RobertDale (4197) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours golden red with a nice white head. Aroma of citrus, pine, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, pine, tropical fruit, and malt. Not too bitter finish. Well made.
luttonm (2962) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in Seattle. Ruddy red, copper-orange. rich caramel malt and warming, bittering hops. smooth sweet malt backbone, mild alcohol, dry chalky finish. Sips well.
Nickls (1956) - Kingstowne, Virginia, USA - DEC 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can. Brownish red, thin khaki head. Smells faded, with tai at citrus hops, caramel and toasted malt. Flavor is essentially the same, flat, faded and boring. Shame, would love to have this fresh and I bought this at a great store on the west coast.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled Week 4, July, 2011
A: Pours a reddish brown ale with a short lived finger of peanut head which falls to a sheet of the same. Spotty lacing. Great clarity.
S: Piney, and has a spruce tip smell. Some citric rinds and bitter smells. Indicates the smell of bitterness over the top of some decent malts which are sweet and somewhat caramel like. Smells like an Impy Red, not an IPA.
T: Wow, grapefruit. I canít recall having had a beer with more grapefruit (ruby red) flavor. Iíve had more with plenty of grapefruit nose, but this is like straight grapefruit blended with a beer of darker amber base. Some hints of metallic leftovers.
M: heavy for the style with lively and bright carbonation. Fairly easy finish.
O: Good beer. Miscategorized as an IPA, and tastes like an Impy Red, but Iíve gotta say itís a good beer regardless. I dig it. Dunno why Iíve resisted it so long.
Serving type: bottle
DiarmaidBHK (3688) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can from BevMo Mira Mesa. Pours dark orange with a thin white head. Has some nice grapefruit on the nose. Has a bit of resin and citrus on the tongue. Itís a bit subdued especially since the nose is nice. Finishes clean. Solid!
travita (4375) - Frisco, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to somebody, rating from my backlog. The look is a big foamy cream colored head, copper colored beer. The smell is hops, pine, fruits, ok, and citrus. The taste is pine, some bitterness, pine, and citrus.
Dapierce17 (110) - Pasco, Washington, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark red with frothy off white head. Aromas of piney hops with sweet graham cracker malt notes as well. Earthy piney hops upfront on the palate with biscuity undertones. Dry bitter finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darker amber color, moderate head, really nice retention. Aroma is grapefruit, citrus, darker bread, caramel. Feels sort of like an amber ale. Medium bodied, almost no bitterness. Really well made, but I wanted more oomph.
Zymurgeist2 (1266) - Redwood City, California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2014 On tap at Gourmet Haus. Tropical, floral and citrus hops. Slightly hazy orange-amber with full white head that lingers. Head clings down sides. Biscuit malt and floral, perfume hops. Moderate bitterness. A little cloying - could attenuate out more of the sugers.
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. No date. Unsure of freshness... Been wanting to check this out. Smells more malty, rather then hoppy. Dark honey, spicy floral hops, mildly sweet orange citrus and mildly sweet pine dominate the nose. Palate is dominated by earthy, spicy, yet sweet pine, and bitter citrus, with a honeyed malt backbone. Bitterness grows on the finish. Refreshing, fine carbonation, seems to drive the bitterness. Sessionable weight. Lingering flavors of bitter, honeyed citrus rind. Would like to try this fresh for comparison, though Alaska is 1000's of miles away, so it is what it is. While this "can" is more malt centric today, it's not a bad thing... as it's a nice change of pace, if not delicious. Enjoyable. Would drink again.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...