Mendonorcal99 (2) - Ukiah, California, USA - OCT 6, 2002 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
RED TAIL ALE IS THE BEST BEER!!
I live in Ukiah where the beer is brewed and i drink it every weekend and it never gets old.
SpaceMonkey (182) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I have to put a qualifier on this. This is one beer that I often see for a decent price at various locations around town, and this is one beer where you definitely receive a good bit of quality for the price, so I never hesitate to pick this up. It’s not the best beer around, but for a price-quality ratio, it is worthy. Sitting down to finally do a review, this has a very small aroma profile, with hints of orange sweet malt and pouring with a light solid amber. The head is kind of weak, yet does a good job of sticking. The beginning rings in with an orange marmalade type taste and finishes with a light hop finish. A good session beer that packs quite a punch.
Discofish (152) - USA - OCT 5, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5338) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 27, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medium gold color, small head. Nice sweet malt flavor, mildly hopped. Slight spiciness. Finish is clean and crisp. Aftertaste is slightly bitter, malt sweetness very evident
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 26, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It has a nice amber color and smells pretty standard for an ale. It has an easy drinking malt flavor and overall not too bad.
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2002
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pretty mediocre pale ale with some caramel and hops in the nose. Clear amber color and light carbonation/head. Light in body with caramel malt throughout and a slightly dry finish. Not very memorable.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 14, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden amber hue. Smells kinda soapy, with some toasted malt. Medium bodied, starts out sweet amd follows through with lots of carbonation, and a long yeasty finish. A very drinkable ale.
Davhgbrew (947) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 9, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really nice looking brew. Dark orange color, with a lasting head. The aroma is dominated by maltiness. The flavor is a nice mix of malt and hops with sufficient body. There is an oak barrel flavor in the finish that is enjoyable. Overall a very nice ale, but just a little too much malt for me.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
More like a normal ale - it doesn’t seem all that strong at 6% abv. Not bitter and not all that flavorful. It’s apparently their "flagship" beer.