allfreej (550) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at New Albanian. Amber pour with a nice tan head. Nose was malty. Flavor was sweet malt, not much hop bite in the finish. I don’t think I’d have classified this as an IPA. The brewer’s label of "Imperial Red Ale" seems more on the mark. Not hoppy enough for an IPA.
mnurda (1085) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at Rich O’s I am a huge fan of hops and carbonation, so this was right up my alley.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
clear amber, scant beige head, light sweet caramel malt aroma with light floral hops, thin body, hot caramel malt flavor, mostly dry with some earthy hops balancing the alcohol, long bitter finish, the bitterness and the thin body is not a good combo, needs either more body or less betterness,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 4/10; Overall: 10/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy amber with a fully receding off-white head. Aroma of piney dry hopped cascaes, evergreen and grapefruit. Taste is hoppy, piney, and citric with a malt backbone. Mouthfee is full bodied, resinous with lively carbonation. Certainly enjoyable.
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rich O’s Publick House when I stopped on the way to Dark Lord Day.
A persistent, tight white head forms easily over this clear, medium dark amber brew.
The aroma showcases some flowery hops and supportive malt.
Well balanced betweent he malt sweetness and the hop bitterness, with the hop bitterness lingering into the finish. A bit thin, but an easy drinker nevertheless.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Rich O’s Publick House during RBSG Road Trip 2007. Slightly hazy golden brown with a white head. Big nose of malt, citrus and herbal hop. Nutty caramel flavors to go with the aforementioned hops. Certainly not your typical IPA!
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
clear copper with a nice fluffy white head. great lacing that leaves a sheet all the way down the glass. peach caramel aroma with some green citrus hops and a hint of cat piss. bitter sweet caramel bitter orange flavor. bitter orange finish with some light salty notes. medium full body with moderate carbonation. well done.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Rich O’s Publick House during RBSG Road Trip 2007. Slightly hazy golden amber body with a small white head. Sweet fruity floral hops aroma. Light grainy flavor with some floral and citrus hops.
EithCubes (4626) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Clear copper with a lacing white head. Sweet malty nose, but not a ton here. Light English hops [turned out to be Goldings]. Good malt/hop balance, with the latter winning out. Dry, herbal, hoppy finish. Yes, deifnitely something English about this. Sticky and slightly warming. Full bittersweet body with a similar finish. I like this. My favorite from the sampler.
decaturstevo (4664) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep amber pour with a clinging silky lace of off white. A light sweet malty aroma. Like a big sweetened grapefruit. A flavor of sweet malt with a just right bitter on the finish. Just a tad thin but good carbonation and mouthfeel. A good beer that leaves an excellent bittering after taste which lingers nicely.