bwa5879 (896) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mellow cloudy orange with a very thin haze of white. Bright hoppy aroma of peach, fruit cocktail, pineapple. Average carbonation, dry finish. Tropical and dank grapefruit hop flavor as well as some more fruit cocktail, toffee, and caramel.
bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, 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.
greenhorn1 (850) - 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.
beerbastard (841) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 bottle from the Bruery. Lite Brown pour with lacing. Good mix of aromas. Lots of wood, pine,grapefruit. The complex mix of flavors, Cedar, Oak, grapefruits. What a fun beer! Everything is well balanced. Some spicy burn in the dry finish. This is a good one, because of the wood flavors.
high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Pours a great red-amber with a thin off-white head and lacing. It has a rich aroma of citrus hops, oak, spices like cinnamon, and vanilla with a lemon background. The flavor is citrusy hops and lemon up front with a spice middle and malt aftertaste over a medium, fizzy mouthfeel.
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BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Crisp amber hue, thick offwhite head sustains, brilliant clarity. Nose is a blend of citrus hops, carmel-toffee, and slight oak-vanilla. Flavor is woody tones balanced out by caramel-crystal malts, high bitterness with low-med hop flavors of citrus and resin, hints of some darker chocolate, finishes sweet. Medium body, moderate carbonation, thick texture. A full flavored and layered amber ale with good wood accenting, easy drinking at 6.9%.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the initiation party. Amber in color. Nice aromas of earthy fresh hops . Medium bodied with solid balanced flavors of bitter hops, lightly sweet malt with the oak giving it a great finish. A good beer for sure.
Dodgrblu (731) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle from the broker, bottle probably held for too long but still a great beer. Head is creamy and lasting. Big palate; oak and malt shine likely b/c hops have died down a bit.
beerchugger (716) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours amber red with a cream colored and full frothy head. Strong piney and hoppy aroma. Citrus fruits, earth, pine and a toasted biscuit presence. Strong bittering hops are notable throughout. Slight caramel malt backbone and a long dry finish.
ChazMania (662) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 20, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Loved this beer- had it on tap at Bruery Provisions and then brought a bottle home as well. One of the better red/ambers I’ve had. Big nose with blend of citrus and caramels; gorgeously dark red and perfect carbonation. Taste is huge and like a red IPA. Reminds me of GF HopHead Red but not as bitter.