Beaver (1457) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can. Pours ruby amber with a medium pillowy off-white head that retains well and laces the glass some.
The aroma is a little subdued - sweet malts, piney resiny hops and some alcohol.
The flavor is sweet caramel and toffee malts and some fruit with a big grassy resiny (almost tarry) bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a decent imperial red. I like G’Knight and some of Lagunitas’ offerings better.
neepsntatties (1369) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Wynkoop. Colour...dark, garnet-amber with a thin ecru head. Nose...fairly hoppy with some boiled sweets and field dust. Palate...frothy, very malt and quite hoppy with dark fruits and dust coated hop cones. The back palate and finish are very bitter and semi cloying. Not a wide range of flavours but a solid impy red.
HIGHB4LL (835) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewery October 01, 2014. Appearance: finger khaki head that lasts, amber color, light cloudy. Aroma: malty sweet, light grapefruit, light caramel, floral. Palate: medium body, average carbonation, bitter finish, sticky texture. Taste: sweet caramel into solid grapefruit bitterness that lasts. Overall, very much enjoyed this beer. Not watery, good tastes, like the body.
DiarmaidBHK (3724) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Can from Hazel’s beverage mart. Pours deep red with an inch of white foam that fades pretty quickly. It leaves behind a lot of lacing. a bit of pine on the nose. a little bit of pine on the tongue but it’s faint. It hides its alcohol fairly well but it’s a bit boring considering the style.
DocJitsu (1252) - 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 (129) - 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 (2232) - 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 (17269) - 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 (358) - 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 (1183) - 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.