boozedude (2229) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Pours clear red....aroma is like a caramel bandaid.. taste is is some fruit and toffe..with an after bite...not bad sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 15, 2012
12oz bottle at the Marq VII. Pours a reddish amber color with a thin white head. Aroma is hoppy, more pine than citrus. Medium on the palate with average carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, bread, pine hops, with a sharp, bitter finish. Just ok. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2012
12oz bottle. Poured a clear amberish color with an off white head. Aromas of rotten citrus rinds, floral, and toast. Tastes of citrus (not the rotten kind in the aromas), some caramel, and toasty. ccex (1371) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Pours a clear reddish amber with a small white head. Nose is full of floral and citrus hops. Upon my first whiff I thought that this might be as great as my favorite 3 Floyds IPAs, but the aroma isn’t as complex or overhopped. Taste is only slightly bitter. Quite easy to drink, with slight carbonation. A delight to find, and one I’ll pick up again the next time I travel to Minnesota. GhostFace (477) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 24, 2011
bottle pour. copper in color with a thin off white head. aroma is of caramel malt and spicy hops. on the lighter side of medium bodied. flavor is kind if weak, more malty than hoppy. thought it’d bring a little more to the table from the appearance/aroma. not a bad brew by any means.
jcwattsrugger (12550) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2011
12oz bottle-pours an offwhite head with trailing lace and amber color. Aroma is light/medium malt, secondary earth/spice. Taste is light/medium malt-caramel, secondary earth/spice hops. Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2011
12 oz bottle - Pours orange with a bubbly white head. A bit floral hoppy, but doesn’t live up to the description. There must not be any other hoppy beers in Redwood County. I doubt there are any redwoods, either. Pailhead (6543) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Bottle: The aroma is heavy on caramel along with a touch of fruit and minimal hoppiness. It pours a transparent amber with a one finger orange-tinged off-white head that quickly fades to a soapy ring around the edges of the glass. Spotty lacing is left behind. The flavor starts with moderate caramel with some lighter fruit notes. The finish has some muted grapefruit notes. The hops are dull enough that I assume this probably isn’t the freshest bottle. Medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation and a somewhat soft mouthfeel. Overall, not terrible...but not what I want in an APA. The hops are just too dull. fbenz (23) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2011
I’m not getting much aroma but it is a nice cooper color. Flavor is a pretty light roasted malt with a slight bitterness on the finish. Its a pretty good beer. RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - AUG 30, 2011
Pours deep copper, very full head. Takes time to settle down, lots of lingering foam. Aroma is toasty and caramel malts with some resinous hops. Lower carbonation, just a hint of caramelly sweetness followed by a solid but moderate bittering. This is a nice bitter amber (I certainly wouldn’t call this a pale ale by any definition) that drinks easy while still having a lot of flavor.