bpr77 (264) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy red. Aroma is grapefruit floral hops with a strong sweet malt. Flavor is excellent, citrus -malt and pine flavors ...bready yeast flavor. Really excellent beer.
Denver2012 (24) - - MAR 10, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a dark ruby with a thumbs width beige head. Nice lacing. Wow... what a wonderful wonderful aroma. Sweet and hoppy and incredibly balanced between the two. Nectarine, grapefruit, a little pine. I could just sit and sniff this all night I think. Flavor is just as good. The grapefruit and pine seem to hit you in the forefront but its balanced extremely well by the malt backbone which provides some delicious sweetness and breadiness. A nice silky mouthfeel with an appropriate level of activity from the carbonation. Medium bodied. I think I am having the same reaction to this as I did with Deschutes Red Chair, which has since become one of my favorite beers. I had this Red once before a couple years ago and did not enjoy anywhere close to how much I am enjoying it this time around. Odell with a grand slam on this one and think this just might have overtaken their IPA as my favorite beer from them. The only thing that blows about this beer is that its seasonal. And the name is rather unoriginal as well.
high_on_hops (806) - Burlingame, California, USA - FEB 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice red color with an off white head and a bit of lacing. The aroma has grapefruit and a bit of pine and malt. The flavor has more malty sweetness with a bit of spice in the background and a slightly bitter aftertaste.
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falco242 (365) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice red pour, but seemed to be a bit lacking in the aroma department. Hoppy and notes of citrus in the aroma lead to a hop flavor but not overwhelming at all which is good. Carbonation is nice it is a very refreshing.
ElGaucho (2371) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 7, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Fruity, hoppy nose with a hint of higher alcohol. Not all reds are actually red in color but this one is. An attractive reddish amber. Thin layer of yellowish off white head. Lace already forming before first sip. Had this for the first time served by Doug Odell himself at a tasting at the Wine Thief and Ale Jail in St. Paul. Really liked it then. Had a couple during the SUPER bowl and finally sitting down to rate another one now. A lot of good things going on here. Solid hop profile with a malt backbone. Not too much alcohol so has sessionability with plenty of flavor for a "lower alcohol" brew. Very good beer. Odell for me is quickly becoming a reliably top notch brewer.
arminjewell (9207) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour out of bottle is clear red with nice white head, aroma brings notes of big pine, citrus and grassy notes, hints of burnt sugars, nuts and earth come through as well. Taste is just as hoppy but melds nicely, the bitter pine up front goes into some sweet citrus blending in with the sweet caramel and burnt sugars, touch of drying earth tones and bitter hops finish it out. Nice, but seems more like a pale ale than an amber.
DalzAle (2018) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Clear dark amber pour, slightly sweet aroma and a good 1/2 inch head. Flavor is plenty of nice slick malt, a little mellow mild malt cherry and a very clean aftertaste. Better than expected!
freeofthoughts (688) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 Pours mahogany red with off white head. The smell is great, total ipa. Aromas of fruity citrus and sweet soft pine. The taste is full and both grainy and hoppy. A soft hearted grapefruit pine hop kick and a slightly spicy toasted grain balance really well. As times it tastes like drinking a hop cone. This is as good for the style as anything else Odell does, right on. By style this is not an amber, similar to lagunitas copper in flavor.
tiong (5845) - Espoo, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle from Mybrewerytap
Pours dark orange with a small sticky and foamy head. Light aroma of hops and malts. Taste is quite light with notes of malts and hops. Slightly bitter and sticky finish. Okay, quite well balanced amber ale.
lusikka (7650) - Tampere, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle.
Pours an amber colour with a small, white, thick head. Aroma of sweet toffee, grassy hops and citrus. Flavour of caramel malts, toffee, grassy hops, citrus and some nuts. Medium bodied, thick mouthfeel and a bitter sweet finish. Too sweet.