smith4498 (3550) - Miami, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ the brewpub. Pours clear dark ruby red color with off white head. Aromas of caramel and pine. Sweet caramel flavor with pine and moderate hop bitterness with a touch of tropical fruit. Medium body with average carbonation.
Reimer96 (1743) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Newer recipe dialled back to 8 percent. Very malty and caramely nose with a similar flavor profile. Light tropical fruit hop flavors with a noticeable but smooth bitterness. Easy drinking 8 percent beer.
bb (8539) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 22, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Bronze beer with a dark cream head. Malt and toasted malt aroma. Caramel flavor. Medium bodied. Caramel and light lemon lingers.
scarletfire65 (1323) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brew pub in Sedona. Aroma of pine and caramel. Hop profile is resinous. Crystal malt backbone. Hot alcohol. Bitter finish. Ok.
JBoan (176) - Arizona, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ The Parlor. Pours a clear red/amber with an eggshell white head. Aroma is pine, hops, roasted malt, sweet caramel and citrus juice. Taste is bitter hops, caramel, sweet malt and citrus. Very balanced and medium bodied beer with a hoppy finish. Just ok.
chinchill (4263) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Oak Creek Brewery & Grill in Sedona.
Pour was reddish amber, very clear, with a remarkably durable, creamy, tan head. The head has a bit of red too. Glass is coated even 30 minutes after pouring. Simply great looking beer!
Aroma: smells like aN IPA, although a tiny bit more malty than average.
Taste follows: clearly an Imperial Red, this is strongly flavored with a huge hop component and moderate-high bitterness. Given that, good balance.
Medium-full body with a touch of higher ABV harshness. Lightly dry finish.
O: a very bold and hoppy red that is more like an IPA than an amber/red.
MadDogMD (215) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at OHSO. Decent balance of caramely/ sweet malts & piney/ bitter hops. Pretty fresh tasting hop profile, which I enjoyed. OK overall, but a bit forgettable.
gnoff (9569) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
At GABF on Thursday October 11, 2012
Clear golden color, off-white head. Sweet, malty, hoppy scent. Butterscotch, sweet taste. Hoppy aftertaste. Medium mouthfeel, medium bitterness.
Jow (3441) - New York, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had on tap at brewery while enjoying wonderful Simons hotdogs. Pours crimson with nice head. Nose of toasted malt. Tastes of more toasted malt, caramel, grapefruit, orange zest, and pine. This was my fav from oak creek this week.
Ober (2813) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - JUL 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A clear amber/light brown colored beer, with a beige head. The aroma of fruits, notes of wood and hop. The taste is fruity, with caramel, hints of wood and hop. The aftertaste is sweet, with bitter and a little alcohol.