Discgolfin (36) - - FEB 19, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light amber, with white to off white head. Good pine and spice aroma, caramel and light toast. Flavor a bit of pine spice hop and malt...doesnt follow up aroma..bit thin on body.
ALLOVATE (2912) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruddy, slightly misted copper body with a dollop of off-white cream on top that is mostly lasting. A hint of rich melanoidens on the nose give it an Anzac biscuit edge, otherwise there is a breath of roasted almonds, sticky marmalade, guava, abrasive hops and dried, mown grass. Chewy, biscuity and roasted, nutty malts dominate the palate but are softened by bitter, lastingly bitter, hops. Herbal and grassy, sharp with a touch of camphor and sappy resin. Lightly floral, earthy linger. Good body but actually light in the stomach so as to not weigh one down. Alcohol is there but melds in to lift the malt and hops. Leans towards the drier side overall which gets ticks from me. A likeable brew!!! (12fl.Oz, 6.8% ABV, BB 26/01/17, 1st Choice Liquor, Willetton)
ANZUShophunter (283) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From bottle in an IPA glass. Pours amber with frothy head and dank hop aroma. Finish has citrus-like sweetness against significant hop bitterness with ethanol peaking through.
KeefOz (1561) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2016
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
BB 26 Jan 2017. Poured a murky deep brown amber (not really a íredí) with a one-finger beige frothy head that diminished slowly to a collar that laced OK. Carbonation low, soft and fine. Aroma of subtle to moderate pine with a hint of sweet citrus. Taste of moderate strength pine, low sweetness, hint of spice and moderate strength grapefruit bitterness. Light to medium body. Dry with a grapefruity bitterness on the finish.
Orange_times (179) - UKRAINE - SEP 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours in red copper colour with large off white head, good lacing, clear liquid. Medium strength aroma of spruce, herbs, citrus, caramel. Light sweetness, very bitter. Medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long bitter finish with definitive alcohol notes.
MetalNHopHead (1458) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 17, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Since amber-colored beers named after bikes are about as American you can get, I really shouldíve had Fixed Gear a long time ago. Ah well. All is mended in time. Fixed Gear pours red/burnt orange with a tan head. Flavors and aromatics of toffee, berry, and citrus (especially orange peel). Like a lot of Red IPAís / hopped-up Ambers, Fixed Gear has a creamy body and itís plenty lively with hops. Speaking of the hops, for a beer thatís not technically all that bitter (42 IBUís), Fixed Gear comes across as fairly assertive. Tasty stuff.
kenter2000 (69) - , Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer is tough. Nice blend of hops, copper. Refreshing beer in the summer time but could also warm you up in the winter.
muzzlehatch (4835) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle from Badger Spirits in Beloit, WI, sampled a bit above fridge temp from a Fitgerís pint glass. Red IPA eh? Thatís what it says on the bottle. I missed all the "colored" IPAs in my time away from here - Black of course has become commonplace, but I also see White a lot, and this Red. Did somebody brew a Rainbow IPA for marriage equality? A Purple IPA to commemorate the passing of a Prince? Anyway...it pours a murky medium amber-copper, with a chunky off-white head that leaves lovely patterned foam-flecks in the glass....the aroma is a pleasant, slightly pungent mix of wet earth, pine, and a touch of orange, fairly sweet...body is generally fairly sweet, a bit of tartness in midpalate, and tending towards a moderate bitterness in the end, juicy and lightly fruity throughout...thereís also just a hint of barnyard quality towards the finish (not necessarily appropriate here); the palate is a little rough, body is slightly watery, carbonation average. Not entirely sure what to make of this but on the whole Iím unenthused.
geologyguy (1354) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
taste is smooth and malty...drinking a good amount so canít rate great...johnís house olympics/D&D
popephred (266) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass. the pour produced a cloudy caramel body withe a medium head of tan foam which diminished leaving minimal lacing.
It has a good aroma of caramel and hops, though it diminishes somewhat throughout the tasting. The body is on the light side, which carries a strong hops flavor, modified ever so slightly by a touch of sweetness (which is helped along by slurping, causing aeration). The hops used in this ale are quite bitter, and leave a strong aftertaste on the sides of the tongue, overpowering the caramel finishing notes. Initially, I was impressed with this beerís look, and was hoping for a mellower IPA, something approaching an amber ale. This was not the case, and the lingering aftertaste was off-putting.
artemb (714) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Look: hazy amber with red shades, fluffy white head with average retention.
Aroma: toffee, sweet citruse, pine.
Taste: dry with moderate grassy and spicy bitterness.
Flavour: caramel, toffee, toasted bread, wormwood, grassy hops.