aztecabrewer (1) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 1, 2012 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Awsome beer! Have it every time I visit family in the Las Cruces/El Paso area and bring some back with me to San Diego. Perfect balance of bitterness and malty sweetness. Hints of choclate add another layer of complexity. Aroma is definetely IPAish, floral, citrussy. Need a keg of this beer.
dnstone (2457) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red-amber in color with a soft off-white head. Excellent hoppy-piney aroma. Very IPA-esque with a nice malt body underneath.
chriso (7513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask (gravity dispense) at Great British Beer Festival, day 4 on 5 August 2011. One of a surprising number of beers from New Mexico at GBBF - how’d that happen? Coppery colour more than red. Excellent hop presence in the aroma - a good mix of pine, grapefruit and herbaceous. Just a touch of toffeeish malt. Firm hoppy stuff on the palate too. This sort of thing can descend into a rather sticky, caramel mess but no such issues here - the hops and firm mouthfeel kept everything in check. Well-balanced and most enjoyable.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is one of those bottles that comes soooo close to being excellent, but falls just short. The malts are semisweet and solid, laying a nice, earthy foundation for the beer, but the all-star lineup of hops never makes an impression. The citric and piney notes are subtle, too much so for such a heavy, caramel-leaning malt load. Still, I find myself continuously sipping this pint, so don’t take me too seriously. A nice mid-range red ale, between the horrific sweetness of the Irish Red, and the endless bitter hoppiness of the American version.
BadAprilia1000 (395) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle- Nice red pour with a pillowy tan head. Smells of caramel and citrus. Tastes of Sweet malts and hops. Very balanced and tasty. Good beer.
Ibrew2or3 (7957) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours a rather effervescent deep rutty brown with decent yet big bubbly tan head. The aroma has a nice mix of nuttiness, roasted malts, a dash of chocolate malts, some earthiness and a faint pine and floral hop like sense too. The taste hits with a pleasing and semi bold load of pine hops, sweet nuttiness and roasted malts. As in the aroma I get a floral hop note and some chocolate too. Interesting mix that I find very agreeable.
anders37 (21888) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask gravity @ GBBF 2011. Pours a reddish amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity hoppy piny citrus aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter piney citrus finish.
jstraw (1954) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Red-amber with decent, creamy, beige head / Nose of weed and pine / Medium body, chewy with big, sharp, hops, and with good, long, finish / Earthy flavors of weed, cut pine, and caramel, with citrus notes / More of a red ipa, but quite good.
madmitch76 (20984) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
5th August 2011
GBBF. Cask. Hazy deep brown beer. Light dry palate. Even malt base, nice hops - fresh pine and a little citrus. Semi dry finish. Nicely hopped drinkable red.
Beershine (5219) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ brewery tap, Santa Fe. Is a rich, ruddy glassy hue. Too much caramel in the aroma for my likes, because I find that interferes with the really pleasant forest hops. But I quibble. Toasty malt character, and a great balance throughout and a fairly big body with mid to high gravity. Well-structured beer even if it’s not my cup of tea.