Homer321 (1808) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at brewery. Nose is caramel with a touch of hops. Taste is malt dominating. Lots if carbonation. Some alcohol boost. Overall ok but like an imperial red ale.
novice101 (298) - - JUL 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a goos beer, loads of malts up front with not an overwhelming amount of hops, but enough to get a great variety in flavor from start to end, which makes for a great experience.
Theydon_Bois (7938) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at Third Street Aleworks, Santa Rosa, 28/04/14.
Amber with a moderate light beige swirl and edgework.
Nose is caramel malt, hops, light pine, grapefruit, bitter orange, citric peel.
Taste comprises caramel malt, bitter orange, candied sugars, a little overly sweet and 1D.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, light hop bitterness in the close.
Ok but to sweet to take toomuch of this onboard!
Bule (705) - California, USA - MAY 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a reddy brown without much head. Strong hop flavors and good amount of maltiness.
tightslice (159) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a beautiful amber red. Tropical fruits and hops on the nose. Taste is hopped up fruity, roasted malts. Very tasty.
cernjoh (106) - Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
First this beer is mis-classified. This is an IPA not an American Strong Ale. ABV is 7.6%. I purchased this in October of 2013 from Third Street Aleworks. Aroma is hops. Appearance is a clear red amber in color with a 2 finger light tan pillow head that lasts forever. A mustache creating type of head. Taste is a semi sweet hoppy grassy goodness. Palate is smooth and carbonated well. Overall this beer 6 months old is far better than when I had this on tap at the brewery. It aged very well though not sure I’d let it age much further. I definitely recommend this beer. The brewery is located a block or so over from Russian River.
fitwitchik (257) - USA - APR 6, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle purchased at the brewery into a pint glass a caramel reddish orange with a thick pillow top head that stuck around for the entire consumption of the full pour. Truly love this when it happens with hoppier sweeter brews.
Aroma is hops & a touch of sweetness.
Flavor is west coast hops up the ying yang with caramel toffee. Bitter finish is subdued with some nice sweetness. Definitely the hoppiest of red ales I have consumed. First had on draft a few months ago in the brewery and this bottle doesn’t seem to fade the image I have a way better than better most reds.
Carbonated beautifully & quite balanced. If you are a Red Ale fan & love west coast style hops (me more the later) this brew is well worth the purchase or trip to the brewery.
Dfonorow (1352) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at SF Beer Week Opening Gala. Pour is hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavor both lean towards the hops - citrus, toffee, lemon peel, tangerine. Bitter finish.
beertholomeus (702) - California, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour amber red with a thin white head. Caramel, hop and malt aroma. Hop, caramel, malt and toast flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Hop finish.
Ferris (3052) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft - Big hoppy aroma and some toffee in the back. Clear amber with a never ending beige head. Big pine, grapefruit hop notes with a nice sweetness to mellow. A bit flat tasting, but it makes it taste like it’s from a cask, and the flavours work well. A definite winner.