Alemax (16) - Louisville, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep red color. Nose of sweet citrusy hops. Rich hops at the start followed by a Ritchie sweet malt character.
DocJitsu (906) - Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dull brown-amber with a creamy, shirt eggshell colored head. Fruity and caramel nose. Thick, sticky, and astringent. Caramel and fruitiness with some citrus hops emerging midway.
agntorange (4) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
A- a deep reddish-amber with a thick, mouse-like light khacki head with long retention
S- Deep layers of sweet caramely malt with hints of fruityness similar to raisins, dates and figs comingle with the layered earthy, spicy and citric hop notes.
T- surprisingly hoppy considering the nose. Dark, fruitbread like notes. Slight caramely, malt sweetness, is balanced out by the sweet, fruity citrusy notes offered by the hops
M/F- a smooth medium boddied ale that has found a way to use hops as a major player without abusiing the palate, instead offering bittsrness in the long, dry finish.
BrewMstr (85) - Pleasant View, Utah, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful red pour with cream white head. Aroma is hoppy though complex - fruits, toffee, etc. Taste is very hop forward with mellow aftertaste.
Tide (1761) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from Hazel’s beverage world. Hazy dark copper color, beige head. Bitter taste with grapefruit, caramel, hops, berries, resin and a bit of pine. Bitter finish with grapefruit, caramel and resin. Very nice imperial red / american strong.
cgarvieuk (14193) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at fyne fest... Deep red... Thin tan lacing... Soft dry sweet caramel nose... Light sweet fruits... Light spicy fruit
roxtersoxter (299) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark amber with thin white on tap. Aroma of hops, maple, oak, and citrus. Excellent flavor of cascade hops with hint of caramel.
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JBPortland (747) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can thanks to robloc303 pours clear ruby red with a finger of head. Nose is piney caramel, new plastic, oranges. Taste is syrupy sweet malty fruit notes, cherry, bread, maple, some faint pine. Finish is earthy dark fruity bread, berries, bitter, sweet.
dfinney23 (1643) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ the Brown Palace. Deep amber with a sticky white head. Really nice hop/malt balance.
zjdipaolo (20) - - MAR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lake Dillon, CO.
Very nice aroma and color. Solid malt profile, but I think it could benefit from a little more hops.
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Ernest (6198) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, creamy/frothy, off-white to light brown, mostly lasting.
Body is medium to dark amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cookie), moderately hoppy (resin, grapefruit), lightly to moderately yeasty (dough), with a note of butter/diacetyl.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, watery/velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Kinda clunky and simple, basically a resin bomb (although not very aromatically strong in general) with some raw doughy yeast.