DrnkMcDermott (2715) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, on premises.A good hop bitterness, though its 38 advertised IBU’s are not much more than their helles. Slightly cloudy dark yellow body under an off-white head with mucho lacing. Finished off with a good, bitter aftertaste. Closer in style to an American ale, as hennes mentioned, though not quite as malty.
Tmoney99 (9585) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 25, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate balanced hop and malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where just met.
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(Tap @ Redwood Lodge, Flint, MI): Dark brown-blackish color. Frothy off-white head. Chocolately roasted, malts. Coffee taste. Some alcohol taste.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at the brewpub: This brew is a cloudy amber/orange color with a thin light beige head that lasts awhile. Sheets of lacing coat the glass. The aroma is hoppy with a surprisingly spicy bouquet. Medium body with a nice combination of floral hops and spices, as well as a touch of fruit. The finish is citrusy hops with a mild lingering bitterness. Pretty good all around.
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2001
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2003 Rerate (Cask): I still find this hop charged, with a quick hit of bitter that the cask conditioning smooths out and extends nicely. Original Rate 9/6/2001: Not to dispute Redwood's label, but this is closer to an American hop-charged pale. It's on the weak side but very quaffable and great for the open-air blues shows that the lodge has on occasion.