BrewDad (4900) - Olympia, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish amber in color, clear with a thin white head. Strong hops and malt aroma. Fruity aroma and flavor - strong citrus and bready notes in the flavor. This was a terrific brew. More of an IPA/Amber ale new name Cascadian Red Ale. Great job Eric
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Well first of all this is probably an american strong ale or an ipa, but details I guess. Fuck it. The nose is nice and fruity with the residual sugars from the caramel malt leaving a nice aromatic note with the fruity citrus and floral hops. Smells good. Pours reddish amber, thin off white head, little lace. The flavor starts with caramel, is rather fruity from the previously mentioned rsidual sugar and hop mixture, dry toast, a little iced tea here and there, and a long lingering fruity effect. Really a solid beer IMO. Not expecting much due to the CRA idea being a little dumb but solid.
BillKismet (3335) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sparkly amber, fully carbonated and emanating a red-orange hue on which sits a cool frost head that thickens at the glass edges like spittle. Appealing hop leaf nose, perhaps portions of Centennial or Chinook. Nice bitterness to the aroma. The body is bitter and yawing towards acerbic and metallic.