mj23 (63) - south holland, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2005
This is the best beer at the station as far as I am concerned. Great looking excellent head ,nice dark red ale. Complex aroma hoppy ; YES. Toasted malts with a little caramel to. Good balance between the hops and malts makes this one go down easy. Medium bodied a touch creamy with enough of a bite. Go get one or three. EddieG (169) - Palos Heights, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2003
I thouroughly enjoy this beer every time I visit the station. Not a typical red ale. Teh beer's appearance is stunning. Deep red with an off white head. Aroma is floral with bready overtones. Very bitter and hoppy. Massive doses of American C hop dominate. Decent balance but fairly dry in a good way. A highly drinakable and hoppy offering from the Station RustyGriswold (4) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2008 does not count
Had this with dinner at the DLD pre-event. Good amber looking beer with a thin layer of bubbles and good lacing. The hops smell citrusy and fresh, and last the entire glass. The malts start with a light toastiness and blend nicely into the juicy but restrained hop levels that follow. It is relatively average on the palate, smooth feeling with some average carbonation. This went very well with the Macho Nachos. csaso (2283) - Missouri, USA - OCT 9, 2012
Tap - big thick head, beautiful dark amber color, very nice big grapefruit
hop aroma and favor, balanced well with sweet malt - almost more of an IPA than an Amber ale jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 15, 2002
Dark copper cherry red color. Strong hop aroma with a huge hop flavor. Nicely smooth and not overly bitter. Couldn’t really find any of the nine malts it talks about, but the hops taste really clean and fresh.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2005
Lovely hazy and safire brown in color with a whipped cream, tan head. Aroma is nice and nutty, accentuated with caramelized pecans, walnut shells and red licorice, serving as a background sugary sweetness to the mixture. One of the fullest bodies for the genre. Creamy nuts glide in, spotlighting pistachios, hazelnuts and pecans. Balance favors a malt clinic sponsored by caramel, roasted and chocolate malts. Such a nut-driven statement placates the palate with each sip, daring you to think of another member of the nut family tree. For once we’re not dealing with a darker hued pale ale under the guise of the “amber ale” category. This is an amber the way it should be. Terminus (3683) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 9, 2002
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2003 This is a very hoppy entry, don't expect a red like Killians. This complex and robust flavor is unique to the tongue and is a pleasure for the hops lover out there. Arnoud (35) - Hawthorne, New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2002
Heavy roasted malty nose. Milk chocolate too. Small frothy light brown head, fairly lasting, cloudy orange/brown hazy body. Heavy bitter flavor, moderate longlasting finish YogiBeera (2569) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 27, 2002
Got locked in at my friends house, he will notice he added the beer, without doing it, sorry arnoud!!! Heavy roasted malty nose. Milk chocolate too. Small frothy light brown head, fairly lasting, cloudy orange/brown hazy body. Heavy bitter flavor, moderate longlasting finish RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2005
Draft from the brewery review:: Beautiful color, hoppy aroma got my mouth watering right off the bat. Roasted malt sweetness well balanced by the rather intense hop bitterness. Nicely done.