argo0 (11085) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 28, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, thanks Peregrinari. Clear copper body with medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, some caramel, light pine, alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit/pine, some alcohol astringency. Medium body, some resin, stickiness.
Travlr (9840) - 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.
bhensonb (9835) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Folsom BevMo. Pours dark ruddy copper with a slight beige head. Aroma is malty with a touch of citrus. Med body. Flavor is malty with a heavy dose of citrus/resin hop. Maybe even something earthy in here. Itís tending towards a dry finish, but the malt is strong. Drinks very nicely.
Tmoney99 (9606) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear ruby color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting and had good lacing. Good malt and west coast citrus hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Moderate to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid brew.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Smoqued BBQ. Copper pour with a tan head. Aroma is big pine and floral hops. Herbs, a touch of peach, melon, and sweet caramel malt. Sweet flavor of caramel and melon. Big pine and herbal bitterness. Floral notes, mild citrus, and toast.
Lubiere (9031) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A lightly hazed reddish amber ale with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with good piney and floral hops, fragrant. In mouth a good caramel and vinous malt with treacle, loads of piney floral hops, pink grapefruit, loads of alcohol, very nice.
BeerandBlues2 (8459) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear dark amber to tawny with a large, foamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is cookie, toast, and caramel malt, dates and plums with earthy and herbal hops. Flavor is dates and plums, lightly caramelized malt, medium hops and bitterness with a dry finish that nears sweet. Full body and medium carbonation.
adnielsen (7581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ Black Bottle. Pours a fairly clear dark reddish orange appearance with a tan head. Somewhat piney, a bit dank, slightly floral hoppy, caramel, citrusy aroma. Somewhat strong and a bit boozy, burnt caramel malty, earthy, spicy hoppy flavor that finishes a bit goopy and slightly strong. OK.
3fourths (7526) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark red amber body, clear with short tan head. Fruitcake, maraschino cherry-almond bread, pine, juicy ripe oranges, pressure-treated lumber and brown malts. Pumpernickel bread shows up in the finish. Brutal bitterness, medium-high sweetness, somewhat savory, decent malt firmness. Itís seemingly dry even though I can tell on the approach that itís sweet. Sweet but not too sweet, and the hop acids cut the sugar well. With the silty / minerally Sierra Nevada yeast and strong pine resin character it seems like a different iteration of Celebration, which was one of the original American Red IPAs. So itís got that going for it.
DocLock (7201) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Caponeís. Pours hazy deep coppery ruby with 2-finger frothy off-white head. Nose is heavy piney hops, citrus, caramel malt. Tastes caramel malty, very resiny and hoppy, with a bitter piney finish. This one is a hop heads wet dream.