Fatehunter (1829) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 12, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a thin head, quickly gone, on a dark brown body.
The aroma is roasted malt and some caramel.
The taste is caramel and roasted malt sweet, almost porter-like in flavor.
The texture is thicker.
It doesn’t taste like a red ale, but it doesn’t taste bad.
slowrunner77 (7877) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
"says lager on the website, but ale on our menu, so i’m going w/irish red ale. doesn’t stray too far from the norm on the style, for better or worse. classic nutty crisp malt backbone with just enough hops to balance. OK."
Bulk_Carrier (3021) - Mt Reclusion, Vermont, USA - APR 25, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a dark red body, no head, no lacing.
The smell had light caramel malts, nothing else.
The taste was sweet, light caramel aftertastec dry finish.
On the palate, it sat somewhat light, and semi-sessionable. Carbonation adequate for the style and for me.
Overall, this is just a decent Irish Red, nothing to write home about.
jtclockwork (11798) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2013 Bottle at GABF. Pours reddish amber with white head. Nose and taste of dried fruits, malt and light toasty earth. Medium body.
Strykzone (5900) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from Hayduke. We had it together via facebook chat. This pours with a very big head that is beige. It falls slowly. The beer is hazy amber and it seems to take forever before I can get a sniff. It smells kind of swampy and earthy. That is tasted with some biscuit and a hint of spice. It does have an Irish effect with those earthy malts. A little spice gives this beer some life and mild bitterness but I cannot tell what flavor they bring. Noble? There are nuts that are tasted and that took a while to figure out. Hazelnuts, maybe? Not a great beer.
hayduke (4123) - Eureka, California, USA - OCT 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared with Strykzone on Facebook Chat. Pour is a amber with an off white head. Malty nose and light citrus. Medium body. Flavor is lightly roasted malts. Some citrus. Light bitter finish. Not complex but good drinking.
bhensonb (12960) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Sacramento Beerfest 2013. Pours dark amber with little head. Slight malty aroma. Flavor is light malt with minimal citrus (?) hop. Finishes not exactly dry.
eitsirhc81 (1) - carson city, Nevada, USA - NOV 26, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is very swill able but is not lacking in taste in the least. The roasted barley really comes through in the aroma and finish of this delectable brew!