slimspady (188) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark red pour. 1 inch white head. Very good looking beer. Lots of piney hops. The traditional malts of a red ale is there also. Nicely complex. Definitely glad I went back for this one.
reebtogi (4214) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle pours amber in color with a 2 finger white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel with some grapefruit, pine and tropical notes. Taste is a grapefruit and pine hop bitterness with a tropical fruity and caramel malty sweetness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Well crafted brew that just begs to be sampled. Very tasty.
tiong (3782) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Vancouver Craft Beer Week Festival 2014, Vancouver, BC
Malty red ale with some toffee, caramel and earthy notes. Smooth and mildly hoppy, okay.
adwakely (2) - Maple Ridge, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 24, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has an excellent hoppy after taste. Not too much.. not too little. Slight bitterness, which I love. Nice red tinge with a lasting head. I would almost call this an IPA really. Would highly recommend this beer. Nick would be proud (Beachcomber reference of course, because of the name).
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mcberko (6568) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a hazy amber with a small beige head. Aroma brings out syrupy caramel malts, sugar sweetness and maybe some piney hops. Flavour reveals a well-balanced amber ale, beginning with a big caramel malt backbone (thankfully not cloying as the nose suggests), bready notes, and transitioning to a strong piney hop finish that lingers. Well-balanced, but feels a tad rough as though everything doesn’t jive perfectly. Still, good hop-forward amber.
Oakes (12633) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber, lots of woody, slightly citrusy aroma, and a fresh bitter finish with slightly bready malts.
Gerbeer (1802) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 28, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 bottle. Pours a darkish mahogany with light head. Aromas of soap powder and pine. Flavors of burnt malts, resin, and pine. Odd and rough, sweet and bitter combo. Maybe best paired with a meaty pasta sauce, but not a separate sipper.
CapFlu (4538) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid beer all around. Good red malt aroma and tongue. Highly resin, pine flavours. I can imagine the headaches from drinking this all night. Good.
fiulijn (14770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Tap & Barrel, Coal Harbour, Vancouver
Dark mahogany color with compact head. Strong aroma of caramel and hops. Smooth mouthfeel; there is just a light residual sugar presence; strong caramel aroma; hops are powerful, very bitter and resiny, with limited citrus fruit / orange contribution; actually the final is too bitter, a bit dusty and astringent too.
Brutal red ale, not an example of elegance.
stantheman (661) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tap & Barrel in Vancouver. A very enticing reddish amber ale, with a smidgen of whitish head. Oh! This a lovely piney hop forward ale, with rich and satisfying sweet malts in the background. A winner!