hotstuff (4058) - Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
6ROW (402) - corpus christi, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
beertholomeus (671) - California, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
grundsow (61) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not bad, really. A little sweet with malt, backed with slightly bitter hops. Lots of flavor.
Koskela (270) - Marysville, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
ryrpat (100) - Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Was nervous with the dark appearance but the tats had good character. Nice hoppy taste meshed with a slight malt finish
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1guywith_aboat (212) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
hockeybeerguy (1504) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
mike5326 (802) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle. Clear red color, small white head. Mild pine and hops aroma. Light hop flavor with a slightly watery finish.
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kidobutai (293) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small head, deep reddish Brown color, not much of an aroma but a delicious flavor with fruit and hops. Bitterness is slight, finishes smooth.