peteinSD (1461) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Gianni - thanks! Pours dark amber with a very large and rocky light tan head. Aroma is light hop biterness and pine with roasted caramel. Taste is light charred malt with caramel and pine/hop bitterness. Cleen mouthfeel. Nice beer but but the hops are minimal. Must be an out of date bottle.
Suttree (6075) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
You know whatís fun? Splitting hairs about style definitions. The Bride & I discussed - at length - if this was a hoppy amber or a full bodied IPA. It doesnít really fit neatly in any category, so we didnít really reach any conclusions. Anyway, you should drink this. Itís good. Thanks to my Secret Santa for this one!
PrattBenjamin (32) - - DEC 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled 9/30/12. Drank 12/5/12. Delicious beer. Pours a beautiful rich brown with ample head. Aroma is a combination of piney/earthy hops with some citrus buried under malt aroma. Flavor is very delicate hop and caramel play with some notes of fresh bread. Finish is clean and hoppy with a lingering malt sweetness. Very nice.
kamikazi (2) - California, USA - DEC 2, 2012 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Starts with a great hop nose and large head, then settles down into a heavy amber once the carbonation starts to come out. Very good and has a lot of bitterness. Alcohol is apparent. I love the idea of a hoppy red, and would like to see this a little lighter-bodied. Wish we had this out here in California!
SWO_Runner (4) - Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2012 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Billowy tan head with great lacing.
Grapefruit aroma and a hoppy scent forward with a malty finish. Deep caramel color. Exceptional balance.
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Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Liked this brew on tap the bottle kind of didnít due it for me. think it was a carbonation issue. Did like the price so I will revisit it again These guys like playing with hops
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint bottle I think! Won this in a fantasy baseball league. pours a deep red with a 2 finger off white creamy head - settles down to a thin lacing. big citrus hop nose with a great caramel malt balance with a bit of spice and vanilla... almost perfect nose - so well balanced. medium body - very smooth and creamy throughout with notes of pineapple, orange, light cranberry, raisin, caramel and red grapes. dry and bitter finish with lingering sweet malts and dark fruits. The best or one of the best amber / red ale Iíve had.
mithrilbalrog (24) - Ithaca, USA - NOV 26, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours cloudy brown with a thick tan head. Strong aroma of caramel and spruce with hints of nut and resin. Taste is primarily bitter followed by noticeable sweetness. Texture is creamy with a full body and soft carbonation. Long bittersweet finish. Good for a rainy fall day.
annunz123 (948) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nuts, caramel, and some pine bitterness in the aroma. Flavor starts sweet and smooth. Spice and pine hop bitterness in the flavor. Not sure whether this is an amber or a really well balanced IPA, but itís very good.
obguthr (5652) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong grapefuit peel nose, pine needles as well. Clear brown, thick tan head, good lacing. Dreied leaves ever-so briefly on the front of the palate, then a rush of pine needle and ash. Moss and soil subtle but there too. This is an IDA, not an amber. Too hoppy, ABV is too high, and it is too dark.