Lowenbrau (1646) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - JAN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @Cimmeria, Oviedo. Pours hazy reddish with nice creamy off white head. Some head retention and good lacing. Fruity, berries, peachy, caramel aromas. Medium body, average carbonation and oily texture. Taste is very fruity, caramel, peachy, some grapy notes. Mild bitterness. Sweet aftertaste. Quite enjoyable.
graham_murphy (212) - - JAN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great note to strike between an amber and an IPA. Itís got the biscuits, raisins and dry finish from the malt but citrus and grass from a rich, smooth backbone of hops. Would be happy to see this Red IPA concept take off.
Yorker (971) - Herning, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours brown with some sediment and an off-white head that leaves quite a bit of lacing. Aroma and flavour are pepper, fruity hops, caramel, and resin - with a dry finish.
ClubGonzo (3451) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours a slightly hazy red body with a medium creamy off-white head. Nose is red berries, herbs, wet grass, peaches and hints of caramel. Taste is caramel, coffee-like grainy tones, bitter herbs and hints of wet grass, peaches and nuts. Medium body and carbonation. Very malty for an IPA, more like an amber ale of sorts. Still, rather nice and very drinkable.
Jimmythespoon (437) - CYPRUS - JAN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep dark hazy amber. Quite malty but with enough bitterness. Somewhat more full body. Good beer
Palme (2915) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Olympen. Oh, itís really really deep and dark for an IPA. Brown and a bit rubyish cloudy with a small kinda sidesticking beige top. The nose has lots and lots of dark hoppy goodness. Smells a bit of rye and bread with lots of dark slightly burned - and chocolate notes. Smells a lot this, and Iím really enjoying this aroma. Lovely flavor as well. Says on chart board that this is a IPA, but this is more a well hopped amber IMO. Rich oily mouthfeel on this and then carbonation is mild, creamy and prickling. Bitter chocolate biscuit , lots grassy hops with a thick malty sweet dark caramel sweetness in there base. Itís really loaded with flavor this. Have to admit that this is absolutely my kind of beer. 17.10.2013
danlo (811) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JAN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Dark red colour, foamy beige head leaving some lacing and aroma of malt caramel with raisins & floral, fruity, citrus hop. Taste is biscuity malt with roasted notes and orange & grapefruit citrus, earthy, pine, hoppy bitterness. Oily mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry bitter finish. Quite drinkable.
JorisPPattyn (7682) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small, all but gone fast tannish head over chestnut-brown beer with a faint haze. Caramel, even some toffee. Burnt notes mixing with fruity USA hops. A jumble at face value, but definitely attractive. Ripe banana, dry hopbales, molasses, grapefruit. Sweet / roasted / fresh hopbitterness. Maybe not the first try at this combination, but with a really novel, successfull result. Remarkably balanced flavourwise. Dark sultanas, roasted dried figs, molasses, baked pisang - and hops... Spritzy, slightly slick-caramelized; medium bodied at best. Another remarkable craft intruder in CAMRA-land. Shocking!
FatPhil (8351) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle (BierKompass.de)
Really deep red, persistent beige head. Quite heady hop aroma, some almost winey sharpness. Later, youíre left with heavier sticky dark caramel, some cakiness. Fairly watery in the mouth, crisp carbonation. Dark burnt treacly malts. Herbal to grassy hop aromatics in the mouth, some odd chalkiness. Does have that "red" aspect that Iím really keen on. Finish caramelly, and with bitter leafy hops. Grapefruity too, and with a metalllic tingle too. Kinda nice in some ways, but the drinkabilityís not so high. Could have done a "danish tick", as thereís nothing interesting after the first sip.
Lonick (683) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber/red. Nose of bread pudding with a slight hint of cinnamon. Tastes like sticky toffee pudding with added fruits raisins, dates and oranges. (Rating backlog tasted on or around 19/06/13)