Barreras (1228) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 10, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a copper color with an orange hue. Aroma is upfront with hops hitting the nose. Taste is truly of an IPA with grapefruit bitterness mixed with floral hops. A distinct bite of bitterness of overloaded bitter happiness which dissipates nicely to a clean finish.
drowland (6754) - Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
1/6/14. Come on, Noles! You can do this! The last 12oz bottle brought down by JBVatkeens. Sad day! :( Anyway, amber red pour with a small khaki head that fades to a ring. Leafy Cascade aroma, lots of citrus, very fresh hop character, mild caramel and biscuit. Milder, maltier flavor, biscuit, caramel, but a good hop bite to balance it out. Tasty stuff.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best B: sept, 2011
Verbatim from notes: 16AUG11
A: Pours brown-red with a single finger of light caramel head. Excellent clarity. spotty lacing.
S: Brown sugar, sweet caramel, a little chemical. Spicy simcoe and cascade feeling.
T: Bitter and sharp. Spicy with a hint of banana. Hints of metallics.
M: medium body with mod carb. Thick slick finish.
O: Not bad. not my favorite from the brewery at all. I think maybe this would be better a few weeks younger.
Serving type: bottle
Theydon_Bois (12569) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home, from Beer Table Pantry NYC, 20/12/13.
Pours a hazed marmalade orange/dark amber with a good sized dirty looking off white head that thins a little but settles down for the evening.
Nose is caramel malt, dank hops, biscuit, red grapefruit, pine resin.
Taste comprises caramel malt, orange pith, grapefruit, light mango, sticky pine resin.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi aggressive grassy hop bitterness in the closure.
Solid hopped up amber !
merc7186 (2524) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Amber Hue, Passes Some Light, Thin White Head Ring, Decent Lacing
S: Grainy Malts, Floral, Mild Caramel
T: Floral, Semi Grainy Malts, Mild Caramel
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Drying
Overall, a nice mildly hoppy red ale, easy drinking but not worth chasing.
tom10101 (3774) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (12 oz). Hazy dark amber with a medium light beige head and little lacing. Aroma is of caramel, hops, citrus and lot of fruits. Taste is moderately sweet with caramel/malt, lot of fruits and light bitterness. Light to medium body. Moderate carbonation. Decent Red IPA. Not sure this style has a bright future though.
conway (1986) - - OCT 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours nice dark amber with a medium off white head. Bottle is apparently out of date unfortunately. As such the aroma is mostly dead hops. Dead hops in the taste as well, but the nice thing there is that lets the beers awesome malt bill shine. Nice chocolate and caramel notes. Medium palate with solid carbonation. This beer has a lot of potential so I'm going to seek out a fresh bottle and re-rate.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark copper amber with a small white
Sweet tea and floral hop aroma
Sweet tea floral hops and light malt flavor
Medium body with mod carb
solidfunk (5159) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is wonderful. Pine hops is super poignant here. Juicy grapefruit aroma as well. I want to bite into this beer. Pours ruby with carpet lacing and good head. Bitter finish, average carbonation. Tap at brewpub.
theisti (3451) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - AUG 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle purchased at Pinocchio’s Beer Garden in Media, Pennsylvania. The pour is a mostly clear copper burnt orange with a well formed one inch off white head. The aroma is fresh resin, floral citrus, and a nice soft caramel malt sweetness. The taste is a nice blend of the dry resin, floral orange citrus hops, and the soft caramel sweetness of the malt. The resin cuts the sweetness nicely, and the overall balance really works. The palate is medium bodied, with soft carbonation and a mineral resin earthy finish. Nice beer.