AR (937) - Georgia, USA - APR 5, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark amber with a red tint. Little aroma. Nice Head. Flavor is a malty and sweet, slight bread.
Westmeister (1303) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Came in the most recent mix 12 pack I bought. Not bad, but my least favorite in the box. The taste was big caramel, earthiness and a dusting of hops.
BeerKurve (358) - - APR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby Red with a slightly redish head. Malty nose with some yeasty and light floral hops. Flavor has some yeasty and malty notes, along with some toffee flavors. Body is moderate with light carbonation. Decent Red Ale Overall.
RobertDale (2607) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours reddish brown with a decent off-white head. Aroma of caramel, malt, and a bit of hops. Taste is roasted malt, caramel, and some hops at the finish. On the sweet side. Just OK.
wildbeercat (261) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 2, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 fl oz / 355mL bottle into a Sam Adams glass.
Aroma: Some malt and sour yeast. Slight hop bitterness.
Appearance: Near transparent dark red/brown. Short lived off-white head.
Taste: Disappointing! Some sweet malt, but not much else, really. I guess if youíre going for a mild Irish red, this would be ideal, but thereís really not a lot going on in the taste department. Not bad, just not something that calls your attention.
Palate: Not watery, but pretty thin.
Overall: Iím pretty upset about this beer! I got excited when I saw "Irish Red", but itís pretty lager-y. Itís good, but I just feel let down; this could have been so much more. I like it, itís good, and Iíd drink it again. I just wish it had more depth and character.
Gachupines (746) - USA - APR 1, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber appearance with a thin white head. Aroma is slight caramel with a hint of toasted nuts. Flavor is toffee malt with a very slight bit of hops. Nice and earthy with a little light peat. Drinkable and fairly refreshing.
b3shine (3510) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good for the style; a semi-transparent amberish-red with foamy creme head that dissipates into lacing. Smells solid; caramel malt and hops. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. A solid example of the style.
jhp40219 (204) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 24, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours an amber red with a copper hue and a two finger white head and a small amount of lacing. Aroma is mostly roasted malt with a bit of hops. Taste is predominantly malts that gives somewhat of a bready, biscuity taste with hops coming in as it warms with hints of caramel and toffee. Long finish of bitter hops and malts. Palate is a bit thin but still effective for this type of beer. Texture is a bit oily but thickens as it warms. Carbonation is pretty lively. Overall tasty and worth the price, but certainly not the best Irish Red Ale available.
Alextricity (373) - Chesterfield Twp., Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle into a Samuel Adams pint glass.
Appearance: Upon the pour, you get a nice, fluffy, tan-colored head that soon slims down. The color is -- well -- red, and thereís no haze, as this is filtered (to be expected, I suppose).
Smell: Roasted malt. Smokiness. Thatís all that I get. Maybe some of the earthiness thatís described on the label, as well. Thereís nothing else there for me.
Taste: Much like the smell, but with virtually no aftertaste... very slight roast malt lingers, but the majority is just bitterness.
Mouthfeel: I like it. Pretty low carbonation, and itís like the head... feels fluffy, creamy, smooth.
Overall, this is a decent beer. Not my favorite style, but Iíd drink it if I had to. The ABV is also a decent 5.80%, so thereís even more reason to take a bottle.
andrewlol (48) - san antonio, Texas, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong hint of caramel, and a little coffee/chocolate. Wasnt bad at all really just a lot better out there