tacmedic32 (8) - New York, USA - APR 16, 2013 does not count
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer pours a deep copper with red hugh. The head is thick and foamy and lingers. The nose is hoppy and caramel but not huge. It starts smooth and slowly finishes with slight hop finish. It is lighter than I expected but the finish lingers a bit.
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DrSilverworm (6370) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle, shared by DanielCoor. Mostly clear red / orange color. Good thin off-white head. Solid spread of lace. Decent-looking, but the nose is less-promising. Light caramel malt, some odd vegetable aroma. Medium body. Light, softer, kind of smooth carbonation. More bitter taste. Spicy fruity hop aroma in the aftertaste. Light caramel malt, little toasty malt. More dry in the finish. Alright red ale / IPA hybrid.
maxwelldeux (3663) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a bit of a red tinge to it and a moderate off-white head. Nose has some good hoppy and pine notes to it with a subtle malt undertone. Taste is a little bit bitter, but fairly well balanced. OK.
joshmcg000 (317) - Iowa, USA - APR 4, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours slightly hazy red with off white head. Little bit of malty aroma, not much there though. Caramel malt backbone. A different hop flavor that I’m not used to. Not particularly bitter, a little grassy. Overall not a whole lot jumps out and me. I wouldn’t even call this an IPA, but it is not a bad beer. Just not finding much to love here.
Scrapersnbeer (1481) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Faint hop and musty malt aroma, really not an IPA sort of scent. Deep orange color, it really is almost red. Taste is bitter, but not as much as Matt’s new Dry Hop Lager, which I had earlier. More sweet malt than most standard strength IPA’s. What might be termed a copper ale by some brewers.
mensch (249) - 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 can’t 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 (287) - 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 that’s a bit reddish. Taste is somewhat malty, bitter, and mineral. Finishes bitter and fairly dry.
Beerman6686 (4333) - 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 (1545) - 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 (22) - 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.