twindog (267) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Poured clear brownish copper color with a large frothy off-white head with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex earthy and roasted malt aroma. Medium to full body with a soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy complex bittersweet flavor finish. This beer exceeded my expectations.
bigguns22 (721) - Maryland, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper in color with a large tan to cream head.Aroma is full of malt,citrus and yeast.Bitter,sweet and o so good.Flavors of citrus,pine,toast and kings syrup.The head is great sticks to the glass and pillows.
superspak (3119) - Michigan, USA - DEC 10, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle, batch 1, no bottle date. Pours crystal clear dark red orange color with a nice 2 finger dense khaki head with incredible retention that reduces to thick lacing cap that lasts forever. Some nice lacing clings around the glass as well. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange, light pine, caramel, toasted malt, bread, and spiciness. Nice and well balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of big pine, orange, caramel, spices, bread, toasted malt, and honey-like sweetness. Nice amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, orange, pine, and spices on the finish that last. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy mouthfeel that drinks very easily. Great balance between sweetness and bitterness. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming on the finish. Overall this is an absolutely outstanding amber ale/IPA. So much great hoppy flavor and balance.
SudsMcDuff (6506) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
You come-a with me, come-a with Luigi. You donít want to sit with the rest of these scum. .. .deep ruby brown .. medium strength lacing, big head .. . maple, tree sap, bark sap, and pinecone .. . quite balanced, nice malt spine .. . jude kinda liked it .. . a tad green but enjoyable .. . .
Yeah, you see how you scum.
JB84 (649) - Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour copper brown with beige white head good lace. Aroma earthy, citrus, resiny hops, weed, skunk, caramel, toffee quite good. Taste pine, citrus, toffee, resiny hops, caramel, earthy, roasty. MF medium chewy sticky body with nice carb. Really solid brew with terrific aroma and a really rounded and robust taste.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
You either love the malty syrupy flavor or not. It does seem like a cross between a UK style malty base or extract syrup that didnít boil totally! The hops bring an assertive piney grapefruit mix to the sweet base which I really like despite the weird malty flavor I detect and think I recognize from brews I sampled in England once upon a time. There is this cinnamon spice character which others may not like but I like that too. If anyone has a clone recipe, beermail me!
wlajwl (4308) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 7, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Spicy hops mix with a malty backbone in the aroma. The flavor is tangy and spicy that lead to a dry finish. Very good IPA, a bit off the beaten path and unique.
dinkle50 (1075) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice red color with a big creamy head. Aroma is citrus and sweet. Pretty sweet flavor with some roast in there. The finish is grapefruit and lingers for quite a while. Mouth feel is almost syrupy. A sugary taste comes out a bit after a few drinks. Nice lacing in the glass.
Sammer (1071) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Taste is pine, malt, sugar and maybe a bit of rye. Not bad, but nothing too exciting.
WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Did not love it. Donít know why. Dark red, viscous like the others in this new series, structured head, good lacing. Nose of sweet malts and caramel. Mouth syrupy, rather than full and pleasing. Taste of caramel and, well, bubble gum, sugar, and nondescript hops. Just did not work for me as a red IPA. Not bad as a red.