hman43 (343) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brew has a very doughy, fruity smell to it. The smell is very sweet. It is sort of a plum color with a full head that is a light tan that clings well to the side. It has a well combined mix of spices and yeast the is pleasant.
GJF (1250) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very pretty pour--deep ruby with a dense white head. Generally sweet with lots of caramel malt, a bit of spice and hop bite at the end. OK but a little two-dimensional.
emacgee (4030) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clean and soft ruby copper with one finger of sudsy tan head. Nose shows a light malt sweetness with some toasted grain.
Crisp flavor, more dry than expected. A dry and woody hop character with notes of peanut hull and citrus rind. Very zesty. Clean flavor with a good balance of hops and malt. Unassuming and very drinkable with a nice citric character on the finish.
Beergeek23322 (2283) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
November 2009. From bottle. Amber color (big surprise). Aromas of caramel, grassy notes, hops, nuts and grain. Malty and good hop balance. Very good for the style.
kwoeltje (2232) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) copper/amber with tan head and some lace. Aroma of caramel malt and grassy hops. Flavor is caramel malt with a floral/grassy/pine hop finish.
rumproasts (2878) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Amber with small head. I’m not a huge fan of red ales, but this has a nice hoppiness. Decent for the style.
AirForceHops (3223) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle purchased @ Top Shelf Brews, Hampton, NH. Guess the color?? Yes, it is an amber /red with soapy white head. Some lace. Aroma is caramel and weak grassy hops. Palate is more malt-driven with the grass and a light fruit hop note as well. Nicely balanced. The only negative is the thin body. But overall you could knock back several in a session if you desired.
queenholly (2924) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 25, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Caramel malt and dusty hops aroma. Clear amber with a moderate ivory head. Toast, caramel malt, and herbal hops flavor. Light body, moderate carbonation.
maxwelldeux (3681) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught in a flight. Pours a clear amber color with a moderate white head on it. Nose is pretty light and slightly hoppy. Taste is slightly bitter with a hint at some sweetness on the finish. Nothing terribly remarkable here.
shrubber85 (7644) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Lactic caramel malt aroma. Amber with moderate head. Lightly sweet caramel malt and moderately bitter orange peel flavor. Body pretty light. Okay.