superspak (2443) - Michigan, USA - AUG 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly hazy reddish copper color with a 2 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, orange zest, grapefruit, tangerine, orange rind, toast, toffee, floral, grass, bread, clove, oak, and floral earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and very balanced hop, malt, and barrel notes; with good strength. Taste of caramel, orange zest, grapefruit, orange rind, lemon zest, floral, grass, pine, toast, toffee, vanilla, oak, clove, bread, and floral earthiness. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, citrus, citrus zest, floral, grass, toast, toffee, light pine, oak, clove, vanilla, bread, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Awesome balance of hop and malt flavors with moderate oak barrel presence; with a nearly perfect hop/malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a creamy, slightly sticky, and moderately crisp mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an awesome red ale! All around great balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors with moderate barrel presence; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.
bgburdman9 (857) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I was very excited for this one but was very let down. It poured a hazy amber color with a huge white head. The first whiff reminded me of an infected centennial ipa I brewed that had a huge head. Flavor was slightly better but I really could not finish the whole bottle. Hopefully it was just a bad bottle but kind of sucks when you ship it across the country.
UDBeernut (1609) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle pour deep amber with a extremely active head. nose of oak, toffee, pine, citrus. taste is balanced, the citrus comes in from lemon and lime. a small nutty character mid way. body is chewy and prickly.
nuplastikk (4289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Sugar Maple. Chunky thick burgundy brown body. Steady beige head. Interesting West Coast action. Not World Class, but still a respectable offering. Balanced, but also test-tubish and artificially bitter. Syrupy chemical hop bite. Ingredient overload, but still not a quality product. OK, drinkable, but boring. Tame, lame.
Ferris (2988) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler - Flowery hops, with some pine and slight alcohol. Clear dark amber with a decent brown head. Earthy hops , nutty, spice and amber malts. A little heat in the end. Not bad smells better than it tasted, but still good.
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dfearnley (881) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
3 day old growler to tulip
Oak, caramel, bubble gum, bourbon, and orange and cherry aromas. A tad hazy deep amber with little head. Taste of cherry, bourbon, alcohol, clove. The palate is smooth and oily with a moderate alcohol burn. A very complex and enjoyable beer.
greenhorn1 (803) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours murky brown with a red tint. Big frothy head that leaves a good lacing. Sweet caramel aroma and flavor. Notes of citrus, vanilla and toffee. Amber ales are not my favorite style, but I was impressed by this one. Nicely done.
ACHops (650) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ the Bruery. Pours reddish copper with thin head. Aroma is sweet roasty malt and earthy hops. Taste is clean roasty caramel malt with thin somewhat harsh bitter hops. Quite oaky and dry on the finish. Excellent for an amber but maybe I was expecting more from a big red from these guys.
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - JUL 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Bruery; a light brown color with a khaki like head. Aroma of citrus, fig, and dark fruit. Flavor had a bit more complexity with some caramel/toffee. Good overall.
GT2 (8242) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at The Bruery. Muddy burnt orange pour. Medium to weak foam. Nose is hefty sage and white pepper. Bright and herbal. Taste is bright lemon and lime, not sticky, fairy dry and dusty with bitter rind and heavy coriander. Good, refreshing despite appearance. Bright herbs abound. Shockingly different than expected.