matthewjk (939) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bombs away : S.A. did a pretty good job with this red. Is it a great ale? No, but abundance of nice hops. Balance is a little off, little too biting.
slowrunner77 (6088) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
"this was a pleasant surprise and one i hope makes its way to 6 packs in 2012. beautiful red color with thick tan cap and a ton of lacing. nice, fresh citrus and pine hop aroma with the caramel and biscuit malt in the background. flavor near perfectly balanced. always bitter, but sweet and easy drinking at the same time with the liberal amount of malt flavors as well. very nice. 5-12...super nice in 22ís and draft...12 oz mix pack tasted like a lesser beer. WTF?!"
AndySnow (4079) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Where: The Bishops Arms Gamla Stan, Stockholm.
Appearance: Amber colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Malt, bread, caramel, hops, some fruit.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Fruit, hops, caramel, citrus, malt, grass.
GG (2326) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle -
Iíve had the pleasure of enjoying a few well made single hop pale aleís from a local brewery, that have used the Topaz and Galaxy hop before, so Iím semi-familiar with it and it reminds me in many ways of a Cascade hop (which isnít a bad thing).
Aroma seemed bursting with hop elements like citrus and pine, but I found some subtle notes of wood and tropical fruits around mid-glass, which I donít find in Cascade. The malts find a surprisingly loud voice in this beer with lots of sweet bread and caramel with a nice balancing touch with a spicy/citrusy hop punch. If they started making this available in 6 packs, Iíd be a happy camper.
George999 (136) - Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hoped, dark auburn color, aromas have hints of milk chocolate, taste is toffee mild and roasted
GenDV138 (1830) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey during the Kosmic Mother Funk Grand Cru Launch Party. Clear ruby to dark amber with off-white head. Aromas of spices and what seems like pumpkin. Tastes of spices, light pumpkin, light toasty notes, hops are very low. Medium body with a dry finish.
samsmith33 (402) - - SEP 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Appearance: deep dark red...bronze. small white head.
Aroma: copper, hops. Meat?
Taste; hops, baking soda, . Sour aftertaste.
Feel. Medium carbonation, thin.
mbgrayson (560) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear, brownish red, with a light tan head. Aroma is of toffee and malt. Taste is complex; a little sweet and malty, notes of hops and dark fruit, a little hoppy at the finish. A very nice beer, that really doesnít seem much like an IPA to me, since the hops are so subtle. Thumbs up.
ZacM612 (214) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish brown with thin beige head. Sweet aroma, not distinctly grapefruit. Grapefruit is apparent in the flavor, along with a good IPA base. Pretty good.
ineedbeer (890) - Oakland, California, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle with a July, 2014 best by date. Aroma is spicy with with a moderate toasted bread character and some caramel and nuts. Medium light herbal and floral hop notes with some pine resin and a hint of citrus. Faint alcohol spice. Pours a cloudy, dark red, almost burnt amber with a moderately sized, medium thick tan head that shows average retention. Moderate lacing and small legs. Flavor has a light sweetness with moderate toasted bread and some caramel notes as well as some toffee. Moderate bitterness with medium light hop character. Hop flavors are a blend of citrus and tropical fruit with a bit of pine resin and dank earthy notes. Light alcohol spice. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, an alright beer with a nice malt character upfront but the finish isn?t as nice. Hop character isn?t as impressive as it could be but it works alright with malt notes.
CpyNPrnT (413) - Indiana, USA - JUL 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
tasting-toffee, malty, nice bitterness, grapefruit, and piney, decent, perhaps worth a try.