vyvvy (4777) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Elijah Ps - Pours tawny brown with an off-white head. The aroma is nutty, toasty, rich, smooth and a little creamy. It has a medium / light body that is crisp and has mild sharp carbonation. The flavor starts with dry nutty malt, toast, woody/paper, light spice and some astringency. The finish is a bit richer and nuttier with some light spice. Nice sessionable beer.
radagast83 (5954) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at The Confessional. Poured a hazy copper color with a small off-white head. Aroma was mostly toasted malts, sweet dark malt notes. Nutty notes too. Flavor was nice nutty notes, real easy to drink. Enjoyable.
Strykzone (5817) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint at Elijah P’s. Dark brown and nice looking. Can that ABV be correct? This was bold for a mild. Coffee, nuts, and chocolate flavors. The body is smooth and rich. Just a bit of darker fruit and citrus. This one is a winner! Huge kudos for brewing such a beer with that low alcohol volume.
snoworsummer (3509) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours hazy copper with a dizzy beige head and lots of lacing. Tastes like toasted malt, nutty, burnt toast. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like toast, burnt roasted malt, nutty.
BeerandBlues2 (10915) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewery. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast and grain malt, light nutty malt notes and earthy hops. Flavor is sweet malt dominant, light earthy hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Light body and medium carbonation.
slowrunner77 (7485) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tap: never would have made the connection to Red Poppy on my own. Decent English brown...roast and caramel. Easy drinking, medium bodied with a roasted malt lightly bitter finish.
BlackHaddock (5091) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
18th March 2014: on-tap in the Hopping Pig, San Diego. The best beer on my first flight of four. Came a clear reddy/brown dark amber with a full beige crown. Malt notes fill your nose and mouth with chocolate being the strongest noticeable, caramel and toffee follow closely behind. This isn’t a sweet brew though, it is balanced with a fruity, piney hop undertone that stops the malts running away with the brew. Tasty and unexpected in San Diego, glad I came across it.
baraciisch (2395) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amberish brown in color... Aroma of brown, caramel malts... Flavor is light brown, nutty malts, light body... Not terribly complex but fairly sessionable... Decent
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rlgk (14695) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub in San Marcos. Clear deep amber beer with a nice offwhite/beige head. Malty chocolate aroma, caramel, toffee, fruity, roasted, cocoa and licorice. Malty fruity caramel flavor, grassy, chocolate, some fruity hops.
Brigadier (3290) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap in San Diego (CA)
$3.00 for a world class mild ale that serves as the base for a beer I have been dying to try for years? People in San Diego truly are spoiled when it comes to choice. A mild ale that would put almost any in England to shame this has a little bit of a West Coast attitude as well.
Aroma / Appearance - A chestnut base is as rich as the inside of a peanut butter Buckeye. Absorbing all light, it is paired with a pleasing dusty head. Nuttiness lingers in the air with the smell of gentle hops that bind together the aspects of everything a mild ale should be.
Flavor / Palate - The feel of fresh summer iced tea hits the tongue with a refreshing presence. It is tough not to just drink the entire thing in a few sips and order another. The creamy mouthfeel progresses towards a mild bitter conclusion rich in flavor while still delicate enough to be sessionable. If this is the base for Red Poppy I can not wait to crack open a bottle.