anders37 (18758) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. Has a malty hoppy piny aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor with hints of caramel. Sweetish fruity malty hoppy caramel finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: September 19, 2009
Source: Green Dragon, Portland
Appearance: clear amber, fine off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma, light breadyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, dark caramel sweetness, touch of tartness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
Name: Bi-Ped Red
Date: September 24, 2009
Appearance: clear daek amber, fine grey head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel and citrus aroma, light breadyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, caramel sweetness, nice breadyness, light citrus hops
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mini-Growler Fill: Pours an amber color with light tan head and nice lacing. The nose is slightly fruity with some nice crisp hops and a bit of juniper. A bit of caramel malt and some nice grassy hop notes. A very nice bitter tail and a dry mouthfeel. Long tail. Excellent bitter. Thanks Jeremy!
kramer (5328) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz handbottle, via Wohlfs. Pours a clear dark copper with a redish tint with a minimal white head that faded quickly. Nice toasted malt nose with a light tinge of alcohol and cherry pits. Flavor is well balanced between the caramel and toasted malts and a nice earthy bitterness. Finish is lingering and bitter with some fruitiness. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a little lacking in carbonation despite being able to rouse a whirlwind of tiny bubbles with a swirl of the glass. A decent beer, more flavorful than your average Irish Ale. Perhaps not the best suited beer to handbottle, but other than the low carbonation there seems to be no ill effects.
Skyview (5283) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on tap at the brewpub in Stevenson, Washington during ABA Beer Tour ’07. Pours a clear reddish amber brew with a thin white head that dissolves to a fine ring. Aroma of earthy herbs/spices, some caramel malt and flowery hops. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with flavors of fruity pears/apples, mild flowery hops, and a touch of caramel. Finish has a mildly dry sweet character and flavor.
boFNjackson (4186) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Bailey’s Taproom... Poured amber with an off-white head, nice lacing. Aroma of hops and grains. Well carbonated, fizzy and dry. Hoppy with caramel malts before a grainy, biscuity finish.
Aubrey (3482) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hand-bottled from tap: Clear and bright; shiny-penny copper hue. Healthy body, but not syrupy or heavy. Malts were boldly toasty and a bit cracker-like. Spicy and hoppy, with sharpish notes of flowers, plants and pepper. Crisp, zippy and fairly easy to quaff. Thanks, Steve!
BuckeyeBoy (3174) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from Walking Man Pours out an amber topped with a sand head. Aroma of malt and a touch of hops. A little wood on the tast along with some malt and a touch of sweetness.
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Counter-pressure filled 12 oz bottle: Obtained 21-Mar-06 in trade with wohlfs, thanks Steve!) Not at all like the (few) Irish Ales I’ve tried, this one has a striking, up-front, white-grape and lychee fruitiness which remains constant throughout. The beer finishes with a moderately bitter hoppiness that kind of creeps up on ya’. Malt is sweet and mildly caramely, but the malt flavor and body are on the thin side to me. Same fruitiness in the nose, again reminding me of lychee, with a floral hoppiness in the background. Light carbonation from the hand-bottling, but acceptable nevertheless. Coppery-amber color, some haze, topped by a small, off-white head that settles to a wispy film surrounded by a wide ring. Drooped lacing looks like bunting. Too fruity and floral for me, but I do like the pleasant hops overtone.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich red color, with a small off white head. Fresh biscuity aroma, with a light hint of sweet fruitiness. Sweet caramel, with a light bit of smokiness, and a long longering finish.