FunkyBrewster (1517) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Pours amber with a small off white head. Aroma of bread and biscuity malts, some hop presence of slight pine and herbal, not all that fruity, just a touch of citrus. Flavor starts wit a sweet and lightly citric note that becomes more piney and herbal as it moves along. A slight cocoa note in the finish with some breadiness and a moderate bitterness. Medium body and a crisp carbonation.
jkwood04 (3258) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle in a cup. Pours amber. Aroma of citrusy hops and some cereal and caramel malts. Flavor the same. Average texture. A decent beer.
csaso (1196) - Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - average size foamy head, pretty dark amaber color, big grapefruit hop aroma and flavor, balanced very well with a good dose of sweet malt, mild almost creamy kind of texture - this is really good, better than expected
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilburís Foco. Pours a clear, dark rust orange appearance with a fluffy, brown head. Pretty rich toffee, toasty caramel malty, mild espresso, herbal/floral hoppy, somewhat fruity aroma. Fairly roasty, mild coffee/chocolate, rich caramel/toffee, earthy, fairly fruity hoppy flavor. Pretty smooth and drinkable but nothing all extraordinarily special.
drfabulous (3569) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce from Beer Camp box. Big red pour. Malty and full of caramel. Nice hop profile overall. This is nice and doesnít over do the malt for a red/strong ale.
beernovice39 (3076) - Montana, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a clear amber with a thick tan head. Lacing. Scent is malty, toffee ans bread. Taste is caramel, toffee and pine. Nice.
Westmeister (1445) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear amber with medium off white head and some sticky lacing. Smell is piney hops and almost raw grains. Taste is resinous and pine hops, fruit cocktail, heavy malts. Quite abrasive, but in a good way. I am liking this camp pack but not as much as last year as a whole.
poisoneddwarf (1600) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 16, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from the 2012 variety pack bought from work. Pours hazy amber with a medium cream-colored head that falls in a minute, leaving a blanket of foam and some lace. Aroma is biscuity, caramelly; could be more prominent. Taste is roasty, biscuity, starting out lightly sweet before becoming quite bitter. Has flavors of caramel, cinnamon. Alcohol is hidden extremely well. If I didnít know better, I would guess this was in the 5 or 6% range. Tastes like an amped up version of Fat Tire. Nice one.
JPDurden24 (1460) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a roasty, malty and hoppy red. It is ok, but nothing special. Very dark red pour.
crossovert (6129) - Illinois, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tastes like a generic red ale that every brewery and their mother brews but amped up. It isnít bad.