aracauna (2985) - Georgia, USA - JAN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice caramel and toasted nuts in a fairly malty beer. Fairly aggressive hopping, although it’s mostly in the flavor and less in the aroma.
Maltser85 (144) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is the Imperial Red Ale from the 2012 Sierra Nevada Beer Camp. This beer pours a nice dark Amber/Red color in the glass. With an aggressive pour I got a nice finger and a half of head. The head leaves a nice lacing on the glass. Definite alcohol legs, this beer is 8.1% abv. The initial smell coming off this beer was peachy with citrus grapefruit smell. There was also a nice sweet malty smell. This beer was somewhat hop forward, felt like the taste didn’t really start until the middle of the tongue. Beer seemed like it wanted to go sweet but finished with a slap of bitterness and grapefruit. As the beer warmed, it got very boozy in the nose and the finish. Decent offering overall. Not great for August or September but good later on. Hop resin floating in the beer, otherwise it was clear.
Brewdork (188) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours red-brown with nice white head and notable carbonation and good lacing. Floral aromas. Malt notes up front with a long hoppy finish. More of an IPA than a red, but enjoyable.
BenH (1927) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours red with off white head. Aroma of caramel and berries, cranberry possibly, quite dusty. Tasye of berries and caramel with a slightly biscuity nutty finish. Medium body with a slightly bitter and sticky finish. Ok
gringo332 (506) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very well balanced nose with candy sweet grapefruit and foggy malts. Pours a very nice deep amber with a strong head. Flavour is tons of sweet malt with some underpinning bitter hippiness. Finish is slightly cloying but strong and dry
Mora2000 (5307) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The beer pours a red color with an off-white head. The aroma has a lot of pine and not too much else. The flavor is similar. I get a lot of pine from the hops, but I also get a dirt-like character from the red ale malt. There is also some grass and a low amount of bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
cmonster (948) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours deep amber with a short frothy head. Good retention and a excellent lace. Aroma of earthy hops and nutty malts. A little sweetness followed by medium bitterness. Medium body, creamy-oily texture, and an oily-bitter finish.
dnstone (2092) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber-ruby red color with soft off-white head. Quite floral hoppy aroma. Soft, yet full rich malty body, almost chewy with a cake sweetness and earthy and floral hop notes that coat the mouth and linger. Quite nice!
pmuzz (400) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid beer. Good nose, nice colour with big hop presence that is tempered by a good malty backbone. Nice!
gam (3014) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep ruby pour medium carbonation decent head aromas pine stonefruit toffee flavours pine strong bitter grapefruit nutty note caramel the finish malt sweetness and strong hop aftertaste lasting bitter average for the kind