marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Whole Foods, Sacramento. Pours reddish brown with a rich beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a medium-bodied smoked malt flavor with lots of citra bitterness.
Cybercat (2766) - Georgia, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Comes out of the tap a dark chestnut-amber with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled buff head. Malty aroma has caramel, fruity and grass hints. Flavor has a malty core with notes of woody hops, hay, cinnamon and caramel plus a hint of cola. Firm, smooth texture is rather fizzy, strong if not bold. You just might flip over this one.
solidfunk (2584) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice autumn red pour with good head and lacing. Piney hop aroma with some booze and florals. Malty and hops are well-balanced. Bitter finish. Decent package. Bottle.
swoopjones (4885) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle at Joe’s Deli. amber colored pour. sweet caramel maltiness, medium citusy bitteress. toffee notes. ok
eelbasher (189) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours lighter amber/red with no head, just a small ring of off white lace. Light aromas of tropical fruit, light pine, and caramel. The flavor follows the aroma. Pretty thin body and goes down easy. Thought this was a little lacking, but will give it another try and re-rate soon.
Jow (1663) - New York, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 3 during stressful Pats Jets crap festival. Pours very pretty amber with nice head. Nose of hops and some fruit. Tastes of tropical fruits like papaya and mango, some malt, vanilla, berries, earth, and pine. Slight sticky texture.
gorditoabd (606) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sprouts in Santee, CA. Pours an attractive amber-ruby hue. Nice, semi-dense lacing of off-white foam on the sides of the glass and surface. Excellent toasty, caramel, and bread aromas in the nose, along with some nicely resinous and citrus hops. Yeast flavors come through as a little dough and cheese, but are mild and pleasant. Very solid beer, with a clean crisp finish.
Miked1687 (452) - Buffalo, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle to spigleau. Nice autumn appearance. Light red Amber darkens up to the head that is a thick foamy off white. Lots of lacing. Nose is dominated by hops and spicy malts. Nearly tropical. Taste is nice and balanced up front with tropical fruit sweetness and citrus hops. Long bitter finish.
mjg74 (2428) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Trader Joes. Deep amber in color. Strong grapefruit nose, Flavor is highly hopped and lightly sweet. Very smooth and flavorful. Tasty IPA with a touch of amber.
sawbuck (220) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice aroma of hops, pine, citrus...smells fresh. Deep red color, orange/burgundy, with a nice lasting tan head. Hops and malt are finely mixed on the first sip. Mild sweetness with notes of caramel and cinnamon. Bitterness is even and medium, finishes nicely. Medium body with average to soft carbonation. Don’t detect the citrus that much but a strong showing.