jlocolorado (10) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Delicious. Best Colorado Red out there!!! Dry malty more than sweet, woody roasted citric bitter, beautiful.
Concealer (576) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 10, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pretty hoppy for a red. Nicely balanced with caramel and nuts. Nothing really stands out.
UncleKorm (582) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at brewery poured a hazy deep orange hue w/ avg frothy off-white head mostly diminishing & excellent lacing. Mild aromas of toffee and biscuit with faint grass notes. Taste is light bitter on the front and moderate bitter on the finish. Flavors of grass, biscuit, toffee, and rye w/ the sensation of being spiced by in the back notes enough you can’t quite put your finger on the exact flavor. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a pleasant mouth feel.
arminjewell (5587) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, reddish orange pour with thin white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, hints of biscuit and yeast notes, slight earthy and mineral notes, some nice grass notes. Taste is a mix of grass, mineral, biscuit, some slight toffee, hints of yeast and spice, finishing with a hint of earth and mineral, slightly bitter.
3fourths (7770) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
draft. typical red apple and caramel malt strong sweetness with goopy unfermentable sugars and a mineral / chalk / slate roughness. basically smells and tastes like wort stew with a high hop rate. unsweetneed bakers chocolate oils / fats left on the tongue. ridiculously underattenuated.
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beer has a mild caramel nose. The beer is hazy and cloudy red brown in color. The palate is medium with a malty feeling at first but the hops soon come into play. Very well made red beer.
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(draft 6/4/11). Cloudy red/amber color. Medium off white head. Moderate caramel aroma with light hops. Flavor of the same with moderate citrus hops. Avg duration. Moderate bitter finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Fair lacing.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap during 2011 Craft Lager Fest. Clear brilliant deep amber/copper, with a creamy khaki head. Delightful caramalty aroma with a good grass hop note backing it up. Great mouthfeel, perfect combo. Delightful caramel and toffee malt combo with a perfect balancing bitterness that carries a grassy herbal note.
RSRIZZO (1846) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Pikes Peak Brewing. Color is a hazy amber with good carbonation and a nice head. Aroma of spicy hops and roasted malt. It has a medium body with a creamy mouth feel that seems to crisp up on the end. Flavor comes in with roasted malt that gives a light fruit taste, then a nice hop spice comes in. After taste is a lingering mild bitterness. Overall its a very well done Amber.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2012 On tap @ PPBC. Dark burnt orange appearance with an off white head. Caramel malty, light piney hoppy nose with excellent head retention. Flavor is a lot like an easy drinking ESB- rich caramel malty with mild to moderate piney hops. Probably would be a nice session brew.