hopscotch (11161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Bottle... Muddy caramel-colored ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aromatics are subtle, musky, peppery hops melded with afterthoughts of biscuit and toffee. Medium to full-bodied with jazzy carbonation. The flavor leans way bitter - toffee and biscuit outweighed by resiny, rindy bitterness. Lengthy, grassy, bitter finish. SanfordBrewer (1578) - Sanford, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2011
translucent orange with a thick sudsy head; very effervescent; a creamy and soft full body, with a fine medium-full carbonation.Tmoney99 (14622) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2011
aroma: very nice, complex, tropical fruit, hops; sweet amber malts; and a waxy lip-balm note. some yeastiness emerges as it warms.
taste: fresh, vibrant, pungent, orange-zesty, tropical hops with a hint of guava; sweet amber malts with toffee and caramel notes, and a hint of chocolate;
Bottle. Poured cloudy reddish copper with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex citrus hop and sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex bitter flavor with a medium bitter finish of moderate to long duration. Give a positive response to this. BillWyce (1092) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 19, 2011
From notes: Pours cloudy reddish-amber with a thick, off-white head. Aroma is of piney hops, but with a bit of a sweet, tropical fruit note beneath. Deep, with a slight thickness to the body. Strong piney hops taste up front that gives way to a note of sweet orange in the finish. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Pours a very hazy dark golden orange color that’s completely opaque with tangerine hues and a half finger white head that immediately fades into a very thin ring. Not much in the way of lacing.
Spicy hop aroma with lots of earthy notes and citrus fruit as well as a prominent malt presence. Hints of pine needle, orange peel and grapefruit with some caramel, toffee and biscuit.
Medium bodied but on the fuller end with a blast of dry sticky hops up front providing a lingering bitterness that dominates the flavor. Lots of earthy pine and resinous oils along with subtle fruit notes. Not as tropical or citrusy as aroma suggest. More spicy and bitter with a decent malt backbone. Hints of caramel, nut, toffee and biscuit. Malts become more prominent as it warns providing subtle balance but it’s a hop monster first and foremost. Strong alcohol heat in the finish but abv is decently masked at 9%.
scottw86 (1177) - Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2011
Poured a orange-honey color with lots of sediment floating around. Head is foamy and off-white. Aroma is very hoppy with lots of resin and grass. Some sweet caramel notes as well. Taste is smooth and surprisingly sweet at first with apricots and other fruits. Finish is hoppy with grapefruit and grass. Overall the balance is pretty good, and it’s quite refreshing. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Bottle: Dirty caramel, dark, thick, large frothy tannish head, nice lacing. Big sweet resiny nose, candied citrus peel and general citrus zest. Strong maltiness up front, hoppy, fairly good sweetness, citrusy, zesty, and overall just a nice big hoppy red with a good malt base. Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full. Nothing really fancy, but a solid beer with some enjoyable flavors. A true big hoppy Red Ale. BelgianBeerGal (4087) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 28, 2011
Traded bottle. Pours a hazy orange, brown color with a small off-white head. Nice lacing too. Pretty bold aroma that trended towards Pine-sol...but in a tasty way. Pretty bold taste too. Super hoppy but not overly bitter. Almost no hint of the 9ABV too. I likey. marcus (10341) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 20, 2011
Bottle from Beer Revolution. Pours cloudy amber with a thick beige head and a toffee aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with flavorful piney bitterness. There is a lot of tasty ingredient in this brew. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2011
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2011 (750ml bottle and Draught a couple times) Pours a hazy golden body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of mustiness, nuts, caramel, citrus, passion fruit, and perfume. Flavor of pine, caramel, grass, herbs, passion fruit, and citrus with a dry, bitter finish.