onceblind (5178) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark hazy amber under a thick sticky off white head. Caramelly yet herbal hoppy bitter nose with a touch of honey biscuit. Smooth flavor with a semi sharp lemongrass hoppiness, and a smooth earthy caramalty biscuity amberness. Nice.
ttutony (756) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color in the glass. Pine and citrus hop aroma. Slight caramel sweetness on the palate with a balanced hop backing.
NikkTwist (1892) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Moriartys. Hazy dark orange pour with a nice creamy off-white head. Fair amount of lace. Unexpectedly darker and dryer than I was expecting. Burnt caramel covered orange peels. Autumn leaves. Resin with molasses. Feels like an IPA mixed with a red ale. Substantial (feels bigger than the style and listed ABV suggest) but the flavors are not overly complex. Beats most other nondescript "Amber Ales" but Iím not sure at all that I actually like drinking it. Bit bizarre.
jbuzz (761) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly hippy for an ale. Rich very rich and flavorful. The best brew from lakefront.
TXBadger (1766) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice red/amber color. Very up front with piney grass hop aroma on the nose, which follows on the palate. Finishes with a very nice caramel malt bready backbone that lets you know itís a red.
superspak (3170) - Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/11/2013. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy deep red-orange color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, toast, brown sugar, biscuit, tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of dark/bready malts and citrus hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, brown sugar, light biscuit, tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, brown sugar, tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel, floral, grass light pine, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and complexity of dark/bready malt and citrus/grassy hop flavors; with a good malt/hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and lightly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice amber ale. Good balance and robustness of dark/bready malt and citrus hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.
MaltOne (258) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours chestnut brown, frothy khaki head. Aroma is resin, citrus pith, with bit of sweet malt. Flavor starts if as a dry malt, finishes slightly sweeter. Palate medium body with a clean start and slight lingering sweet syrup finish. Overall, very drinkable, not complex.
thedm (5029) - Fort Wayne, USA - APR 3, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy finely sized very tan colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a no visible carbonation opaque except at the edges dark amber colored body and a fair lacing. The nice aroma was floral sweet and malt hop. The sharp crisp mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a biting hoppy aftertaste. The strong flavor contained notes of bitter oak sweet crisp and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly like to have again.
davidajensen (206) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I have a mixed opinion on this one. The hops are sticky and the head is fluffy like no other. This beer tastes crazy fresh. But the flavor, isnít all that good. Iím getting hints of liquorice or anise, Canít get into it.
Nekronos (3738) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice and interesting. Some not so red alike tastes but very well brewed. Ncie aroma and features too.