arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Picked up a sixer of this along with the IPA, solid beer. Nice dark red color, hefty head. Smells like hops woven around a real nice maltiness, pine too which I did not get from the IPA. Taste is chewy malt, more pine but the hoppiness is not jarring and is well integrated into the beer. You definitely notice it but it never takes over. Nice stuff.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-18-2012 04:14:44 XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2012
Has some roasty malts with a bit of medicinal like scents. Taste is a decent caramel roasty bitterness, it's alright.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Bottled. Poured clear, reddish amber with a dense beige head. The aroma picked up toasted darker fruits and biscuity malts with fresh accents of grapefruit, pine resin, and earth.. juicy, spiced fruits on the back of the nose.. nice. The flavor found biscuit and caramel malts at the core, with spicy pine, citrus, and black peppery bitterness around.. good balance between biscuity malts and lively hops on the long finish. Medium-bodied, dry, and a touch grainy on the palate.. well-hopped for a red ale, and it worked. I’d drink more of these. onceblind (10561) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Clear brilliant amber with a thin light beige head. The aroma is caramelly with a firm hoppy presence, with leafy lupulin-y hops, and candied grapefruity bittersweetness. Nice firm full flavor on a medium-full palate. The flavor starts kinda citrusy with grapefruit and orange notes, with a slight bitterness, a little grassiness, following with leafy hoppy bitterness through the finish. Kinda wished for more maltiness. Instead this tastes like a cross between a Fat Tire and a Dales. Steve_0 (3818) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2012
On tap at Hops & Pie. Pour is crimson with a small off-white head and good lacing. Grapefruit, citrus, light caramel, roast, resin, and wood in the aroma. Taste is citrus fruit, caramel, orange peel, light roast, soap, and floral hops with a medium bitter finish. Medium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Really more of an IPA to me, but tasty for sure.
DiarmaidBHK (5896) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Draft at brewpub. Pours brown with a thin white head that leaves trace lacing. Notable floral notes on the tongue. Pretty hop forward for an amber and pretty bitter on the finish. Solid for lited style but it’s really an IPA in disguise. RobertDale (6848) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - AUG 22, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Pours mostly red with a nice biege head. Aroma of citrus, caramel, and pine. Taste is malt, pine, citrus, and caramel. Nice balance. Very good. dalekliz (925) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 18, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy brownish-amber with a thick foamy cream head. Aroma is hoppy and bright, of citrus hops, yeast, malt. Taste is crisp and bitter, of oranges, hops, grass, yeast, sugar, malt. Lingering light bitterness. Nice red ale. jtclockwork (17264) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 11, 2012
Bottle thanks to RobertDale - shared with Yanick. Pours reddish amber with off white head. Nose/taste of sweet malt, light toffee, resin, pine and caramel malt. Finishes moderately bitter/pine. Medium body. Nice beer. coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours reddish amber with a medium-sized off-white head that left some lacing. Aroma and flavor are spicy, slightly resinous hops and caramel malt, some toffee. Lightly sweet, moderately bitter. Medium mouth feel. Quaffable and tasty.