bnoel09 (416) - 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 (739) - 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.
Strykzone (4811) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Hayduke for sending this my way. Enjoyed it with him and his brother Rick via Facebook chat. This beer looks like a cola with the dark brown and red color. Its head looks like a root beer but it doesn’t last as long. Soft aromatic and spicy hops lead the aroma. Only later does malt show up. The flavor begins with the expected rich malt but then those hops show up. They are pine and citrus and grow as the beer warms. The malt begins to resemble rye and this beer becomes much like a rye IPA. The hops were a very pleasant surprise and made this beer delightfully multi-faceted and very tasty. Thanks Ron!
Zymurgeist2 (951) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In cask at Monk’s Kettle. Pours a very hazy amber with off-white head that dissapates quickly. Aroma of biscuity malt - you can taste it by the smell. Think meadow of sweet malt. Medium mouthfeel is very well-rounded and coating. Slightly sweet malt gives way on the mid-palate to cereal and grain malts, with strong, spicy hops. Lingering bitterness with sweet malt on the lips.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber; thanks to bhensonb for the bonus bottle; pours clear and deep reddish brown with thin creamy white head to the edges; caramel malts on the nose mixed with some raw orange peels, wheat, hop spices and dried fruit; lots of fruit comes out on the nose mixed with dry hops; light flavors of caramel malt and citrus; smooth, malty and healthy does of pine and citrus hops; mild creamy texture and easy drinking as expected; but has a nice depth to it that you wouldn’t expect; a well crafted and damn tasty complex and hoppy red ale; yum
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured deep amber with a beige head. aroma was cured ham, slight hops, and caramel. flavor was caramel, grain, and slight pine. medium body with medium carbonation.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a mostly clear reddish amber with a creamy off white head. Nice nose of caramel malts and light piny and herbal hops. Light - medium sweet on the palate.
JohnnyJ (4254) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber pour, with white head. Sweet malt, toffee, fruit, and bitter grassy hops. Not very good.
ghawener (1454) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - JUL 12, 2010
3.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2010 Beer. Solid. This beer makes a statement: Buy it,Drink it, Enjoy it: Food Pairing: Deep dish pizza.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not a great beer at all, not terrible, I wouldnt buy it again. I was expecting substantially more. A little cloying and a little boring, but i guess that should be expected form the style.