bhensonb (11489) - 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.
rlgk (11421) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy red/amber beer with a nice offwhite head. Hoppy caramel and bread aroma, berries, hay, fruity, citrus, nuts, floral notes. Hoppy fruity flavor, caramel, rapes. herbal, grapefruit, floral notes. Nice hoppy beer with alcohol well hidden.
Tmoney99 (11061) - 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.
Lubiere (10438) - 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 (10039) - 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.
Theydon_Bois (9912) - The íSham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Chriso going Dutch tasting, 03/07/14.
Dark amber with reddish hues and a good sized light beige covering.
Nose is bitter citric peel, caramel malt, light spice, nutty tones, blood orange.
Taste comprises red grapefruit, bitter hops, pine, caramel, candied fruit peel.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
adnielsen (9449) - 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.
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355mL 2013 mix pack purple label. Clear deep red with enormous tan foam. Perfect lacing. Nose is piney, resinous, fresh melon and thyme. Taste is rich and silky, mild chocolate and oil. Heavy pine needle and forest like SN Celebration. Softer mouthfeel but just as aggressive IBU wise. Celebration fans will rejoice ounce more. Paired with Thai food.
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, 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.
jercraigs (8059) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013-12-14. Crisp dark red brown body moderate head. 3+ Aroma is pleasantly hoppy over malty core. Flavour is richly malty up front, touch Of toasty roasty malt, mild bitterness. Average plus bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Enjoyable. On tap at Abraxas, Miami