DrSilverworm (6274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taster on tap during Ohio Brew Week at Broney’s. $2 for a taster. Clear amber-red color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good, thicker lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, sort of crisp lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Nice spicy resiny piney hop. Some chocolate notes. Great zesty taste, moderate to bigger bitter, lighter sweet. Good tasty red IPA!
nimbleprop (4732) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours a clear orange with some creamy, white head. Nose is so so, citrus, malty, honey, orange, pine. Flavor has some orange, metal, malt, pine, root veg. Malty finish. OK.
travita (3913) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog of ratings. Thanks to someone at one of bu11zeye’s tastings. The smell is hops, pepper, pine, and caramel. the look is golden in color, off white to beige colored head. Clear. The taste is hops, spice, pepper, earth, and pine.
zsb19 (160) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark amber/brown almost like cola with medium beige head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt with a faint hint of citrusy hops. Taste is sweet caramel malt upfront with some citrusy hop notes in the follow through. Aftertaste is lingering citrus and floral hops. Palate is thin and somewhat sticky. Overall pretty solid red IPA, but doesn’t stand out.
jkwalking05 (3685) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Amber red with a small off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, grass and tropical fruits. Taste is of citrus and grain.
vtafro (3197) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with tan head. Spice, earthy, rye, and light hop aromas. Flavor is rye, with some lighter citrus, earthy hops, and spice tones. #backlogstarted
pottygok (453) - Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Floral hops with hints of spice
Appearance: Clear amber with thin head
Taste: Light bitterness throughout, but watery.
Palate: Light body, watery texture, average carbonation, no finish
Overall: Tastes like a solid beer that got extremely watered down--very disappointing.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Belmont Party Supply, Dayton. A treat to try TBK’s rendition of a hoppy red ale, and they did the job quite nicely I have to say. Very clear and bright pour, lustrous head on the deep copper. Sweet but unassertive malts in the nose along with buoyant simcoe. Prickly mouthfeel makes this one fairly playful and the malts blend very enjoyable with the bright hops.
RamyG4 (320) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper-red with almost no head to speak of. Aroma is very malty for an IPA, with some hop character as well, mostly grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter. Dry finish with some spice. Medium to full bodied, very syrupy. Too malty and thick for an IPA, but I’m not sure how old the bottle is
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bomber poured into a tulip. From Herchick, thanks Bob! Pours a clear dark ruby with about a finger of light tan head. Aroma is citrus dominated with a hint of pine resin and grapefruit. Taste is light bitter. Citrus and pine mostly. It seems the taste is way out of line with how good it smells. Medium bodied with a pretty slick texture. Lively carbonation and a long finish. Overall, not bad. I’ve had one other beer from TBK and I liked that one a lot more. Regardless, very drinkable.