DiarmaidBHK (4021) - Lewisburg, 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!
SSSteve (4006) - - NOV 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. some sediment in an amber beer under a small, creamy, stable, beige head. piney, resiny hop aroma with crystal malt sweetness. body is medium. flavors of green piney hops and moderate malt sweetness. its a hoppy amber/red ale. i love this style and i think even some more malt presence would not be out of order.
chinchill (3795) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Undated but just purchased 12 oz bottle.
This is first and foremost a hoppy red ale with no clear sign of oatmeal although it may contribute to the relatively smooth feel. Moderately bitter with plenty of tropical fruit notes and some spiciness from the hops. The hops seem more earthy and herbal and less fruity in the nose. Lingering, moderately bitter, hoppy aftertaste.
queenholly (3609) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 4, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Caramel malt and citrus peel hops aroma. Hazy deep amber with a small off-white head. Biscuity caramel malt and weedy citrus peel hops flavor. Light body, soft carbonation. A bit harsh.
beerbill (3599) - 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.
smith4498 (3434) - Miami, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from a trade with BlackIPA. Pours clear copper color with off white head. Toasted malt aroma with some earthy, piney hops. Toasted malt flavor with some nuttiness, earthiness, and biscuit. Some bitter pine hops. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Thanks Shawn.
Ron (3392) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear copper color with a little head and some lacing. Toasted malt aroma with some piney hops. Toasted malt flavor with some nuttiness and biscuit. Some bitter pine hops. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
Bulk_Carrier (3352) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reviewed from notes.
The appearance has a mahogany colored body that leaves a one finger white foamy head that concaves into the body within about twenty seconds.
The smell is based around some citrus and floral yet somewhat sweet hops. Some light malty oatiness comes out as the beer warms.
The taste takes the smells and adds a nice sweet yet somewhat bitterness.
The palate sits about a medium sort of feel indicating a great balance of wateriness to thickness. This is fairly sessionable.
Overall, though the beer has some nice qualities that are different for the style, it is still good for the style and good enough for me to have some more.
SrSilliGose (3327) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - 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.
puzzl (3257) - 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 Jimmy’s, 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.