pineypower (2662) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to Ed. Pours out a nice amber color with a moderate off white head. Aroma is of a decent amount of citrus hops, caramel, toffee, light nutty notes. Taste is much the same, citrus hops, dough, under-done toast, some resiny hops, lingering sweetness. Aroma was pretty nice, taste was less pronounced.
rubbishystuff (1963) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
So if they were going for a darker colored IPA they hit the mark, although the hops leaned toward unbalanced. The hops were fresh an piney. If they were going for a winter warmer thing, then too pale, and not malty enough. Not bad, hop heads will enjoy it more. Serving: Can
ScipioA (369) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours out from a skinny can into a tulip glass as a hazy red/brown with a tan head. Decent citrus hop aroma mixed with some ’meh’ beery malt. Flavor isn’t the greatest either, harsh and astringent without anything particularly interesting to back it up. Sweet malts with a heavy alcohol presence. There’s a lingering bitter aftertaste with a little hint of citrus. Really nice mouthfeel, this is super thick with restrained carbonation. Not a bad beer, in fact one of the better winter warmers, but nothing really great either.
Patrickctenchi (4520) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazed amber/orange with a full, puffy, vanilla head.
Caramel and orange-peel scent.
Taste is caramel, orange, with a pronounced spiced bitter.
ads135 (3290) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JAN 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice, very hoppy winter warmer. Hints of dark fruit sweetness, even a residual fruit flavor on the tongue at the end of the taste.
bytemesis (4106) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours hazy amber, small beige head that dissipates quickly with good lacing on the glass. Aroma is pine, grapefruit. Flavor is resin, grapefruit pulp, caramel. Some sweetness, light plus bitterness. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. Pretty nice effort at a red IPA.
j12601 (7386) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at James’ place for A Clocking New Years! Pours a lightly hazed amber with a thin white head. Spicy pineapple and tropical fruit. Medium-bodied, spicy and hoppy. Long earthy grapefruit and spicy citrus on the finish, a bit malty.
crossovert (8675) - Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Ehhhh its an English strong ale. Tasted it at room temp. Toffee caramel spice.. it works but not exciting
shrubber85 (8550) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Orange-caramel malt and light orange peel aroma. Cloudy amber with moderate head. Sweet orange-caramel malt flavor with lightly bitter herbal hops flavor. Nice.
Bulk_Carrier (2522) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rcvd in a trade; bottom of the can stamped: "Best before 27Mar2014"; The appearance is a hazy golden amber colored body with a slim one finger white foamy head that dies within about a minute; some adequate foamy lacing that tries to cling but ends up sliding into the body; the aroma mainly bitter, now is that hops or is that just plain bitterness for the most part, to me at least its just coming across as plain bitterness, not really getting much hops for the most part; I will say this, some caramel malts do come out as it warms; the taste is mainly bitter again, and those caramel malts do try to make a presence, but end up making a sly subtlety to help balance it just a tad; bitter dry aftertaste and finish; on the palate, well, its a sort of between the light to medium and it comes across super dry in the mouth and tongue; overall, hey, not a bad American Amber/Red Ale that wants to be an Imperial Red Ale, however, there’s a part of me that wants to pour this into a beef stew, personallly, I think it would be absolutely exceptional in a beef stew