BOLTZ7555 (3027) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Dark ruby, crimson, and scarlet pour with a dense off white head. Aroma of caramel, toffee, and a hint of vanilla. Toasted oats, brown sugar, and honey baked biscuits in flavor. Medium mouthfeel. BeerBoxer (232) - Sacramento, USA - JAN 24, 2012
bottle handed to me by the brewer! has a red/gold pour with a medium white head. Aroma is a bit toasted. Flavor is toasted and grassy with a slightly dry finish. DuffMan (10433) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2012
Bottle. Nice deep copper amber with a very lively bubbly beige head. Caramel aroma with earthy nuances. Caramel flavour, a little bready, mildly bitter finish. Marred by over carbonation and a hard mouthfeel. larryLSB (533) - La Selva Beach, California, USA - JAN 16, 2012
Poured from bomber, purchased at Whole Foods in Capitola, reddish brown with a nice light tan head. Malty nose, like caramel candy, smooth balanced taste, really enjoyable as it warmed up. Nice medium bodied with a somewhat creamy texture. Overall enjoyable another good one from Knee Deep, impressed with them so far. kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Name: Immigration Red Ale
Date: July 04, 2011
Source: Total Wine, Vegas
Appearance: clear dark copper, pillowy beige head, layers of lace
Aroma: spicy aroma, nice bready character, balancing earthyness
Flavor: dry and earthy caramel malt flavor, lots of earthyness, balanced bitterness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
A - pours golden red brown high tan head little lacing .
S - grains toasted malts light sour.
M - light body watery .
T - simple subtle flat metallic red ale, light grais and quiet hops.
O - very simple average type red ale, no character.
5-/5 Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - OCT 29, 2011
22oz bottle. Rating #9. Clear dark amber color with a light beige head. Toasty malt aroma with an underlying sweetness. Flavor us similar, mire toastiness with a mild aftertaste, very well made and enjoyable. (1973) alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - SEP 10, 2011
On tap; poured an orange color with a big frothy head. Aroma of caramel, earth, biscuit, vegetable and fruit. Flavor had a bit of hops for the style; earthy and caramel. A bit of alcohol. Pretty good, but not a huge fan of Irish ales. wavers1 (916) - Notown, California, USA - JUL 25, 2011
nice brew, great aroma, slightly smokey, earthy, light bread and slight oatmealyy caramelness. taste is pretty similar but a tad less. great stuff, very pleased with it. kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUN 22, 2011
22oz bottle, purchased at Bottle Barn. (I remember really digging this beer on draft when Jeremy (brewer) was visiting TAPS Petaluma; didn’t bother to rate the draft version at the time.) Pours a medium, amber-brown color with high clarity; creamy, fine-bubbled white head with modest retention and nice lacing. Aroma presents, seemingly, a whole bunch of Maris Otter-like malt character (biscuity, light buttery caramel), along with some fruitiness and a very quiet hop aroma; malt-driven, and a fine showcase of British malts. Medium body; medium-high CO2; a nice, endearing mouthfeel overall (the draft version was like silk). Lots of toasty, biscuity British malts first and foremost (with hints of butterscotch and caramel on the periphery); while the mentioned Amarillo additions don’t really play out very prominently, the hop presence is quite smooth, with some orange and citrus flavor quietly popping up; very light red fruit notes; ultimately a crisp, solidly drinkable showcase of British malts with a light accompaniment of American hops. I could go for a more forceful display of Amarillo... but I always could. Medium-length finish of toasty and biscuity malts, with hints of an orange and mineral bitterness; nicely dry at the far end.