monkeychugg55 (856) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange side of copper with a slowly cascading, fluffy, near white head. The aroma is very resinous, with pine, orange, citrus, and floral hops. There is strong, sweet smelling caramel in there as well. The flavor has a strong malt presence, with some hop notes toward the finish. The finish is pretty sweet, with a touch of warming. A bit syrupy on the palate.
bth122 (1259) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Big bottle. Pours a hazy light amber. Medium head. Aroma is a caramel syrup, floral hop, resin, biscuit tofee. Medium bitterness. Sugary malts. Medium heavy body. Big malt, big hop. Not that great. Maybe old skunked?
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1steveg (3) - bremerton, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2014 does not count
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
HKdIPA (227) - HONG KONG - MAY 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from QClub at home. Clear deep copper pour with dense foamy head and thick lacing. Aroma is malty and sweet with candied fruity hoppiness, apricot - smells great. Taste is big and hoppy (pine, pineapple, apricot) but with solid maltiness to support. Great balanced beer. Somewhat similar to a really hoppy dead guy.
kbudd19 (575) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Red amber pour, lots and lots of head with plenty of lacing to boot. Aroma, big, sweet, and malty, brown sugar, hops. Taste, lots of malty sweetness up front, followed by some nice hop presence, medium mouthfeel, finishes slight dry with some bitter sweetness, the bitterness lingers a bit. Overall itís a touch sweet for my likings, still itís pretty darn tasty.
MarkoR (510) - 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!
hockeybeerguy (1932) - 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 (549) - 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 iíve had from lagunitas. If youíre expecting a red ale, you might be disappointed but it is a damn good beer.
Scrapersnbeer (1467) - 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 doesnít mesh with the hops, this one is no exception but itís quite good nonetheless.
Dfonorow (1414) - 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 (114) - 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.