markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Thanks to drfabulous for this one as a bonus. Pours a deep copper with a tan head. Nose is deep malt, toffee, and hints of booze with some dark fruit. Flavor is similar, but hops and yeast dominate while malt takes a bit of a back seat. A bit lighter in body and somewhat dry in the finish. Smells malty and tastes hoppy. Interesting, but I like it a bit maltier. Reynolds314 (3477) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2011
Boring beer. The term "excessive hopping" is not what I would call this beer. Almost reminds me of an english bitter with more booze. Hops are muted and sprucy and the malts are sweet and nutty. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2011 Red ale, yum red ale. No real hops, some malts. Those same red malts that kinda suck. Yea those. You know drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Draft at NA, pours a copper with white head. Nose of red fruit, juicy hop notes, and bubblegum. Flavors of caramel, juicy fruity hop notes, and brown sugar. An easy drinking hoppy red ale. DalzAle (2038) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Bottle thanks to StFun! Very dark amber pour, tons of frothy carbonation and a spicy malty nose. Flavor has a nice malty backbone, more black pepper/spicy hops, herbs and finished a littly hoppy and thin on the body. Another good suggestion Josh, I’ll keep this in mind the next time I’m in Indiana!
queenholly (3623) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - OCT 7, 2011
On tap at brewery. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Clear copper, off white head, nice lacing. Smooth malt, spice, light hop flavor. Yummy! shrubber85 (11618) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2011
Tap at brewery. Sweet creamy toffee malt aroma with a hint of hops. Clear amber color with small head and nice lacing. Sweet light cherry malt and moderate bitter orange peel finish. Excellent. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2011
22oz bottle from sefus12, thanks Beau! Pours a cloudy, deep red-brown colored body with a two finger-width, dense and foamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is fairly floral, citrusy, and hoppy with a light spruce. A light caramel malt alongside the floral citruses with a touch of bread. Flavor is citrusy and slightly sweet up front with a good amount of florals before a light bready caramel and some toasted grains come in. Leafy and piney hops come out towards the end and grow into a moderately bitter, grainy, dry finish. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent imperial red. Well hopped with a light caramel, toasted bread maltiness. Pretty citrusy with a nice mix of florals and pines/leafy hops. Not bad. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2011
On tap at Yogi’s, Bloomington. May be officially a winter seasonal but this was fresh and floral as could be when I had it. Bright gleaming red pour with a dark heart and a thick fluffy head, sticky lacing everywhere. Strong sharp hops and caramel malts in the nose, with abundant floral notes. Mouthfeel is luxuriant, with a bit more of a bite than you’d expect at 7.5%. Flavors tended to be maltier than the nose would suggest, but it was a well balanced and very drinkable ASA in the same region as Arrogant Bastard (with a bit of a Hoosier mellow). jkwood04 (5463) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 14, 2011
22oz bottle in a snifter. Pours deep ruby with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of toasted malts, some dough and nuts, and strong bitter hops. Flavor the same, with a nice hop finish. Average texture. A pretty good beer.