ben4321 (3750) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 1/17/12, Batch #1
Aroma: The nose is fairly hoppy, with a lot of grapefruit, as well as pine, caramel, toffee, and earth
Appearance: This one pours a clear dark reddish color with a thick beige head and heavy lacing
Flavor: Tastes light-medium sweet, citrus and caramel, with a medium-heavy grapefruit/pine hop bitterness
Palate: The body is medium (plus), the one has a fairly long duration, and it finishes smooth, bold, and dry
I found this offering was fairly enjoyable from the U.S.’s 2nd biggest domestic brewery (apparently they got passed by Yuengling...) I’m enjoying what I have tried thus far from this Small Batch Series.
mike67 (767) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 ml bottle. Pours dark red with a long lasting off-white head and a lot of lacing. Aroma is mostly of grapefruity hops, some toffee and biscuit malt. Full, crisp body. Taste is mostly red grapefruit, some caramel and bready notes. Finish is long and bitter. A little bit different, easy drinkable IPA.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured a deep amber/copper/red with a soapy beige head and lots of lace. aroma was pine, citrus, and almost a rye type spice. flavor was pine, caramel, toffee, and a spicy character. body was medium-full with a mild-medium carbonation.
PhatB420 (613) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A fine combination of an ipa and red. Love how the malts run in at first and then are quickly cross checked by the hops. color is deep amber, faint head, body is full red and dark chocolate. Taste is enjoyable with fresh hops and malts. This would be more exciting if it was oak barrelled. Another great brew from Sam.
cstuartj (949) - Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Arburn color with flecks of gold. Malty nose. Brady, malt and dark sugar tastes. Clean finish.
Slipstream (1976) - USA - JAN 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2012 I really liked this one a lot - one of my favorites from Samuel Adams, who make some really interesting special releases. I am still waiting for some more from their Longshot series. So who is this Tasman Red dude on the label - some old prospector? Sweet, tangy aroma with roast coffee. Dark pour with light auburn highlights, and a light head that leaves behind some lace. I love those Tasmanian hops, which have a unique character. Grapefruit and pith in the flavor, and a finish that is bitter but not harsh. This is a very nice ale - probably best when its fresh, because I took it down a notch after drinking a bottle that sat around for a few months.
BrewDad (4772) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber reddish in color, clear with a thin head. Nice malt aroma. Very light with the hops. This was a easy drinking Red pale but not an IPA. The hops are very light. Tasty and easy drinking but not a red IPA. Sorry.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a dark amber color with a two finger off white head that retained rather nicely throughout the entire beer. Plenty of lacing on the glass. Aroma was soapy, caramel, citrus and grapefruit. Flavor was hop bitters, grass, pine and spruce. Longer finish. Bitters in the aftertaste. A great beer.
mcberko (5918) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at tasting, pours a hazy orange amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus hops and bread - very weak. Flavour is nasty and thin, with stale bread, flat hops and thin malt backbone. Perhaps a bit old here. Quite bad.
deyholla (6481) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish chestnut with a grayish brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has some earthy grass hops with a good amount of bread and toast. Flavor starts with a bit of earthy grapefruit but finish is quite strong with toast and bread.