bigal9699 (152) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 19, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice solid brew that will appeal to most. Full flavors, nice balance between sweet malt and bitter hops. Refreshing and easy to drink.
AdiBeer (1407) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma: intense hops, some grain. Appearance: dark, clear amber, small head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: dry bitters intensify, some grain malts and floral hops dueling. Overall: OK Red Ale, yet really nothing special. Pint at Pizza Port, Carlsbad.
slowrunner77 (6016) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"pours a dark amber red, with finger thick tan head. aroma to my nose was malt dominated with a small dose of hops, with the flavor of caramel & a little chocolate malt. bitter hops at first swallow, but the follow through is malt heavy as well. i was expecting more hops, especially after reading a couple reviews here, but there is still enough to bring some balance. overall, a pretty good, but definitely not great red ale. more complex than the lighter ambers maybe, but not as big as my favorite reds or ambers. something about the malt & hop profile (or maybe the beers age) is just a touch off...has potential, though. I’ll try again in the future."
Theydon_Bois (9531) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at PP Carlsbad, 21/04/14.
Clear amber with reddish hues and a moderate light beige covering.
Nose is light pine, red grapefruit, bitter orange, caramel.
Taste comprises citric peel, perfumed notes, caramel, candied orange peel, light spice.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, semi drying close.
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. A deep red beer with a huge tan head. The aroma has strong notes of grapefruit and hops, combined with medium notes malt, spices, and fruit. The flavor is sweet with strong notes of hops, and medium notes of malt, caramel, biscuits, and grapefruit, leading to a very bitter finish.
Gription79 (2288) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on draft at the brewery. Citrusy, floral, caramel, bready, very hoppy, really nice.
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had at Pizza Port-OB. Pours a deep amber with a small white head and decent lacing.
Smells strongly of caramel malts with very little hop presence in the aroma.
Tastes of caramel similar to the smell, but a stronger hop presence in the taste. Bitter earthy hops up front rounding into caramel notes finishing with a good lingering bitterness.
Mouthfeel is med-hi with a bit of stickiness to it.
I’m slowly realizing hoppy reds are my favorite. Port Brewing has another winner.
crossovert (7702) - Illinois, USA - SEP 2, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Ridiculously over carbed. Jan 13 bottling. Malty at this point. A shelf lingerer.
Meilby (8037) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Pizza Port, San Clemente, CA
Pours clear amber with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, biscuit, grain and floral. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter. Body is light to medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (13923) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. An amber colored beer with a small off-white head. Caramel and some pine cones and lemon peel in the aroma, the flavor pretty much the same. A good bitterness too in the flavor of course. Medium to full body, soft carbonation. Mostly bitter finish. Quite decent this one, but didn’t ring any of my bells. 130813
Geokkjer (5967) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub . Pours amber with a small off white head. Aroma of floral and citrus hops with some malt and caramel. Flavor is sweet and malty with some caramel, nuts and bitterness. Medium body, average carbonation.