bu11zeye (12604) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Pours a cloudy burnt orange body with an average-sized creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel and grapefruit. Nice balance of doughy malts and citrus hops in the flavor. Somewhat chewy body with a creamy textrue and bitter finish.
johnyvt (158) - West Hollywood, California, USA - APR 9, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 8, 2005 Tap at Carlsbad. Distinctively sour taste sets it apart from other reds, but I found this to be too watery. Thin, but hoppy finish.
billk (353) - Coeur díAlene, Idaho, USA - APR 3, 2005
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Solana. This beer was OK but rather thin. Iím not much of a red fan but it was in the sample tray.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a nice ruby color with a medium head. Fruity Hop aroma with a bit of pine and malt. Flavor is heavier on the malt profile with a nice medium hoppiness. This is a good brew..
pivo (2660) - GERMANY - DEC 30, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh hop nose, orange amber color, foamy head. Fruity malt taste with a bitter back side. Fresh Cascade (or similar) hops with a high resolution. Just a big big bright hop infusion on this that is lovely. Dry like a martini. Amazing hop experience geared towards hop heads like me.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 17, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a well made, full on quality amber. Slightly piney and yeasty nose. Beautiful red amber in appearance. Full bodied brew with a rich malt backbone - not as syrupy as some reds can be. Balanced nicely wth the grapefruity hops. A small amount of cookie dough on the finish. This is a terrific everyday brew. Thanks to Dark Elf for the sample.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: nearly clear, and fully crimson, nicely retained bubblinng beige head.
Aroma: malty, toasty, ripely fruity.
Taste is freshly flavorful, bright and replete with dark fruit, grape and cherry, little hoppiness, rich in malt. Drinkabilityís a dream, medium/light bodied, swift, but pleasant finish, though itís a sturdy, quaffable delight, when allís told. Flavor never ends, either, keeps on a bursting in the mouth. Thatís always a good thing.
When you just need a tasty quncher, this ably fills the bill.
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Somewhat malty nose. Malt carries through well, with a good balance of hoppiness and just a touch ofrastiness. An easy drinking brew.
YogiBeera (2570) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bitter hoppy and grassy and also malty nose. Amber color, small layer of a head. Short light bitter kick which lasts medium long.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - NOV 10, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper pour with a decent head, aroma of roasted malt and hops. Good malt to hops balance, nice bitter finish, one of the better ambers Iíve had. Glad I took a chance and bought a sixer at San Clemente for $6.99.