Stevesie (263) - - MAR 30, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Single bottle. Pours a pretty dark red with a slight tan head. Lots of clinging bubbles and significant lacing. Fresh, clean aroma full of hops and a hint of citrus. Fresh and clean with a hint of malt toward the finish. Lacks the smoke or earthiness of most reds, making it dangerously easy to drink and highly refreshing. What all red ales should aspire to be.
Doofgoblin (237) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good red ale. Pours a reddish amber with plenty of clinging lace. Aroma is slightly sweet with malt; overall, itís a little light on aroma. Taste is bitter at fist and then the malt characteristics become more prominent; however, the finish just seems a little thin or something. Overall, really drinkable.
Concealer (454) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice deep red color. Smells of hops and malt. Bitter front with a sweet malt finish.
jandd1983 (1887) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
It poured a red color with an off-white head. The aroma was of grapefruit and a bit of pine with some malt. The taste was more malty sweetness with a hint of spice in the background and a touch of a bitter aftertaste. Nicely done.
mcrae19 (59) - - FEB 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a deep ruby color with a small head. Aroma is unmistakably hoppy. (If my eyes had been closed, I wouldíve thought I was about to drink a pale ale.) Initial hop bite, but the caramel flavors of the malt arenít lost here. The finish is a bit thin for my tastes, but overall, I do like what Odell has done with this beer. By showcasing the best qualities of a red aleónamely, the substantial maltóand adding enough hops to make it interesting, Odell has elevated a style thatís often considered too bland by many beer drinkers. Guess Iíd better take advantage of this while I can, as this seasonal is only around until April, and then my search resumes for another red thatís as good as this.
mnmike (941) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pour from a pick your own six pack. Light and refreshing red ale here that is a bit too watery.
sherm1016 (991) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from Aaron. Pours a deep, ruby-amber color with an off white head and a little lacing. Aroma is hoppy, pine, citrus, grapefruit. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, bready, toffee, citrus, grapefruit hops, with a light, bitter, hoppy finish. Very tasty amber.
OzarkElmo (272) - Poplar Bluff, Missouri, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep copper with sizable beige head. Hops and malt on the nose with a very, very malty mouthfeel. Slightly bitter finish. A bit too malty for someone who may love hops. Flavorful, different. A malty amber with a kick of hops.
Steve_0 (1912) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home poured into my HF wine glass. Appearance is glowing red with a fluffy cream head and great lacing. Big sweet, caramelly aroma, grapefruit, toffee, sweet fruits, red licorice, orange peel, and bread; pretty damn sweet. Taste is big grapefruit, orange, bread, caramel, grass, somewhat sweet, and soapy with a big bitter finish. Medium body with high carbonation. Really sweet upfront, with a somewhat doughy middle, with great hoppy notes, and a huge bitter bite. Well-done.
ajnepple (1043) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours deep red with a frothy two-fingered off-white head that lingers and laces the glass heavily. Smells like grapefruit, oranges, grass, hops. Citrus flavor, pine sap and a touch of mint with a nice malt backbone. Medium body, with a dry, sticky texture and average carbonation. Hoppy and fresh all the way through with a sweet and dry finish. This is how an amber/red ale should taste!