hopwine (678) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - AUG 11, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2014 Red amber pour, good retention and lace. Spruce and honey bread nose. Flavor is orange marmalade, mild toffee, more honey bread, with mild grapefruit rind/grainy finish. Really well balanced and approachable. bpreo (2943) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2014
There is a chicken on the label, and with a name like Free Range, I wonder if eggs were used in the brewing process. Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - JUL 15, 2014
I get a maltieness and a very floral hop aroma from this clearish copper reddish brew with a slight off white head. Carbonation is there as is the maltieness and medium body with a bitterish aftertaste. I also get a slight nutty flavor. Good brew. bth122 (1641) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Draft at the pour house. Clear copper color. Floral hops with bread malt and slight caramel. Taste is grains and some caramel malts. Good mouthfeel/texture. Average carbonation. Light bitter finish. A good beer. DocLock (11025) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy ruby-copper with 2-finger khaki head. Nose is barley malt, hops, earthy. Tastes of earthy barley, resiny hops, earthy grain, mild fruit. Finishes complex and hoppy. Good balance.
Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 8, 2014
Yikes, I just saw the bottling date and didn’t want to wait on this any longer. Woops to me for not watching my dates closer. The date says March 11, 2014, stamped white in bottom right corner.
Into a pint glass, it goes.
The appearance is a nice hazy amber color with a decent two finger white foamy head that lasts for a good minute and a half before it concaves gently leaving a nice somewhat thick foaminess sticking finely to the sides of the glass.
The smell had a decent amount of some bitter Northwest piney hops that end up allowing a decent amount of citrusy sweetness to enter as it warms.
The taste was mildly sweet but allows a nice bitterness to settle over my taste buds. There is a slight bittersweet hoppy aftertaste that leads to a quick dry yet sweet finish.
On the palate, this one sits about a light to medium and shows a decent sessionability about it. I will say there is a decent sharpness pounding on my tongue somewhat like an AIPA but its nothing overbearing.
Overall, this is another winner by Laurelwood and even at this old, my apologies for not reviewing this fresher. fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2016 bmerz (741) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 20, 2014
2016-06-08, bottle, 6.1% ABV, 6-4-6-3-12=31
Nice bread and caramel, but it smells a bit old. Ok beer but nothing special.
2014-04-20, draught at Serious Biscuit, Seattle, 6-5-7-3-14=35
Dark amber color, clean, with creamy head. Good use of the caramel, both for the aroma and the flavor, with moderate sweetness, soft and round body, strong bitterness, and some hop resins.
Bottle from Local 44 in Philly. Fairly fresh. Pours clear red coppy with decent lace. The aroma is fresh spicy biscuit, sweet malt, with pine resin, not very potent. Flavor follows with a bit of candied bitter ginger. Feel is watery, slightly astringent, not particularly lively. It’s nice. Probably super fresh it would standout more like the Workhorse did for me when drank in WA. harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Bottle date unknown - boo!
A: Pours a copper ale with excellent clarity and <single finger cream head which dissipates almost immediately. No lacing.
S: Grain, bran, alcohol. Hints of resiny hops. Sweet, overly sweet.
T: Malt and bitter. Alcohol, sweet cherries. Not very good for the style.
M: Medium with lower carb. Creamy feel. Drying. Nice.
D: Okay beer. Would never guess it to be a red ale. For some reason, this tastes like cheap mac and cheese. Too bad, my first impressions of this brewery have been quite good.
Serving type: bottle
03-11-2011 Zeswaft (1780) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Damn this good. I dont why I’ve avoided this for so long especially when I love Workhorse. Aroma is biscuity and hoppy. Flavor is smooth and bountiful. Ample grapefruit hops and healthy biscuit malt balance. Medium-light body which makes this a tasty and super sessionable beer without an offensive hop wreck. Reminiscent of Bell’s Amber.