Jmmyer07 (23) - - JAN 21, 2015
It has a huge hop character, without being overly bitter. It is a great example of a bold, rich, balanced craft beer, without being heavy and hard to drink in quantity. thetmaxx (917) - West Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 27, 2012
On tap at Rubicon for beer week. Thick head with lots of lacing on this one. Very nice brew! Sweet malt, with a good touch of bitter, maybe one of the best balanced brews I’ve had! DavidWoodruff (629) - Windsor, California, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Dark gold with a nice orange cast. Large dense white head. Big pine aroma. Flavor of malt with a big resiny hops component. Great balance of hops and malt. Full bodied with a long malt/hop finish. Great DIPA! AtronSeige (1595) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 29, 2015
Aroma: High hops (Cascade), Light toffee
Appearance: Brilliant dark red body. Medium-large tan head, good retention, lacing.
Flavour: Medium hops, resin (cascade). Medium bitterness. Balancing malt backbone. Dry finish with lingering resin.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium-low carbonation. Slight warming.
Overall: Impressive. Massive hops aroma, good hop flavour, but not overpoweringly bitter.
350 ml can, poured. Thanks Andre!
21B. Specialty IPA: Red IPA ComradeK (1237) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 25, 2012
650ml bottle. Pours a murky deep chestnut, with a smallish off-white head, which lasts reasonably well and leaves good lacing. Resinous, sappy hops dominate the aroma, with some fainter herbal and pine needle characteristics and some sweetish toffee malt. There are some quite faint pine needle notes, but the predominant initial flavour is resinous, herbal hops. These stay present, melding with dark, toffee malt to create a nicely balanced mid-palate. More smooth toffee leads into a finish of potent, sappy hops. There is a lingering bitter herbal aftertaste. Despite what is claimed on the label, this is most definitely not a red ale. It is, however, a powerfully hoppy, yet full-bodied, malty ale. Deftly balanced and very drinkable indeed.
PeteyGun84 (13) - Oxnard, California, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Nice flowery aroma. Not too dark not much of a head. Not as malty as you’d think, more hoppy very easy to drink little bitter on the palate, but I like bitter very good beer bnoel09 (587) - Elk Grove, California, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Poured from the bomber into a shaker. Clear ruby brown with a tan head. Aroma is a big dose of grassy and floral hops - smells like a wet hopped beer. Flavor starts with some caramel malt and leads right into all of the hop character. Again, a nice dose of fresh hops! Medium bodied with a slightly oily mouthfeel. Overall this is quite delicious and very fresh tasting. Rangi (672) - NEW ZEALAND - FEB 11, 2016
Poors a deep almost black red. Held to the lights brilliant mohogony. Aroma of slight pine, fruity hops and sweet toffee malt. Aroma flavour and taste combine in a well balanced bitter sweet fruity strong malt ale. Very tasty!
mkel07 (6123) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2012
650ml bottle. There is a lot of caramel malty aromas that burst from the glass. Pours a deep copper red with a deep thick looking beige head. Big bold strong flavour that sits well in the mouth and leaves a long lingering aftertaste. There is nothing evil about this. ANZUShophunter (471) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 5, 2015
From bottle in tulip glass. Pours deep mahogany with khaki, two-finger, frothy head. Rich earthy hops and a bit of malt on the nose paving the way for a battle on the palate of these twin features. Malt sweetness provides nice counterpoint to the hops. Works well with strong cheese. I love this style!