pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - OCT 14, 2014
From bottle. Clear amber color. Aroma is citrus hoppiness and crystalized maple. Taste is tart citrus like grapefruit and a lot of caramel and maple malts. Both nicely bitter and sweet. robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Pours a brilliantly clear, deep amber color; modest head formation (creamy texture, off-white); tight lacing. A fruit-forward, slightly syrupy aroma: a lot of candied sweetness, plus ripe red fruits; a light dose of earthy hops, but mostly focused on the sweet parts; I can’t say I’d immediately peg this as maple syrup from the nose. Medium body or a touch higher; medium-high, fine-bubbled CO2; there’s a tinge of warming alcohol here, at least when it warms; following the nose, plenty of red fruits, a maple syrup/slightly caramelized sweetness, and a little more bitterness than was suggested by the aroma. radzik5555 (635) - Gdynia, POLAND - OCT 13, 2014
yy0pp (1610) - - OCT 12, 2014
Wygląd: Miedziane, klarowne z iskrą. Piana obfita, drobnopęcherzykowa, w kolorze ecru. Dość trwała i firankuje.
Aromat: Słodki, pieczone jabłko, syrop klonowy, karmel, pieczywa, cytrusy, mango i minimalnie alkoholowy.
Smak: Przypieczone ciasto, toffee, karmel, podpalany cukier, ciemne pieczywo a bardziej skórka przypalona ciemnego pieczywa, lekko metaliczne. Goryczka niska+, lekko wyczuwalny alkohol, szczególnie w posmaku.
Odczucie: Ciało lekko poniżej średniego, nasycenie CO2 średnie do wysokiego, faktura kremowa z suchym/wytrawnym finiszem.
Całość: Całkiem fajne red/amber ale, ale trochę za bardzo alkoholowe i lekko metaliczne.
Bottle 33cl. Clear amber color with nice white head. Aroma - Hops, fruits, caramel. Bitter aftertaste. radio_nowhere (1472) - Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle into pint glass, cloudy coppery-amber color with tan head. Aroma of caramel malt, faint maple and slightly fruity. Taste adds notes of stronger citrus/pine hops, toast with toffee/maple showing up near the finish. Medium body, low carbonation, dry with lingering light citrus/hop finish. Hoppier then aroma led on, subtle maple accents rather then leads. Very nice treat.
geologyguy (1647) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Cinnamon smell..can’t rate appearance, much more bitter than expected...strong hops low malt...too harsh..bleh zizzybalubba (1880) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 11, 2014
12 oz. bottle from The Hop Yard, Raleigh, NC. Reddish-orange pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma of pine, pineapple, and caramel malt. Taste offers juicy citrus upfront, with some bitterness on the back end, and finally maple syrup to round it all out. The end result gives just a hint of autumn warmth to a fantastic amber ale. Salmoniform (1272) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - OCT 11, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Crystal clear copper hue with fizzy white head that dissipated. Aroma is caramel, toffee, maple, slight sulphur. Mouthfeel is great with a light body and crisp carbonation. Taste is dry with a slight bitter following and a hint of sulphur in the finish. Overall this is an enjoyable brew. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - OCT 10, 2014
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a lightly hazed copper-amber color with a one finger of fizzy white colored head. The head has a decent level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is biggest of a sweet caramel and lightly toasted malt smell. Along with these smells come aromas of a maple syrup smell as well as some notes of a more piney and grassy hop nature.
Taste – The taste begins with a slightly bready and lightly roasted taste with a moderate showing of a hop flavor of a more pine like nature. The hop is much heavier upfront then I would have anticipated from the nose, with it being accompanied by a bit of the caramel sweetness that was present in the nose. As the taste advances so too do the sweeter and the hoppy flavors of the brew, all while the bready and malt flavors remain largely constant. The increase in hop is a mix of more grapefruit as well as some flavors of pine and herb while the addition of sweet is a mix of caramel and maple syrup. In the end with the increase in sweet and the hop increase as well, one is left with a rather nicely and surprisingly hopped sweeter red ale flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the average to slightly thicker side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. For the style and the only 6 % abv. the feel is rather nice, balancing quite well the sweeter, hoppy and malty flavors of the brew and making for an easy drinking feel overall.
Overall – This was a nice, rather sweeter, but very pleasantly hopped red ale. This one is rather enjoyable overall.
gsmitty80 (2130) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Must have had a bad line as this beer was super sweet for a red almost to the point of undrinkable. Will try again and relate if its any better.