trapped (2852) - New York, TURKEY - APR 18, 2017
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, as Bob’s First Ale. Clear dark amber with small foamy off-white head, faint caramel aroma, medium carbonation, malty taste with some roastd malty/toffee flavor, smooth body, medium caramel finizh. Not bad, not great either.
shrubber85 (11215) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 8, 2017
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (Bob’s 1st Ale). Sour milk, nutty toffee malt, and fresh hay aroma. Amber with large off-white head. Moderately sweet nutty toffee malt and mildly bitter fresh hay flavor. Okay body. A decent, straight-forward beer.
Bricks (1090) - Delaware, USA - APR 7, 2017
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
very good color... smells of roasted malt and coffee? thin palate.. not a fav but decent beer
crossovert (12253) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2017
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
355ml bottle. Amber pour. Aroma is irish ale yeast and caramel, flavor is caramel, yeasty, savory, herbs, bleh.
johnnnniee (4112) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - APR 2, 2017
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Bert’s
Crystal clear deep golden with a hint of red and a tightly bubbled off white head that dissipates slowly. Rich caramel malt and earthy spicy citrus hops to counter. Tasty beer that reminds me of the craft beer from the 90’s.
ffaoe (723) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2017
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bob’s First Ale - moderate malty aroma. red and clear in color with light head. taste is light with notes of caramel malts. taste finishes abruptly.
Kleg (185) - The Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2017
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bob’s 1st Ale. Cloudy rust colored pour with a khaki head and very good retention. Good lacing. Taste is a nice blend of caramel and toasted malts. Smooth. Simple profile and it works.
Patrickctenchi (6463) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: (as Bob’s 1st Ale)
Slightly hazy, copper-amber with a small beige head.
Caramel, mild berry, toasted grain aroma.
Taste is slightly spicy, caramel malt, toast, berry.
Light....but pretty satisfying to style.....
markwise (5413) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Magic Hat. Pours a red-Amber with a white head. Nose is some malt, toast, slight fruit, some plum, and a dry yeast. Flavor is similar with toast, malt, slight plum, and mild fruit. Light in body and a nice Irish red overall.
chinchill (4747) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle with best by date of 30 Nov. 2011 (from 9/2011 notes).
A- Pours a lovely red brown with about 1 finger of short-lived off-white head. Leaves some nice lacing that quickly slides down the sides of my wet glass.
S- Aroma has a roasted malt scent that is would be pleasant, but there are too many alcohol esters (I know: with only 4.8% ABV!) given the weak strength of the other components.
The taste is much better. As expected, it primarily features a medium roasted malt flavor, but there are some spicy hops in the mix. The dynamics are unusual, however, with the hops becoming a little less pronounced in the finish which is where the toasted malt flavor comes through most clearly. In any case, a fine finish nicely shaped by both the Apollo hops and the malts.
M - medium bodied beer, although off on the thin side a bit, with good carbonation; a mild bite of carbonation/hops on the tongue. Rather dry finish.
O - This is a fine red ale: Even though it is weak in aroma, it has excellent flavor, is moderately refreshing, and is a pleasure to drink.