Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 21, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the brewery. I found this to be a really good beer. Beautiful color. Nice hop flavor to it, but very well balanced. Very good.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - DEC 28, 2000
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hoppier than most in this category, which jumps it above the pales and most reds. Nice nose and a decent bite, clean.
JaBier (4807) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub on 8/8/10. Clear red/copper pour with a medium tan head. Malty nose with toasty caramel and bitter hops. Caramel malt flavor with bitter hops and a roasty finish.
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A - Served a clear copper-red color with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades fairly quickly leaving behind some good lace.
S - Aroma is a mix of sweet toasted caramel malts with some pine and grassy hops.
T - Starts off with some toasted caramel malts with some pine hops and light bitterness. Through the middle some more hop flavor and bitterness comes through with a bit more sweet malt. The finish is a mix of pine hop and lightly toasted malts.
M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a nice dry finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice red ale with a good hop and malt balance without much metallic flavor.
bhensonb (10748) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 11, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Red Rock on cask (6.0%) at the brewpub. Nice hop aroma. Dark reddish color with a good beige head. Medium bodied with mild carbonation. Caramel malt with a hint of vanilla and a good amount of floral hop. Finish is dry with roast malt, tinge of vanilla, and a decent amount of bitter. Quite good. My rating may seem high, but this was real ale - has to be better than the dead stuff on tap.
Ibrew2or3 (6782) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ the brewpub. Pours crystal clear copper with lasting off white head. The aroma is sweet crystal malts, citrus to spicy to floral hops and just a sense of oxidation or maybe just a note or two of earthy like hops. The taste is caramely sweet with even more sweetness coming from crystal malts. There’s also some pleasing levels of floral to spicy hops too. The hops lead into grapefruit, tangelo and more floral hops beyond midway and into the finish creating a nice balance with the sweetness.
brokensail (10636) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is amber in color with a dense khaki colored head.
S: A solid citrus hop aroma such as grapefruit and orange with a bit of floral notes, too. Plenty of sweet caramel malts, toffee, and some toasted bread character.
T: On the hoppier side of the style but still a good balance of the toffee and caramel malt along with the citrus and slightly piney hops.
M: The body is medium and so is the carbonation.
D: A nice red/amber ale, which seems to usually be a terrible style for brewpubs. Would drink this again.
fiveacestx (546) - Texas, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap - rusty red in color with good lacing. Nice hop taste up front. Some nice malts in there as well. A bit of a grass taste. Medium thin mouthfeel.
Uriel (146) - San Jose, California, USA - AUG 15, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malty aroma, good lacing, with minimal head. Slightly cloudy, deep amber color. The hops in this one really come out as the beer gets warmer.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - MAR 25, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery. Copper brown with a fizzy white head. Caramel malty aroma and taste. Completely average.