UXO (673) - CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep amber with a red tinge, one fat finger off white head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, moderate to heavy lacing (4/5) Nose is pine resin and citrus, caramel malt. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderately strong bitter. (8/10) Medium body, moderate carbonation, mild bitter finish. (4/5)
Excellent amber ale - light enough to be session able, with a very well-integrated ABV that’s never intrusive, yet retaining enough body and hop presence to be interesting. A somewhat hop-forward interpretation of a traditionally malt-dominated style - I like it. (16/20)
Bulk_Carrier (2537) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a nice looking somewhat hazy to light transparent amber color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute leaving some light lacing clinging in a nice foamy sort of way.
The smell had a nice blend of citrus sweet to piney coated caramel malts.
The taste was mainly sweet with a nice bitter underscore of piney hops. There was a light piney/caramel aftertaste leading into a dry piney finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was somewhat sharp but still good for the style.
Overall, I say this was a pretty good Imperial Red that I would bang again.
pilsnerrogge (2594) - Finspång, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear, reddish amber with a mid sized, thick head.
Hoppy aroma with notes of pine, shampoo, wood and onions.
Hoppy taste with notes of pine, pine apple, resin and wood. Some sweet malt lurking in the background. Long bitterness.
hackobock (2031) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
October 8, 2014. Bottle at home, best before july 2015 (sticker). Dark ruby red with a dense creamy off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel, red berries, orange zest, pine. Taste is medium sweet caramel and berries, medium bitter pine and grass. Finish is rounded, dry grassy bitterness with a caramel note in the back. Medium bodied, oily mouthfeel, soft carbonation.
BLADT (674) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour. Mostly opaque copper color in glass with a consistent bone white head. Webbing all the way down. Aroma is pine and fresh citrus, offset with a healthy amount of malts. Faint booze presents on warming. Inviting. Medium body. Nice balance between grapefruit hops and caramel malts on taste. Finish is a fruity bitterness, subtly sweet. Shows a nice range of character as it warms.
EdInSaltLake (716) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - NOV 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Citrus, bitter hops, and bread crust, sweet malt aroma. Grapefruity hop flavor; Caramel malt, dark fruit. Bread crust/toast. Moderate bitterness.
ajnepple (3001) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from Biggie Wine & Liquor. Pretty clear red appearance with a sticky beige head. Aroma of resinous hops, pine, caramel, toffee, citrus fruits, tropical fruits and light floral notes. Similar flavor, a medium, resinous hop bitterness balanced by a mild, caramel/toffee, malty sweetness. Medium body
Peter_L (1037) - SWEDEN - NOV 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaska från SB. Dofter av citrus, ananas, bränd karamell och tobak. Skön eldig munkänsla där alkoholen inte blir påträngande. Lång eftersmak.
Fratto (2803) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from cwsample. Brown orange pour with an off-white head. Aroma is sap, brown sugar, and sweet oranges. Taste is sticky, caramel, pine, and booze.
Vighals (1715) - Sørumsand, NORWAY - NOV 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rødbrun klar med lavt beige skum. Lukter sitrus, humle og røde bær. Bittersøt smak av humle og bær, APA/IPA følelse. Fin bitter avslutning.