ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - APR 5, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Darker amber with a moderate head, decent lacing and good retention. Aroma is caramel, floral hops, various fruits. Flavor brings this with a medium to light body and a dry finish. I still don’t care about this style.
mjg74 (2632) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from BevMo, La Mesa. Pours a dark amber/copper color. No foam to speak of. Malty aromas. Some dark fruits. Kind of bready. Toffee as well. Smooth mouthfeel. Rich and malty with a fair amount of spicey hop bitterness. Pretty rich.
bitbucket (2160) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a hazy orange amber with a thin white head. Fruit and bread aroma with citrus hops. The body tends to light, with medium carbonation. The taste is nutty caramel and bread with hop bitterness showing up in the finish.
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - MAR 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice ale. Has a lot sweety malty aroma. Appearance is an orangy brown. Mouthfeel is smooth. Flavor is very malty wiht lots of barley infused in it. Overall a nice beer.
bhensonb (11905) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the brewpub. Malty aroma. Reddish amber color with a beige head that laces a bit. Starts medium malty, smooth and creamy, medium mouthfeel. The hop bitterness only arrives towards the finish, and balances the remaining malt.
UselessGdTaste (365) - Long Beach, California, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I felt that this red ale was much deeper in flavor than most red ales I have had, which isn’t that many. It had that same chalkyness I get from guinness, but the beer was lighter and less viscous making the chalk almost reasonable. Low hops for sure. Very drinkable.
scanman (149) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - DEC 11, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This is a fine red ale. Pours a nice copper, amber with a nice head and fine lacing. Nice balance of malts and hops with a strong bitter kick. Recommended.
hayduke (3545) - Eureka, California, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2009 22 oz bottle. Poured a dark amber with a tan head. Nose of malts and hops. Has a yeasty flavor and sweet and sticky mouthfeel. This may be decent for an Irish Red, but I am thinking this is not my favorite kind of beer.
tromboneman (17) - USA - AUG 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The look of this beer is as far as this beer goes. It has amazing color and contour but overall this beer was too smooth for me. It offered no kick in the face like the Irish I know. I need some flavor Moylans. Give me the flavor. If I wanted water... I’d be drinking water.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2006
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a rich amber color w/ a shallow creamy froth. Aroma is yeasty sweet with toasted grahm crackers. Nectar full w/ soft residual effers. Flavors of fresh baked toast with a fruity character, not sweet. The malt componant is not decadent, it’s more refined and balanced. It has a nice bittering on the finish. This is an amazing specimen brewed and true to it’s Irish yernings. Rich yet well balanced. Connoisseurs choice! Highly recommended.