MarkoR (583) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Bought in DC. Pours a deep orange colour with a generous white head with lots of lacing. Aroma is malts, bread. Taste is malts, hops, caramel. Yummy!
Bulk_Carrier (2308) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had an orange/amber/slightly brown colored body with a two finger white foamy head that rises a bit and then falls leaving a decent amount of clingy foamy lacing in its wake.
The smell had a very caramel-forward, and a decent amount of breadiness, hopped just enough to keep the "hopheads" satisfied on this brew.
The taste had caramel flavored hops - well balanced, holey moley, very well balanced, caramel aftertaste, no finish.
On the palate, it sat about a medium, uh - maybe sessionable - perhaps.
The carbonation seemed good for the style and for me, becomes slightly creamy.
Overall, this is a very flavorful American Red Ale that is quite impressive with intriguing characteristics, well balanced, and I would most likely come back to this.
Lothore (556) - California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A- Pours a deep sunset orange color with a nice, 2 finger head that leaves tons of lacing.
S- Very malty, tons of sweet brown sugar, bready notes.
T- Starts off sweet and malty, caramel and brown sugar notes are immediately followed with a wall of piney hops which fades quickly with a very dry and somewhat bitter finish.
M- Medium bodied with quite a bit of carbonation.
D- This was a very enjoyable beer. Certainly one of the best i’ve had from lagunitas. If you’re expecting a red ale, you might be disappointed but it is a damn good beer.
Scrapersnbeer (1492) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sticky caramel malt with resinous background. Orange copper appearance. Very sweet with a bitter hoppy dryness being the lasting effect. Slick body with heavy weight and ultimately very dry. The problem with imperial reds is the malt bill usually doesn’t mesh with the hops, this one is no exception but it’s quite good nonetheless.
Dfonorow (1666) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Cork City. Pour is reddish brown with a finger-wide tan head. Aroma is of dark caramel malt, pine needles, and roast. Flavor is similar but with more hop resin present.
Holtguy (130) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear amber with off white head. Aroma of citrus, grapefruit. Less hoppy flavor than expected based on aroma. Not very bitter. Malty and citrus, with pretty strong rye flavor. Packs a wallop at 8 point something % abv, which might be responsible for the spiciness on the tongue. Nice beer.
YoungBuckBrew (1) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An incredible combination of earthy, spicy, stonefruit, burnt caramel, and raisin aroma and flavor with a thick mouthfeel. Just as easy to drink on a Spring morning as on a cold Winter night.
ajnepple (2695) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bottle from Biggie Liquors (Conifer) into a pint glass. Light reddish amber and clear appearance with a huge rocky off-white head, slowly diminishing and thick chunky lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel, pine, resin, bready malts, toffee, light citrus fruit, earth and bitter hops Similar flavor, strongly sweet with alcohol and light bitterness. Medium to full body with a slick, dull, feel and minimal carbonation. Kind of goopy and messy, probably been sitting on the shelf since last spring/summer. I’ll have to revisit a fresh bottle in the future.
reberiii (373) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bomber, sweet malt nose with floral hops. Pours clear red, bit sweet, Juicy, bit of grapefruit.
Ferris (5232) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Huge earthy orange hops and caramel. Clear amber with a rich beige head. Sweet caramel malts and again the earthy malt profile. Bitterness is in the finish but the huge front end sweetness is nice. Almost like an American barleywine.