ANZUShophunter (445) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2016
From bottle in an IPA glass. Pours amber with frothy head and dank hop aroma. Finish has citrus-like sweetness against significant hop bitterness with ethanol peaking through. KeefOz (1838) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2016
BB 26 Jan 2017. Poured a murky deep brown amber (not really a ’red’) with a one-finger beige frothy head that diminished slowly to a collar that laced OK. Carbonation low, soft and fine. Aroma of subtle to moderate pine with a hint of sweet citrus. Taste of moderate strength pine, low sweetness, hint of spice and moderate strength grapefruit bitterness. Light to medium body. Dry with a grapefruity bitterness on the finish. Orange_times (292) - UKRAINE - SEP 5, 2016
Pours in red copper colour with large off white head, good lacing, clear liquid. Medium strength aroma of spruce, herbs, citrus, caramel. Light sweetness, very bitter. Medium body, oily feel, soft carbonation, long bitter finish with definitive alcohol notes. MetalNHopHead (1976) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Since amber-colored beers named after bikes are about as American you can get, I really should’ve had Fixed Gear a long time ago. Ah well. All is mended in time. Fixed Gear pours red/burnt orange with a tan head. Flavors and aromatics of toffee, berry, and citrus (especially orange peel). Like a lot of Red IPA’s / hopped-up Ambers, Fixed Gear has a creamy body and it’s plenty lively with hops. Speaking of the hops, for a beer that’s not technically all that bitter (42 IBU’s), Fixed Gear comes across as fairly assertive. Tasty stuff. kenter2000 (74) - , Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2016
This beer is tough. Nice blend of hops, copper. Refreshing beer in the summer time but could also warm you up in the winter.
muzzlehatch (4958) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Badger Spirits in Beloit, WI, sampled a bit above fridge temp from a Fitger’s pint glass. Red IPA eh? That’s what it says on the bottle. I missed all the "colored" IPAs in my time away from here - Black of course has become commonplace, but I also see White a lot, and this Red. Did somebody brew a Rainbow IPA for marriage equality? A Purple IPA to commemorate the passing of a Prince? Anyway...it pours a murky medium amber-copper, with a chunky off-white head that leaves lovely patterned foam-flecks in the glass....the aroma is a pleasant, slightly pungent mix of wet earth, pine, and a touch of orange, fairly sweet...body is generally fairly sweet, a bit of tartness in midpalate, and tending towards a moderate bitterness in the end, juicy and lightly fruity throughout...there’s also just a hint of barnyard quality towards the finish (not necessarily appropriate here); the palate is a little rough, body is slightly watery, carbonation average. Not entirely sure what to make of this but on the whole I’m unenthused. geologyguy (1602) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2016
taste is smooth and malty...drinking a good amount so can’t rate great...john’s house olympics/D&D popephred (268) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Poured from the bottle into a standard pint glass. the pour produced a cloudy caramel body withe a medium head of tan foam which diminished leaving minimal lacing.
It has a good aroma of caramel and hops, though it diminishes somewhat throughout the tasting. The body is on the light side, which carries a strong hops flavor, modified ever so slightly by a touch of sweetness (which is helped along by slurping, causing aeration). The hops used in this ale are quite bitter, and leave a strong aftertaste on the sides of the tongue, overpowering the caramel finishing notes. Initially, I was impressed with this beer’s look, and was hoping for a mellower IPA, something approaching an amber ale. This was not the case, and the lingering aftertaste was off-putting. artemb (988) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - JUL 13, 2016
Look: hazy amber with red shades, fluffy white head with average retention.
Aroma: toffee, sweet citruse, pine.
Taste: dry with moderate grassy and spicy bitterness.
Flavour: caramel, toffee, toasted bread, wormwood, grassy hops.
Good. shigadeyo (3739) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 18, 2016
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2016 Roasty toffee malt in the aroma, quite floral; murky amber color with a frothy beige head; bittersweet flavor with a good blend of caramel malt and earthy-herbal hops, spicy, good level of bitterness; medium body, slightly chewy; good hoppy amber. Draught at Hollander in Milwaukee, WI.