beerbastard (840) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice brownish red with a tan head. Toasty and roasted aromas. Earthy roasted flavors of malts with a little pine. Not sweet and not bitter, pretty good. Clean and a little dry in the finish. Easy to drink.
HookedOnHops (5) - - AUG 23, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very pleasant red ale... More hoppy then most red ales -hint the name. Aroma is inviting, citrus malts and a hint of pine. Appearance is nice, dark transparent red with a nice off white 1 finger head. Taste is a mixture of roasted malts, caramel, citrus hints and ends with hoppy bitterness. Bottom line - I will definitely drink this again.
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cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine - Pours a crystal clear mahogany color with a one and a half finger thick very light tan head. Nice lacing. Aroma is lightly roasted malt. Flavor is toasted malt, hints of chocolate, and light pine and herbal hops. Quite pleasant. The toasty malt lingers in the finish. Medium body. A nice beer.
drjay44 (3244) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours a medium, well retained, light beige head, with light lacing, over a clear, light brown (SRM 20) body.....nose is malts, toast, pine citrus.....taste is citrus peel, pine, malts, light cereal, finishing with a mild bitterness....mouth feel medium, carbonation light. This is one of the many intermediate style beers being currently created. This has a dominant hop back bone, with the malts a bit too muted, leading to an unbalanced beer. The nose promised, but the taste could not deliver. BJCP 7/3/11/4/6
wlajwl (5384) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is citrus and light pine. The flavor is malts, fruit/berries and a long and bitter finish. Among the better Amber Ales I’ve had.
BeerandBlues2 (11662) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark amber with a large, frothy light tan head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma is floral, citrus, and earthy hops, light caramel and toast malt, nutty notes, dates and plums. Flavor is malt forward with medium hops and bitterness, light fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
arojewski (51) - Old Bridge, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep reddish with moderate head. Slightly malty without being too bitter. Thin but noticeable lacing. Decent autumn brew.
oddaroma (139) - Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark amber or brown, not red. Tan head that is gone halfway through. Grapefruit, bread, and grain hit the nose first. The taste is initially malty with hops on the back end. Thin bodied. Caramel and biscuity mixed with a weak IPA. It seems that the guys at New Belgium mixed a fat tire with an original hoptober. The results are pretty good.
robforbes (2129) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a clear dark copper with a small dirty white head, and great lacing.
smell is of roasted malt, caramel, plenty of hop notes, and some spice.
taste is a tad watery, spice, hops, roasted malt, a little bit of cocoa comes out in the back, and some pine. ends bitter and a little dry.
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a white head. Big citrus / pine hop nose with some bread notes. Sweet grainy malt body with bright citrus and dank hop bitterness. Sweet and bitter finish. An amped up hoppy fat tire.