Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - MAR 23, 2017
Treated as an imperial red ale, this was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a semi-dark red almost brown sort of color with a nice looking sustaining finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated at a nice even pace. Messy foamy lace.
The aroma had a nice earthiness intermingling with some nuts, roasty and sweet, good amount of grassy and citrusy hops showing some bitterness. Clean caramel/toffee malts underneath.
The flavor yields to a smooth sweet maltiness foremost and then blends the earthiness, nuts, toast and the hops. Nice clean malty smooth aftertaste rolling into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionably smooth to almost smooth sipping quality about it. Good sturdy carbonation was felt. ABV felt good too.
Overall, nicely balanced imperial red ale well worthy of having again. Tommynh (130) - - JAN 15, 2015
Had this January 2015 on draft, nice scent, good initial taste, a red ipa with a nice initial bite and not much of an aftertaste. Something different
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone MaBeer1972 (2208) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle from Beverage King. Pours out a lovely-looking dark amber - almost brown color with a frothy light tan head. Sweet & earthy aromas. Flavor is also malty and sweet with layers of muddled hop bitterness. puboflyons (3531) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 6, 2014
From the 650 ml. bottle. The pour is a dark brown with a slight haze and decent tan head. There is a fascinating malt character that mingles with the earthy hop feel. The malts are not the sweet kind but they do have some sort of cardboard neutrality to them. That sounds harsh but I can figure out what I am getting, yet they aren’t bad. Medium body. More hop bitterness in the flavor but still tends to be malt forward. jimhilt (2635) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Pours a light khaki four-finger head that fades very slowly leaving a good lace. Opaque brown color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Light grapefruit nose, flavor is grapefruit and some caramel. Light bitter finish. Bottled 11/14/2013, not cheap at $9.75 for a 22oz bottle from Barb’s Beer Emporium Concord, NH.
seth_lfod (329) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Taster at Bert’s. Red amber pour with a off white head. Not much for aroma, malt mostly, bit of hop resin. Taste was much better. Light on the palette, caramel malt, pine, slight citrus. Easy drinking. jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2013
22oz bottle-tan-amber. A-sweet med malt-some chocolate, some pine. T-sweet med malt-some chocolate, some pine/spice hops. BroSpud (2283) - , Massachusetts, USA - SEP 9, 2013
22oz bottle dated 8/4/13. Pours a dark amber with an off white head and decent lacing. Malty aroma. Taste of caramel with the hops coming through on the back end. Interesting combination of flavors reminding me more of a brown ale than an IPA. mcox90 (2161) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 4, 2013
22 oz bottle, dated bottled on 8/4/13. Nice and fresh. Pours an attractive mahogany color with is to the clear side when held to the light. A gentle pour netted a one finger beige head that receded to a healthy amount of lace. Rich caramel malt nose, backed with a good amount of pine resin. Smells like you’re in for a treat. The malt base really dominates the flavor, but the hops are strong enough to prevent it from being to sweet. A nice balance. Full bodied and easy to drink. Loved it. nimbleprop (8949) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 25, 2013
22oz bottle pours a clear, brick red with some spitty, white head. Nose is decent, malty, orange, pine, grapefruit, a little bread, caramel. Flavor is malty, lightly sweet, brown sugar, orange, lemon, some light kumquat. Dry finish. Simple but decent.