AWISLguy (1012) - 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 (1307) - 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 (923) - Missouri, 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 (5745) - 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 (489) - 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.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013-05-24. Crisp dark red brown body modest beige head. 3++ Modest aroma, fruity, lightly tangy fruity aroma, muted hops. Flavour is mild, lightly fruity, very mild toffee and caramel. Average bodied palate, modest carbonation. Enjoyable but pretty mild overall. Bottle Shared by Blankboy
ddemmingjr (657) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle: pours clear mahogany, nice looking tan head. Nose is musty resinous hops, almost barleywine esque. Lots of caramel, bread and herbal hop notes on nose. A bit chewy palate. A reasonable, rich red IPA that isn't perfect by any means but it's drinkable if you're not expecting a big hop influence
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HogTownHarry (5977) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle shared by blankboy with me, jercraigs & mabel. Beautiful refractive clear red with a large fluffy tan head. Light resin/pine bitter aroma with some alcohol, but mostly sweet caramel. Tastes like a slightly stale wee heavy with generic bitterness. Slick, weak carbonation, sweet, slightly harsh finish. Ehhh. No thank.
LinusStick (2739) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Meh. Not a fan of this. Itís not a horrible beer, but not my cup of tea. First off I would not label this an IPA. Aroma was a smooth creamy caramel and sticky sweet malt. Had the aroma of a barley wine. Pour was a nice deep dark stagnant amber with a puffy one finger tan head. Taste was a malt bomb. Caramel, earth and toffee are the only flavors present. Honestly tastes like a sessionable barley wine without the hoppiness if that makes sense. Light carbonation. Would benefit from some hoppy flavor to balance out all the sweet sticky malt.