steelers (35) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured out of a 12 oz bottle into a glass. Clear dark amber with a generous head. Hoppie was the first thing I notice, didn’t exspect so much hop. Orange peel and pine flavors are similar, backed by a strong caramel maltiness. Winter spices are present. Medium body, creamy, medium carbonation and pleasant malt sweetness in the finish. Over all I enjoyed this beer. I recall last years batch to be much better personally.
mice (801) - FINLAND - AUG 7, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kirkas punertavankuparinen olut puolen sentin kestävällä hieman höttöisellä vaahtokerroksella. Tuoksussa maltaisuutta, havuisuutta ja toffeeta, kuitenkin aika miedossa muodossa. Maku ennen kaikkea karamellisen maltainen. Kuiva havuisen katkera ote nousee esiin ennen kaikkea jälkimaussa. Melko makea ja täyteläinenkin suutuntuma, mutta jotain tästä puuttuu. Alkoholi ja lämmittävyys piilossa.
crossovert (11348) - Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
355ml embossed bottle. Old rate, This is a high-boost red ale with some booze and caramel.
YantarCoast (944) - Moscow, RUSSIA - JUL 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from aPivo.ru. Pours clear amber/brown with a medium beige head. Aroma is caramel, toasted malt, raisin. Taste is sweet, toffee, malt, berries, quite boozy.
Jorn69 (2671) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - FEB 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Backlog...................... @ Havregatan 20121123. Bottle from Systembolaget.
benpickens (483) - Camarillo, California, USA - FEB 13, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark mahogany with compact head; aromas of fruitcake and port; rich palate typical of the old English ale style. Rich.
wxman (1744) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear orange/amber with a full rocky off white head. Aroma is floral hops and spices. Taste is sweet caramel malt, mocha, and buttered biscuits. Hop bitterness is minor. Smooth, very tasty and drinkable.
superspak (4672) - Michigan, USA - JAN 15, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/19/2015. Pours slightly hazy reddish copper color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Great appearance. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light roast, floral, grass, and toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon zest, orange peel, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light roast, floral, grass, and toasted earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, peach, lemon/orange rind, pine, caramel, brown sugar, toasted biscuit, nuttiness, light roast, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and dark/bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderately creamy/bready/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Red IPA style. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of juicy citrus/tropical/piney hops and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Reddish Amber Color, Huge Lasting Head, Decent Lacing. Faint Sweet Malt And Pine Aroma. Moderate Sweet Malt, Pine Hop Bitter. Medium Body. Hides ABV Well. Smooth Drinker. Enjoyable and Satisfying. Worth A Shot.
Larry_Duffman (374) - - JAN 6, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I poured it from the bottle into a pint glass. It pours a reddish amber color with a decent off-white head and lacing. The aroma is hops and bready malt. The taste is bitter hops, bread, and some grapefruit peel. It was pretty smooth and creamy. This was pretty good.
weihenweizen (3132) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - DEC 27, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at P&P Charleston. Clear Amber with small off-white head. Aroma is caramel malt, medium body, low carbonation, and very little lacing. Taste is caramel malt and some herbal hops.