Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JAN 16, 2009
oz bottle from aplusbreaks. Dark amber pour, very little head. Carmelly aroma. Nice hop presence, good bite too it. Nice roastiness as well. Pretty good. Atom (2576) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 30, 2011
12oz bottle pours clear amber with a small beige head. Aroma of caramel, yeast, toffee, and nuts. Taste is lots of caramel malts followed by some nutty bitterness until the end, roasted and chocolate malts present. Not great by any means and barely drinkable. Zymurgeist2 (2366) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 21, 2011
Pours a crystal clear deep amber. Tan head fades very quickly. Beautiful beer with head retention way too short. Aroma of caramel male follows through with a rich, deep malt flavor. The big malt carries through the entire mouthfeel. Falls off somewhat quickly, but a good beer all around. That1Guy (2237) - Colorado, USA - AUG 30, 2012
12 oz bottle pours a dark, brownish-red with no real head to speak of. Biscuit, toasted malt, a hint of light fruits on the nose. Flavor is more sweet and fruity, with a malt presence balancing it out. Smooth but unremarkable. zoucrew102 (2112) - - APR 12, 2014
Bottle. Caramel and toffee malt aroma with some hoppy notes. Pours reddish amber with a thin tan head and very good lacing. Sweet caramel and toffee flavors to start. Finishes smooth and dry with a slight hop bite at the end. Good red, but slightly watery in the body.
RSRIZZO (2032) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2007
Had this beer on 6/22/2006. Aroma is rich with a sweet roasted malt scent and fresh hops. Color is a light brown with light carbonation and thin tight head. Taste is full of flavor from malty richness to a fresh happiness. Starting with medium body it goes down with a crisp feel. Finish burst out at you with a roasted malt flavor followed by fresh hops and a nice bitterness. It seems a bit hoppy for an Amber, but I love this beer. Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2005
Perfect bright red in color. Well balanced aroma and flavor, equally balancing malt and hops and providing flavors and aromas of caramel, mocha, toffee and resin. A pretty good"red" ale. Beaver (1846) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2010
12 oz bottle. Pours a reddish amber with a smallish creamy off white head that retains fairly well and laces the glass.Bill Becker (1809) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 10, 2017
The aroma is pretty subdued- some nutty malts and a little cola and some floral hops.
The flavor is nutty caramel malts with some slightly fruity bitterness at the finish. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and pretty watery.
Overall, an OK malt forward beer. It’s similar to Fort Collins’ Retro Red. I liked this better on tap.
From Apr 2008
This pours a clear reddish amber with about a finger head of foam. Average head retention with little lacing.
The smell has notes of caramel, biscuit, and some grassy hops.
The taste has a big biscuit flavour up front followed by some caramel, and both piney and grassy hops that give it some balance, especially near and through the finish.
It has a medium to medium light mouthfeel with a fairly light amount of carbonation..
This is an interesting brew...not very complex but the flavours work pretty well for me. I'd probably drink this again.
Cost: Part of a mixed 6 Pack US$8.29
jrodooo5 (1720) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Blah. Probably the worst beer in my grand lake variety 6 pk. Amber pour w/ a decent tan head. Aroma is of slightly sweet malt. Taste is bland but pretty well balanced. Not great!