decaturstevo (6341) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Deep copper pour with white head and lace. Caramel malt aroma with a hinto abv. Caramel malt, resiny bitter, and a nice warmth. Medium bodied with silky carbonation. nice beer. FlacoAlto (4214) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 27, 2011
Sampled on tap at Sun Up Brewing; March 2011jcwattsrugger (12506) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2011
The beer arrives from the tap with an amber tinged, tan colored head. The beer is a dark red color that shows clear and a brighter red color when held up to the light. The nose has a chewy hop and malt interaction going on that has specific notes of pine, menthol, toasted grain, lots of tangelo, sweetened grapefruit zest, lychee, ruby red grapefruit, berry notes as well as some some biscuit like maltiness to it.
The flavor is nice and hoppy; it is quite herbal, even herbaceous with a hemp-oil note to it as well as lots of fruit character. The hop fruitiness leans towards flavors of tangelo, candied citrus zest and even something like candied, fresh pine needles. The malt plays a supporting role here, but softly adds lots of caramel and toasted grain flavors that serve as a backbone to the upfront hop notes. Sweet tea and caramel notes start to come out more as the beer warms up, but this is still a hugely hoppy, herbal, citrus and tropical fruit infused drinking experience. This is pretty nice, and I am glad that the crystal malt character is not so much as to kill the balance of this beer.
on tap-pours a tan head and crimson color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel, some fruit, coppery hops with some bite. Medium body. douglas88 (9513) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours a bright red color with a medium light beige head. The aroma is sweet fruity hops, some caramel. A rich amber ale for sure; pine, fruity hops, caramel, toasted malty background. Aggressive. Tasty. Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 28, 2011
On tap at the AZ Strong Beer Fest, February 2011. Pours a clear mohagany with a thin beige head. The nose is fruity with caramel and hops. The taste is overripe fruit, toffee, light spicy yeast and hops. Medium bodied. Decent red.
dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Tap at AZSBF.Pour is crimson with a khaki head. Aroma is fruity with notes of peach, cherry, and caramel. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of nuts and grassy hops. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Red pour. Whitish head. Very hoppy aroma, dry yeast, unripe peaches. Flavor is hoppy, bitter, citrus, tangy fruit background. Ok. yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Enjoyed on tap at the Brewer’s Den. Poured medium amber with a pleasant black tea aroma that carried on through to the palate. Reminded me of the English Ale called Whitbread. Hops have a metallic character, and round out the flavor nicely. Easy drinking. hellbilly (3247) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2009
tap at sonora/brewers den/sun up/whatever they decide to change it to next!... 7.3% 75 ibu.
i must have gotten the bottom of the keg since i received a murky opaque red tinted nutty brown pour. it is capped by a soft light tan head with great retention and an abundance of ring lacing.
that house buttery aroma jumps out first. it is followed by scalded cream, sweet malts, coffee-like nuttiness, some pine and green leafy hops.
lots of toffee and sweet caramel maltiness is offset by a large dose of pine and grass-like hops with a very dry parching finish... along the way are flavors of nutty coffee, chocolate, cheesy house flavor and just a hint of the alcohol.
medium to full body is slick but the hoppy dryness keeps me coming back. 6/5/6/4/14/3.5
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2009
cask version at papago... uwe is up to his hoppy tricks again.... intensely dry and hoppy version of the same beer only it is almost clear this go around. hop bitterness is almost intense enough to make the sugar disappear! 8/4/7/4/15/3.8
Sampled at the 2009 AZ Strong Beer Fest on February 28th. (Called Sonora Brewhouse Crimson.) Beautiful red color pour with a nice lasting head. Slightly sweet aroma of malt with a bit of hops. Hops come through more in the flavor. Very nice.