Fatehunter (2144) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured into a snifter. Copper color, almost transparent held up to the light with a half inch of white head.
Smells like a handfull of hops. Sharp citrus with malty notes.
Initial watery taste, then the hops kicking in some bitterness and a slight malty sweetness. There does not seem to be any complexity, pretty one-sided and unbalanced by the bitter.
Crisp and bubbly. Light body and quick finish.
Not really excited about this beer. The nose and appearance were really good, but the taste was a let down. Not a great drink, but not bad either.
SudsMcDuff (7870) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
enjoyed my CaN on a bus, on the way to crosby hop farms for a party during cbc in portland .. . light caramel, burlap, dried grass, sap .. mouth feels like its on parole, runs the finish down .. good red ale .. . . just stapling my arm at the back of the math classroom.
slowrunner77 (9600) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 shared. Nice red, surprisingly balanced - more hoppy amber than red ipa, if that makes sense. Lght citrus and pine, bread and caramel in the nose and feel. Average body. Nice.
biirusaikou (2363) - - MAR 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can shared in Yoyogi park. Quite rich caramel malt character with notes of red fruit, some juicy citrus in there too, bitter finish. Ok stuff, even though not exactly that impressed by HUB so far.
nealblind (1648) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAR 9, 2016
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
red brown color. long lasting cream head. Aroma onions, grassy hops, caramel. tastes biscuity, grassy onions. tangy vitamins. egh.
dwm1034 (754) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bomber / purchased from Belmont Station today. Pours red with thin head. No lacing. Nose is moderate hops - grass and grapefruit; balanced by some bready malt. Good aftertaste. Tasty
willisread (2209) - Tokyo, JAPAN - NOV 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tallboy can from Mitsuya. Drank straight from the can. Big ruby red grapefruit and light pine aromas with a touch of caramel on the nose. Average carbonation with a medium body. Very well-balanced but hop forward. The grapefruit really comes out nicely. Classic NW hops. Finishes with a fruity bitterness. Solid.
AgentAle (1454) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is roasty malts, slight funk and earthiness, citrus, pinecone, and lemon grass. Taste is sweet malts with caramel passionfruit. Transitions into deep hops with notes like that of the aroma. Slight clove and tanin on finish. Appearance is a slightly hazy orange with a medium fluffy head that retains quite well.
mrjez (405) - Osaka, JAPAN - JUL 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from TNT Taisho.
L: pours a slightly cloudy caramel-red with a nice fluffy off-white head.
S: plenty of grapefruit, sweetened caramel malt.
T: strong citrus hop flavour, the sourness of grapefruit meshing nicely with the sweetness and malt.
F: has a bitter finish, almost spoiling the taste at first, but it settles and has a good creamy balance.
O: a satisfying IRA, plenty of bite with a refreshing citrus burst.
djd07 (9481) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 21, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro at Hopworks Bikebar. Pours a clear copper gold with medium creamy off white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is grass and grapefruit. Medium mouth, bready malt, pine, light bitterness, good.
Yazapapa (9) - - MAY 23, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drinkable for the style. It is hard to do a really outstanding IRA and this one is not bad. Not great, but totally agreeable with a steak dinner. Nice looking beer on draught with just enough head. Worth a try.