arminjewell (9646) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015 dmschefke (575) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - SEP 11, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark orangish-amber with medium off-white head, decent lacing. Aroma strong of toasted malt, caramel, great hops backbone, pine, and grass. Flavor matches well and comes together very nicely on my palate, but not quite as bitter as I was expecting. Nice bitter aftertaste.
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark reddish pour with white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, some earth, touch of spice, yeast, some grassy and piney hops come through. Taste is a mix of caramel, toffee, red fruit into some pine, grass, touch of orange marmalade, finishing slightly dry, bitter, with some spice. Ferris (15272) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 12, 2014
Draft - Rich caramel malts and some pine hops. Cloudy copper with a decent white head. Sweet caramel, light bitter hops and a dry bitter finish. Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
Had on-tap at Dragonmead.
Appearance: A fairly deep red color. Clear. No head on it. No lacing, really. I like the color though.
Smell: Hops. Looking for this beer on this site, I’m surprised that this is said to be a strong ale, but sure, why not. Smells like a red IPA to me. Plenty of piney and grapefruity freshness in Juggernaut. Some sort of malt character, but this is no doubt a hoppy beer.
Taste/feel: The biggest disappointment I found with Juggernaut was without a doubt the feel. Almost no carbonation, and a little on the thin side. Then again, this is said to be a strong ale. I’ve only had one strong ale (Stone’s Arrogant Bastard) and the feel was similar now that I think about it, so that could just be my ignorance. Hoppy, bitter, and quite red IPA-esque. Not a great beer in my opinion, but it’s still a very nice and tasty option. Sammy (12201) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 3, 2013
Good effort, on tap at the brewpub. A good bitterness, light red colour wth a lace sheet. Good drinking. Mild hop aroma, hint of smoke. firstsip (733) - Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Juggernaut... ah. Definitely the superior red at Dragonmead. Slight bready taste. Good bitter malt presence. Dry and unsweet. Deep amber color. A taste that hides the ABV well.
Dogbrick (13010) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Sample at the brewpub. The beer is a clear reddish-amber color with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, fruit and malt. Medium to full body with a citrusy hops character and notes of caramel malt and herbs. The finish is malty up front with a hoppy aftertaste. Decent overall. strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Draft. Dark red color, a little cloudy, thin head. Aroma was moderate - some hops, but not strong. Overall smooth and warming, full body. Good but not as much as I was expecting. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2011
On tap at the GTMW 2011. Reddish amber with a large tan crown. Aroma seems more malty than hoppy with caramel, citrus and mild floral hops. Taste is balanced and drinkable with caramel, citrus and fruit and it didn’t finish all that bitter. badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Juggernaught double red. Reddish orange with small head. Indisticnt hops. Earthy and grassy. Some sweet malts. Flavor is nice. Refreshing. Slight ruby red notes with perfect bitterness and a touch of sugar in the finish. 637313 Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 12, 2011
Poured up on tap at the Dragonmead brewpub with deep clear copper body and off white head. The aroma puts off citrus hops, some hop resin as well as roasted malts and dark fruity ester notes. The taste is bold and rich with roasted malts, pine and citrus hop bitterness, mineral notes and a sense of yeastiness. It stays that way into the finish remaining hop forward with firm supporting notes of roasted malts.