screigh (441) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 20, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a brown/red color. Looks a bit like iced tea. No head at all on my pour. Smell is grain and sweet. Tastes a bit tart or sour. Some bitterness in the finish.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Finally getting around to rating this since now it’s available in bottles. Pours a deep clear read with a small off white head that fades to a nice film. Aroma is nice blend of English biscuity malts, light caramel, citrus, earthy resinous hops, herbal grassiness, and light pineyness. Taste is sweet malts at first them fades to bitterness and finishes clean and dry. Carbonation is perfect and the finish is clean and not overly long. Overall a really great beer.
ogiergrove (120) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - FEB 25, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful copper color with a complex bright hop nose. Unexpected combination of resiny bitterness with an almost Belgian fruity Esther quality
Block (1319) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hops throughout. Great aroma to start with a bitter finish. A lingering dryness. Masks the alcohol very well.
vyvvy (3876) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours reddish brown with a light tan head. The aroma has lots of maltiness that is toasted with a bit of mush. Medium grainy body with gentle sharp carbonation. The taste starts off with rough earthy hops along with toasty nutty malt and some spice. The finish is earthy and resiny. Quite nice.
Dogbrick (7581) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2010 Sample at Heorot in Muncie, IN. The beer pours a clear brownish-amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark malt, caramel and hops. Medium body with flavors of piney hops and malt plus a touch of citrus. The finish is hoppy up front and settles to a sweet malty aftertaste. Decent Imperial Red overall.
patrick767 (3524) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap at Indiana winterfest - Pours amber and has a nice, earthy, hopped aroma. The flavor is of caramel malt with big, citrus accented hops and a bitter finish. It’s medium bodied and very enjoyable.
wxman (1387) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the 2010 Microfest in St. Louis. Pours a clear reddish-brown with a substantial off white head. Taste is sweet toasted malt, caramel and assertive hoppiness. Very good and well balanced, but not an IPA. An imperial Irish red ale.
drfabulous (3826) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at brewpub. Hoppy red ale. Medium body. Very decent flavor. Not heavy.
misterbeer (311) - greenwood, Indiana, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at shallos. A dark red clear pour off white head caramel, citrus, sweet creamy taste smooth hop finish .A real nice red ale