Braudog (5354) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUN 13, 2003
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Staying head and an airy malt aroma. Lightly balanced caramel-malt with vague bittered ending. Quite good.
BigSkyman007 (202) - USA - MAR 14, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very impressed with this beer. Nice Orange/Amber Color, flavor nice and robustly hoppy. Another great Oliver beer.
zathrus13 (1661) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2003 I really like this Irish Red, it's better than most I've tasted. Nice hops and a beautiful color.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft: Poured a dark reddish brown with a light tan head, nose of caramel malts... and thats it, flavor is sweet, caramel, and roasted malts, very light hop finish. Malt flavor was quite good.
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - NOV 2, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
More of a tan-red color than an actual red.
Slightly sweet and spiced, with moderate hops. In fact, "moderate" is the word I'd use to describe the beer in general; it's a good generic red ale, but it's got nothign special to reccommend it.
seekingup2 (80) - - DEC 12, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not a bad red, nice color and head on pour. Taste was average, but not a bad red for a local!
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at The Big Hunt in D.C.
The beer is amber to crimson with a small, white head. The aroma is caramel malt, lightly sweet, a touch of hops. Malt forward and tasty. Very fresh. Mild bitterness and light hop presence. Easy drinking and smooth with a surprisingly robust body. I enjoyed this and would have it again.
boto (1759) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ The Wharf Rat: This one pours an amber color. It had a small off-white head on it. The aroma was lighter, but contained notes of grassiness and some caramel malt. The taste was decent enough. It had a fairly decent malt body with some hop bite. Not real exciting, but not bad either.
badlizard (5526) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear red with a creamy tan head. Malty aroma and taste with a mild bitterness and a creamy mouth feel.
ben4321 (3347) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Location: Draft at the Pratt Street Ale House, 9/6/09
Aroma: Sweet caramel malts, some grassy hops too
Appearance: Dark reddish color
Flavor: Similar characteristics to nose, but a little more robust
Palate: Smooth finish, medium-full body
This was a pretty nice Irish red beer, one that wasn’t overly special, but was certainly good enough to be enjoyable.