rouhlas (3900) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - AUG 24, 2017
From can. Thanks George! Clear dark amber copper color with off white to light beige head. Malty and hoppy aroma, caramel, bread, pine, grass. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. 8-3-8-3-16 ineedbeer (2267) - Oakland, California, USA - JUN 9, 2017
Poured from a 16 oz can. dagimp (1008) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2017
Aroma is malty with some dark caramel, toasted bread, nuts and hints of chocolate. Moderate hop notes with some grapefruit and pine resin. Light alcohol spice.
Pours brown with a bit of an amber hue with a large, thick, creamy, tan head that shows solid retention as it slowly recedes. Moderately high lacing and small legs.
Flavor is moderately sweet with moderately strong malt flavors. Lots of dark caramel and toasted bread. Lighter chocolate and nut notes. Moderately strong bitterness with light alcohol spice. Medium light grapefruit, pine resin and resin notes.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, a decent Red Ale, but not a style I like. The hops never seem to work well with the malt and instead its just a bitter, malty beer.
From a can. No pour. Mouthfeel is actually pretty light for a red ale. This one’s pretty much a red IPA. Good minty slightly light malt aroma. Taste is mainly like an IPA but with slightly more malt. Solid but not great. I’d drink again if I ever found it. cfrancis (3588) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2017
Thanks to Jonny for this. Pours dark garnet with a light beige head. Aroma is rich caramel, big hop aroma and a touch of smoke. Taste is caramel and copper metallic malts, with a solid bittering but not the big citrus/pine hop punch I was hoping for. The smoke cuts the bitterness and doesn’t work for me. Johnsense (1775) - - MAR 19, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2017 Reddish pour, good sized head, small ring of lacing. Malt and hop forward aroma and taste, caramel, pine resin, grapefruit, slightly woody and fantastic balance.
Sammy (12846) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2017
can fresh from vermont. reddish colour hoppy aroma. incredibly crushable.good dipa malt bill.cannot be 30 ibu.above average mouthfeel. lacy. koleminer20 (4091) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2017
Enjoyed at a tasting at Tom’s last night. 16 oz can. The pour is a nice darker reddish color with maybe some hints of a brown coming through. There is a light tan head that slowly fades off, leaving a couple spots of lace. The aroma is pretty interesting. It’s got a little malt, maybe a hint of caramel, and a light earthy hop. That’s it. Everything is really light and not so balanced. The flavor is much of the same. This one just doesn’t really deliver any powerful flavors or depth. It’s just light caramel, a sweeter malt, and a hint of earthiness. It’s got a touch of bitterness, but hardly anything. The mouth feel is light and clean with a relative lack of carbonation and a lingeringly sweet malt finish. There is hardly anything going on here, but it was somewhat enjoyable. rederic (3344) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 26, 2017
A fresh 1 pint can, purchased directly at the brewery. Hazy dark red hue, with a big creamy fluffy beige head, leaving some laces, with a mild floral leafy, citrusy, grassy hop nose, with some toasted, pale, caramel, biscuity malt, light lemon pie crust, faint lemon, grapefruit rind accents and a subtle toffee, faint lemon tea leaf, subtle spicy lemongrass, faint cedar bush, pine needle note in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a mild fruity yeasty, doughy, flowery leafy, grassy, citrusy, piney, cedary hoppy character, with some grapefruit, lemon peel, lemon tea leaf, faint biscuity, toasted, pale malty, lemon pie crust, earthy greenish tobacco leaf flavours, leading towards a faint fruity yeastiness, earthy tobacco leaf, a good lingering leafy, grassy, citrusy, resiny hop bitterness finish. thepatrickman (1503) - Lewes, East Sussex, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2017
Fresh 16oz can from the brewery, Feb. 2017. After 6 years, this has made a long-awaited return. It’s a hoppy amber, which is a tough style to pull off. The bready/caramel malt sweetness dominates, giving it color but also the majority of its flavor. Strong, piney bitterness at the end. This is packed full of flavor, but I’m not sure how well the sweetness and pine bite work together. jcwattsrugger (12550) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2011
on tap-pours a rich tan head with trailing lace and copper/red color. Aroma is medium malt-roasty, pine bite. Taste is resin/pine/citrus-lemon hops, medium malt-roasty/some caramel/peat. OK carbonation.