asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is grapefruit rind, pine, caramel, and hints of cranberries. Flavor is ruby red grapefruit, cranberries, caramel, and pine sap. On the palate the beer is medium-bodied with just the right amount carbonation. The beer finished dry on the palate.
chinchill (1683) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can served in a wine goblet.
Pours a very reddish and dark color for an IPA, but then this seems to be a Red IPA.
Aroma: herbal and slightly earthy hops.
Flavor: strong and pungent hops. Reported IBU=70 seems about right.
Feel: medium+ body; good medium carbonation.
O: A well crafted Red IPA.
Jow (2016) - New York, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grabbed a can while style tick shopping. Pours murky brownish red. Nose is caramel malt and red fruits. Tastes of grapefruit, berry, earth, caramel, pine, almost and English pale ale meets northwest. Dry finish light palate
rondphoto (1808) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thank you Terry Stovall, for bringing this back from Anchorage AK --- Hazy dark crimson caramel, thick ivory head cover, sheets of lace that slide back into the drink. Taste is a little malt, quickly compromised by medium hops. Entering the finish, a much stronger shots of hops barrels through, and then slowly fades back to a bit of malt. This is "determined and bitter," but I don’t see much besides hops to balance. A solid IPA.
wlajwl (3763) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is malts, spices and light pine/citrus. The flavor is citrus, fruit, grapefruit, tea, very light tropical fruit and a tangy/mildly bitter finish.
hockeybeerguy (1611) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2014 Reviewed from notes.
The appearance had a red/brown body with a one finger white foamy head that dies within thirty seconds leaving a decent amount of sticky lacing.
The smell had a thick citrus/pine hops, soft cranberry coming through (interesting for an AIPA, but actually quite nice - I like it).
The taste was pretty bittersweet through the hops and malts backing it up just slightly, nice bittersweet aftertaste, dry finish.
The palate was about a light to medium, fairly sessionable. Carbonation seems to be spot for the style and for me.
Overall, this is a good AIPA that I always try to keep some in my beer refrigerator no matter what.
DruncanVeasey (7112) - NUNEATON, Top 13, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2014 Big bottle. Pours darkening chestnut with a heaped Belgian foam. Aroma of red berries, blackcurrant, juniper, marmalade on Hovis. Sweet balanced, moderately floral and juicy red berry hop flavour with a pounding of juniper; soap, lavender, satsuma and liquorice hints. Malt emerging in a balancing digestive and dry roasted finish. Aromatic, floral and multicoloured on the belch. Good fresh hop. Excellent.
pbzbo (6) - - MAR 17, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark reddish orange from tap. Uneven head, big and small bubbles, slightly greasy looking. Taste of sweet caramel, hops are grapefruit and cedar, attenuated by the sweetness but lingering on the back of the palate. Head smears rather than laces down the glass. Dirty but delicious!
Dr_Fellini (367) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to glass. Not sure how old. Pours a mostly clear deep copper amber color with a light tan head. Aroma is a moderate citrus, floral hops, with sweet amber malts. Most of the hop flavor is lost in the flavor, with mostly amber malts shining through. A touch of piney floral hops hidden in there. Light to medium in body with a funky finish. Good, but not great. Have definitely had better from Midnight Sun.
RobertDale (3334) - 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 (2170) - Belgrade, SERBIA - 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.