bwa5879 (813) - Portage, Michigan, USA - SEP 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pour is deep copper to brown, pretty murky, thin whispy layer of beige suds. Cloudy linen scent. floral hops and robust sweet carmel, some faint banana. Pert carbonation, mouthfeel average to thin, very bitter finish, carbony/resinous. Bitter resin and pine hop flavor, somewhat indistinct malt character that just adds roundness to the flavor overall. Straght forward bitter beer that’s not too strong but lacks complexity.
jkwalking05 (4202) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2013 12oz bottle. Red brown in color with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is of resin, pine and caramel. Taste is of pine, dank hops, resin, heavy caramel and malt.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at FH North Olmsted, 9.7.2013. Big deep ruby color, with a fairly hopped nose though none of the hop smells stand out, perhaps chinook? can’t quite tell. taste is chewy and big, lots of malt and slight roast.. touch of heat, but nothing too bad... just too thick and syrupy for me .
hershiser2 (1425) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013 Mix Pack. Pours a deep red with an inch and a half of frothy tan head. Smells of yummy grapefruity hops. Taste is grapefruit, pine, roasted malts, soap, pepper. Thick and yummy.
mensch (280) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not getting the aroma I was expecting out of this one. Almost enough sweet toasty malt to stand up well to the bitter hop onslaught. But without the aroma, go buy a Gordon(aka G’night) instead.
mcox90 (1692) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 8, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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!
notalush (5360) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark ruby - fairly impressive lace - nose is about what you’d expect, which isn’t to say it’s bad, just predictable - a heavy dose of sweet caramel and dark fruit followed by an assertive and citrus heavy hop onslaught - creamy, full mouthfeel - extremely bitter and aggressive, but SN know how to pull this off without it being abrasive, which they do here - malts are rich and full, but still take a back seat to those assertive citric and woody hops - certainly a good rendition, but they did one of these in last year’s beer camp release - they also have yet another IPA in there - I certainly hope they release some unique beers next year because right now they just seem to be going through the motions.
travita (4418) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. The look is a bigger cashew colored head, clear, but darker reddish in color. The smell is pine, hops, caramel, fruits, and ok. The taste is hops, fruits, caramel, sticky, fruits, and malt.
emacgee (4377) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very clean ruby red with a creamy 2 or 3 finger thick beige tan head. Nose is sharp and hoppy with citrus zest and woody notes dominating. Flavor is very sharp and bitter. Very bitter. Not to my liking. Sharp citrus rind (pith...) notes with some burnt sugar. Medium light body with a super dry and bitter finish. Bleh
pineypower (2736) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Why they made an imply red 2 tears running is beyond me, anyway.....pours a nice ruby red with a moderate off white head. Aroma is of sweet caramel, toffee, light nutty notes, and some one dimensional citrus bitterness. Taste is sweet caramel, some toffee, light grainy notes, citrus bitterness, light alcohol.