unclemattie (4117) - Georgia, USA - AUG 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, Winter Mix 2012. Red pour. White ring. Smells of brew day. The nose is of fresh wort. Tastes of pine hops, toasted malts. A nice hopped ale. (3797)
hopmelt (141) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours deep amber, not much head, a lot of floating particles. Aroma is overly sweet malt, caramel, bread, toffee, very slight earthy/piney hops. Taste a bit bitter, sweet caramel, bready malt, earthy, slightly floral hop presence, sweet and bitter linger. Mouthfeel is on the thin side, good carbonation. Overall not terrible, nothing exceptional, nothing too offending, I would not seek this out, but would grab over a light lager.
Niko100 (1923) - Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice amber/ruby color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of caramel malt, floral hops, & some citrus; Flavor of caramel malt, hops, and fruit/citrus; Finish is only slightly bitter; Overall, a little boring - but not too bad.
bmerz (687) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUN 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Light off white head on a dark red beer. Aroma off slightly, catty, hope spice, soft malt. Flavor is mostly bitter, dusty earth, too light sweet white middle, long bitter end. Water but dusty feel. Underwhelming.
firefly765 (106) - - JUN 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice ruby red with a moderate amount of foamy whitehead grapefruit almost sour aroma. Hi level of carbonation light bodied. Not really enough malt balance for a red IPA in my opinion. Unremarkable
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zach8270 (3366) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Pours a slightly reddish hue with a puffy white head. Aroma is standard piney aroma with hints of citrus. Flavor is pretty much the same. Pine resin and bitter hops. A nice IPA but nothing out of the ordinary.
edgallow (1859) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours red with a off white head. Aroma of pine, citrus and malt. Taste is malts, grass and a bit of pine.
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Emeister84 (861) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of toast, caramel, and citrus fruit. Clear ruby-bronze with a fully lasting, rocky, beige head. Off-dry, bitter, toasty, and somewhat grapey. Medium bodied, subtly spicy, carbonation is decent, and finishes with earthy bitterness and a touch of caramel sweetness.
Braudog (5576) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Standard-looking, "over-the-counter" red ale ... dark, reddish amber, thin but sticky head. Strong caramel character, unoffending in any way ... richly malted. Better flavored example of a macro lager. (#5021, 5/12/2013)
MarkSachon (551) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz gift bottle from my neighbor Michelle - thanks! Surprisngly good for a low end sampler case item. Plenty of hops and a nice fresh taste. Not bad at all.