Travlr (14135) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Murky amber brown color, massive tan head with good retention. Aroma of pine boughs dipped in burnt caramel. Taste is sweet burnt butterscoth, a bit if pepper, bitter, boozy finish.
MattShizzle (545) - Bernville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle - from "Beer Camp" sampler. Deep copper color. Mostly clear. Aroma is mostly malty with a bit of roast. Really good! Quite hoppy with some malt flavor. Would definitely buy a case of this if available.
AWISLguy (1517) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Summer Beer Camp pack, from Antioch Fine Wine. Pours a brownish red color with light orange head that sticks around nicely, and leaves some streaks of lace. Aroma has pine, citrus, stone fruits and some caramel - dominated by the pine; rest are subtle. Taste is of sweet simple sugar, spicy pine, bitter orange/grapefruit and caramel. Some alcohol present. A lot of body but a bit oversweet. Medium bodied. Slightly syrupy. Finishes quite bitter for as sweet as it was in the presentation. A solid american strong - too sweet to be stellar.
DougHnut70 (68) - Livermore, California, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ Tap25 - I wonder if raters are confusing this with Flipside, the new SN red this fall in 6 packs found everywhere. Dark red, clear, with a head that sticks around. Hops and citrus dominate aroma, taste starts like a typical Sierra Nevada, then gets a little sweeter, and then finishes with a bitter, hoppy, crispy bite. No alcohol warming, great for a 8.5%. From what I remember, this version is a little hoppier and a little better than last years. Who doesn’t love Beer Camp? Had this side by side with a Sculpin and preferred this. Recommended.
Imperial_Scout (363) - Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours ruby red from draft into snifter. Strong citrus almost tangy hops in the nose. Taste starts off as smooth light toffee, citrus, and hard candy. Hops kick into the back for a nice crispness. Really enjoyed this one.
jrob21 (2731) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
3rd in the sampler 12 pack. Pours ruby red color. Nice c hop aroma profile. Big caramel malt and toffee flavors. Finish is citrus and spruce pine. Bit of a burn late in the sip. Nice drink.
umich03jm (2298) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours ruby red with a small foamy head that never completely fades away. Aroma is funky but good. Lots of wet grassy mustiness but theres some great citrus and pine hops too mixing with the heavy, sweet caramel malt base. Taste is moderately sweet with a moderate bitterness too. Smooth sweet caramel malt mixed with some aggresive citrus, pine, and grassy hops. Finish is way too dry and a little soapy. Medium to thick body, creamy and oily mouthfeel. I really like this except for the ultra dry and soapy finish.
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle pours a reddish amber color with a thick off white head that leaves great lacing. Smells of caramel, dark fruit, citrus, and pine. Tastes of all the same things in the smell. Mouthfeel is slick and oily with good carbonation and a semi dry finish. Not as good as last years version but still a pretty awesome Imperial red. A little on the hoppy end but still well balanced. This is the last beer I tried in this years pack. Can’t wait to see what next years pack holds.
adrosen (2) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 14, 2013 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Caramel start, strong alcohol, hops in the end. Overall very nice beer, should have bought more bottles.
Gription79 (2388) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle, thanks to Doug and Mike. Caramel, malty, pine, citrus. Nice beer.