dmradus (227) - Ithaca, New York, USA - MAR 16, 2008
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beautiful dark orange-red with significant off-white head, fades quickly to a scum. Nose is subdued, with caramel and some honeyed sweetness. Some unrefined graininess in the taste, with caramel and mostly toffee, a bit of honeydew melon. Characteristically UK hop profile, dusty and lightly floral. Slight sourness. Creamy, moderate carbonation.
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was a very easy to drink and kinda malty beer but it had really no taste at all,i was a little disappointed seeing it was from sam adams and figured it would have more flavor.CHEERS!
thedm (5281) - Fort Wayne, USA - MAR 16, 2008
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Seems like a lot of new Irish Red Ales are com iung out right around St. Patty’s Day. Well, here is yet another one. This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a small sized head of foamy fine to large sized tan colored bubbles that were and left behind a typically carbonated orange brown colored body and a fair lacing. The mild aroma was malty and dirty sock. The mouth feel was weakly tingly at the start and at the finish with a acidic aftertaste. The strange flavor contained notes of mild brown malt. Not one that I would likely buy again.
beezz86 (68) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 15, 2008
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. The beer poured a red/slight orange color with an okay frothy, tan head. I smelled a caramel malt with slight floral hops. The beer went down with a light body and slightly oily texture with little to no carbination and a slight bitterness. Overall, I am not a big fan and I probably won’t buy it again.
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2013 Bottle from BevMo. Dark amber in color upon pouring. Slightly sweet aroma. Quite malty. A little caramelized breadiness. English hop aroma. Malty flavor. Somewhat earthy. Some English hop flavor. Fairly rich.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear red body with a medium creamy tan head. Sweet malty aroma with some slight nuttiness and a touch of floral hops and earthy malt. Sweet caramel flavor with light nuttiness and floral hops. Medium body with medium carbonation.
charcot25 (181) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep amber beer with off-white head. Has a nice aroma of yeast, bread and caramel. Taste is sweet with caramel and hard candy notes as well as a firm bitterness and dry roastiness, presumably from roasted barley. There is a touch of diacetyl. Smooth, full mouthfeel but finishes a little dry. Not bad.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a nice red color with a white head. Aroma is malty, caramel, some peat, and earthy hops. Flavor is malty, caramel, roast, and a earthy bitter finish.
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Pours a nice red to amber color, with a tan head, moderate aroma, some hops and citrus notes with medium malts. Taste is actually pretty good for a big brewery, they did well with this style which I usually find lacking but a nice a moderate mouthfeel make this a decent SA brew.
Redseal94 (9) - Lafayette, Indiana, USA - MAR 13, 2008 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is probably one of my fav. beer sam adams beer. The mix 12 pack it comes in is my fav. mix pack.