KyotoLefty (10593) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUL 11, 2014
Tap at Garage 39. Metalic nose, orange, herbs. Medium brown-orange color. Hoppy, prickly, stone fruit, orange, malty sweetness. Ok. kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2009
Date: September 05, 2009
Appearance: hazy copper, fine beige head
Aroma: sweet caramel and pine aroma, floral hops
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, touch of pine, light butterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
draft at brouwers. pours a lightly hazy dark amber with a creamy wash of suds across the top. thick sheets of lace. rich bready brown sugar nose. creamy medium body. brown sugar, brown bread, and a bit of dark cinnamon. nice effort. shigadeyo (3764) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2007
Pacific Northwest Vacation 2007weebs (17) - USA - SEP 11, 2006
8/31/2007: Boundary Bay Traverse Red Ale has a quite darnk amber color and a thin beige/tan head. There is nothing distinct in the aroma. The flavor has a good balance of hops and malt, but nothing really sticks out. This beer has a medium body and an average palate. The verdict: Boring.
Draught sample at The Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro in Bellingham, Washington. Rating #7 for this beer...
Pours as a hazy dark amber/red. Coppery taste, very strong hops. If you don’t like beers with a lot of flavor, stay away. Fortunately, I do, and this was no exception. Just the right amount of bite and a sweet finish. A little bit too hoppy at times (even for me) but nonetheless a solid effort.
natrat (66) - Ucluelet, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2005
GCBF. Nice pour, great colour. I love red beers. Aroma was very hoppy, almost eye-watering. Loose head that disappeared quickly and laced not at all on my poor, abused taster glass. Mouthfeel was a slight bit oily, but fresh. A nice malt profile was struggling to show it’s lovely taste, but was hammered down by a monster hoppiness....it could have been nice, but the "mungy" taste that I associate with high alpha varieties made me want a bit of a chaser. This is a decent beer on the cusp of greatness. But the hop profile wrecked it for me. Not too hoppy...don’t get me wrong. Just not a great hop blend. Oakes (18467) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2005
Hazy dark amber colour with a rich, caramel head. Fresh pale and chocolate malt aroma. Earthy, chocolate malt flavour with foresty hops. Kind of mild in the bitterness department for using such a high alpha (Warrior) hop. Way too middle of the road. JoeMcPhee (9515) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 11, 2005
Tap at GCBF. Cloudy reddish-amber beer with thin tan head. Fresh grassy hop aroma, with some bready malts backing up the hops. Flavour is quite herbal, grassy/hay aroma with a touch of pine resin. Nice brew. Crit (4049) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 5, 2005
Obviously the 05 version is considerably different than other years.Cloudy reddish brown,small beige Head. Nice earthy malt nose with light hops.Sweet start,earthy and sweet malt profile, good hop bitterness with a lasting finish.Complex, with great body.
Both the hops and the malt linger in the finish.
Wonderful Stuff!!! A must try drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2003
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2003 This isn't a very big change from the original red other than the fact the hopped the hell out of the thing which is good in its own right, but the low malt levels of the original is what really needed work on, not the hoppiness.