douglas88 (6009) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear reddish color with a medium white head. A sweet nose of caramel and citrus. Big fruity hops, medium bitterness some dusty caramel. Good. Very hoppy.
Sarlacc83 (746) - Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: Dark red verging on purple. Creme colored, fluffy head. Decent lacing. Sterling presentation.
N: Pineapple and mango. Leafy hops. Sweet bread dough. Touches of pine.
T: Well balanced. Rough hops propped by good malt sweetness. Hints of citrus, and lots of pine/earth.
M: Surprisingly thick and creamy. Resinous. Yet very easy to drink. Very impressed here.
O: I tend to hate Imperial reds because theyíre so abrasive. Pretty happy with this.
gringo332 (539) - Richardson, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle, part of the Beer Camp 12 pack. Pours a deep ruby red with clear edges. One finger creamy beige head with a good amount of lace. Strong citrus hop aroma with a sweet caramel malt background. Lots of juicy citrus flavor softened by sweet malty goodness. Full bodied. Yummy!
mallons72 (162) - livonia, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I do not believe Iíve had a better beer than this. Not a fan of malty ambers, but this is more of an ipa. Perfectly balanced. The almost perfect beer.
MadIndian (2380) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Beer camp case. Drank with Dave and Bob Clark. Nice roasted and caramel malts. Smooth, piney and citrus finish. I liked it a lot.
CamMoore (32) - Hawaii, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Complex aroma, malt with a hint of hops. I can't place the spicy note. Light tan head with some larger bubbles. Very dark brown-red color. Strong alcohol flavor that blends with the roasted malt. Dangerous beer.
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ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a hazy burgundy color. Thereís a nice head capping it off; itís about two fingers high, off white in shade, and rather frothy in its texture. As the head recedes (retention is good), the lacing left behind is quite prevalent.
S: This one seems to focus on the herbal and piny hops, with noticeable caramel and toffee to balance. Very little in terms of citrusy hop notes. The overall combination - piny hops, tons of caramel - donít really appeal to me, but this one works rather well. As it warms up, a little more maltiness shines through.
T: Iíve noticed a few comparing this to cannabis. And by gawd, theyíre on to something. It opens relatively sweetly, with the usual caramel-and-toffee suspects at the forefront. It takes a bit of time to build, but soon after, a great deal of resiny hops explode on the palate. Itís not just generically bitter - the weed, herb, and pine notes are decently defined. As bitter as it is, it doesnít bother me in the least. A twinge of sweet caramel reappears in the distant aftertaste; maybe thatís why.
M: Itís gotten to the point where an amber ale has to finish crisply in order for me to actually like it. And this does. Itís a little sweet on the aftertaste, but thatís no big deal. This one gives me a bit of a cottonmouth feel post-swallow...OMG JUST LIKE WEED. THIS IS WEED BEER, BRO.
O: I usually do not like any amber ale that isnít made by Troegs. This is a welcome exception to that rule. Wow, imagine that, an amber ale that brings the hops and treats the malt like an unwanted mother-in-law (there, but kept in that dingy room away from the good times), what a novel concept. This and Nugget Nectar are probably the only two ambers I could willingly drink multiple servings of.
tmongoose (1283) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft dark red color with white head that last...nice lacing all the way down the glass. nice big hoppy aroma with a big malt backbone...solid flavor of hops and malt from start to finish..very good red ale with a bunch of hops and malt.
closey22 (888) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish brown with thin lacy beige head; aroma is hoppy; Flava is rich malty hoppy slightly roasty; feels medium and fizzy; finishes dry and bitter
Stevesie (323) - - SEP 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle. Pours a rich, dark red with minimal, but lingering head and big time lacing. Some hops and dark fruit in the nose. Good carbonation, slightly oily feel. Hoppy with a coffee-like finish. Nice wallop and easy to drink. Win.