Stine (1734) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber pour, clear. Wooden, earthy nose. Toffee, maple, and heavily steeped, pungent black tea. Green, leafy bitterness counters quietly. Dark and firm, with the midrange notes being especially strong, while the normally louder bright hop and deep malt syrup notes are subtler.
Raspberry, red apple skin, earthy malt. It feels like it should taste husky and gruff but it doesn’t. Golden leaves and rustic wooden character. Dry caramel, pears, brown sugar. Medium-full palate, with gentle carbonation and generally dry texture.
The finish is bittersweet, candied grapefruit. This is a lovely little example. It is not outstanding in any regard, but for what it lacks: fruit cocktail sugars, iced tea astringency, and plain doughy malt. A throwback to an outdated model, that always had some merit.
Huhzubendah (3237) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The beer is copper/amber/orange with a mild haziness, resting under an inch or so of off white head. Aromas include pine, hops, resin, caramel malt, fruity sweetness. A hoppy red ale with bready undertones. mild bitterness in the back with a present, but not overbearing, sweetness. Medium bodied. Nothing terribly exciting, but no obviously flaws either. I had no problems finishing the bomber. Ok.
Clownoisseur (398) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from burgy, thanks!! Pour a deep amber, red hues and nice and fluffy 2 finger head, leaves a nice cap. Aromas of stinky hops, resin, pine, some citrus and and equally as sweet captain crunch cereal notes! Taste is very sweet with a pretty full mouthfeel. The hops come in waves though. Oranges, lemon peel, spruce, sap...they all make for a nice balance to the hearty cereal malts. Really enjoyed this one!
MacBoost (1648) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber courtesy of Atom. thanks! Pours a deep red color with a small off white head that fade to a ring. Very piney and resinous in the nose. Taste is initially very malt forward with moderate sweetness followed by a lasting piney bitterness. Pretty heave (read:sweet) malty base they have here which is balanced by copious amounts of piney hops. Not next level beats, but pretty solid nonetheless. Sweet and bitter.
RobertDale (4752) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours dark red with a decent off-white head. Big aroma of pine, citrus, and malt. Taste is grapefruit, pine, malt, and some caramel. Bitter finish. Not your typical Amber Ale.
northropfrye (2973) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A nice sweetness to this. Better than the typical British style amber. On tap at Steel Toe Minneapolis.
cards04 (2510) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at steel toe. Aromas are some hop and caramel malt. Great hoppy flavors with some nice malt to even it out.
vikingguy (996) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color with small foamy head. Fruity hop aroma. Caramel malt with ample but not overpowering grassy-citrus hops. Also notes of molasses, rye and even a touch of nuttiness. Good balance between malt and hops. Solid red ale.
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Nuffield (3941) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
What is a double red ale anyway? Why doesn’t this just become another style, like an American Strong Ale? At any rate, this was reasonable, with a pronounced hop front and plausible balance of hops and malts. (on tap at Republic, Minneapolis)
ChrisSc (461) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
En pression at brewery. Pint glass.
Appearance: amber In color. Transparent. White frothy head with good retention.
Aroma: hops, some spiciness.
Taste: slightly sweet with a bitter hoppy finish.
Palate: thin body with a frothy texture.
Overall: well made. Hoppier than I normally prefer, but very enjoyable to drink. Good palate and flavor.