ads135 (3789) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty solid amber. Malty with a bold caramel flavor. Light pine hops offer a pleasant aroma. Gift from Brian from Christmas 2015.
inpherno (7) - Northglenn, Colorado, USA - NOV 14, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A hue as red as the devil’s head, this beer looks beautiful. A whitetail head and an sweetly inviting scent that elevates it’s toffee flavors when drunk. Just a superb red. There’s enough toasty crystal and victory malts to round out the earthy spruce from the hops. You are immersed in miles of wilderness on the nose & tongue. There’s a harmony of sweet with bitterness & roasted chocolate. Pike’s Peak Brewing has made an incredibly delicious & balanced brew.
dmac (5087) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tall boy can extra from an IP trade at Sour’d in Spet. Poured a super muddy reddish brown with an average sized bubbly light beige head. Aroma of earth, bad chocolate, chalky, dough and dry dusty bread. Flavor is a little harsh, chocolate, amber and crystal malts, touch of molasses. Meh, not very good.
vandc01 (257) - North Branch, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 16oz can from Todd.
Pours a nice red-ish color and decent amount of aroma.
A little to roasty for me, but a solid beer.
snoworsummer (4035) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 12, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear copper with a smooth, thick creamy beige head. Tastes like floral and pine hops, nutty malt and some caramel. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like nutty malt, pine hops, and some grapefruit and floral notes.
Errl (2401) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap..Pour is brownish with a white head..Nose is musty, hop spice, grains, caramel..Taste is musty, hop spice, light caramel
Tybalt (212) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very clean, clear dark red with fluffy white head. Floral hop aroma. Bite up front but good malt balance - significant sweet malt background, but the hops are what takes center stage here. Lingering smooth and slightly dry finish.
That1Guy (2151) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16 oz can pours reddish brown with a light tan head. Malty, bready aroma is pretty muted, but no real off aromas. Flavor is pretty bland, pretty malty but not very sweet. Might be a bit oxidized. Really boring beer.
Ernest (7032) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially small, frothy, light brown, mostly/fully diminishing.
Body is dark amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, flowers), with notes of alcohol, black tea, toffee.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, syrupy/watery texture, lively/soft carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
The aroma’s pleasant, but in the mouth it’s a clumsy, goopy, syrupy sweet extract homebrew sorta experience. Hard to drink.
drjay44 (3162) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz. can 7.3 ABV per the label. Pours a thin, poorly retained, ivory head, over a hazy, dark amber (SRM 18) body....nose is pine, resin, light citrus from the hops, cereal, toffee/caramel notes, no esters, balanced.....taste is heavy malts initially, with cereal, toast, hints of nuttiness, no esters, then pine citrus notes from the hops, finishing with mild bitterness, balanced between the malts and hops....mouth feel, body medium, mild alcohol warmth, slight astringency, low carbonation. This is one of those "bridge" beers so beloved by craft brewers. It isn’t quite an Amber, Red, or IPA. It is somewhere twixt and tween. It is a nice beer well balanced, and an easy drinker. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7