SHIG (4964) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 12, 2006
Very nice red amber beer with a white head. Smell is very sweet and caramel malt is pronounced. Sourish at first with the floral caramel malt finish. Very tasty! illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 8, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2006 Bottle from Premier Gourmet. Pours amber red with nice off white head. Sweet caramel and floral hop aroma. Mouthfeel is a tad thin. Nicely balanced flavor of citrusy hops and sweet malt that finishes bitter, spicy, and slightly resinous. Pretty one dimensional, but that did not bother me. A tasty session that you can drink and not overanalyze. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - APR 24, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2006 (8/2/06, draft) Clear copper body with biege head, nice lacing. Aroma is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, strong grapefruit, caramel. Medium-full body, medium stickiness. (8/4/7/4/15)
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - APR 22, 2006
(4/24/06, 12oz bottle) Medium beige head atop a clear copper body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, pine, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, pine/grapefruit, some caramel. Medium body with some resin, stickiness. (7/4/7/4/14)
Bottle. Pours a darker red with a pretty decent head. Nice floral hop nose. Good malt backbone for this hopped up red ale. Sweetness just adds to the hop opposition. Fairly balanced with some bittering. A good beer and interesting since its a red. MonsterMash (58) - North Tonowanda, New York, USA - APR 21, 2006
Malty for an IPA or hoppy for a red ale this is a drinkable, balanced brew with some hop kick. Thin drinking but good taste.
Sregnar35 (1032) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - APR 20, 2006
On tap at Mahars. Pours dark red with a good head. Aroma is faint hops and some good sweet malt. Flavor is hops and a bit of sweet malt, honey like malt. garrettdeming (17) - Apalachin, New York, USA - APR 19, 2006
From bottle. I’m at Ithaca College, so I love to support local business. This is excellent! Nice rich red color with thin but resilient head. Aroma of sharp citrus. Flavor of fruit and trees. LOTS of hops, good bitterness, great beer! Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 2, 2006
On cask at Delaneys. Pours out an opaque copper with a frothy head and low carbonation. Smells of oranges and lemons with some grassey notes. Tastes lightly orangey with nice pine hops. Very drinkable. zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2008 (draft @ The Old Toad - Rochester, NY) Nice and clear ruby red pour with about a half inch of white foam. Aroma is loaded with hops. Lots and lots of hops with a slight sweet hint thrown in at the end. The taste begins with a mouthful of hops and a nice sweet balance. The middle is very hoppy and floral with a smooth and hoppy finish. The aftertaste doesn’t stick around as long as I thought it would. Very nice. kylelackner (13) - USA - MAR 15, 2006
Had this on tap at the brewery. The pine hops are nearly overwhelming, disguising any other flavors that may be present. It tastes to me like they tried to hop this a little too much and never found the correct balance. However, it tends to run at a reasonable price, and is something i’d gladly drink hanging out in a bar.