cloudstrife (54) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes on 01-22-2012
On tap at Jeffrey’s bar poured into a Pyramid Breweries pint glass.
About a 1/2" off white head with a few chunks and fish eyes. Deep mohagany in color allows plenty of light through. Lacing down the side of the glass as I drink. Head settles to a thin film.
Smell of citrus hops with a faint malt backbone. Hard to pick up much else other than the hops.
Taste is hoppier than expected for an amber ale, which doesn’t bother me. Has a good bite and a lingering hop flavor. Able to pull out more of the malt notes as this warms up. Hints of oatmeal.
Mouthfeel is fairly light, mild carbonation. Hops are slightly sticky.
Overall better than I expected. Wouldn’t seek out again but wouldn’t turn down. A good addition for this new brewery.
BeerdedDave (984) - - OCT 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
beautiful red color; bready malt aroma with light floral hop notes; bready malt flavor with light caramel notes and a goo deal of hoppy bitterness; dry, bitter, bready finish
Nejhleader (1393) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
a nice pine hop aroma. taste is a nice pine hop with a slight bready body. tingly caramel aftertaste.
Changed (448) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark red, off white head, little lacing or retention. Aroma is typical red-ale: warm, malty. Flavor is malty to start, then hoppy, big time, bittering, with citrus fruits in-between. Dank finish, dry. I’m skeptical of most smaller local beers, but this one definitely doesn’t fail to impress.
MadIndian (2663) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle gift from SJ. Nice notes of bread, hop, and caramel malts. Body was a bit thin, but not a bad brew overall.
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Has classic hoppy red ale aroma. Taste: somewhat subdued at first, but then resin and some unusual and interesting tangy fruit kick in. Lively carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel, but not heavy. Almost sessionable. Nice beer, especially the finish.
chinchill (3354) - 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.
Maverick34 (2721) - New York, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Reddish tinged brown with white head. Sweet oats and hoppy red with juicy malt. Good.
snoworsummer (3751) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From a bottle. Pours opaque copper with a fizzy white head. Tastes like musky grains, roasted malt, and bitter hops. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like roasted malt and musky grains.
sonnycheeba (4512) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear reddish copper with creamy off-white head. Aroma is bready malts, mixed berries, caramel, some floral notes, and faint toast. Flavor is dry malts, some dark fruit and caramel sweetness, light grassy hops, and very faint woody notes. Medium body and carbonation.
SSSteve (4007) - - 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.