kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2015
Bottle. Pours a clear light amber body under a one finger frothy beige head that had decent retention. The nose is fairly dry with some earthy malt and some minimal hopping. There’s a bit of caramel in there, but it’s not central to the aroma. The flavor is a little overly grainy with toasted and dry husky grain. Just the lightest bitterness on the finish It’s a bit rough in texture, but at least it’s not overly sweet. Light bodied with fizzy carbonation. Decent effort at the style. DocLock (10970) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours coppery ruby with khaki head. Nose is caramel malt, earth, cacao, hops. Tastes caramel malty, with earthy notes, vinous fruit, toffee, hops, a bitter finish. Decent Drake (14059) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 20, 2015
12 ounce bottle from Nikki’s Liquors. Pours a clear amber with a large foamy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of caramel. toasted malt, spicy hops. The taste is caramel, nutty notes, piney, earthy hops. Medium bodied, refreshing, decent balance. AirForceHops (7675) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Purchased a 12 oz. bottle off the clearance rack at Bottles, Providence, RI. Color is a clear Amber with very little head or carbonation. Aroma is toasted grain and caramel. Flavor is horrible even for the age. Has a herbal hop of sorts that balances the malt. Mild traces of sugar. Pretty simple and follows the style guidelines.
Travlr (25749) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Draft at the source. Beautiful deep amber color. Aroma of peppery scotch. Taste is sticky caramel.
50belair (3679) - Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Clear amber pour with a white head. Mild hazelnut and bitter bland hops notes. Below average mouthfeel average body. annunz123 (963) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 11, 2014
Nice, strong aroma with bread, wood, nuts, and maybe a little pipe tobacco. After that, the flavor is disappointing, water and with some vegetal funk. OK, but not worth seeking out. jtclockwork (17070) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Bottle shared with Jcwattsrugger. Pours amber with off white head. Nose/taste of resin, toasted grain and grass. Medium body. Decent for the style. mike67 (1243) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 23, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours copper with small, short-lived, fluffy white head. Aroma is of bread crust, herbal hops and some caramel. Body is medium and crisp. Herbal, earthy hop, bready malt and caramel combine on the palate. Finish is long, bitter, and astringent. I would not buy this brew again. JaBier (8156) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Sample prior to the brewery tour on 7/3/13. Clear copper pour with a medium beige head. Bready malt nose with caramel and light hops. Toasty malt flavor with caramel accents before a dry, roasty finish. Very well done Irish Red.