brokensail (12886) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting. Amber pour with a white head. Decent pine and floral hops, but kind of soapy. Sort of woody, too. Lots of caramel and toasted bread. Flavor is big on the bitter earth, pine, and woody herbs. Sweet caramel malts, toast, and plenty of bread. A little soapy on the finish.
Frank (3294) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a clear red beer w/ a white head of fine bubbles and lots of lacing left on the side of the glass. It has a bit of hops in the nose, mostly citrus and pine. It is a little sweet w/ creamy carbonation but not too heavy. It finishes w/ a resinous earthy bitterness. This is one of those APA like ambers--not that thereís anything wrong w/ that.
rubbishystuff (1998) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2015 Nice to see another brewery in Chicagoland. Spicey and sharp hopped red ale. Dark burgundy color, not smooth and roasted like an Irish ale. A little chewy. Serving: Bottle
novice101 (308) - - MAY 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark ruby color with an off white head, smells of citrus with caramel notes as well as other malty aromas. Taste is up front bitterness with some citrus flavors and followed by malt and caramel and some biscuit notes.
HonkeyBra (3707) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the taproom. Pours a nice reddish copper color with an off white head. Aroma of Pine and grapefruit hops, some caramel and cereal malts. Flavor is moderately bitter, with a nice red and amber malt sweetness. Apparent cereal grain and caramel malting. Medium bodied, full texture, lively carbonation. Pretty solid.
napdynmite (81) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet caramel on the back with soapy bitter hops on the front. Nice aftertaste with a cleaner finish.
tmoreau (2902) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery, and served to a nonic 10 oz. tumbler displaying a clear & bright, coppery color, with average persistence to the modest layer of off white head foam, and good cling to the lacing. The nose was hoppy, with orange & ruby red grapefruit, some resin, and a touch of caramel sweetness. Medium bodied, with some lingering quality to the moderate hop bitterness, decent malt support, and a dry finish. A tasty, NW style American Amber.
crossovert (9076) - Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hoppier red ale, some soapy flavors, pine, a decent brew though, solid red ale.