mcberko (19809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2017 Acknud (1082) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - DEC 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Strong hop presence in this red wonder. Nose fills your head with hops followed by a sharp mix of malt and hops. Very well balanced.
On tap at Carson’s, pours a clear copper with a small beige head. Aroma brings out lots of resinous hop upfront, followed by caramel bready malt. Flavour is robust, with loads of resinous hops, some pine and caramel bready malt. Wonderfully balanced. Such sticky resins backed by a nice caramel backbone. Excellent stuff. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 5, 2017
Deep amber pour. Aroma is resiny hops and caramel malt. Flavor is sweet caramel malt and medium resiny hops. Light sweet solid bitter beer_rookie (706) - Arkansas, USA - APR 17, 2016
Pours a reddish orange color. Pretty hazy. Head overload, three fingers or more. Once tamed, it’s about two fingers eggshell colored head. Food retention, good lacing.hotstuff (5279) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2016
Aroma is citrus, pine resin. Perhaps a little more malt on the nose than many IPAs. Caramel sweetness.
Taste is pine resin oiky bitter. Caramel sweetness, and citrus. Something ng about it isn’t quite right. However 7% ABV is a little forgiving.
Mouthfeel is medium to full. Oily, dry finish. Also, a little spicy. Not sessioinable.
Overall, it’s okay. Nothing special. I would drink it again, and I might recommend it.
Rated on 7-25-2015 at The Hoppy Gnome, Fort Wayne, IN. This draft beer is presented with a small off-white head that mostly diminished, transparent amber body, no visible carbonation noted, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma presents pine hops, musty and caramel malt. The flavor is lightly bitter, citrus, pine hops and toasted caramel malt. The mouthfeel is smooth and this beer is medium bodied. Bottom line, this beer is not very hoppy tasting and it lacks character. Terminus (3739) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2015
pours deep red hue with a soapy eggshell head and sparse lacing. Nose is piney hops lite rye cracker malt. Flavors are much akin to something like areogant bastard. Resin pine grapefruit and dry rye cracker malt tones. Lotsbof metallic bitterness in the finish. Overall alot better than I was expecting.
paintedmaple (671) - People’s Republic of Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Tap...rich, thick viscous garnet brown pour with a creamy head. Bittersweet fruity body with nice hoppy balance. Finished clean, dry with a bitter bite. Good stuff. jbruner (5462) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Pours a clear golden brown on tap with fluffy white head that dissipates to leave moderate lace. Aroma of earthy pine, most likely centennial hops, hint of spicy malt. Taste is more malty, but definitely still big on the hops. Solid, booze well hidden. DWestrick (858) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 16, 2015
tap. better than expected. Many other RIPA’s have been too mild, or not hoppy enough. This is more of a red tinted IPA. Loved it tmoreau (4739) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2015
On tap at the Beer House Chicago in Lombard, IL. as a 5 oz. serving dispensed to a flight/fest glass, showing a clear, amber highlighted brown/walnut color, with a persistent, off white/light tan, layer of head foam, and sheet-like lacing. The nose was light toast & sweet malt, with a hint of vanilla cookie, subtle spice, and some esters as dark/dried fruit. Medium bodied, with decent carbonation, the taste offered some alcohol warmth, continued toastiness, and an earthy, hop bitterness, and crisp finish. Not a lot of IPA character, imo, but quite flavorful. ccex (1390) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2015
12 oz. bottle pours a hazy orange/brown color with moderate beige head and some lacing. Lots of citrus and piney hops on the nose, but the flavor is dominated by the malts with some rye. Taste is sweet with bitterness coming out in the finish. Body is medium to full with a sticky mouthfeel and only slight carbonation I wasn’t sure what to expect from this one. It’s certainly not as scary, red or hoppy as the label suggests, but substantial, dark, and well balanced if you’re looking for something a little different and more than just another IPA