hopdog (9327) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Warsaw location. Poured a medium to deeper amberish color with a small sized head. Aromas of caramel, citrus, and some pine. Tastes of the same.
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft: Poured @ MABC, reddish-amber color with a medium-sized white head and incredible amounts of lacing. Massive caramel malt notes along with an equally sinister amounts of floral and resin-y hops, some mild fruity hints noted as well. Full-bodied, especially for the style...flavors consist of caramel, light fruits and a wicked-ass hop finish that reminds me of a more balanced version of Upland’s Ard Ri. Exceptional brew.
Tmoney99 (11351) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at MABP. Poured clear dark reddish brown with an average white frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy sweet grassy hoppy aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium bitter flavor with a solid bitter finish of moderate duration. This is a standout beer and worked well with the spicy food at the pub.
hotstuff (4353) - Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at MABC. Small ivory head that fully diminished, very nice lacing, transparent, no visible carbonation, and a red hue with some orange peeking through. Malty, caramel and lightly hoppy nose. Flavor was malty, caramel and a tad too hoppy for my liking. Tingly, hoppy mouthfeel. Medium body.
patrick767 (3689) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2007 draft - Pours reddish brown with a medium sized head that leaves some lacing. The aroma is light and mostly of hops. The flavor is very hoppy, almost an IPA hop profile with a mild flavor of the roast malts characteristic of a red. The carbonation is light and the mouthfeel moderate. The finish is mostly of hops. I liked it. This is a nice session beer and one of MA’s better brews.
dpjuart (1092) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours red with light khaki head, one finger with great lacing. Nose is lots of hops with mild caramel. Taste is caramel with notes of chocolate and lots of citrus and floral hops. Great balance. Solid brew. one of their best.
shrubber85 (8206) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Caramel malt and pine hops aroma. Reddish amber color with small head. Light caramel malt flavor nicely blended with pine hops. The hoppiest irish ale I’ve ever had - very nice beer.
queenholly (3066) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. Caramel malt and orange hops aroma. Clear copper with a minimal beige head. Sweet caramel malt, resinous orange and herbal hops flavor. Medium sticky body. Really nice, great malt/hop balance.
thedm (4984) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This draft brew from the brewery poured a small sized head of finely sized mostly lasting light brown colored bubbles that left behind an unnoted lacing. The body contained no carbonation, was transparent and light red brown in color. Its aroma contained notes of hoppy red malt. Its mouth feel is very tingly hoppy with a lingering mellow palate and a red malt aftertaste. Its flavor contained hoppy Irish red malt notes. All-in-all very nice brew.