tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 2, 2005
Strong grapefruit/orange-citrus hops balance nicely with underlying sweet maltiness in the aroma. Clear amber-copper with off-white head that recedes to ring. Grapefruit hop flavour with strong, balancing, sweet, round malt body and some fruity esters. Some toastiness in the finish. Medium body with carbonation that is engaging on the tongue. Very enjoyable! Sampled at the Extreme Beer Festival 2005. jcwattsrugger (12525) - 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. 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. Sammy (12769) - 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. ClarkVV (6873) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 13, 2006
Draught tulip at the brewpub on 3/10/06
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - APR 14, 2007
Deep cherry-red color, with some light gold and tan tints, glassy clarity, is obviously unfiltered, but well-settled. Frothy, prominent, chalky-beige colored head is very well-retained providing light lacing.
Smells of a mix of light chocolate matls, touches of sticky caramel and just a hint of crystal malts for color. Not overly dried out or papery from the crystal malt addition, which is a feat in itself. A touch of creamy-sweet pale malt sugars, dry, but lively fruits (apples, cherries, raisins, plums) and a straightforward, but delightfully playful and aromatic hop profile of soft citrus, light soil and bits of wintergreen and controlled pine. The flavor is full of fruity and sprucey hops, at first, with a grainy, unfiltered texture, sticky caramel, near-creamy pale or dextrin malts and tastefully done, lightly drying crystal malts. Some bits of chocolate on the very tail end, with a very tight, low amount of carbonation. Perhaps it dries out a bit too much, with a growing toastiness as it warms, and the hops are only moderately assertive (yet fully flavorful). No alcohol noted in nose or flavor. Brewers that can make crystally/caramelly, PNW hopped, 8% abv double-red ales taste lively, round and balanced are a rare breed.
good sized sample at the brewpub. Deep reddish amber in color, lightly hazy. Aroma is malty with caramel and some light chocolate notes, as well as a nice amount of PNW hops- citrus, a bit earthy. Taste is rich malts- caramel and again a bit of chocolate, with a great balanced citrus, pine, earthy hop balance. extremely good. Johnsense (1755) - - 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. MartinT (10036) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 31, 2005
UPDATED: APR 16, 2007 The Lure:TaktikMTL (7981) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2007
A veil of foam tops the cooper red garment. Vibrant citrusy, leafy hoppiness envelops the proud caramel and berry veins.
Dry caramel resting on a bed of muscular resinous hop bitterness and loads of citrus fruit. Juicy apricot and orangey fruitiness completes the engaging presentation of flavors, as a well-fed frame straddles drinkability and nourishment. Perfectly balanced, rich, and very flavorful.
A hearty broth for the soul.
En fût. Verre dégusté à la brasserie. Arôme: Odeur de malt caramélisé et d’houblon résineux. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée. Présence d’un mince col crémeux et d’une large dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel et d’houblons. Longue durée de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Présence d’houblons en arrière goût. (Rating #977) mcox90 (2140) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2011
On tap at The Alchemist. 2010 cask version. Pours a rather unattractive muddy reddish brown with a 2 finger beige, foamy head. Head slowly settled down to leave random rings of lace. Strong hoppy aroma with an earthy background. Citrus and pine flavor up front balanced nicely with the same earthiness that you find in the aroma. Moderate body with low carbonation. Very easy to drink. Bitter finish.