Cakes (344) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The best Irish Red that I have tasted.
Easily better than Killian’s in my opinion.
I also prefer this to Smithwick’s.
Has a caramel malt flavor.
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.
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.
gws57 (1271) - 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.
eaglefan538 (2802) - 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.
NJBeerman013 (1042) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on draft at the New Hope PA location. It pours a ruby red in color with very minimal head. The aroma is light, fruity and floral. Flavors are of sweet ripe fruits, cane sugar, and a bit of a toasted grain note. It has a medium body, and a clean finish. Another great beer from a great local place.
blipp (5475) - 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.
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice, though a bit watery. Creamy with a thick head, good color, but otherwise average. Heavy malt flavor is hay, toasted, and mild coffee. moderate citrus hop flavor. Light yeast flavors remind of broth. Apple, butter and corn are other noted flavors. Small frothy mostly lasting head is off white, with excellent lacing, and a very clear, flat, medium orange body. Lightly sweet and bitter, with a hint of sourness. Finish is sweet and bitter, and of average duration. body is light in palate, a bit watery, flat, and lightly astringent.
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 27, 2008
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smells spicy pours reddish amber with resilient cream head. tastes thin flat and abit tasteless. thin mouthfeel. not up my alley.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - 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.