bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving glass: Poured from tap into Tulip.
Appearance: Somewhat dark red with thick off white head and nice lacing lines.
Aroma: Citrus hops and caramel malts.
Taste: Strong slightly sweet caramel base balanced by a nice hop bite with orange, grapefruit and pine. Ends somewhat bitter. A well balanced beer.
Palate: Moderate carbonation, full creamy body with a very dry finish.
Overall: Great example of a Double Red Ale. This should be canned.
yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Enjoyed on draft at the brewery, winter 2010. Rich amber color. Some black tea-like aromas are noted on the nose. Candy sweet on the palate which is nice, along with a nice hop snap to round it out. Rather easy drinking for such a high ABV beer, and I wish it was served in the normal pint glass!
Alphadelic (2164) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet cakey hops on the nose. Sweet carrot cake and light bitterness which holds for a short while but barely stands up to the caramel thickness.