beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the portland tap house. Pours a dark red with a small ivory head that leaves thick lacing. Mild malty aroma with a faint hop edge. Taste starts sweet with some caramel flavors and ends with a strong bitterness. Very smooth with a dry finish.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 29, 2006 22oz bottle. Red in color and clear. Really good. Hoppy. Caramel, malty and hoppy. Very hoppy. Smooth. American hops. <b On tap at Barcade September 28th. Deep reddish copper in color. Hoppy and malty aroma. Smooth tasting. Hoppy finish. Malty flavor. Medium bodied. Enjoyable.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bomber. Red in color, clear, greenish tan head. Carmel american hop aroma. Smooth rich carmel malts with sharp american hop bitterness. Easy drinkin’ and best if its on cask with dry hops....
argo0 (13316) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 20, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(draft) Creamy tan head atop a hazy red body. Aroma is mild sweet, caramel/toffee, herbal, earthy. Taste is medium sweet, herbal, light caramel, lemon. Clean, light-medium body.
Shadrach (176) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at The Gate. Poured reddish brown with a mild hoppy aroma of grapefruit. Taste also had some cherry and ruby red grapefruit with some hops at the end.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - JUN 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice medium robust red color, with a huge creamy head. Sweet malt aroma. Big malt flavor with a light, biting hop character. I did notice as the beer warms a more malt and hop character flow through. A good pleasant beer.
ARMed (625) - Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A sharply bitter ale with a nice aroma and a deep copper brownish red color. Slightly cloudy and but a nice permeable reddish tint anbounds when viewed with a light behind the glass. Yellowish head which reminds me of an IPA’s head.
Overall a pretty good beer.
screigh (670) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2004
3.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 26, 2007 Poured a very dark red, almost brown. Large off-white head that died down with some nice lacing. For a dry-hopped beer there isn’t much hop aroma. I get mostly malt. Slight hint of hops in the flavor but again mostly malt. Hardly any hop bitterness. Some sort of musty tones to it. This tastes like their American Amber just dry hopped.
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Red, pretty head. Spruce and slight earth aroma. Flavor initially of grapefruit, quickly turns spruce with an earthy finish. Hint of roastiness. Body a bit thin.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 11, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dry hopped version on tap: Pours a rich reddish copper with a puffy off-white head. Aroma of floral fresh hops and dry caramel maltiness. Body is semi-sweet and full with a nice balance of hops. Finishes dry and lightly bitter. The dried hopping really adds a nice touch.