DrnkMcDermott (2621) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taster at Standard Market in Westmont. 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.
lliams (84) - Hawthorn, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice colour and aromatics- pretty restrained though. the resiny, tea leave flavours are nice. a good session beer
oneeighthcuban (89) - - MAY 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smell is very malty, pretty hoppy as well. Has a nice bitterness but is well balanced. Solid amber/red ale.
Brenhophead (379) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330mL bottle. Pours slightly cloudy amber with an off white head and a wonderful sweet toffee/citrus/grassy aroma. Sweet flavour that counters the bitterness well. Nice bold toffee flavours that is backed by a heavy hop presence. Very nice beer.
Blairgus (1749) - California, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 MAY 2013, bottle. red, occasional bubbles, lots of floating sediment. nose is gold raisins, alcohol, red ale malt. med body and moderately fizzy. some rye malt notes, faint dry wood, raisins, granola malt. pretty decent.
hawthorne00 (1853) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber with an inch of off-white head. Aroma of caramel and bread crusts, pine, oranges and pepper. Smooth, medium-bodied. Toffee sweet with pine-tinged bitterness bursting through towards the finish.
solidfunk (1786) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good red. Pours red with nice, long-lasting head and good lacing. Smells hoppy with some musky malt flavour. finishes a little bitter and tangy. Sour on the long term finish. Carbonation soft. Bottle from Spinnakers.
gururyan (475) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iím really trying not to be biased, as I am never remotely impressed with Lakefront. So, with an open mind...this still falls short. In fact, I wouldnít put this in the red category but brown as itís too nutty and malty. Not my favorite red by any means...but good for Lakefront standards.
ComradeK (728) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - APR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml bottle. Pours a slightly hazy deep ruby amber, with a moderate off-white head, which lasts well and leaves good lacing. Floral and pine needle hops mix with robust toffee and rye bread malt notes in the aroma. Floral and prickling pine needle hops up front segue nicely into smooth toffee and a touch of port in the mid-palate, backed by lurking floral hops. These re-assert themselves in the finish, leaving a floral aftertaste. This is a nice example of the red IPA style, with its hops flavours very well matched to the richer malt notes.
caralkaline87 (433) - Washington DC, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours reddish-amber with a quick off-white head. Nose is surprisingly hoppy and with the classic big, English-leaning bready malt coming forward. Flavor is even sweeter (and less hopped) than the nose, with very little finish. Carbonation is low and alcohol is not noticeable. Drinkable but nothing that stands out.
maneliquor (1552) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Amber pour with a small, fluffy beige head. Nose shows sweet malts and light floral and earthy hops. Fair bit of up front toffee. Quite sticky sweet stuff. Kind of like creme caramel. Sticky and resinous with light floral hop bitterness on the finish. Solid beer