chickenflea (350) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a marvelously clear copper body with a white, diminishing head. The lacing was thick but uneven.
Smell: Caramel malts in the nose with a nice bit of toastiness and grain. A bit like sweet feed. The hops are piney with fruity undertones.
Taste: Light bready caramel malts joined by crisp, hoppy flavors of pine resins and grapefruit. Herbaceous hops round out the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-heavy bodied, with a pleasingly smooth mouthfeel. Average carbonation.
Drinkability: Though the hops can be a little cutting at times its a rather likeable red ale, and quite quaffable. Perhaps now my favorite red because of the assertive hops.
Hopmaestro (723) - Örebro, SWEDEN - AUG 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma here is dried fruits touching the sweeter areas and I catch some bitterness from citrus and grass. The taste is the same, and I’m pretty happy that it isn’t that sweet that I thought. There are some orange peels in here also. The body is a bit thin, and that makes it more drinkable and I’m actually quite pleased with it.
halfonit (1244) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber color with a off white, almost caramel colored head. Aroma is on the sweeter side. Sweeter malts, prunes, fig, some booze, yeast and spices. Nice, heavier palate, definitely silky. Flavors are of malts, prune, dry hops, bread, nuts, and tea. Leaves a sweeter dry hopped finish. Good stuff, just a bit dry for my liking.
andrewturba (1190) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a mostly clear reddish copper with a medium sized long lasting off white head and some spotty lace. Aroma is malty, caramel, citrus, earthy. Flavour is malty, caramel, medium bitterness, citrus, earthy, moderate sweetness, faint alcohol, and a somewhat dry finish. Good balance, not astringent and good malty Flavour!
Reimer96 (1601) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep amber with a frothy white head. Aroma of toffee, caramel, pine, grapefruit and some sweet brown sugar to round it out. Big malty body of caramel and brown sugar balanced nicely with piney, citrusy hops with a smooth slick bitterness... I could drink these all summer.
Dorkenstein (180) - - JUN 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is of caramel malts, bubblegum, peach, mango,pineapple, and booze. Taste is caramel, cola, toffee, then a hoppy bite with some pineapple and booze.
Slipstream (2255) - USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour with a big, active head. This is an astringent and very hoppy red/amber ale, with some lager flavor. At first this is almost like a random blend one might together from a few open bottles at a beer tasting, but the flavor did grow on me. The aroma is lightly funky and sweet. It is Interesting on the palate, with notes of chili and wintergreen. This was not love at first taste, but it is a good brew.
matty (265) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
25 oz. bottle. Pours a clear reddish-amber color with a thin, brief tan head. Heavy aroma of malt, caramel & hops. Medium-full body, taste is a good balance of malt and hops, a little sticky mouthfeel. The caramel stays with me on the swallow. Pretty good.
beerbaaron (1780) - Arizona, USA - MAY 29, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful clear ruby red amber. Great big malty, hoppy, balanced aroma. Bigger medium body. Good bittersweet. Nice big hop flavor balanced by excellent maltiness. Fruity. Pine. Caramel. Toffee. Big but rounded and easy to drink.
MarinEvelyn (704) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big, bold malt, sweet, smooth hops, but strong pine taste. Very good, high level beer.
kevinsenn (1565) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Caramel and toasty aroma. Spicy toasty malt taste. Bitter finish. Sweet up front. Tasty strong ale.