phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
"On tap yesterday at the Old Fashioned: Pours a dark copper colour with a decent sized head. Aroma is biscuity. Taste is toasty and well balanced. Lots of fruit midpalate, like a fruit salad. But its hard to ignore the breadiness. Just saw these in bottles the other day, and I think i might pick some up! Re-rate 13/4/10: Man I don’t remember having this , but it was only a week and a half ago. holy smokes. I thought it was a different one. Anyway, taste is great, and im bumping it up a bit. Super heady bier, hearty and hoppy, and alcohol is easily concealed."
574deadzone (1295) - North Central, Indiana, USA - OCT 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Listed 6.8% ABV, now billed as "American Red IPA." Pours a nice looking crimson to maroon with a decent khaki head that settles to a thick ring and leaves some awesome splotchy, soapy lace ropes. Nose involves dark red fruit, caramel, pine, spice, underlying apricot and grapefruit, some toast, some light chocolate. Decently sweet, pretty bitter. Medium bodied, fairly oily, decent action, a touch creamy, finishing toward dry with leafy herbal hops. Nice brew, definitely drinkable, lots of cool things going on.
CindyBucci (4) - antioch, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2015 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber colored with little foam. Tastes good reallu cold. Good taste with little after taste.
MarkSachon (808) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle from the sampler case. This was a superior red IPA that belongs in the upper echelons of brewing and pale ales. Simply delicious!
mjmoen (188) - - OCT 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy rusty orange color with white head. Well balanced and smooth
raymow (1166) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottled - nice reddish color and decent sweet aroma. Taste is nothing special though (although I just noticed that the bottle is almost a year old).
Theydon_Bois (14316) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle split at GBBF ’15, day 3, 13/08/15.
Clear golden amber topped with a decent beige covering.
Nose is malt forward, biscuit, caramel, fruit essence, mince pie.
Taste comprises sweet malt, light spice, bitter orange, clove, bread dough.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with an earthy hop scrub.
Decent enough amber.
Ericular (867) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A mild, typical amber with gentle toffee throughout. Decent, mediocre, meh.
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Craigs. Pours clear amber with a thin white. Aromas of toffee, red fruit. Taste is more poof the same. Sweet finish.
Stuu666 (7810) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at craig’s. Pours clear amber, nose is sweet toffee, malty, fruity, taste is similar, sweet.
cgarvieuk (18524) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 10, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at home ... copper .. small tan head ...soft toffee fruit malt nose .. soft sweet toffee fruit ... soft malt ... soft toffee fruit s.. soft sweet toffe