Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a darker red with a pretty decent head. Nice floral hop nose. Good malt backbone for this hopped up red ale. Sweetness just adds to the hop opposition. Fairly balanced with some bittering. A good beer and interesting since its a red.
MonsterMash (58) - North Tonowanda, New York, USA - APR 21, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malty for an IPA or hoppy for a red ale this is a drinkable, balanced brew with some hop kick. Thin drinking but good taste.
Sregnar35 (1030) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - APR 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Mahars. Pours dark red with a good head. Aroma is faint hops and some good sweet malt. Flavor is hops and a bit of sweet malt, honey like malt.
garrettdeming (17) - Apalachin, New York, USA - APR 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. I’m at Ithaca College, so I love to support local business. This is excellent! Nice rich red color with thin but resilient head. Aroma of sharp citrus. Flavor of fruit and trees. LOTS of hops, good bitterness, great beer!
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On cask at Delaneys. Pours out an opaque copper with a frothy head and low carbonation. Smells of oranges and lemons with some grassey notes. Tastes lightly orangey with nice pine hops. Very drinkable.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2008 (draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Nice and clear ruby red pour with about a half inch of white foam. Aroma is loaded with hops. Lots and lots of hops with a slight sweet hint thrown in at the end. The taste begins with a mouthful of hops and a nice sweet balance. The middle is very hoppy and floral with a smooth and hoppy finish. The aftertaste doesn’t stick around as long as I thought it would. Very nice.
kylelackner (13) - USA - MAR 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this on tap at the brewery. The pine hops are nearly overwhelming, disguising any other flavors that may be present. It tastes to me like they tried to hop this a little too much and never found the correct balance. However, it tends to run at a reasonable price, and is something i’d gladly drink hanging out in a bar.
Tanker12 (173) - USA - MAR 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Got this in a bottle from the brewery. good mix of sweet and bitter in this beer. tecture is a little light for an IPA. Definatly going to get this one again. Very drinkable
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Clear, copper ale with orange highlights. Small, fizzy, off-white head. Decent retention. The nose is of pure, fresh, cascade hops. Nothing intricate or complex, but what’s not to like? Tons of grapefruit and light pine. The flavor is medium bitter and a touch salty. Nice, but a little thin. Light to medium-bodied with fizzy carbonation. Finishes bitter and dry.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber, thin creamy off white head. Nose of soft grapefruit and florals with touches of earth and caramel. Nice cascade hop flavors without any sharp bitterness. Seems pretty well balanced with the citrus, roasted earth, and caramel blending nicely. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, dry, bitter finish. A good session IPA...