bhensonb (10197) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours copper with a creamy beige head. Aroma of lightly roasted malt with mild citrus hop. Med body. Flavor is slightly spicy/citrus hop over some refreshing (?) roast malt. It’s decently hoppy, but not particularly bitter. It does fit the winter beer thing.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2012
Date: January 11, 2012
Appearance: clear dark copper, frothy off white head, bits of lace
Aroma: sweet malt aroma, bready caramel, citrus hops with a hint of pine
Flavor: sweet hop juice flavor, caramel malt sweetness, nice breadyness, lots of hops, balancing bitterness, light earthyness
Overall: hop juice
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle best by date - 5/16/12. Poured amber with an off-white head that left light lace. Aroma of sweet malt and hints of hop. The flavor found fruit and light hop. Medium body.
bigrond (1435) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a light copper. Thin body but a big hops bite. Very bitter and not very balanced but a good easy drinking brew. Feels more like an IPA than a pale lager. Nice little bump in the alcohol content also.
smith4498 (2843) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours clear copper color with off white head. Aromas of caramel and iced tea and faint citrus. Iced tea and toasted malt flavor with moderate hop bitterness. Medium body with average carbonation.
BREWMUSKCLES (2143) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
grapefruit hoppy and a bit sweet with vine and flowers. malty and a bit bready with a lingering sugary hop finish. creamy head and a little yeast to this red ale, making it seem a touch toasty.
craftbeerdesign (2138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. pours a deep orange with a 1 finger white head which sticks. citrus hop nose with some light caramel malt in the background. lemon, orange, pine and caramel through the body. medium mouthfeel. nice long bitter finish.
Lowe1983 (1319) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of citrus and pine hops with some caramel malts. Flavor is mostly of the citrus and pine hops. A little thin on the finish but not too terrible.
beernovice39 (3076) - Montana, USA - FEB 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a deep amber with a thin off white head. Scent is pine, bread and caramel. Taste is caramel, tea and citrus.
jcos (1414) - Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location/Date:Bottle poured on January 30th, 2012.
Appearance: Pours a clear copper.
Aroma: Hoppy, caramel.
Taste: Light-medium bitterness, sweet caramel malt
Palate:Slick, medium light body..a little thin.
Summary: Hoppy Reds are my favorite, this is decent example of the style.