klaing (116) - Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Good pour, nice red amber with good head and lacing. Smell is soapy hops and caramel. Taste has that initial cloying sweetness which I dislike in red ales, although not as bad as most. A good hopping helps it. Alcohol is sneaky though.
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Hophaze (172) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Wheatberry. Pour a copper reddish color with medium head and lacing. Extremely well balanced with caramel malt taste and great hop presence. Crisp finish
Claves77 (153) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear Cu color, medium cream head. strong smell of hops, IPA style flavor. Upfront taste that is more mild than initial bite. Well balanced thirst quencher.
deaconmike (381) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bomber into a pint glass. Clear copper with thick tan head that leaves thick lacing. Aroma is heavy caramel malt, with piney hops. Taste is similar. Not much alcohol noticeable here for a strong ale. Mouthfeel is smooth and a bit thick. Overall, decent beer.
Frahmo (292) - Idaho, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber. Pours a dark amber with a finger of tan head. Malty aroma, with a roasted malty taste to match. Sweet undertones throughout that cling to the palate, hoppy taste throughout with a mild bitter finish. The alcohol is barely noticeable in this one.
jmohno (1076) - Iowa, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brownish red, clear, creamy head,good lace.
Piney aroma,resin,hoppy. Lots of hop taste, good malt,caramel malts.Toasted. Sweet coconut. Tastey,hoppy,delicious.
ads135 (2966) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice, bold red ale. Caramelly sweet with a great hop character. Medium body, assertive.
BucannonXC5 (855) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 22-oz. bomber
Glass: 0.5L stein glass
From: My father-in-law
Purchased: Nov. 9, 2013
Consumed: Nov. 13, 2013
Misc.: Thought I had already rated this, but that was the Lucky 13 alt
Poured a dark caramel copper clear color with 2-to-3 fingers of white head. Good amount of lacing on the sides of the glass. Good retention as well. Best part of the beer by far.
Smelled malty floral hops up front. Reminded me of an imperial IPA or DIPA. Earthy, malty, a bit like a strong pilsner. Caramel, bread and rye hops.
Tasted pretty close to the smell. Earthy rye hops, heavy malts, caramel, copper, some lemon, pine and a bitter feeling on the tongue after.
Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.
Not a big fan of this beer. Part of that was expecting something more with it being Lagunitas, but this just didn’t hit the spot. I would not have it again.
rubbishystuff (1846) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Bangers and Lace. Nice. Piney herbal hops but with malty sweetness. Serving: Tap
Modularman (129) - - NOV 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle, aroma is pine and citrus, appearance is clear reddish brown with thin white head, taste is fruity pine and lemon grass witha little hops the disappears quickly. This is a really good beer that has everything going for it and appeals to all. Very balanced and very interesting.