DrHomolka (761) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 21, 2008
12oz bottle. Pours with not much carbonation. An off-white smallish head atop an opaque burnt dark red body. Nice color and good lacing despite the lack of carbonation. Aroma is floral, fruity hops with a substantial caramel background. Flavor is the same, mildly bitter with an intense maltiness. Grainy mouthfeel. This reminds me of Founder’s Red’s Rye slightly, though without the prominent rye I guess. This is pretty good but Green Flash has yet to blow me away. Fruitfly (59) - , Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2008
South Philly Taproom. Pours a deep red amber with a small resilient tan head. Nose is a good range of citrus and piney hops. Nice balance for style. Doesn’t really stand as a beer I could have by itself and be completely satisfied. afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2008
12oz bottle served in a stem glass. Pours lightly hazed deep garnet topped by a dense off-white head. Big Amarillo nose of grapefruit and pine. Deep bitterness balanced by sweet caramel flavors, some pine and grapefruit as well. I agree with the rep IPA statement before me. And while it is good it needs something else to keep me coming back. dpjuart (1112) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Naka. Pours red with light khaki head, one finger. Nose is all hops, citrus and pine. Taste is moderate bitter with a solid hop flavor, pine, citrus and mild resin with nice malt backbone, caramel with a mild chocolate flavor. Bitter lingers well into the after with some dank hoppiness. Very tasty "amber ale". More of a red IPA. barncatmatt (2286) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 20, 2008
12 oz bottle from premier gourmet. pours deep red with a perfect everasting tan head. perfect amber ale appearance. hoppy aromas with a perfectly constructed malt profile. flavours are equally good with neither hops or malts outshining the other. very well balanced and sessionable. the only better amber ive ever had is Grand River Plowmans Ale and this only lacks in complexity. very solid ale.
thornecb (5911) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Pours light mahogany into a shaker. Fluffy off-white head pancakes as it slowly recedes. Sweet caramel, citrus and resin aromas. Beautifully balanced with upfront sweet caramel and a lasting grapefruit finish. Arayaga2 (2197) - portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 19, 2008
Brownish red with a fast-fading tan head. Aroma is fantastic, multi-note hoppiness which includes floral, citrus and vegetal aspects. Taste is also quite hoppy, with pithy citrus bitterness and a slight biscuity finish. Very clean on the palate, except for a steady, low-level lingering bitterness. Solid stuff, and very drinkable $2/12oz Naka (719) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2008
Pours a dark opaque amber red color with a little beige head that is gone after a few seconds. The aroma is sweet juicy grapefruit and rinds with just a small hint of pine. The flavor is very bitter. Flowers, tea, and dank nuggs. There is a little bit of brown sugar in this, but the star is completely the bitter. The body is medium to light. Leaves a strong bitter on the tongue. If you are a fan of hops, this is awesome. If you crave a little more balance, look elsewhere. NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - AUG 17, 2008
Tasted somewhere along my trip through the States.NomDeBeer (414) - Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2008
Dark amber colored brew. Fruity aroma. Fruity, hoppy flavor with crispy full hopbitterness. Nice malts. This is a very good amber.
Smells of citrus hops. Pours a deep copper color with a lasting, small off-white head. Tastes of juicy, grapefruit hops, and caramel malt. Very nice balance, very drinkable.