BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at BTBF. Pours with a very lightly hazed amber hued body with a lasting off-white head. Aromas are of grassy and resin hop flavors with tangerine and light caramel. Relatively clean ester wise. Flavors are sweet, caramel, grassy and tangerine. Not my favorite combination (sweet crystal malt + hops), but its not bad for the style. High carbonation.
drjay44 (2681) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz. can. Pours a medium, we’ll retained, light beige head, with extensive lacing, over a slightly hazy, dark amber (SRM 15) body.......nose is pine, resin, toasted malts, balance to the hops......taste is very slightly sweet to start, with barest hints of toffee/caramel, then strong pine, resin, citrus peel, arrive, finishing with strong hop bitterness, no esters, balance to the hops......moth feel, medium body, sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation adds tingle, and light acid. This is a very hop heavy, dominated, beer balanced back by just enough malts. The hops are not overly complex in either aroma or flavor, but they are very definitely American. BJCPP 7/3/14/4/7
weihenweizen (1800) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - OCT 3, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Refrigerated 16 oz. aluminum can from blutt59, June 28, 2014, in a glass. Dark amber with red hues and big beige head. Aroma is strong caramel malt, medium body, medium/low carbonation, and little lacing. Taste is caramel malt, dank hops, herbal hops, and bitter finish. Lots of flavor, alcohol pretty well covered, just not my thing.
HonkeyBra (3451) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz. can from my Secret Santa. Thanks man!. Pours a rich red color with a medium off white head. Big pine and citrus aroma. Mild caramel and red malt sweetness. Flavor is bitter, hop forward, with a sweet caramel malt background. Somewhat sticky palate, full bodied, above average carbonation. Finishes with a lingering bitterness. Pretty good.
zathrus13 (1719) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - AUG 16, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can. Pours cloudy orange/brown, with a white head. Aroma is pine, caramel, malt, and citrus. Flavor is caramel, pine, malt, and alcohol. Medium body. Fairly long, somewhat bitter finish. An unexpected good one here.
dlihcsnatas (309) - Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber/red brew that smells of pine and toasted malt. Taste is thick with pine with only a small amount of the malt flavor coming through. Almost an IPA with all the hops this one is packing. Very good brew and a decent ABV to at least sorta justify the higher cost. Would love to make this one of my regulars but the sticker shock makes me stay with more affordable brews wtih about the same hop kick and high ABV. Well and then there is the CAN thing again. For the price would like to have seen bottles.
kidmartinek (3740) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deep red. White head good lace. Delicious red ale aroma. This is better than hop head red used to be. Nuff said. This is the new hop head Texas red.
rougeau13 (2017) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy red-amber with huge frothy off-white head. Aroma of grass, grain, pine, and caramel. Sweet caramel and fruity and malty taste with some mild bitterness. Medium bodied and slightly dry.
Weezel (211) - Florida, USA - JUN 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Burnt sugar and metallic hops from the aroma. Pours a murky copper red with a sweet musty and malty taste. The hops are there for bitterness but not much more. Finish is sweet and long.
TXBadger (1432) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice rich amber color with off-white head. Caramel malt, roasted malt, some piney hop notes on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little bite from the hops. Really enjoyable, great beer.
umich03jm (2074) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to Rightcross55. Pours mostly clear, dark amber with a big foamy head that fades very slowly and leaves nice lacing. Aroma is pretty dank with tons of pine, red fruit and citrus. Tastes very hoppy up front with a big caramel malt backbone. Big pine and grapefruit taste. Some leafy greens and light fruitiness too. Strong malty finish that’s very dry. Carbonation is high but more of a soft, creamy, foamy type. Adds a nice foamy creaminess which is nice. Medium to thick body. A pretty good double red with nice flavors and aroma. Wish it wasn’t so dry though.