olio (6893) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
355 ml bottle. Bottled on 27.06.2012.
Pours clear dark red color with a large head. Aroma of caramel, malts, biscuits, ripe fruits, yeast and some hay. Flavor of nuts, biscuits, berries, sweet caramel, malts, some ripe fruits and mild hops. Medium bitter palate.
jcartamdg (2280) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 17, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark red, almost cherrywood brown with an off-white head. Aroma of bitter piney hops, oak and malt. Taste follows, bitter, woody and very malty
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jdpeebs (687) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - DEC 6, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bootle- A lovely reddish brown colour, with a nice foamy head. A very enjoyable beer. a very well made beer
jmagnus87 (2822) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
12oz bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a dark redish amber with a finger of long lasting off-white head. Aroma is mostly pine and citrus with a good dose of caramel malt. Taste is medium bitter and light sweet. Loads of citrus and caramel with a bit of pine in the aftertaste. Full bodied with a thick and sticky texture. Lively carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, great. I wouldn’t mind if they made this a new year-round.
teorn88 (3489) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 2, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Filtered glowing red-amber. Foamy off-white head. Cool to see Sierra Nevada not only finally tackle an red, but also really nail it. BIg and full bodied, but quite balanced and drinkable too. Fruity amber malt and rich caramel malt is held in check by steady piny hop tones. SOme acidity in the back of the mouth. Veru good.
twindog (266) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2012 12 oz. bottle from a pint glass. Reddish brown pour with a small than head. Aroma is all malts, where the taste has a strong malt profile. Lots of caramel with a decent citrusy hop finish. Would of like it a little more hoppy good beer
mkel07 (3919) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 1, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
330ml bottle from Archive. Pours a very deep tarnished copper colour with a good even layer of light brown foam. The nose carries some fruitiness with pech and nectarine aromas. Strong alcohol kick in the aroma.
queenholly (3067) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Grapefruit, pine, caramel and light chocolate aroma. Cloudy deep amber with a moderate beige head. Piney grapefruit hops, astringent, roasty burnt caramel malt flavor with a resinous hoppy bitter finish. Medium body, lively carbonation.
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Citrusy, malty and hoppy... like a "red" ipa... I like it. Much like New Belgium’s Red Hoptober, but not quite on the same level... still pretty darn good though!
johninmelb (1127) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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. Not bad.