mensch (226) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - MAR 26, 2013
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Guess you canít call it an IRA? Faint woody and minty aromas doing battle with a somewhat lager-like mineral note. There are some tasty hop flavors in there, if you can get past the vegetal and mineral off-flavors. Very lagerlike, an IRL? Really nice color.
Doofgoblin (237) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2013 Lacks complexity but not terrible. Aroma is slightly musty with a faint hop note. Also getting a little dirty sock smell? Pours a nice amber thatís a bit reddish. Taste is somewhat malty, bitter, and mineral. Finishes bitter and fairly dry.
Beerman6686 (3550) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This one poured a lighter red color with a beige head. Aroma was of caramel, light yeast, and light citrus hops. Flavor was bland hops overpowered by caramel sweetness. Not good, but ok for saranac.
mcox90 (1374) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours red/amber with a 1/2" white head. Aroma was ripe with caramel and fruit. Lightly sweet flavor, backed with some fruity hops. Moderate bodied palate with a light bitter aftertaste. Smooth and easy drinking.
HeinzH (12) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark red/brown beer with a decent sized head. Taste is okay. Need a bit more of hops. Really good quality-price ratio. This cost 1,69 dollars at Good Bear in East Village, NYC.
artmcd8 (1086) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fruity and hoppy aroma. Red copper pour. Effervescent feel. Smells better than it tastes.
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fidelis83 (1734) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper pour with a 1 finger, creamy, khaki head. Aroma of caramel, husky grain, cereal, woody malt, grassy, citrus, and fruity hops and hints of toffee, mineral notes and grapefruit. Flavor is sweet caramel, and husky grain up front, sorghum, licorice, earthy leaves, fruiy, citrus and planty hops, a little grass, woody malt a little toffee and root beer and planty hops to the finish. Light to medium in body with a dry, but slightly oily and stick entry, nicely blanketing, light, but sharp carbonation and dry finish. Not bad overall, seems like a hoppy Irish Ale, which is something I kinda wish were more common.
keepersj12 (2444) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice beer but not what I would call an IPA. Pours a beautiful amber with red highlights. The aroma has a bit of floral hops, some grass and caramel. The flavor is where the hops are. Nicely bitter with a peppery feel. A bit thin in the end.
douglas88 (5151) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear caramel/red color with a medium white head. A sweet nose of toast and caramel. The flavor doesnít have IPA flavors but does have some citrus and pine, toast, mellow caramel malts. OK.
arventresca (512) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Really having a tough time smelling anything. Taste is a red ale. Not getting any IPA here.