Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle fom Wohlfs. Rich red color with a small head and lots of lacing. Aroma is of chewy PNW hops and caramel. Taste is on the sweeter side with the piney hops shortly following. I had to look at the style to see it was an IPA, cause I was thinking this is the best amber Iíve ever had. Itís really balanced but just a bit too sweet to be a great IPA. Very nice though.
billk (352) - Coeur díAlene, Idaho, USA - JUN 5, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 6, 2006 bottle 12 oz. Clear dark amber/copper w good carb & beige head that held up just OK, moderate lace. Aroma is med roast caramel malt with floral, spicey, piney hops. Flavor is the same with the darker roasted chocolate malt noticible. Alcohol is somewhat pronounced with the rather dull, cooked together flavors. A bit sweet & stickey w a noticable metallic taste. Well into medium bodied but lacking a clean well defined flavor especially in the malt department. The finish has a very noticable bitterness from the bittering hops. This offering was just OK.
schwaiger (90) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - MAY 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a jewel red bronze - quite lovely - with a small, fully diminishing off-white head. Huge aroma of grapefruit, both fruit and rind, some pine, and a little alcohol. Upon first gulp, I am overwhelmed by the sensation of plunging oneís head into a heap of pine needles - which, if you havenít ever done, you really have missed something. Somewhat sweet in the fore, definitely bitter in the finish. About halfway through I was surprised by a green mintiness that had been hiding while the glass was cold. I love being surprised by a beer. A long, pleasantly bitter finish. Medium body, soft carbonation, very smooth and creamy. There are a lot of hops in here - more than I think Iíve had in a red - but itís done well and not overpoweringly so. Not bad at all, and truth be told, quite a lot more than I was expecting. Iíll buy this again.
mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good and hoppy, has a nice strong bitter taste too it. You donít find a lot of reds around here so this is a nice one to get while we can.
presario (4423) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 28, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice hoppy aroma. Dark red copper colour. Warm malty flavour with delicious hop finish. Interesting red-IPA.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Solid beer from the Widmerís, I usually donít care for their stuff. Aroma is mostly caramel with a bit of roasted flavors. Flavor is very sweet with a good amount of bitterness. Not much flavoring or aroma hops here, itís all for bittering. Oh, and the red color... Nice.
jackamackson (127) - USA - MAY 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
dark red pour with tan/white frothy head. nice malty aroma with citrus hop notes. mellow malty body with a touch of citrus in the finish. very drinkable and tasty.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 18, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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Floral, citrus hop aroma with a huge malt backbone of sweet caramel. Copper body with a pinky thin, fluffy white head. Very bitter fore is full of grapefruit rind-like hops. Not as malty as it smells, but there are some sweeter malt undertones that run long into the finish and mark a clear delineation for the early bitter hops. This is a decent tasting beer, though for my personal palate itís too bitter in the fore. Not a style I go for, but Iíd have this again. Especially with spicy food.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2008 <b>12 oz. bottle</b> from Plaza Liquors - Pours a deep amber color with a one a 1/4 finger thick off white head. Nice lacing. Has a light citrus, herbal hops, and caramel malt aroma and flavor. Medium body. Decent beer.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - APR 20, 2006
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours a slighly Brune color of amber. Sweet, malty aroma. Citrus hop flavor with a sweet malt backbone. Good bitter balance. Clean lingering finish. A pretty nice beer!