scarletfire65 (1336) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Deep amber pour. Off white head that leaves some lacing. The aroma is toasty malt and pine. Tastes of piney hops, orange zest, a christmasy spice palate with hints of cinnamon, and a resinous, sticky finish.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2015
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly hazy, dark copper color with golden amber edges and a half finger off-white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Spotty lacing left behind.
Sweet, slightly spicy malt aroma with a subtle resinous hop character. Some earthy, grassy hops with a touch of citrus but the nose is dominated by caramel malt, rye, bread and toffee. Really weak hop presence. Disappointing for an IPA.
Thankfully there’s much more of a hop presence in the flavor. On the fuller end of medium bodied with a blast of dry, bitter hops that linger over the sweet and spicy malt notes into a sticky, dry finish. Dank and resinous with grass and pine needle flavor as well as some subtle grapefruit and citrus rind. This is countered by a sweet malt backbone that has a strong caramel flavor. There’s also some toffee, bread, faint dark fruit sweetness and. a spicy rye component that nicely compliments the hop profile. Well balanced and easy to drink. A nice hoppy beer for the fall season.
Sigmund (6745) - Tau, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle, in Nevada City. Reddish brown colour. Has the typical West Coast hop aroma and flavour, with notes of citrus and pine, but also some nice nutty notes from the malts, which contributes to a lovely balance. Another good beer from Sierra Nevada!
Bricks (991) - Delaware, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Beautiful beer, dark red and foamy big head. Smell is great hops, fruit and some grain? Taste is not as great as expected...it’s a balance of malt and hops that comes off more neutral than anything
Nuffield (4083) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not exactly red, but reddish, and it just seems a needless direction for a beer when you can produce the IPA that everybody wants without the red direction. Decent IPA character but a bit more murky and vegetal than I like, not as brightly tropical as the commercial deScription would suggest. Just o.k. Bottle.
Mjp12 (1422) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep copper red, with a foamy tan head, hops and some smokey notes on the nose, it’s a well balanced ipa, with malt influence taking on the hop finish
colui72 (677) - HONG KONG - OCT 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours beautifully clear amber with a long lasting thin head. Aroma is malts and hops. Taste goes into the same direction, nearly total absence of fruitiness or sweetness, notes of pine and pineapple, but very mild. The hops do the dirty job. Nice ale, smooth and quaffable.
ngunity (127) - - OCT 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Looks great, drank with plenty of hops. Lasting impression of lingering hop bitterness spoils it a bit
Ekinskofer (18) - - OCT 14, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours dark brown, decent head. Citrus hops, great blast of hops on sip. Citrus, notes of pine. Light to medium mouth. Lingering mild hops after taste. Great brew.
scotchzombie (533) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich brown with a fine off white head. Balanced aroma of caramel, bread and citrus. Taste follows - rich malts and mild citrus hops. Great beer.