jcwattsrugger (11315) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
@NH Irish Red–on tap-pours a thin retaining off white head and amber color. Aroma is citrus hops-medium malt. Taste is citrus hops, sweet medium malt/slight bitter at finish. Mild carbonation.
Dogbrick (8950) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask sample at the Princeton location: Pours reddish-amber with a dense off-white head that burns off to a thin layer. Minimal lacing. The aroma is subtle malt and hops. Medium, soft body with earthy malt and muted hops flavors. The finish is round and sweet with a short malty aftertaste. Not very impressive overall.
blipp (6547) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Poured brown/red with an off white head. Caramel malt and ripe fruit aroma. Medium body. Flavor is caramel malt with a light roasty character, followed by a dry finish. Pretty good.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nitro. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Bitter, earth tones, some light citrus, caramel malts, with a light wood note. Appleish tones and a bitter finish. Okay.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Regular CO2 tap- no nitro at New Hope. Pours a nice clear bright copper amber with a really nice lasting head- and good lace. Aroma is light nutty, good sweet not sharp caramel, toast, ligth biscuit and a really nice fruity nose- ester and hoppy fruits. Flavor is smooth caramel malts, light sweet molasses, some honey, lightly toasted bread, nuts, earth, moderately sweet all the way through but finishes smooth and a bit drier than the middle. Really easy drinking- one of the best "Irish Reds" or amber ales for that matter I have ever had.
eaglefan538 (2914) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the Philly location. The pour was amber colored, full sized head for the style, off-white-ish. The aroma was caramel, toffee, some fruity notes. The flavor followed suit, a generally dry presentation, good hop-malt balance, flavors on the lighter side: grains, fruity esters, toast, earthy hops. The body was moderate to light for the style.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
04.09.05 Hand pump at Princeton location. There was no description in the menu (as usual) or on the upstairs board.
First of all, I was really hoping for the maibock today, or the IPX, but I was apparently in between the two and, at first, felt like I was getting stuck with this fill-in. Copper pour with thick biege head. Sheeting lace. Aroma is earthy and peat soaked with morning bakery smells and ...somthing sort of lager-ish about it. Flavor is very dry with big earth notes. Coating body though that vanishes on the finish leaving a bitter ghost haunting my palate. Lots of malts highlighted by dull white pepper. Pleasant and mild, this one laughs at mass produced swill Irish ales as it truly asserts itself with peat and bitterness.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on nitro @ New Hope. Deep amber in color. Creamy lasting light tan head. Aroma is a bit muted, but caramel and light notes of chocolate. Taste is malty with caramel, with some caramelized dark crystal or something along those lines. Creamy mouthfeel from the nitro, but as usual it hinders it’s flavor and aroma profile.
zathrus13 (1730) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Princeton. Deep amber color, with a white head. Sweet malt and hops in the aroma. Light body, with some sweet malt and hops. Has a creamy mouthfeel.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this one on draught at the Triumph location in downtown Philadelphia. Cloudy, dark red pour with a tan head, a mild caramel nose, malty and a touch of nuttiness, nice.