nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Firestone Invitational Beer Fest. Clear ambe in color with a one finger off-white head. Nice red ale aroma, with caramel and citrusy and floral hops. Nice aroma with caramel and sweet candy notes. Grapefruit and tangerine. Medium-plus body with a good carbonation level and nice hop bite. Very solid example of the style.
smith4498 (2793) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear amber color with tan head. Aromas of toasted malts, pine and some citrus. Similar flavors with some caramel sweetness. Medium body with average carbonation.
oRos (827) - sacramento, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Aroma is tons of hops. Pick up the simcoe. Taste is Amber malt with a nice hop bitterness
marcus (5615) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours copper with a rich beige head and a typical red smoked malt aroma. There is a medium-bodied smoked malt flavor that starts sweet then turns bitter.
bhensonb (9826) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from IrishBoy. Thanks man!! Pours clear copper with a creamy beige head. Aroma is roast malt with pine. Flavor about the same with some mixed hop indications. Nice hoppy amber - mild hop burn - but smoothly done.
bytemesis (2150) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Irishboy! Pours clear reddish amber with a small tan head and nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is that red ipa smell of caramel, citrus and pine, not getting a ton of simcoe. Flavor is the same, lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body, slightly oily mouthfeel.
jtclockwork (6224) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Irishboy. Pours dark red with tan/off white head. Nose and taste of caramel malt, pink grapefruit, citrus, bready malt and resin. Medium body. Great balance.
TheEpeeist (3049) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle. Clear amber brown with a balsa head. Nose is orange peel, pine, lemon-lime and mint. Creamy, resiny and juicy with a soft buzz. Taste is pink grapefruit, peach, pine, papaya and citrus pith. Mellows beautifully with increased subtlety as it warms. I love the stench.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught during the Citra release on 02/01/2013. The beer pours a bright copper-orange color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of floral hops, citrus and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of herbal hops, grapefruit and bready malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering resinous hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
LtDan (1718) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 17, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a golden amber with a lasting creamy head.
Aroma: Hoppy goodness citrus dank and rock sugar.
Taste: A nice blend of citrusy and piny hops. A little toast and caramel. Finishes fruity.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, a little sticky with modest carbonation.
Overall: A very hop forward, aromatic Imperial Red. Dangerously drinkable.
beersearcher (2165) - Glendale, California, USA - SEP 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a lovely orange color. Citra aroma hits me first. Delicate orange taste. Mild for an imperial but flat out lovely. Took my time with this one.