Ibrew2or3 (8748) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2011
On tap at O’Brien’s’ during a big soccer match on the ‘tube’ pouring clear ruby red with copper edges and white head. The aroma has loads of spicy hops and some roasty malts followed up by a bit of herbal like hop notes. The taste has a nice pulse of malts, dark roasted malts and then quickly sliding into fresh bold spicy hops, herbal like hoppiness, earthiness and some pine hop resin into the finish. Another solid offering. hopscotch (11177) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Bottle… Pours a clear amber with orange highlights and a mid-sized, fizzy, off-white head. Good retention. The aroma is an excellent medley of medium-roast malts and citrusy hops – pink grapefruit, light pine and a whisper of tangerine. Medium-bodied with lively carbonation. The well-balanced flavor is a blend of flavorful, juicy hops – grapefruit, pineapple and pine – and medium-roast malts – caramel, biscuit and toffee. Short, crisp, mildly bitter finish. Thanks go out to richiesd for shipping this growler from Sand Diego to Vero Beach! Terminus (3702) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 25, 2011
tap at brewpub-hands down the best amber ale i have EVER had-6/17/11 at the taproom-pours copper hue with a small soapy white head with awesome lacing nose of dank hops resin pine huge hops here-love it! definately the hoppiest red i have had. huge pine citrus resin love hops flavors all over this thing. unbelieveable lovely soft palate long hoppy finish. this beer is amazing! 48FanInCali (851) - California, USA - JUN 24, 2011
On tap at Alpine Brewpub. Nice amber pour with one inch lasting head. Nose if hops, malt, and light fruit. Taste was nutty and fairly hoppy and reminded me a lot of FFF Brian Boru. Nice balanced amber ale with a non overpowering hop kick. hamilton23 (619) - Alpine, California, USA - JUN 12, 2011
A: Pours a nice auburn color with beige head.
S: Carmel, hops, some roasted malts.
T: Slightly sweet on the front end with a nice amount of bittering hops in the back end of this one. There is some caramel notes in there, maybe a little bit of pine.
M: Nicely carbonated.
O: Only brewed during major soccer tournaments. This is a hop forward red with a nice balance. Well done.
bb (9695) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Draft. Rich amber beer with a dark cream head. Chocolate and hutty malt aroma with light grapefruit. Nutty, chooclate flavor with light grapefruit and light pine. Medium bodied. Nuttiness and chocolate lingers with light pine and light vanilla. StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - JUL 15, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2011 4oz (I think) taster at brewery. Pours an amber-brown color with a medium beige head that has fair retention. The aroma is kinda faint with sweet malts and biter hops. Flavor is hops forward with fruity hops (I’m thinking Nelson) set in a nutty caramel malt base. Palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes semi-sweet and fruity. Overall: Very nice, a bit closer to an IPA than to an amber ale. Re-rate on 06-22 - pint glass at the brewpub-wow they really kicket up the hops. Lots of piney hops and less caramel, I’m upping my rating. tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 7, 2010
A decent offering, well worth the money and i’d definitely get it again. Just didn’t knock my socks off. a bit too much caramel with fruity hops. a bit of a clash Snojerk321 (2960) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 5, 2010
Tap at Obriens. Pours a mostly clear deep red with a frothy off white head. Nice carmely nose with some piny hops. Damn tasty red. brianjames1 (539) - Northridge, California, USA - JUN 18, 2010
On tap at O’Briens during Mexico vs France 2010 worldcup game. Pours a dark reddish amber color with moderate white head. Not much aroma. Mouth feel is thick with lots of carbo. Taste is malty with little hops detected. Decent ale.