DrnkMcDermott (2881) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 28, 2013 Taster at Standard Market in Westmont, March 10, 2012. The server told me about using Centennial and Cascade, and this does have a nice hoppy smell. A little cloudy reddish brown, ring of foam. Nice big hoppy taste, too. Malts just slightly in the background. Stands out differently than an IPA, just a nice hoppy red ale. 7-4-7-4-15<hr>
Sample from the 2011 Midwest Beer Fest thatís still on my phone. Sample poured from a bottle with a nice short layer of foam, a little hoppy smell. Just a straight hoppy beer smell. A little fruity backing from a warm ale fermentation. A nice combination that I havenít had from Lakefront in the past few years. A good hoppy red ale with caramel malts. Quite frankly one of the better Lakefront beers. 6-4-7-4-14. So both rating total 3.7. Glad to see I was consistent.
TATE (356) - Lubec, Maine, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours ruby with a piney aroma. I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Good balance of malt and piney hops. The high abv sneaks up on you.
HIGHB4LL (824) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle thanks to Kaylen. Appearance: 2 fingers tan head, ruby red color, clear, good lacing. Aroma: caramel, grass, citrus. Palate: medium body, sticky texture, light carbonation, light alcohol. Taste: sweet caramel into light lemongrass bitterness. Overall, very smooth, bitterness is nice, very drinkable! Surprisingly good.
LinusStick (2971) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An alright amber ale. I would consider this an American Strong. Tastes just like Stone Arrogant Bastard. Strong roasted malt and with a heavy hop backbone. Hops are earthy and brown. Medium carbonation. Alright beer.
aetheon (85) - The Gutter, Minnesota, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
brownish haze in color, defined hoppy aroma, lots o lacing. a sort of alternative low end IPA if you will. Or a sharply hopped amber. yeah thats it.
BOSSbrewer (2523) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours amberish gold with a thin quickly dissipating off white head. Aroma is some floral, some caramel. Flavor is a bit harsh. Bitterness is harsh. Some cardboard. Aroma doesnít follow through. Overall, a decent beer, though.
Troupis (104) - - FEB 23, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A well-crafted beer. Red IPA with a nice look but low aroma punch. Smooth start with slight bitter finish. Not every complex but a nice beer.
Draft in Chicago (emerald loop)
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Niko100 (2194) - Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich amber/cider color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, caramel/toffee, hops, & some fruit; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, hops, and fruit/citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Pretty decent.
BrewBoxer (2427) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Mudville 9 NYC . Pours an amber color with a malty hoppy flavor with the pops outdoing it. Pretty flavorful
kirk36 (173) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 21, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
great red amber ale. Chewy, strong swallow, thick, unusual but good unusual. I would buy this if I were a daily red drinker.
obxdude10 (2107) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at the Park Tavern in Rosemont. The pour was a dark copper color with a bit of an amber hue. The head was big and pillowy light tan color with good lacing around the inside of the glass. I tasted lots of caramel malt and a hint of rye, along with some really nice hop flavors.