced fruity bitter and malty ending. Very likable.
Davros (2229) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a large head.
Nose shows herbal, spicy and piny hops along with some biscuity malt and a minty note.
Very similar flavours: herbal, minty and piny hops alongside some toasty malt hidden underneath followed by a sharp, aggressive bitterness.
Carbonation is a little over the top.
NBird (470) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours murky brown red, creamy med head. Smells.. Piney, floral hops, grapefruit, caramels and some toffee. Tastes..fresh and piney hops, nice bitter grapefruit flavours, caramel and toffee sweetness that balances the bitter action. Nice red.
csaso (1610) - Missouri, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap - good size foamy head, beautiful drak amber/red color, nice big citrus hop aroma and flavor, with a good mildly sweet malt balance; excellent brew overall
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty dark pour. 650 ml bottle. Piney smell. Hoppy / piney taste. Good red ale.
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boozedude (2172) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very dark pour.. strong hoppy arona.. taste is hopy grapefruit bittr goodness.. like it
larsga (6621) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Small beige head. Hazy brown body. Roasty dried fruity aroma with resiny notes. Dry-sweet wooden spicy taste with caramelly dandelion notes. Mid-bodied. Sharpish mealy mouthfeel. Dry-bitter dandelion and roasty caramel aftertaste with herbal notes. A bit sharp and bitter. (0.65l bottle, shared by gr0ve.)
monk191 (1240) - California, USA - APR 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A decent red, a little on the hoppy end. Pours a beautiful red with a tan head. Smells of hops, nothing else. Taste starts fruity, but quickly turns hoppy. Not a huge bitter aftertaste though. Had at tap at the Bay Area Craft Beer Festival
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KnutAlbert (6364) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle kindly shared by GrOve.
Sweet and malty aroma. Bitter hops, caramel, loads of malt. Nice.
Guerde (1210) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bomber from bhensonb) Pours a semi-clear dark red color with a large light tan to cream colored head that leaves a bunch of lacing and retains well. Aroma is very fresh and potent with grapefruit, light pine, and mint showing up in abundance. This smells really similar to Indeed’s Day Tripper. Light bit of toastiness emerges from the hoppy depths to provide a counterbalance and remind you that there’s a bit of malt character here. The flavor is substantially more malty and balanced with a pleasant caramel undertone matched with clean and fresh minty hops. A little bit of iced tea here. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is appropriate. Overall a pretty tasty strong ale. Thanks Bill!