fidelis83 (2000) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear garnet pour with a 2 finger, frothy beige head that has great retention. Aroma is earthy, grassy, citrus and pine hops, woody, husky grain and something of a strange floral note. Flavor is woody, husky grain, fallen leaves, woody tannin-like notes, grassy, pine and herbal hops, some crusty bread and light caramel sweetness. Light to medium, dry body with a slightly chalky feel and medium strength, sharp carbonation. Decent, but has a bitter, planty undertone all over that doesn’t really work for me. Tastes like maybe they used all of the expensive hops listed, but neglected to use any hops at all late enough in the boil to add much flavor or aroma on the more vibrant side of the hoppy spectrum that Citra and Centennial suggest. I might try this again to see if it smoothes out a bit as some of the strange planty notes could just be a little IPA greenness.
rxeight (1474) - Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red copperish color. Some floral and slight tropical hops. Medium bitterness for an IPA. Sort of a red Rye base. Ok.
Lawger (111) - SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark chestnut/mahogany brown with a finger of khaki head. Quite reticent aromas of some hay, cow dung, a little iron and hoppy citrus and mango. The hoppy fruitiness comes out more and more as it breathes and the initial aromas subside. Medium bodied palate with a refreshing feel. Predominantly dry and with a nice malty base, moderate use of bittering hops. The finish is a bit more than average. Pretty tasty.
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madmitch76 (15850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
24th November 2014
Earl of Essex. Keg. Clear deep amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is a little airy and is minerally crisp. Mildly creamy malts, unsweet toffee streak. Hops are thin marmalade with a crisp floral bitterness on top. Finishes light. Decent bitter linger. Very easy drinking.
BMMillsy (1483) - Florida, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Gibney’s in Atlanta. Pours red (shocker!) with a small off white head. Aroma is mostly malt with some lightly grassy hops. Flavor follows with sweet malts, caramel, bready, a little grass in the backdrop. Medium light body, medium carbonation. Definitely not an IPA here...really more of a not-so-hoppy red ale. Pretty decent nonetheless.
eaglefan538 (2904) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pour was deep orange to red in color with a small head and ok lacing. Aroma of citrus and fruitiness. Flavor followed with earthy hops and some grassy notes. Mouthfeel was moderate to full for the style. Wanted more bopppiness but a nice brew.
teorn88 (2472) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Keg at Earl of Essex, London. It pours a deep amber ruby color with a small beige head. Aroma is spicy with notes of rye grains caramel melon and citrus. Taste is medium bitter with floral notes, melon, wheat, hay and citrus peel. Finishes bitter and dry. Overall, ok but woul expect more from Sierra Nevada
YigSvartka (91) - Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nearly opaque crimson colour, mid sized head. Very nice malty aroma with notes of hops, citrus, caramel, and spice. Creamy and quite full bodied for an ipa. Absolutely delectable. Creamy malt, caramel, and dried fruit dominate the initial taste, but the finish is wonderfully hoppy just as I had hoped.
Linnet (1141) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppy, fruity, resinous and malty, slightly roasty aroma, murky red colour, beige head, good amount of lacing. Big bite, mid-sweet, just a smidge of saltiness. Medium body, average carbonation, bitter finish. Solid
weordie (90) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark red with a long lasting medium head. Aroma is pine, freshly cut grass and lemons. Medium carbonation with a watery palate. Tastes of pine and slight caramel notes.
anders37 (17215) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ SBWF 2014. Pours an amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy weak caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel hoppy flavor. Has a fruity malty hoppy caramel finish.