oldcrankee (49) - Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber easy caramel notes, a bit sweet to the palate. For a Sam Adams it is a very good simple to drink beer.
brewballs (111) - USA - AUG 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sammy has a wide array of brews. Some are mainstream and others like the New World push the boundaries of brew. Malty head. Hoppy aroma. Smooth finish, not bad. A very safe brew. Passable but not extraordinary.
HisBoyElroy (301) - Michigan, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had it a while ago. Donít remember much about it. Just matching my BA rating.
OKplus (673) - Oklahoma, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle served in a Sam Adams perfect pint glass
A - Pours a reddish pecan stained amber with a yellow/beige head that leaves circle webbed lacing behind.
S - Sweet citrus and pine jumps right out, dense caramel and toffee malts, slightly toasted.
T - Big and bright grapefruit create a bitter/sweet but dry start. The malt is not as present as the nose describes. Nice toasted caramel and barley flavors with a sweet character there but itís light as the hops seem to dry it out quite a bit. A dash of pine mixes in with the grapefruit bitterness and carries through to the dry finish.
M - Thick and full feel, medium carbonation.
This blurs the line of an amber and ipa but either way this is a tasty brew. Nice play of hops and malts. Dry citrus hops combat big toasted malt flavors creating a clean finish.
Serving type: bottle
AWISLguy (915) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Sendiks in Brookfield. Pours a reddish amber with a white head. Aroma has sweet caramel, bread, pine and citrus. Taste is of citrusy caramel, bittersweet, with some pine. Medium bodied. Leaned more to the malty side of bittersweet down through the glass.
seymour (1257) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared a cool-looking tall brown bottle into nonic pint glasses. It poured a near-opaque reddish brown colour with tan foam, long-lasting with crazy amount of Belgian lace. Absolutely beautiful appearance. Harmonious aromas and flavours of grapefruit, pine resin, black currants, freshly-cut grass, freshly-sawn wood, bread, toast, apricots, plums, golden raisins, caramel, brown sugar and molasses. Very malty, very hoppy, very fruity, very well-balanced. This beer is a great example of tons of flavour packed into a bottle, without any single aspect overwhelming the others. Rare and delicious. Reminded me of New Belgium Red Hoptober, but even bigger. Apparently I love the combination of Topaz and Galaxy hops with some Special-B malt.
gregwilsonstl (861) - USA - JUL 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2013 Tons of thick red foamy head. Deep bitterness but it softens quickly. Very tasty. Somewhat sweet. Thanks Seymour!
blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
My bottle [660ml] shared with HogTownHarry, jercraigs & mabel. Batch No. 2. Pours a deep ruby with an average size long-lasting fluffy tan head. Lots of lacing. Aroma is fruity and sweet along with light hops. Flavour of caramel malt, fruit and the Tasmanian hops, of which I donít much care for. Medium bodied. I didnít love this, itís O.K.
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber pour with nice tan head. Aroma starts with a nice pine hop but also has great roasted malt to balance it out. The flavor has a nice hoppy IPA taste but also has a great toffee malt finish. This is a really good unique offering of an IPA from Sam Adams.
bigbish (479) - California, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is also a good IPA. Nice rounded flavor. A bit piney and some bitterness like a grapefruit. Beautiful red color as well. Nice beer.