Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run best by 5/30/12. Pours a clear copper color with a medium creamy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of toffee malts and herbal, peppery hops. The taste is bitter citrus and herbal hops with a toffee malt finish. The bitterness lings a bit. Average carbonation, medium bodied, decent balance. Nice beer.
DrSilverworm (6027) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle (best by: 5/16/12). Clear orange color, a good thin cream-colored head, leaving good lace. A lighter, crisp carbonation. Nice and dry, good texture. A hoppy red, basically. Nice, spiced hop aroma. Nice sweet and spicy taste, slight bitter. A decent enough beer, but it leaves me wanting something more out of it. Iíll take an imperial version, please
unclemattie (4135) - Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Deep copper color, rock off-white head. Nice lace. Aroma of toasted grains, earthy hops. Nice caramel nose. Tastes is dry caramel malts, mint, and then some leathery hops. Finishes with a good amount of spruce, some black tea notes, and nutty malt character as well. Very good, dry, and not overly hopped, and well balanced.
oobawa (626) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty, but the nose is all dark malt and grain, nary a hop to be found. Tastes semidry, with a dark, caramel middle surrounded by a immediate and lingering swipe of hops. But the hops donít have the wanted depth; the beer is bitter, but doesnít deliver on any solid pine, herbal, or citric flavors that are usually prevalent in a "hoppy red." But Iím being too negative; this bottle isnít bad beer. In fact, thereís a grainy, earthy charm to the malts, and the hops never grow annoying, even if the bitterness is without any accompanying charm.
TheBeerGod (5184) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Reddish amber with a short foamy tan head. Aroma is citrus fruit, caramel, spicy hops, light toffee and floral notes. Taste is caramel, spicy hops, citrus fruit, toffee, tea and floral hops. Body is medium-full and resinous with a soft bubbly carbonation. Ends with more citrus notes, floral hops, spicy hops, caramel, iced tea and soft pine.
Niko100 (1947) - Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich amber/copper color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of malt/biscuit, caramel, pine, & floral hops; Flavor of malt, pine hops, caramel, nuts and some citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Different overall - pretty decent.
swoopjones (5666) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. Shimmery copper pour. Pretty heavy/dominant maltiness going on here. Caramel malts in the aroma with feint citrus hops. Flavor is mostly sweet caramel malts. ok but very little bitterness
glennmastrange (2226) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate malt and hop notes of roasted, caramel, and pine, light soap for the yeast, with hints of dark dried fruit in the background. Head is small to average size, frothy, off-white with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is clear light amber/orange. Flavor starts faintly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, watery with a lively to fizzy carbonation. A nice surprise from a beer called Red. Lots of Pale Ale aromas, and a flavor thatís just a little short on the sweetness.
Rustyham (1718) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growing anger red color. Big lacking head. Sweet floral hippy aroma. Sweetness from tropical fruits, hibiscus and rose water. Drinkable and sweet
blipp (5967) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours orange amber with an off white head. Floral hoppy aroma with toasty and earthy notes. The flavor has toasted malts, earthy hops, and light floral and grassy notes. Not bad.