niftyplace (23) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice mild, but unremarkable other than to say much better than most red ales like Killians. The brewer’s description on the bottle is pretty accurate. One advantage is this will not take away from the flavor of your meal as some brews will. Would go well at an oyster roast for example. Easy to drink.
Beerman6686 (4980) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This poured a red color with an off white head. Aroma was of grassy hops, caramel and toast. Flavor similar, pretty standard for the style but no real underlying flaws.
DialSquare (3114) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle from Kroger in Grandview. Amber pour with beige head. Aroma of roasty, toffee, apple. Tastes of caramel malt, yeasty, light hop, raisin.
shrubber85 (8323) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Fruity caramel malt aroma. Amber with moderate head. Sweet apple/caramel malt and lightly bitter straw flavor. Light buttery finish.
Butters (3917) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear golden amber pour with ring of khaki head. Nose is faintly biscuity. Flavor is caramel malt, toffee, biscuit, and slightly nutty. Very smooth and easy to drink. I’d still take a killians over this, but hey, its Suprisingly not bad!
Bulk_Carrier (2438) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed from old notes, March of 2012. Sorry for the late upload.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a fine ruddy red color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about less than a minute. Light lacing roamed around the glass.
The smell started off with a dry roasty caramel note and then allowed a decent sweet nuttiness to roll underneath my nose.
The taste was basically the same.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was definitely there with a basking sharpness but nothing overbearing. There was a light dry caramel aftertaste and finish.
Overall, I say this was a decent Irish Red ale I could do again, but I’d have to trade for it or get my butt to Ohio to get it, until then...
alexsdad06 (6428) - Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Jungle Jims 2012 notes. Pours a dark orange amber color with a smaller white head. The aroma and flavor have toasted bready malts, light caramel, mild fruit, light earthy bitterness. Nothing bad, but nothing big that stands out either.
Maverick34 (2454) - New York, USA - APR 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Reddish brown pour. Whiteish head. Light caramels and a little bit of hops but kind of watery.
tillmac62 (336) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber pour with a nice red hue. Very nice head and lasting lacing. Nose is of toast, nut and caramel sweet malt. Light bodied with medium carbonation. The flavor profile is a laid back blend of malt flavors that ends up being nicely complex and balanced. Like the nose, toast, nut and caramel float over a slight sweetness. The finish is smooth and at the end, Goldings are detected. A solid red ale.
Shot (197) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle. Pours ruby red with a white head. Good lacing. Aroma is rich caramel malt and popcorn. Flavors are buttery caramel with nutty notes. Mild hop bite with a hint of dark chocolate in the finish. Medium mouthfeel with fairly high carbonation. This ale is not terribly complex. The flavors are very straightforward--malty and nutty. It’s not bad at all. In fact, I rather like this ale. But it falls short of being truly great.
steelhead3686 (254) - Athens, Ohio, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish copper with a medium white head. It has a sweet sugar aroma with a hints of roast hops. It has a medium sweetness with a hint of bitter. The body is medium with a thin texture. I’m not a fan of Irish ales but this is a very drinkable beer at 5.9% ABV, and I love that it’s easy to find in Ohio.