Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2011
Bottle at RBWG 2011. Pours clear orange/amber, thin off-whie head, spotty lacing. Nose is caramel, spice, red fruits. Flavours of spice, toffee-fruit. Kinda herbal. Meh. Sledutah (7526) - Utah, USA - MAR 8, 2011
Bottle shared during a RBWG stop at the Az Wine Co for some great food and beers douglas88 (9175) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2011
Appearance: Clear amber with a big white head and good lacing
Aroma: Sweet malts and caramel and fruity
Taste: Sweet malts, caramel, toffee and some nice hop bitterness
Nice, easy drinking.
Bottle at AZ Wine. Pours a deep red/brown color with a medium tan head. A nice rich fruity hop and caramel nose. The flavor is very nice; super drinkable, loads of fruity and citrus hops, Cascade comes in big time, some caramel and toasted malt balance. This trip had a lot of nice Amber Ales. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2011
Red-brown, beige cover. Hoppy herbal aroma, toasty malt. Taste is floral, herbal hops, toasted malt, light bitter. Nice merlin48 (656) - Jenkins, Kentucky, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Bottle pours a clear copper body with a large beige head. Aroma is grapefruit, orange rind, and toasted caramel. Creamy medium body is well carbonated. Taste is well balanced but on the hoppy side for style. Crystal, Cascade, and Simcoe work well here and impart a mintiness to along with the citrus. Toasted caramel barely balances. Very tasty and goes down easy.
Suttree (6385) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Brownish Red, with a big fluffy white head. Caramelly, earthy aroma. Flavor is more caramel, with only faintest of hop bite at the end. Nice rich palate. thebarista (5) - USA - FEB 21, 2011 does not count
This beer hits awesome out of the tap and loses a ton from the bottle. But top notch if you can get on tap anywhere. A great same beer all night at a bar. agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2011
Aroma - bold hop profile, citrus, faint caramel;
Appearance - deep red, thick fluffy head, excellent lacing;
Taste - hop filled front, mild malt back, finish is long and very tart;
Palate - pretty crisp, average body;
Overall - sold for the style, more like a hybrid red/IPA, nice in all aspects. SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Deep amber pour with a tan head. Lots of citrus and spicy hops in the aroma, along with nutty toasty caramel malt. Flavor is well balanced, though the hops tend to come out slightly ahead. All in all, a better than average amber. doomfistinc (82) - New Mexico, USA - DEC 30, 2010
Pour from a growler not 8 hours old.
First pour is the absolute image of a Red: Holding the glass to the light gives a heavy red color, but mostly brown when left to sit. Smell is grassy, but slightly sweet. Taste matches the color, but with the malt and hops balancing perfectly to give a satisfying draw with a slightly bitter after taste. Medium-Light thick head of an eggshell white. Carbonation is also in the almost perfect category; Not fizzy, but not too creamy either.
I regularly visit the sampling Tap Room in Santa Fe and this is my standard drinker. High alcohol content with no warmth or burn with a perfectly balanced taste and body.
There is nothing wrong with this beer. It is, quite honestly, almost a perfect example of a Red.