michaelinwa (454) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 9, 2013 Malty, complex notes of carmel and other good stuff, but really highly hopped and a bit over the top for me. Many "reds" fail to really stand out from the very mediocre crowd. Not the case here, but you need to like seriously hop forward brews to like this. Even after a year in the cellar, it’s really bitter.
Matts_Property (831) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at SIB. Pours a clear brown/orange with a thin lacing. Aroma of dried fruits, dry caramel malts, and light hops. Flavour has the same characteristics. Dry mouth feel and well balanced. Pleasant.
after4ever (5286) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 4, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 8, 2011 22. Pours a cloudy dark ruddied amber with golden-brown edges. Loose drippy lace and a little film on top. Bright fruity nose, lots of nice oily hop presence with pineapple and mango featured. Lots of residual caramelly malt there as well. Also a bit of butterscotch--wouldn’t expect that from HUB. Creamy medium body, lively carbonation but, alas, a bit slick. Mango, pineapple, caramel, and other sweet delights--plenty of malt sugar here, and nice brightly sweet hop flavors dancing. Mildly citric and acidic pithy grapefruit finish. Very appealing beer. Remind me to try another batch and see about that slick butterscotch thing. Doesn’t seem like an all the time thing with them.
mcberko (4053) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on tap at SIB, pours orangey amber with a small beige head. Aroma of light fruits, dry caramel malts and light hops. Flavour of sweet fruits, but dry at the same time, dry caramel malts, slight fruity tang on the finish. Solid but lacking.
Beardface (1509) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from a grocery store on Barbur Blvd. Dark reddish amber pour with a wisp of a white head and less substantial lacing than anticipated. Aroma is big caramel malt, pine and floral hops and a modest smacking of booze. Tastes of strong booze, caramel malts and some resinous and pine hops. The whole thing smacks you in the face, but unfortunately the booze kind of buries the other flavors to an extent. Still pretty good, but not as drinkable as one might have hoped.
boFNjackson (3574) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured reddish, amber with a khaki head. Nose was very floral with pine in the hops. The hops on the nose were a little more muted in the flavor. Creating a resinous bitterness and black pepper spiced character. Piney and citrus, very NW in hop profile for sure. All of the was very balanced with a light malt sweetness.
Travlr (7984) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at BikeBar. I’m not usually a fan of red ales, but this one was more than a cut above the rest. Pine aroma, and a spicy caramel taste with a dry and bitter finish.
5000 (4974) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Brouwer’s Café:   Deep amber, moderate frothy white head, strong carbonation, very sticky lacing.   Sweet citrusy malty nose, subtle hops.   Sweet piney citrusy goodness on the tongue.   Not heavy on the malts, but enought to carry it through.   This is pretty tasty!
neepsntatties (883) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this a couple months ago at Hopworks. Colour... a moderately deep reddish amber with a thick head. Nose... decidedly resinous and piney! Palate... coating with lots of piney hops and caramel followed by hints of clover honey, grapefruit sirop, granulated sugar and looooong sweet finish.
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Very deep red with small off white head that disappears very fast with no lacing. Huge floral resinous hop aroma. Flavor is nice deep caramel with big hops still going on, slightly piney. Finish is smooth and easy for nearly 10%, the alcohol is very well hidden.