OldGrowth (2104) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
11oz glass at brewpub, good aroma, sweet, fruity, citrusy. Clean brownish orange color, ok head, minor lace. Bittersweet flavor. Medium body, oily creamy mouthfeel, bitterdry finish. Well, as an alt this fails, as a tasty beer this wins. Awfully hoppy for an alt, but considering the source..
oneeighthcuban (92) - - MAY 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice malty flavor/aroma. This is how I prefer my amber/red ales, because this is pretty hoppy but not over the top. Very enjoyable.
bbcd (85) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
copper, frothy off-white head. citrus, resin, floral, pepper, toffee. medium-heavy bitter, medium sweet. medium-heavy body, oily feel. amarillo hops tend to be hit or miss for me, but in this case they were a hit.
camborne (291) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice amber color. Citrus and pine nose. Palate follows suit. Very ipa like with a touch more caramel malt. Overall very solid
coreyc1221 (58) - USA - MAY 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet sweet aroma. Bit of Lemon and and hops. Dark amber color with a light tan head. Tastes hoppy and and a bit malty with a copper after taste. This it pretty damn good.
Shooter42 (73) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Confusing red strong ale that tastes like an IPA. Taste is sweet citrus and pine mixed with a little extra malts creating a decent beer that while refreshing and easy to drink is not something I will purchase again. ABV is very well hidden in this ale that tastes a lot lighter then it really is.
dhunter151 (209) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a reddish brown with a white head. Pine, grapefruit, caramel, sweet malt. Very nice. A more subtle version of Arrogant Bastard.
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Kroney (93) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a deep red with a smallish off white head. aroma is mostly tart fermented apples with some name sweetness and floral hops to complete the profile. the flavor is very similar, with a bit of piney resin and brown sugar. mild carbonation and sticky. good beer, but not sure is really a strong and in flavor, but it’s definitely strong.
DCLawyer (687) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber->tulip. Amber with medium offwhite head. Aroma: grapefruit and pine hops over malt and spices. Taste: citrus peel, pine hops, sweet malt. Chewy, like a double IPA. Really good.
eros47 (39) - Huntington Park, California, USA - MAY 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark amber with a off white head. The heads bubbles are tight and left plenty of lacing. Medium carbonation. Smells like sweet fermented apples, pine, and a little bit of spice. The malts are dominant on the front of the palate, but the hops quickly take over.
DougHnut70 (24) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
In a tulip from a bomber. Smells like hops with some brown sugar but very thin and not a lot of aroma. The taste is hops, caramel, not a lot of malt, but very good for an Imperial red. Meduim, non-carbonated, thin palate. Every year I drink this I like it more and more. Is there a better red beer...?