SrSilliGose (3324) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 1, 2011
Doughy breads rye malt backing. Touch of cocoa. Toasty, dry. Some cereal. Touch of herbal hop character. Liked the nice dry bread Character AirForceHops (8179) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Poured from a 22 oz bottle. Dark red in color, white thin head that diminished as it warmed. Aroma of piney hops. Taste was very much like its aroma that left your mouth watering for more. Typical average Irish ale. Not bad, not really good, very middle of the road. Shared with LiteWait. LiteWait (266) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2011
Poured from a 22 oz bottle. Dark red in color, white thin head that diminished as it warmed. Aroma of piney hops. Taste was very much like its aroma that left your mouth watering for more. Typical average irish ale. Not bad not really good, very middle of the road. JFGrind (2080) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Give a buddy ten bucks before he leaves for a vacation in New England and he comes back with two bombers of Red Claws Ale. Neither one of us would of guessed it was an Irish Ale. However, the pine hops did give off a lower bitterness. Copper medium bodied ale, creamy head and an easy drinker. LtDan (1808) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 4, 2010
Appearance: Pours a deep, clear auburn with virtually no head.
porterhouse (1580) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 28, 2010
Aroma: Caramel, toffee, clover, apple.
Taste: Toasted malt, mildly bitter hop spice, caramel corn, and a little bit of peat.
Mouthfeel: Very thin and moderately fizzy.
Overall: A really complex,layered Irish Ale.Not usually jazzed by this style, but its very fresh, very lively, with a great hop presence.
(22 oz. bottle from Bootleggers) Pours coppery amber, slightly hazy. Three or so fingers of biscuit head that recede to about half a finger and eventually get kind of globby. Aroma of caramel and bread, and even a bit of chocolate. Fairly inviting except a hint of metalllic. Mouthfeel is fairly smooth, except lightly prickly. Also quite thin. Flavor is a letdown after a fairly promising aroma. Some caramel overlain by some bitterness, becoming a bit chocolatey as it warms. A bit metallic. Flavor and mouthfeel are weak.