jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2006
Pours copper with a small white head. Floral and citrusy hop aroma with a good deal of sweet, caramel-ish and toffee-ish. Very well-balanced, but the hops don’t have the unique mellow character of the IPA Nectar; in this one they’re a bit harsher. As it warms, a lot of the malt flavor comes through. biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2006
Clear dull red with a creamy head. Has a few floaters that look like little hairs. Maybe fibers from a sheet filter? Lightly sweet fruity caramel hop aroma. Sweet and tangy with some resinous hops, toasted malt and earthy notes. Perfect finishing bitterness. Extremely well balanced. A very nice, easy drinking ale. Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2006
Very nice red-brown body, minimal white head. Hops with heavy spices (maybe a honey base) and a good amount of bitterness in the aroma. Floral tastes with sweet fruit accents. Slightly tart ending, not the best Red Ale I’ve had. xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 12, 2006
Bottle. Semi-translucent red amber with a few bubbles and no real head. Aroma a bit of hoppy ipa with a more flowery tinge than some. Robust, hoppy, tawny flavor with a sweet strong malt backbone. It’s allright, fits well into a class of beers that will more than do but that you will never seek out. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 12, 2006
In the bottle at Davis, CA. Rich copper amber in color with an ecru-white head of medium consistency. The aroma produces a serious caramel toasted nose. Floral sweetness and tasty malty doughy flavor that is thick and chewey for the style. I enjoyed drinking this on the cottage porch of the Aggie Inn on a 70 degree february friday afternoon. Hard not to love a beer under such circumstances.
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 6, 2006
12oz bottle. Orange amber with a small off white slightly rocky head. Muted grassy hops with sweet caramel malt in the aroma. Ruddy malt with a tinge of toastiness complemented by a slightly astringent herbal hoppiness. Residual bitterness and some caramel in the finish. Mouthfeel is light medium, fairly dry. warriorx99 (85) - USA - FEB 3, 2006
Bottled. This beer poors a deep copper-red. The aroma is a slightly sweet malt and caramel. This is a smooth medium bodied beer that tastes of malt, caramel, and slight floral undertoneswith a quick and slightly dry finish. hopdog (12816) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2006
12oz bottle shared courtesy of Whaleman. Poured a medium amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, caramel, light honey, lightly floral and some spices. Tastes of oranges, floral, and light honey. whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Clear amber body with a soapy, grayish-white head. Aroma is of sweet wort with caramel and honey notes plus a hop profile suggesting peaches and spice. Piney flavor with light malt character, relative dryness, and medium bitterness. Medium light body with a dry finish. Nothing special in the bottle, but I could see this being nice when fresh on tap. hershiser2 (3533) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2006
Bottle. Pours brownish with a small flat head. Aroma of dirt, malts, grasses. Balanced flavor of those three aromas. Plain, but drinkable.