Fin (9477) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle picked up at ’Jacks’ Westholme Stores, Goring-on-Thames, Oxon, 20 November 2013 consumed at home, Thursday 21st November 2013 Crikey this is a blinder fron Sierra Nevada, bit pokey, with that sort of trademark SN thumbrint flavour but a lovely malty citrussy combination. Some loose swishy lemon, soft in mouth, dark copper with foamy light beige head. Alcohol does hit you with a hoppy splat, plenty of fresh hoppy burps here. Marvellous. A7 A4 T8 P4 Ov16 3.9
3fourths (9107) - 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. It’s seemingly dry even though I can tell on the approach that it’s 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 it’s got that going for it.
mR_fr0g (8934) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Chriso’s mid-week lasting 03/07/14. Bottle from cotteridge wines. Caramel/ red coloured pour with a lasting loose off white head. Aroma is leather, smoked pine, resin tobacco. Flavour is nice resin, pine needles with a big clean bitterness. Some fruity tangerine and toasted bread malt. Palate is full, sticky resin. Lingering clean piney bitterness. This bottle held up well.
alexsdad06 (8917) - Ohio, USA - SEP 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Dutch’s. Pours a deep copper/mahogany color with a medium sized fine beige head that leaves thick lacing. The aroma has a sweet caramel malt base, some citrus and juicy tangerine hops, a spicy note and even a light floral note. The flavor has adds some toasted malts to the caramel, citrus is there, but this is more citrus rind and earthy hops with a big bitterness to the finish. Tasty enough, my only suggestion would be more flavoring hops for the finish and less bittering hops.
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2014 [6102-20131214] Tap. Toasted wet grains aroma. Slightly hazy, red brown body with a long-lasting creamy tan head. Toasted grains continues in the flavour. Medium-full body. Interesting. (6/4/7/4/14) 3.5
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bb (8528) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Caramel beer with a cream head. Light grapefruit and light caramel aroma. Grapefruit and caramel flavor with pine and light aspirin. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and caramel linger with light pine and light aspirin.
douglas88 (8336) - 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.
Ibrew2or3 (8082) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours with a clear ruby red amber sort of colored body that supports a tan head of foam. The modest aroma has some roasted malts, malt sweetness, some vague hops and sweet dark fruity esters. The taste delivers roasted malts, malt sweetness, some pine hops, grassy resiny hops and a lime like citrus bitter hoppiness. Behind those notes murmurs sweet cherry to prune dark fruity esters. Not bad.
b3shine (8051) - Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Bottle says it’s Beer Camp #95. Looks good; a hazy dark amber with light beige lacing. Smells of big caramel malt with a fairly bitter hop profile and a bit of soapiness, but not unpleasantly so. Tastes like it smells with a solid mouthfeel. Enjoyable.
blipp (8030) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours amber with an off white head. Spicy and grassy hops, medium bitterness, some sweet and bready malts, and a lingering bitter finish. Pretty good.