J_man (796) - Tustin, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Burnt wood notes in the aroma along with earthy notes. Clear copper/amber color with a light tan head. Scorched sugar and molasses sweetness followed by a creamy vanilla flavor. The alcohol becomes very evident at this point along with a good bitter earth/forest hop presence. A bit of butterscotch in the back along with more charred wood notes. Finishes dry and sweet with a lasting bitterness.
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Citrus and strong resiny caramel. Hints of spice throughout. Light alcohol burn as the brew warms. Light bitter finish.
Nsanders (766) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cherry wood color with a creamy head. Lemony hops, grass, grapefruit, and alcohol. Has a light sweetness that carries through, and the typical sierra nevada hoppy bitterness. This was my favorite from the 2013 beer camp sampler.
PhatB420 (733) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz into a stemmed belgian. Head is heafty and full with marshmellow likeness. Aroma is sweet plums, rasin, blackberries, and soil. Taste is malty up front, the amber offering bring forth a smooth ride down the pallate, but forthcoming hop bombs ring in a diffrent tune and spice this one up some. Its a full frontal blast of amber excellence in the long run. Caramel malt tranfusions usher in a resounding balance of continuation, as does the yeast balance and the full bodied brew. The abv centers along the line of resounding but does not seem too out of line. This brew hols steady along the line and is my second favorite tihs year. I really like how the hops sneak right in and shower one with the bitterness and juicky flow of an ipa, then the malts overturn such action and befuddle the course, bring this version an imperial status. Nice brew.
bigguns22 (728) - Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber with a red hue. Tall tan head. Aroma is big full of citrus,pine and hops. A great full flavor beer with malts and tons of hops.
rayOfBeer (673) - El Cerrito, California, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: dark amber pour with medium-sized beige head. Aroma is malty, caramel bread. Flavor is a dusty grain, caramel, malt, hay, and a light citrus. Decent flavor with a grainy bitterness running through a mild malt sweetness with a light hop tang at the end.
joebudzjoe (668) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Ginger Man in Greenwich, CT. This is a silky, but powerful red ale. Faint cherry notes blended nicely with the citrus notes of the hops. Good one and done beer, wouldn’t want two of these in one night, hooray moderation.
gururyan (665) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured into snifter from Camp Box bottle. It's a sexy ginger with curves. I'm enjoying the hell out of this.
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Brenhophead (656) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - NOV 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12fl oz Bottle. Pours deep mahogany red with a small off white head. A light caramel/toffee aroma with a sweet passion fruit ting. Massive flavour hint as the beer rolls across the tongue. Straight up is the deep toffee/treacle and an assertive dry bitterness followed by a sweet tropical fruit. Wow almost as good as 8 Wired’s Tall Poppy.
fattybladdy (628) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to pint. Deep ruby color. Aroma of sweet malt and dark fruit. Taste is big on pine and strong malt, also red fruit and a bit boozy. Heavy beer. Bitter finish.