JoePeesie (897) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really enjoyed this brew. Easy drinking, full bodied sweeter than I expected, but in a good way. Pours a rusty red with an off white head. Nose and taste are of a nice mellow hop, sweet malts, caramel, a bit of hay in the middle. I’m not usually a big Red Ale guy, but I could drink this beer all day. This will be my staple from Tighthead when seasonals are not available.
whiskeyrocks (62) - Lindenhurst, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep deep amber red color. Sweet caramel smell. Amazing flavor with carmal and hops. I really like this. Red irish ales are some of the best classic beers
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Tighthead. Pours a deep glowing red with brown tints at the deepest point. Robust whitish head. Nose is a bit of a surprise, affording a lot of Goldings character. Toasty malts that are hiding behind the grassy hops. On tasting, really well balanced with a robust malt character. Drying roast on finish that is perfect. The hop flavor is very welcomed. Pretty phenomenal red ale.
msante79 (2212) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Blackfinn in Mount Prospect. Pours hazy dark amber with nice thick off-white head. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel, grassy hops, and light citrus. Flavors of thick chewy toasted malts, caramel, grassy hops, and light citrus note. As far as red ales go this was pretty solid. Will seek out more brews from this brewery.
kaser (3427) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at park tavern in Chicago. Dark red pour with fluffy white head. Malty deep rich aroma. Flavorful beer. Somewhat nutty, slight bitter and dry aftertaste. Really like this
hombrepalo (1885) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brewhaha. Poured clear dark copper, red tint, decent light beige head, some retention and lacing. aromas of toasted malts, acidity, fruitiness. nice roasted profile, light ot medium grassy-citrusy hopping. average carbonation, light body. decent.
Doghair (272) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice foam, amber color, good lacing. Hoppy aroma. Taste is big hops. A little malt in the middle then more hops. Nice beer. Easy drinking.
More beer please...
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap at the new Park Tavern in Rosemont. Served in a shaker pint.
A: Pours a semi dark brown color, a little darker than expected. A thin, off-white head forms on the pour and recedes a thin ring.
S: Toffee malts and slightly smoky. There isn’t much in the hop department, but there is some subtle background grass.
T: Much like the nose. Heavy on the sweet caramel malts and roasted malts. Light green grass with a mild piny bitterness. The finish is sweet toffee with a hint of smoke.
M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level. Smooth and sweet on the finish. Pretty drinkable.
O: I would have like a little more hops a la Lagunitas Imperial Red, but this was still a solid take on the style. The malts are definitely the star of the show.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 08-20-2012
jstraw (1939) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Red-amber with good, foamy, beige head / Light nose of toast, soap, and citrus / Medium body, soft carbonation, dry and hoppy, with bitter finish / Mild flavors of toast, biscuit, and dark caramel, with citrus notes / A clean, simple, hoppy ale.
tmoreau (2682) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Beer House in Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL., and shaker served showing a clear, walnut color, with a nice layer of fairly persistent, creamy, soft white head foam, and wavy cling to the lacing. The aroma was roasty, with a touch of smoke, nuttiness, and smooth malt. Medium bodied, with moderate carbonation, low hop bitterness, and a mild, smokey/ tanniny astringency, the flavor seemed to wash out a bit, and lose some of it’s character, but was still very quaffable. Styled more as a Brown Ale, imo.