slowrunner77 (6081) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"more lively than the port double red (this says triple). fruity sweetness and ample bitterness from the hopping. a very nice ale that is somewhere between a red, strong ale, and dipa."
Niall73 (1866) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gravity cask at GBBF 2014, 12/08/14. Pours an amber/ruby colour. Toffee aroma. Medium body, light carbonation. Sticky dark fruit, woody resin, toast, booze, light sherry, a bitter lemon. Bitter sweet. Nice balance. Tasty.
harrisoni (14104) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
At GBBF 2014. Clear dark red amber colour lasting beige head. Sweetish. Grapefruit. Lovely. light caramel flavour and aroma. Big full lovely. hides abv well.
Sledutah (5096) - Utah, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at PP, Solano Beach
Clear amber with a small off-white head and some lacing. Aroma of dusty caramel, floral and pine. Taste of pine and caramel
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
> An East Coast style pinecone hop bomb featuring fresh oranges, maple
[ Tap ][ Pizza Port Solana ][ 4oz ][ Mini Stange ][ $1.50 ][ 2/18/14 ]
>> Clear deep amber red pour. Nice tan foam with great lacing. Nose is maple glaze, fresh oranges. In taste: rich maple with decent piney and nutty Sierra Nevada Celebration style hop bite that isn’t too aggressive or astringent like many imperial red IPAs. Instead the palate is fairly juicy, spicy. Not too boozy, powerfully hoppy but not astringent. Would be too much for a full pour I’m afraid but definitely makes good of a usually hated style on my part.
<!> full pint pour of this would put me on the floor