oneeighthcuban (92) - - MAY 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smell is hoppy and malty. Caramel/Toffee type aroma of the malt. Taste is sweet with roasty/caramel flavors, bitter finish. Really good, one of my favorite red ales. Would never guess this is 9%.
keanex (786) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Unos Deptford.
Appearance: Light haze in the dark amber body, creamy coating.
Aroma: Pineapple and grapefruit.
Taste: Pineapple, grapefruit with moderate bitterness.
Palate: Medium body and carbonation.
Overall: Solid as heck.
OKplus (355) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a red hued amber with a giant light khaki head that melts very slowly. Minimal Lacing.
S - Juicy hops galore! Pineapple, mango, honey dew melon, flowers, sticky herbal pine, slighlty toasted graham cracker, caramel
T - Toasted caramel/toffee malt, floral hops, candied grapefruit, grapes, pine resin, hops turns soapy mid palate while finishing spicy. Alcohol comes out as it warms.
M - Medium body, swishy carbonation, can be a tad hot at times.
As a hybrid DIPA/Imperial Red this shines. The nose on this is intoxicating. It’s almost a sensory over load. It has a nice malt backbone and drinks easy for the ABV.
Serving type: bottle
drk (3) - - MAY 8, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Perfect imperial red. Never tasted anything quite like this before or since. Smooth, hints of mellow spice on the palate, and caramel finish.
djroehler (152) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. Dark amber with thick foamy off white head. Big aroma of pine, orange, lemon, grapefruit, pineapple. Taste is sweet lemon, cereal and caramel, grapefruit, pear, sticky resin, fresh pine. Great smooth moderately carbonated body.
Scopey (3243) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can (thanks to Bill) consumed on the bus back to Brussels. It pours clear deep amber with a thick yellow-white head. The nose is pine, red berry, dark fruit, caramel and jam. The taste is pine, resin, decent bitterness, red berry, light jam, wood and alcohol warmth with a dry, bitter finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation and slightly mouth-feel. Pretty tasty stuff really.
Reynolds314 (1480) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. Pours a reddish copper color with nice off white head. Aroma is heavy grapefruit, grass, and caramel. Taste is nicely balanced with tons of hops and a welcome sweetness to balance it out. Not overly bitter and very tasty.
burgy (356) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great Red Ale! Nice solid heavily hopped (but not crazy hopped) beer. Aromatics scream grapefruit and grass. Taste is lovely! Nice resin feel to the palate. Overall, really loved this.
Emeister84 (433) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pine, citrus fruit, resin, caramel, and bread crust on the nose. A clear, deep red-amber with a well-retaining, rocky, khaki head. Dry and savory malts, nuts, toast, and caramel, combine with fresh, juicy, bitter hops. Medium bodied, strong but very smooth, carbonation is thick and cleansing, finishes with more nutty, caramel malts, and a final dose of big hop bitterness.
Wittales (437) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was clear light reddish gold with creamy lasting white 3 fringer head, rings of lacing. Aromas was brown sugars, toffee, tostie roll, deep fruits and slight alcohol ting. Taste are sweet sugar of toffee, caramel, Munich malts. Hops are there but sublime. Deep fruit of date, raisin, cherry and spice. Touch of alcohol and rye. Palate was smooth soft CO2 with medium body, then lasting sweet malty fruity wonderful complex finish. A superior Red, find it.