omhper (19214) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Clear nut brown. Grapefruity hop aroma. Sweetish and roasty. Extremely hoppy for an Irish ale. The mouthfeel is lightly soapy and the finish has aromatic orangey tones and medium bitterness. Not to style, but a damn good beer!
Oakes (12234) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright amber-red colour. Big floral peachy aroma with a light caramel malt note. Rich hoppy, malty flavour. There is nothing Irish in these orangey bitter hops. Deceptive strength. Pretty damn good American red ale.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a clear golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit, grass, orange, and caramel. Flavor of grass, pine, earth, and light roasted malt.
bhensonb (10735) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Color is dark amber/brown with reddish tinges. Very slight off-white head. Rich malty aroma with a touch of citrus? Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is caramel with a lot of something like cascade/citrus for hop. Very nice. Very balanced. Finishes with roast and hop bitter. Really quite good.
BMan1113VR (7830) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a hazy red body and a very small tan head. Aroma of malt, honey, caramel. Smells like a super faded IPA to be real honest (super sweet with some oxidized and very faded hops). Slightly grassy. Taste is grass, carmel, bread with an odd and sharp off-flavor in the finish. Light bubbles.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate. Bottle thanks to The Cad.
Bright red amber with a good off white head. Very good US hoppy snout with some very pleasing caramel malt in the background. Similar flavour. A little one dimensional but good to drink. Nothing Irish nor red about it if you ask me but it’s a good all rounder all the same. Big bready finish with an assertive bitterness.
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Copper/bronze beer with a light tan head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and light summer fruit flavor with light malt. Medium body. OK bitterness, but great hop flavor. Grapefruit and light malt linger.
marcus (6339) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours reddish brown with a thin beige head and a strong citrus aroma. There is a sharp hopped up caramel malt flavor with a very dry finish. Nice recipe.
riversideAK (5582) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beachwood BBQ and the brewpub. An interesting Irish Ale, as this had a nice hop profile in the aroma and flavor. Copper color with a beige head. Aroma of hops - citrus, pine, earth with some mild toffee and some roasted malt. Not initially sweet up front, more of a moderate earthy bitterness, but toffee makes it’s presence known in the finish. Finishes rather clean with a light dryness. As it warms it becomes sweeter and balances out the initial hoppiness.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice clear bright red amber with a creamy off white head. Sweet malty aroma. Sweet tart and earthy taste with grain and sugar notes but a little watery on the back end.