hrabren (1947) - Zagreb, CROATIA - DEC 26, 2017 iowaherkeye (2804) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bomber, no date for $5.99 at Olive Tree Marketplace. Clear brownish red with a one finger creamy light tan head, nice retention. Dry caramel and toasty toffee provides the backbone to an otherwise floral citrus (and some sweaty Cascade) hop nose, tinge of earth behind. Flavor adds some green dry hops, and the hops do seem a bit brighter than the aroma led on. Pretty well attenuated, just some mild sweetness from the caramel/toffee. Dry with bitterness peaking at a 3ish, thank you for not making it stupid bitter. Smooth moderate carbonation with a medium body. Quite solid, and better than I thought it’d be, as I’m not usually a fan of the hoppy toffee malt thing.
Bottle shared at a drinking session with Višnja 666 and Pilot Goran in the summer of 2017. Thanks! Clear amber to ruby red colour, small off-white head. Lightly hoppy, fruity and malty, caramel and roasty. Sweet, with only a light hoppy touch. Medium body, soft carbonation, light finish. Vell made strong ale. djd07 (16289) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 25, 2017
On tap at GABF, pours a dark amber with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is resin, pine, citrus. Medium body, grapefruit, pine, lingering bitterness, very good. sørenpetersen (1) - odder, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2017 does not count
good beer with balanced aroma and perfect bitterness.
nice color could, but could have more platate Theydon_Bois (21418) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2017
Can split at GBBF '17, day 3, thanks to Steve 10/08/17.
Rich chesnut brown to amber with a well presented off white head.
Nose is caramel, hops, earthy malt, fruit rinds, brown sugar.
Taste comprises light booze, orange rind, toasted brown sugar, sticky toffee pudding.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, semi drying close with a sweet underbelly and hoppy balance.
Decebt boost juice. stevoj (5866) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 2, 2017
Can from Brewers Haven. Deep mahogany color, one finger fluffy beige head. Aroma us malts, dark, roasty, burnt toast. Taste us dry and dusty, leaves, tobacco, earthy. Malts at its very core. Not too strong for a strong ale, but damn tasty.
explosivedog (1809) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 24, 2017
On tap at 1925 Brewing Co. Pours deep red brown. Strawberry, pepper, peach, caramel, sweet toffee finish with a nice bitter edge. Full body. Nice. R4N5H (1373) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2017
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2017 12oz can from De Bierkoning, enjoyed in a snifter on 18-Nov-2017. Reddish brown in colour with a medium sized beige coloured head. Aroma of pine, sweet malt and fruit. Medium body and carbonation. Malt forward in taste and heavily hopped - caramel, grapefruit and citrus. An awesome Red IPA. Aurelius (5651) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2017
Clear, ruddy cola pour, off white to tan head. Menacing 12oz can. Tannic, red ale aroma, with wood, cherry, incense. Chalky chocolate notes up front, cypress, fairly dry, a little astringent. I'd characterize this as an imperial red. Hops abound. Like all red ales, it's a bit of a mishmash and even in its better moments, I wish that it was something slightly different. Pretty good though. Thanks to PorterPounder for the trade. PorterPounder (8356) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2017
Palm Beach Gardens, Total Wine - 12 oz can. Dark amber-brown pour, long lasting khaki colored head, light lacing. Aroma of brown sugar, dates and molasses. Flavor runs along the same lines, sweet and delicious, some nectarine fruitiness thrown in for good measure. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky. Yummy! hotstuff (5278) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 27, 2017
Rated on 9-26-2017. The appearance of this draft beer is a small head that is mostly lasting, dark reddish body, no carbonation observed, and a fair amount of lacing. The aroma is citrus hops, bitter, fruity, and malt. The flavor presents light-moderate bitterness, citrus hops, fruity, malt, and sweet. This beer is light bodied. It has a light bitter finish and very tasty. It is worth trying and a beer that I would drink again.