Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
THOUGHTS: Lots of malt, lots of hops. Great balance. Nice, but not necessarily wintry. Berry-like hops notes made it more interesting.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a clear, medium to dark, reddish amber with a large, off-white head that mostly diminished and left good lacing. The aroma had moderate toast, nutty and caramel malts; and light to moderate pine, citrus and berry hops. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and slightly bitter and acidic; while the finish was moderately sweet and bitter with a fairly long duration. There was caramel, malt, grain, nutty malt, pine hops, almost berry-like hops, and a little citrus hops. The medium body was a little oily with fizzy carbonation and a metallic finish.
altonbrownd (5769) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - OCT 9, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[24/12/15] Bottle from Happy Valley Supermarket in Portland, OR: Golden brown body with slight head. Nose of malts, caramel, chocolate. Taste is malts, caramel, chocolate, spices. Nice bitter finish.
Popoff91 (104) - Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2016
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
12-ounce bottles in a glass. I like the alcohol content, but it is almost as hoppy as an IPA, which is a little much for my preference.
mice (818) - 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 (11423) - 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 (970) - 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 (2725) - 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 (487) - 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 (1748) - 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 (4747) - 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.