antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Coppery bronze color-really not red at all, with a creamy white head. Very fresh hop smell with a sweet bready malt background. Very clean bitterness, not overlly bitter, with a light mouthfeel and a clean, slightly sweet fresh flavor. Dries out quickly and makes you want more. Very simple straightforward malt flavor with a very fresh hoppiness. Good no-brainer drinkin’ ale.
vandc01 (106) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle with a enjoy by date of 3/28/2015
Very good aroma, great balance of hops.
Would try again
csaso (1464) - Missouri, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - average size foamy head, dark copper/Amber color, good size grapefruit hop aroma and flavor, well balanced though with biscuity sweet malt, very good overall
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
VeinAle (9) - Clearwater, Minnesota, USA - DEC 9, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Great aroma, really enjoyed this in the sampler. It presented as most summits present, with moderate carbonation and subdued head. Sweet with a good follow through on the pallet. This one will hang around for a few seasons.
Bosco (183) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Brown amber, tan head and lacing.
Pine, grapefruit, and subtle coffee notes.
Not quite an IPA ...something missing.
$1.99/12oz bottle at Total Wine and More, Boca Raton Florida
bkurtz (866) - PERU - OCT 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - Pours a clear amber/copper with a fairly large, creamy head and some lacing. Aromas of sweet citrus, grapefruit and pine. Taste has grapefruit and semi-sweet malts. I would like more of a sweet amber and IPA bitterness, but I like it overall.
Darkmagus82 (1830) - - JUL 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transfer from BA review on 8-22-12 -
Poured from bottle into pint glass
Appearance – Pours a nice garnet color with a big off-white colored thick head. The head has fantastic retention but eventually fades to give great level of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is light but consists of a toasted malt aroma with some lighter caramel notes.
Taste –The taste begins with a roasted malt flavor with an ever so light sweetness. As the taste goes on, hop flavors begins slowly coming into the taste. They start out of a pine nature and are relatively light in the beginning and the middle. As the taste advanced further however a stronger hop bitterness of a earthy and pine nature comes to taste and brings the flavor profile to an end.
Mouthfeel – The thickness is on the average side as well as the carbonation. The carbonation level is very fitting although a little more creaminess may have helped with the somewhat harsh flavor left on the tongue at the end of the taste.
Overall – Relatively hoppy and flavorful amber-red beer, but nothing that is worth going out of the way for.
BOSSbrewer (1991) - Arkansas, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home pours a golden amber with a thin tan head. Aroma is pine. Flavor is strongly pine with some floral. Slight caramel. Medium bodied. Very nice beer.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Earlier Rating: 5/30/2014 Total Score: 3.1
Pours copper brownish. Two fingers of white foam. Aroma is slight pine but fairly subdued. Hops explode in the flavor though. Slight maltiness but mostly just lots of hops. Cascade? Nice beer. Finishes somewhat dry.
HughConway (805) - Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Pours Jatoba, white head. Aroma’s grass citrus, taste is crisp, bit of malt. Not bad.
DrinkinWell (291) - - JUL 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear burgundy with average head and lacing. Hints of caramel and toffee on the nose. Malty, a little bready, slightly bitter, with notes of caramel and brown sugar. A very drinkable red IPA.
shrubber85 (7970) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Light toffee malt and orange peel aroma. Reddish brown with giant light tan head. Mildly sweet toffee malt and moderately bitter metallic orange peel flavor. Okay but basic.