RateBeer
overall
93
88
style
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 516   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 202   ABV: 6.75%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This wily red IPA gets its character from the Tasmanian hops that are full of grapefruit, pine and earthy notes creating a bold flavor that threads throughout the taste. The hops are balanced by a core of roasty malts that give this brew body and richness with hints of toffee. This flavorful brew is rounded and smooth with a dry and citrusy hop finish.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (541) - - MAY 23, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 3-21-12 - Served in 10 oz chalice glass Appearance – Served a nice deep red color with a small slightly off white head. The head faded quick leaving a nice level of lacing. Smell – The smell is quite sweet up front. There are great aromas of cherry, caramel and a nice roasted –bready malt base. A nice citrus aroma is very pertinent as well; citrus in nature and a bit more citrus candy sweet in smell. Taste – In the front of the taste there is a nice roasty and bready malt base with a good caramel sweetness. More towards the middle a nice hoppy flavor really works its way into the mouth. Citrus and a bit of pine really begin the hop flavor. More toward the end however the hop turns to more and more bitter grapefruit citrus in nature and leaves a very strong grapefruit bitterness in the mouth. Mouthfeel – A little more creamy and thick then the normal brew with a average level of carbonation. It very nice for the style; the carbonation complements the nice grapefruit hop and the thicker body the nice bready-caramel flavors. Overall – This is a very tasty brew. Nice malty hop flavor with a great aroma and mouthfeel. One to try and have many a times.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (545) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 16, 2014
On tap at Dan's. The pour is a darker rubyish color with a decent white head and some good stringy lace. The aroma is big on grapefruit and hops. There is also a great resin character that really keeps this thing dry. The flavor is equally as good. Nice resiny bitterness up front followed by the hops and fading into a great dry bitterness. I'm actually a fan. The mouth feel is a touch thin, but the carbonation helps, and the aftertaste is nice piney, dry, and a little bitter. Not bad at all! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Rated on 02-10-2012 (Bottle) This beer has a large beige head with a lengthy retention, transparent reddish-orange body, fizzy carbonation, and a generous amount of lacing. The aroma is roasted malt, pine hops, earthy, and grapefruit. The flavor is lightly malty, lightly bitter, pine hops in the background, and has a semi-dry finish. The mouthfeel is soft carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. This beer is not very hoppy tasting for being an IPA. The hops take a backseat for the style.

3.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
6ROW (405) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2014
red pour with a 1/4in off white to orange head . No aromas ,Big up front hops bite with a light malt Finish . Not a fan of reds but I would drink this again

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beertholomeus (702) - California, USA - APR 16, 2014
Pours a caramel red color with a a khaki head. Hop, caramel, citrus and malt aroma. Caramel, hop, citrus, pine, biscuit and malt flavors. Medium body and average carbonation. Caramel and citrus finish. Not bad.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
grundsow (65) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
Not bad, really. A little sweet with malt, backed with slightly bitter hops. Lots of flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koskela (273) - Marysville, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
A malty aroma comes from this deep red crystal clear beerwith a creamy brown head. A bit of bitterness and biscut come i get a bit of chocolate on the aftertaste. The maltieness comes out but not much. Overall not bad for this medium bodied brew

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryrpat (100) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
Was nervous with the dark appearance but the tats had good character. Nice hoppy taste meshed with a slight malt finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
1guywith_aboat (216) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - MAR 28, 2014
Aroma is earthy, dirty grapefruit hop and rich toasty malt. Thick off white head with tremendous lacing. Flavor is roasted malt, earthy, herbal hop, kind of medicinal. Sticky, thin mouthfeel. Aroma and appearance is 100% incredible. Flavor, however, is a little off-putting. I’d still say this is a pretty good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hockeybeerguy (1630) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 25, 2014
Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a dark brown body and gives a thick foamy off-white head that leaves slightly thick lacing that evenutally spider webs and thins out after about a minute. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen. The smell had a combination of caramel and malts with a slight presence of fig, slight hops try to stand up here and there. The taste had a sweet malty presence surrounded with the fig, caramel and some slight hops try to stand up again but remain mostly subdued. The palate was about a medium with a smooth creamy feel that comes out really easy on the tongue, sessionable. Overall, I really like this. Since I’m a fan of browns and reds, I see some similarities from them fused into this brew. The IPA qualities that come out show the complexity of this brew. No doubt I would get this again.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1  2  3 4 5 » 52


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50