olliejobbins (594) - Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. pours a very dark red/brown. aroma is of hops, spice and malts. taste is much the same. pretty good.
DSG (4677) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at kerenmk’s place. Clear deep red-amber with a beige head. Aroma of piney hops, a bit stale, and caramelly malt, slightly cookie-ish. Flavor has sweet chewy malt, caramelly and a bit biscuity and a bitter resinous hoppy finish with a bit of pine and light stale notes. Medium to full-bodied, a bit oily, with some alcohol. A bit too heavy.
574deadzone (759) - North Central, Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep amber-garnet with a thinner khaki head that settles to a ring leaving streaks of soapy lace. Nose involves a fair amount of pine resin and woodsy notes, deep tones of caramel, nice spiciness, citric grapefruit and orange notes, some underlying toffee, and some dank earthy qualities. Taste is quite sweet, but well balanced with hefty bitterness. Heavier bodied, a touch syrupy, full, with a warm, tingly and lengthy bitter finish. A really nice brew, showcasing how to make an imperial red work. It may be restrained compared to some, but it’s very well balanced and enjoyable.
Niko100 (1670) - Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber/ruby color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, caramel, pine, & fruit; Flavor of sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, fruit, and citrus; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, on the sweet side - but good.
BelvidereIPA (135) - Belvidere, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to snifter. Pours copper/red, light head. Lots of hops and citrus on the nose. Molasses, sugar and malts. Interesting, as its basically a Red IPA (whatever that is). Worth trying.
cheap (3657) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
1.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
This is one big viscous nasty bitter hoppy beer. Finish is the same, simply roto till down the back of my throat. THERE YOU HAVE IT kik my ass.
blipp (5475) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep amber with an off white head. Sweet malty, light fruity and floral hops, and some candy-like notes. Relatively lower bitterness. Solid.
djroehler (271) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep ruby amber, thin cream head. Aroma of nutty bread, leather, sweet caramel. Taste of rich roast toast malts, toffee, medium creamy body. Excellent smooth finish of coffee and light yeast.
jstraw (1837) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Jerry’s. Clear red-amber with big, creamy beige head / Sweet nose of toasted grain, dark caramel, molasses, and herb / Medium to full body, chewy and sweet, but with good hop balance and some bitterness underneath on the finish / Flavors of burnt sugar, toasted grain, cough drop, cinnamon, orange, cherry / A surprising amount of character for a red ale.
wlajwl (3323) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is earthy malts, hops and a hint of coffee. The flavor is caramel malts, citrus, a hint of hop resin, fruit and a medium bitter/tangy finish.