noelcb (271) - Toledo, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2006
Nice red brown, crystal clear with a medium bubbly head that fades fast but leaves a bit of lace. Aromas are sweet and fruity with a hop herbalness, led by pineapple, spice, caramel, sugar and ripe dark fruit, with an undercurrent of alcohol and diacetyl. Taste is heavy bodied blend of toasty malt, sweet fruitiness, some medicinal herbs, and bitter hops. There is a secondary spiciness and some floral hop flavor. Very thick and viscuous, not much aftertaste. Whether you’re a malt junky or a hop head, you’ll find something there for you. pauliefrog99 (302) - FLINT, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2002
Great hop flavor and aroma. Very fruity and a litle carmel flavor. Great beer. NeonLX (261) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 23, 2004
From a bottle--pours a crystal brownish red with a nice-sized head that is slow to settle down. Great lacing. Aroma is very malty with a strong nuttiness. First taste impression is of BIG, nutty malt followed closely by a wallop of bitter hops. Bitterness lingers for some time after a swallow. Wow, this is an "in your face" brew. Lots going on here and it’s definitely interesting. Superb! jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2004
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2004 This is not your typical boring amber ale. Pours a beautiful deep crimson red with an off white head. Aroma is malty and floral. This brew is excellent- bold, full and chewy. Taste consists of a ton of caramel malt and hops with an earthy, floral citrus feel to it. Beautifully balanced between chewy malty sweetness with a ton of hops. Moderaltely bitter. Mouthfeel is very full, round and creamy. A very refreshing brew that goes down very smooth. Highly recommended! ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAY 21, 2007
APA? Classic Pale? ESB? What is this? Exceptional nose of pine & grapefruit, with some flowers; very enticing. Pours a lightly sparkling copper orange. The nice cascade resolves into a tall mostly lasting creamy stiff & rocky beige head that leaves behind good lace. The start is balanced with a bready middle and a spicy bitter finish. The medium body is creamy and soft. Highly quaffable, and very dangerous.
Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2001
Fresh, fruity nose. Very very rich and assertive on the palate. Beautiful hop flavors and aromas. Very well-balanced and tasty. Makes my mouth water. A great beer made by a great brewery, in a great town! legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2002
Deep red color; head had lots of little craters and was dense; bready aroma. Mild sweet malt accents. Very Nice. Round and mild. Almost scotch-like at its warmest. Beautiful session beer. Shag (3077) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - FEB 25, 2006
The aroma consists of grapefruit and caramel. The appearance is an amber color with a soapy looking white head. The flavor is rather hoppy for an amber ale with more grapefruit and lemons on the bitter side, caramel and candi sugar on the malty side. I sound like a damn Shredded Wheat commerical. A damn fine amber ale and may be one of my favorites. Dhrjericho (66) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2006
This red ale has a nice light fruity hop aroma and a mildly creamy texture. A mild to medium hoppiness arrives at the back of the tongue along with a mild cirus flavor and faint hint of maltiness. This is a very tasty red ale. dwyerpg (6630) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 25, 2006
Looks and smells pretty good. Taste is grainy and a little sweet. Really a nice hoppy amber ale, one of my favorites. Just a little metal taint but good.