HogTownHarry (7064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2008
Bottle (12oz). Deep ruby-mahogany pour, clear, with a large lasting straw-coloured foamy head. Grainy aroma, dry cereal with dry pungent resin hop bitterness. The taste - very bitter and grainy, but I get something like crushed grapeseed in the finish - and it’s a long, dry resin finish at that. Soft, thick mouthfeel, very dry with only mild carbonation, but a long quenching, almost burnt bitter finish ---- excellent sipper. LilBeerDoctor (4147) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2008
Bottle. Pours a dark brown/amber with a thick light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of flowery hops, sweet caramel malt, slight hint of citrus hops. Flavor is hops, hops, hops. Bitter flowery hops. Less malt presence than I’d prefer in an amber. As a super fan of ambers, I was really excited to try this one, but it let me down a little. Too much bitterness, too little flavor. doubleipa (224) - Georgia, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Had this at the Brickskellar in DC. Light brown head, fully diminished, frothy. Aroma - pine, spruce, resis, nit heacy. Taste - light initial with long aftertaste. hops linger on tongue. Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2008
Pours a clear burnt auburn color with a massive, foamy, khaki colored head. Thick gobs of lacing coat the glass nearly entirely. Aromatics are very hoppy, with pine and sharp grapefruit the most prominent variety. Toffee and glazed biscuit provide the malty side of the nose. Flavors basically follow suit, with toasty, sweet malts and biting grapefruit and pine going head to head. Medium-plus bodied and lightly syrupy, the finish is resinous and bitter. Overall, this is a very tasty amber, borderline IPA. mpersinger (366) - , California, USA - JUN 25, 2008
On tap at Jupiter, Berkeley, CA:
Copper in color, well-filtered with slight beige head and some lacing.
Broad malt flavor with teriyaki, truffle and rhubarb followed by a wall of crisp, citrus hops. Hops brighten in finish.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JUN 24, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 30, 2008 12oz bottle. hazy mahogany color with a compact yellowish head that leaves some sticky lacework. Candied grapefruit aroma of sweetness and citric hops mixing together. The flavor is pretty much their IPA with less bitterness and more sweetness. If you are in the mood for a maltier and less hoppy ale, this will do. At the same time, it really isn’t that interesting in comparison. A nice, hoppy amber, but the malts aren’t giving enough to trump that hop flavor, which is still less than I would want for an IPA. I guess I just don’t get it. (746314, 3.4)............. Rerate: Bottled again. Head lasts for days. Super floral and grapefruit aroma is nice, but there is some malty sweetness poking through too. tasted it warmer this time around, and the bitterness gave way to a nicer malt flavor. Hops are still super green and grapefruity. This really is quite bitter. Palate seems smoother and just right in the middle thickness wise. As long as you know that you are getting into a darker IPA, I think Green Flash has got you covered here. blipp (9598) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 23, 2008
Bottle. Pours red/amber with a nice beige head. Aroma is floral, with pine resin, grass and caramel. Medium body. Well balanced falvor with grassy, floral and perfumy notes accompanied by a nice solid caramel note. Finishes with a nice lingering bitterness. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2008
12oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, caramel malts, grapefruit, pine, and resin. Poured deep amber/dark orange with a bit of copper in color with a medium-sized beige head that diminished. Clear. Sparkling. Full of small particles. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Flavor of hops, resin, caramel malts, and pine. Medium body. Oily, lightly sticky texture. Average carbonation. Bitter, resinous, hop finish. No, it is not a red IPA, because it is not red. bhensonb (15621) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 20, 2008
12 oz. bottle. Rich mahogany color with an off-white head that fizzled out. Aromas of floral hop and somewhat roasted caramel. Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is roasted caramel and a bunch of citrus?/floral hop. It’s really hoppy in the finish. I don’t think it’s balanced, but if hops prevail, what does that really matter. Really good ale. waolsen (1376) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 20, 2008
bottle. nice look red with foamy light tan colored head. caramel, floral aroma. funky earthiness. hints of coffee and nut but that might just be its funk which is coming from the hops. light caramel. citrus. dry hops prominent and dance on tongue in finish.