BMan1113VR (7898) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a clear bronze hued body with a small off-white head. Aromas are huge, fruity, and dank. Tropical fruit, green mango, papaya and grass. A bit gritty and earthy with some caramel notes, pretty clean yeast wise. Flavors are of tea, fruity, mango, papaya and citrus, bready, caramel. Smooth with low bitterness as well as low sweetness. Lively carbonation, dry and a pleasantly light body. Hell of an amber ale!
mcberko (8665) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Urban Family Public House, pours an amber with a small white head. Aroma of dry caramel malts, citrusy hops and some fruity esters. Flavour is quite hoppy, with very dry caramel malts, dry citrusy hops with quite of bit of intensity and some crackery malts in the back. Nice hop punch, balanced well by the dry caramel malts. Solid stuff.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on tap several times at the brewery. Color as you would expect with a darkish amber red with some off white head. Aromas of grassy hops. Semi sweet caramel and crystal malt with some moderate citrus and bitter hoppiness. The finish is on the dry side and easy to drink. Pretty good red ale.
bhensonb (12128) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at The Davis Beer Shoppe as Red Head Ale. Pours dark, hazy, slightly ruddy amber with a 4 finger creamy beige head. Firm aroma of resin over roasted malt. Supposedly this is hopped with Amarillo, so it should be citrus, but for me it comes out resin. Med body. Flavor is lots of "resin". Maybe I can begin to decide citrus. Maybe. Finishes very hoppy, very tasty and decidedly bitter. Excellent.
JohnnyJ (4807) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. Clear amber pour, off white head. Nice fresh, hoppy, citrusy nose. Flavor is citrus, hops, caramel malt, light biscuit, and a bit of grass. Not my favorite style of beer, but good for what it is.