shigadeyo (2927) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
5/26/2009: Upland Ard Ri pours a dark amber color. It has an aroma just like canned pineapple. Caramel, fruity, and sugary malt are most of the flavors along with a slight bitterness. This beer has a medium body. Overall I like it better than most Irish Ales that I have had...
12 fl. oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99. Thanks! Rating #42 for this beer.
burg326 (2772) - Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle poured a dark red amber color, aromas of toffee, caramel, loads of hops, and some bread. Flavors are the same, big boozy aftertaste. Nice beer overall, but the aftertaste will get you in the end.
MrChopin (2763) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle thanks to Barrythebear (BA)!
Dark, brownish-amber with a foamy, decent-sized yellow-beige head. Floral nose, light grass, lots of sugary caramel reminiscent of FFF. Flavor has more sugar, some tea, alcohol, and light bitterness. Pleasant creaminess in the palate, but acrid bitterness through the sticky finish. Very odd, overly sweet before giving way to strong bitterness. neither aspect balanced.
Patrickctenchi (2516) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAR 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy tea, with red-orange tinge...tan head
Nose is sweet malt, bread, caramel.
Flavour is caramel, hops,sugary. Very hoppy. Also gains a bourbon-like taste as it warms. Feb. í12 bottle...labeled as 9.3%abv. You can tell itís there, but itís not harsh. More bitter in the middle, then mellows. Almost has a charcoal aged edge to it. This is like an Ale/Brandywine/Light IPA hybrid. Itís very nice.
queenholly (2422) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Butterscotch malt and light hops aroma. Cloudy amber with a small tan head, suspended sediment. Boozy, buttery caramel malt, burnt toast, herbal hops flavor. Medium body and carbonation. The hops and burnt toast combination was a little too harsh for my taste.
savnac (2364) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Cloudy reddish amber with a small off white head. Big aroma of citrus, caramel, bread dough and honey. Flavor is rich bready and caramel malt with a medium hop bitterness and a light alcohol bite. Medium body with average to low carbonation and thick, smooth mouth feel. Nice beer, very balanced with lots of rich malt and hop bitterness.
Iphonephan (2267) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared at home. Pours a cloudy amber with a fine ecru head. Grassy hop aroma. Nice caramel notes moderating the hops. Bitter after taste.
jrob21 (2192) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This found its way to me via Eithcubes. Creamy off white head and a dark brown color. One of the more full bodied offerings from these guys so far. Smoky malt flavor with a bitter hop finish. Some chocolate and caramel in the flavors as well.
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2009 March 2008, on tap at Rich Oís - Pours dark amber and hazy with a mostly maintained wispy light tan head. Aroma of resinous grapefruit, sticky malt. Tastes of toffee, resinous C hops and tropical fruits. Full bodied, resinous with lush carbonation.
March 2009, on tap at Rich Oís - Pours dark golden with a mostly receding off-white head. Aroma of piney hops, citrus, alcohol, hop resin. Taste is hop resins, citric acid, and grapefruit. Mouthfeel is full bodied with moderate resins and moderate carbonation.
jcr (2101) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled on Feb. 09. Medium amber/orange body, slightly hazy. Fizzy, off-white head, mostly lasting. Aromas of lightly toasted malts, biscuit, caramel, citrus orange and floral hops. The flavor is moderatley sweet and lightly bitter and finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Fusel alcohol drives the taste which, at first, reminded me of orange-flavored cough medicine. Chewy malts in the finish. The aftertaste has remnants of peppery alcohol. Medium body, watery texture and lightly carbonated. A sipper. The alcohol seems dominant and is tamed only so much by the caramel malts and hops. Still, an interesting Irish red and I wouldnít hesitate to drink again.