otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cherry and mahogany woods with garnet highlights settle under a full khaki head. Swirls creamy with woodsy hues and a few spots of lace.
Pine trees, forestry, and rustic wood cabins. Dense pine and fir trees sticky with saw and glistening with dew. Hop oils. Burnt toffee and treacle underneath and in the back. Whisper of evergreen.
Nice full mouthfeel, medium weight, and just a little bit sticky. Whole red apples including the orchard in the back are both sweet and bitter at the same time. Rustic parching finish of pine cones, sticks, twigs, and log cabins. Pine sap mingles with mint mingles with bitter sticky hop resins. Burnt sugars hold it all together atop a crunchy melba underbelly. Mint leaf in the breath.
Another solid beer from the fine folks at Steel Toe Brewing. Thanks to the generosity of my sister, I have been able to enjoy many beers from this upstart brewery which is putting out some solid beers. I was lucky enough to get one more bottle of Rainmaker Double Red Ale and it was just as good as the first one.
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JorgeLee (1410) - Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap in Republic, Minneapolis. Great name for a beer. Deep dark red colour. Good malty background, then a long pine finish from hops. Very tasty.
drowland (6770) - Georgia, USA - MAY 11, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
5/11/13. 22oz bomber thanks to FUCKING CLEvar!!!!!!! Deep red/amber pour with a nice bubbly khaki head that sticks. Light bubblegum, citrus, and a bit of dank in the aroma. Nice flavor as well, clean malt profile with a good dose of hops, plenty of bitter, and that malt profile is a nice backing without being cloying, too much caramel, or any of that garbage. Really tasty!
douglas88 (7180) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark mahogany color with a medium tan head. A light sweet nose of caramel and some roast. This is not really an amber but anyway: sweet caramel, big rough roast, some bitter hops, light fruit, finishes a bit astringent and dry. Maybe a bit too much roasted malt or needs more late hop additions. But solid overall.
MikeJslc (767) - USA - MAY 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very deep copper, clear, beige head. Aroma of bready-grainy malt with a lot of toast, some floral hops. Flavor: toasty malt with some toffee, floral hops, more toasty/grainy and almost roasty notes create a dry, grainy finish.
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camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid citrus pine nose. Taste is very hop forward. Much more hop centric then most reds but a welcome change. Some nice malt still present. Good stuff
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle from kbutler. Thanks. Pours a gorgeous dark red color with a small beige head that has good retention. The aroma is medium with roasted barley and pine. The taste is bitter hops forward with pine, citrus, bitter filberts and a not to sweet caramel malt base. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes long with lingering bitter roots. Overall: A fine amber ale.
markwise (4664) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle courtesy of khoffman43. Cheers, Kyle. Pours a nice deep amber color with a khaki head. Nose is big caramel malt, some toffee, and some nice white grapefruit along with grassy and piney bits. Flavor starts off with toffee, caramel, and grapefruit citrus. Medium in body and nice overall.
jkwalking05 (4185) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown with red highlights and a large off-white head. Aroma is of spicy hops, light pine, leaves, earth. Aroma is pine, caramel, wet leaves, grass, dank.
travita (4375) - Frisco, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. The look is clear, light beige colored head, brownish red in color. The smell is hops, caramel, pine, alcohol, earth, fruit, and musty. The taste is ok bitterness, caramel, hops, pine, and ok.