fidelis83 (1728) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark copper to amber pour with a 3 finger, fluffy beige head that has great retention and leaves nice lacing. Aroma of woody malts, caramel, spicy, planty and citrus hops and a nice, bright fruitiness, that I canít really place, maybe yeast or hop related reminds me of tart berries and melons. Flavor is loaded woody, husky malts, some caramel, toffee, toasted bread, lots of pine and hop bitterness, along with grainy tannins to the finish. Light body with a chalky, dry feel and medium carbonation. Not bad, but there is too much planty, tannin type bitterness.
CanIHave4Beers (2758) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Live Rate from my phone? Why the F not? Pours a brownish red with a big but spotty head. Aroma offers caramel & toasted malts. Aroma also offers some citrus & piney hops. Flavor offers a good bit of astringency... Some hop fruitiness is offered as is a good dosing of toasty and caramelly malts.
boozedude (1450) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - OCT 20, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy red pour out of can from hyvee, off white head with weird aroma, I cant even explain it, maybe some cream, an fruit, taste is hopps and cream, diffret but not ofensive
BVery (5127) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Deep orange pour with a cream colored head. Musky caramel malt and sharp grassy hops. Not my favorite.
ianeal (1) - - SEP 13, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This stuff is alright, but itís less than the sum of itís parts. Itís neither as good as a solid Irish Red, nor as good as solid IPA. But itís better than a kick in the pants.
jmohno (963) - Iowa, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 7, 2013 Clear amber/slight red. Frothy stays with it til the end.
Aroma of caramel,toasty cookie. Maybe a slight fruit/floral.
Taste is well, like an irish red and ipa. Hoppy in a sense of grassy and bitter astringecy. Nothing much other than that for hops. Tea.
Smooth bittersweet but more bitter and pretty tart and astringent really.Almost sour finish but not overly. .Very strong grassy/citrus bitter. Not alot going in terms of flavor/aroma for the ipa part. Ok,not too enthused about a sixer of this really. This one grew on me alittle by randomly drinking the sixer over time.
wlajwl (3322) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is yeast, caramel malts and light lime/tropical fruit. The flavor is caramel malts, tropical fruit, hop resin and a bitter/tangy finish.