Theydon_Bois (20890) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2017 Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, - JAN 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I’ve enjoyed a number of beers that entice the taster with scents of ripe orchard fruit, citrus and spruce and then the next thing you know you’re face down having beer kicked brutally by the beer, it is daylight, you’ve soiled yourself and your wallet is missing. If I black out writing this review, then you’ll know this is one of those beers.
It appears clear with a beautiful amber colour and some white head that left good lace down the side of the glass. The aroma is so typically West Coast: spruce, apricots, blood orange, herbal grassiness.
Argh! Argh! Hops! My wallet! Hang on, wait... the flavour is certainly heavily hopped, but it isn’t a violent assault. The bitterness is there, but while fairly strong, isn’t overcoming. It contributes to a lingering finish. It is still a big, big beer, but not frightening. In any other country it would be a super-beer, but in its home, a well-balanced, easy drinking beer (but not a session beer). This serves to underline context in beer.
Can split at GBBF '17, day 3, thanks to Steve 10/08/17. stevoj (5638) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 2, 2017
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.
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 (1681) - 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 (1352) - 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 (5590) - 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 (8313) - 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 (5272) - 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. thedm (6320) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 26, 2017
This draft brew from a beer bar was served at room temperature and poured a very small sized head of foamy finely sized light brown colored bubbles that were quickly diminishing and left behind a uncarbonated body transparent ruby red brown colored body and a poor lacing. The nice aroma was malty. The mouth feel was tingly at the start and at the finish with a mellow roasted malt aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of roasted malt Irish red malt burnt malt and hops. Delicious and one I would certainly buy again. Beergaard (386) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 20, 2017
Confusing and unworthy(?) visual and verbal rip off - guess you all know the two breweries that is being ripped off. That being said this is pretty tasty stuff. Dark red color, long lasting head. Aroma of tangerine and other sweet citrus fruits and some malt. Taste is a little more subtle. Decent hop character and a soldid malt backbone. Bitterness indeed but not too much. ken1 (2174) - DENMARK - SEP 7, 2017
Aroma: Fruity hops with dusty notes.
Flavour: Dry fruity bitter with notes of grape and slight nuts. Aftertaste is dry and fruity sweet.
Colour: reddish nutbrown with an offwhite head.