Storm_Shadow (100) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 14, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with small off white head. Malty, caramel, ok but not as good as I hoped. Bit boring.
stevoj (1333) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber with thick, foamy head. Sourish hoppy nose. Taste has a metallic tinge with dry finish. Good, but not best.
DedicatedToFun (1540) - SoCal, California, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Intense double red ale on tap at Commons Bar in Santa Monica, super strong red ale
GT2 (6997) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Commons Santa Monica. Thanks Dedicatedtofun! Clear red pour, brown foam. Spotty lacing. Dusty, plastic aroma. Taste is bitter, tea tannic, sugary, dusty. Not my style.
joeneugs (2576) - Livermore, California, USA - AUG 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle from Costco. It pours a handsome dark red color with a lasting orange head. The aroma is not too strong, but nicely hoppy with pine and a little citrus. Some robust dry maltiness. The flavor is well balanced with a touch of malt sweetness up front followed by a strong earthy, piney hop finish. Little caramel, red currants, dark bread… tasty stuff.
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 22oz. It’s a copper colored beer, clear, and with a thick, off-white head. It’s mostly hoppy on the nose, citrus and pine cones, with a solid shot of caramel. The flavor is nicely bitter, not too sweet, with the same food ratings found in the aroma. Full body, semi-dry, ands with a pleasant carbonation. Lasting finish. A really fine brew. 130805
Geokkjer (5002) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Whitcomb, SF. Pours amber with a small off white head. Aroma of floral and peach hops , some biscuit, bread and malt. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some citrus , malt, biscuit, grains and bitterness . Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (5538) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 650ml @ Hotel Room, Hotel Whitcomb, San Francisco, CA
Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, buscuit, citrus and pine. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long caramel, buscuit and bitter finish. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
Blairgus (2188) - California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2 aug 2013, bottle. Red, clear, no bubbles. Nose is med sweet malt, some raisins, mild pink grapefruit hops. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Red malt, kind of harsh. Some bitter grapefruit hops. Decent.
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johnbuck100 (209) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bomber from whole foods Portland - I love ninkasi beers but this is not a summer favorite. Heavier, maltier than most ninkasi's. the heVy malt dukes it out with the hops. I'm sure this would be more well received in the dead of winter. Not bad, but the bottom of the ninkasi list.
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