swoopjones (5987) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at Blue Monk, a solid hopped up amber/red ale. deep amber pour, fuler bodied. big bitterness, citrus, pine. malty backbone, toffee & caramel. ops 7 malts blend nicely. impressed
sonnycheeba (3592) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at brewery. Pours dark amber/copper with creamy off-white head. Aroma is cereal and caramel malts, light toast, mixed berries, and some floral hops. Flavor is dry malts, medium bitterness, light caramel, and some dark fruit esters; dry finish with some bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.
snoworsummer (2188) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear copper brown with a fizzy off white head. Tastes grassy, nutty, buttery, with a weird malty flavor. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet citrus hops and booze.
JHeath99 (1009) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flight from the brewery. Pours a transparent reddish amber with a ring of off white head. Aroma of citrus and sweetness. Taste of hops and citrus.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4971) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on draft this beer poured an orange-brown color with a large foamy-soapy orange-tan head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet and tart with fruity hops, pine and caramel. The flavor was bitter and tart with notes of citrus, pine, tropical fruits and caramel. Medium length finish. Moderately full bodied. Solid.
tgncc (2830) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
At Valley Forge Brew Fest 2013. The aroma is caramel, bread. The appearance is red, offf-white head. The flavor is bread, caramel, toffee. Medium/thick to thick in body. The finish is sweet, pine needles. Very nice.
boxofrane (2144) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from wegmans. Pours hazy reddish brown with a medium sized tan head. The aroma has a bit of floral notes, caramel, solid hop presence. The taste is medium bitter with a big sugary caramel balance. Ok.
jeremytoni (3001) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a dark amber color with a good amount of head. Strong malty flavor with a lasting finish.
kramer (5034) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear ruby red body with a large two finger frothy off-white head that slowly faded, leaving some sticky lacing. The nose is not nearly as strong on the hops as I was expecting. They’re rather light with just a little citrus and resin quality. The malt is pretty strong though, lots of caramel and toasty notes. The flavor is pretty bitter up front though, rather leafy tasting hops, toasty and dry maltiness throughout. Finishes on the drier side with just a light lingering bitterness. Medium bodied with fizzy lively carbonation. This is an interesting beer, I do like that it’s on the drier side and not sticky and sweet like most Imperial Reds.
jb (2227) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from brewskis. Nice dark reddis, foamy, hazy. Bottle conditioned. Nose is spices , plenty of caramel, pine and other hoppy notes. Palate is decent. A bit drier than I’d have expected. Overall a nice and slightly unusual ale.