GTAEgeek (2502) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2012
12 oz. bottle. Dark brown with a small, tan head. Dried fruit, with notes of licorice, resin, and earth. Very sweet with a significant bitterness in the finish. Medium body with a sticky, clingy mouthfeel. Interesting, but not particularly tasty. rejtable (2891) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 2, 2012
Pours light amber with a thin head hat quickly dissipates. Nose is sweet candy and a touch of pine hops. Aromas are sweet fruit, some floral, some light piney hops. Tastes are medium sweet and a medium bitter finish. Dangerously drinkable even north of 7%. Mouth is medium body with lively carbonation and a bit of a on acidic bite to the finish. BVery (11461) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Tap at Cigar City. Clear orange pour with a small clingy head. Citrus and floral hop, juicy, frickin awesome. BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 Pours dark red with a creamy off white head and lots of lacing as it recedes. Smell of hops and more hops. Plenty of grassy, earthy pine and some notes of caramel and bread malt in the background. even a good bit of citrus here. Flavor is pine hops and a bit of candy sweet flavor, more pine and sweet citrus fruits. Very much reminds me of a DIPA, which I was not expecting. Lighter mouthfeel for that style though and finishes nice and dry and clean. Fantastic. New favorite red ale for me, but keep in mind that comes from a hop head. This is a world class brew and arguably the best thing that CCB makes relative to the style. Wow. kennydiaz (362) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2012
It pours a dark orange red with a creamy head. It has strong hop taste with hints of cedar and oak.
XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Has a rather decent hop scent, light sweet roast taste and it is alright for the style. ryanfolty (2655) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2012
November 16, 2012 bottle shared by Brandon. Cloudy orangish pour with some head. Aroma and taste of hops and malt. One of my least favorite styles, but this actually wasn’t too bad. mcberko (19880) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2012
12 oz. bottle, sent from LateStart (thanks Jordan), pours an opaque dark amber with a small beige head. Nose is an orthodox amber, but with more hop character, revealing notes of dry caramel malts and dry woody hops. Flavour is very similar, with the caramel malt character feeling very dry due to the high hop content. There is a small hint of sweetness, but the body comes off quite dry. Highly drinkable and refreshing. Very solid amber. mnurda (1305) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 13, 2012
Bottled sample at JW Marriott in Orlando. Shared with good folks over a great meal. Loved the nutty hoppy flavours bottleforager (3211) - Gray, Maine, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Pours a nice brownish red color with a finger of sticky eggshell foam. Aromas are juicy grapefruit, cedar and spicy earthy malts. On the palate its brighter than most reds Ive had and the great juicy hop presence really punches up the flavors to a highly enjoyable level. Nice cedar and pine in the mid to late palate and a nice earthy bitter finish.