b3shine (3517) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber to snifter (thanks DrSilverworm). Looks alright; a murky orangish-brown with fluffy light beige head. Smells sweet, citrusy, and bitter. Tastes like it smells, but less balanced. Average on the palate.
ben4321 (3353) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 7/2/13
Aroma: The nose of this one is fairly hoppy, with mostly tropical/citrus fruits
Appearance: It pours a dark orangish-red color with a foamy beige head and plenty of lace
Flavor: The taste is medium-plus bitter, with some underlying sweet notes to it
Palate: Medium bodied, has a somewhat creamy feel, a little stickiness, and lively carbonation
This is pretty nice hopped-up red. I didnít find the oatmeal to be particularly noticeable. The finish is just a hint off, which hurts the drinkability a bit, but overall, this is a solid, hoppy red.
wlajwl (3331) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is piney/spicy hops and a strong hint of the oatmeal. The flavor is grapefruit, malts, kiwi and a mix of smooth and spiciness in the finish.
obguthr (3313) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2013
2.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Piney nose with marigold hints. Clear copper, medium sticky head. Creamy mouthfeel, alcohol not noticeable. Whoa, extremely vegetal. Leafy cabbage dominated flavor. I get the fact that this was supposed to be a highly hopped red, but it drinks more like an infected red with heaps of hops added to mask it. Quite awful.
puzzl (3216) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Jimmyís, tapped 3 days ago though relatively freshly kegged. More brown than red, unfiltered. Great body, full but not heavy, mostly dry with a decent hop character. Coffee and mild coffee. Very decent.
beerbill (3179) - Laurel, New York, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a clear red with a moderate tan head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of crystal malt along with a few citrusy notes. The flavor is malt with a bit of caramel followed by a wash of moderate grapefruit pith bitterness along with a bit of pine. The initial smoothness from the oatmeal is more than offset by the hops wash. Medium bodied.
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Wegmans Sterling. Pours with an orange tinge. Small head small lacing. Big leafy hops on the nose. Very bitter and one note on the tongue. Not getting much evidence of oatmeal on the tongue or with mouthfeel. Eh!
zach8270 (3047) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Copper pour with a creamy looking white head. Hoppy and citrusy aroma . Flavor begins with a good citrus hop flavor with a slightly dry and fruity bitterness. Oatmeal isnít very apparent but that doesnít matter to me. Really great citrus and floral hop flavor.
Loineshawn (3007) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
bootle tossed my way via boostipa (wave). sweet candied apple. carmelized brown sugar. touch of bitter resin adds some balance. subtle orangepeel, pineapple fruitiness. but still too sweet for my liking. comes across as a light barleywine. nice body. boostredipa accepted.
jkwood04 (2932) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle in shaker. Pours brownish copper with a lacy, light beige head. Aroma of caramel malts, a little oats, and citrusy hops. Flavor about the same with an interesting blend of everything. Average texture. A pretty good beer for the style.