boxofrane (2272) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at lucky lab. Pours clear copper with a small tan head. Aroma is light but has some light floral presence. Taste is bitter as can be up front and had a little malt balance in the finish. This is definitely one of the more bitter red ales out there and pretty enjoyable.
italianjohn (2398) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky deep orange brown pour thin layer of off white head ... aroma of earthy, resiny hops and chewy caramel malts .... taste is of chewy caramel and toasted malts, citrusy, rindy bitter and earthy hops .... mouthfeel is bitter sticky and rindy .... abv hidden well ... finish is lingering bitter dry hops and some lingering malt character ... solid imperial red
NikkTwist (1774) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at the Khyber. Poured a very dark red brown with a slim foamy beige head that left some lace. Strong hop aroma at first but, at first sip, quickly mellows to some softer malty red fruit flavors. Bitter citrus hop flavors surround lighter notes of plums and strawberries. Interesting ride as it goes from bitter in the nose, soft reds with a bitter at the top through the sip, then a sudden unexpected burst of gentle honey sweetness towards the end and finishes smooth, but then the bitterness returns to command the aftertaste.
jcwattsrugger (11279) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap-pours copper with a tight tan head that laces. Aroma is sweet resin/some citrus, medium malt-caramel. Taste is sweet resin/citrus hops with some bite and roughness, medium malt-caramel. Drying finish.
reggiedunlop (3290) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear caramel/ruby color with a medium tan head...great lacing and retention. Aroma is very floral and hoppy...spicy citrus notes and some earthy hoppiness. Flavor has caramely sweetness and earthy bitter hops, some tea...not as floral as expected. Mouthfeel is medium full and sticky with an earthy bitter finish...very dry. Looks and smells great...tastes ok.
Goodgrief (1819) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Pinocchio’s. Dark amber pour with a smallish head. Caramel malt base of an amber ale with a good rough citrus hop base. Thick on the tongue. A perfectly balanced malty/hoppy beer. Not overly aggressive but well but nicely done.
Scouser (279) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a beautiful copper colour with a good beige head and lacing, nice looking beer! Aroma is floral and caramel. Taste of rose up frOnt followed by a citrus bitterness. This is a good beer.
JFGrind (1866) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh wall of citrus hops greets you in this medium bodied crimson ale. It’s a bulked up amber ale recipe that impressed me. Manayunk has a new distributor in Philadelphia and a beer like this is welcome local addition.
lachrymalisis (406) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
really fantastic color. nice creamy, off-white bubbly head on top of a crystal-ruby amber-brown beer. big pine and citrus hop aromas alongside slightly nutty breadiness. nice medium carbonation seems to lighten the otherwise thick mouthfeel. really worth trying.
argo0 (11725) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, RBSG Fri evening. Large off-white head, clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/grapefruit, light bread. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit/orange. Medium body, some resin, light acidity.