Barreras (755) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a rich copper penny color with a piney nose aroma. Taste is clean and simple with a grapefruit aftertaste. Notes of earthy pine needles mixed with a floral film left on the palate after the swallow. An slight IPA style finish with a quickly dissipating bitterness. A good Irish Red beer.
fezzy (62) - California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great dark ruby-red color with a head that is even rather orange itself. Hoppy nose dominates malt scent, lot of grapefruit and pine. Taste is super hoppy (more grapefruit and pine, plus orange) for an IRA, which I personally find extremely yummy, but with a robust, earthy caramel malt presence that stands up to the hops very impressively. Very easy to drink. Maybe too hoppy for the a traditional IRA, but a very good offering by Rubicon.
gam (2915) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good sized beige head misty dark brown pour strong carbonation with piney aromas caramel earthiness rich malt yeast character the flavours dryness pine raspy note toffee earthiness good bitter taste good irish this decent body slight creaminess nuts honey chocolate touch the finish best aftertastes earthiness rich malt lingering bitter and piney hop creamy dry taste good ale
oRos (840) - sacramento, California, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Johnís house. Color is amber with fluffy white head. Taste has a nice malt and hop balance.
mrhoppy (1186) - Santa Clara, California, USA - OCT 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super hoppy Irish red ale. Strictly for the hop heads. Rubicon makes some tasty beers and this is anothrr example. I like my Irish ales to be big on the malty side. This one is all thr way on the hoppy side.
Thisis12ptfont (711) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fresh hops and raisin filled malts come through on the aroma. Deep, smokey brown color with a small foam. Relatively thick, dark malts upfront with subtle, grassy hops floating about in the back. Strong carbonation and full bodied. Overall, this is a good quality brew with primarily malty flavors and a subtle boozey finish. Iíd give this an A rating.
culchiem (2052) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from SED. Ruby with a tan head that settles into a thin film. Aroma is citrus hop. Flavour starts with a little malt but quickly drifts into bitter hop. Fruity and dry bitter palate.
kbutler1 (1332) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. As expected this pours a deep copper red color (surprise!) with a light tan head that slowly settles to collar around the glass. I am a little surprised in the nose as it has a nice citrus hoppy note along with caramel. Medium/light mouthfeel. Caramel, slight roast, apple, and a little citrus rind round this fella out. Slight lingering bitterness. No real notes of the 7%. Overall, a decent beer that overdelivered on my expectations. I would like the mouthfeel a tish heavier on it though.
bnoel09 (401) - Elk Grove, California, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a pint glass. Color is a ruby brown with tan head that quickly fades. Aroma is malty with strong hop notes as well. Flavor is smooth and malty on the start but finishes with a slight hop bitterness and light hop flavor. Medium bodied and slightly creamy mouthfeel. Overall a good Irish ale.
thetmaxx (712) - West Sacramento, California, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 22oz. bottle. Colour is dark amber. Decent off white head. Aroma is of hops primarily, malt secondarily. Flavour is malty up front, and bitter dry in the back. Mouth feel is medium full body, with a dry finish. Overall not what I would classify as a Red, More of a IPA.