JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 11, 2006
22 oz bomber. Deep amber beer, thin off-white head. Aroma is very earthy, sweet toasty/caramelly malts, salty/herbal leafy hop aroma. Earthy, slightly woody. Cedary resiny aroma with a basil and oregano overtones. Strong sweet cherry/apple aroma. Flavour is earthy with cherry/berry notes throughout. Lightly musty character, leafy tobaccoish flavour on the back of the palate. Well-hopped, good bitterness and loads of leafy hop flavour mixed with the sweet malts. Reminds me of Boomer’s red... a very solid ESB. Tasty brew... probably the best I tried from these guys. chriso (7533) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2012
On tap at Northampton Brewery on 19 April 2010. A hoppy red ale. Much stronger hops than the average red and all the better for that. Good balance of toasty malt and bitter hops. An excellent drop.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 21, 2007
Pours red with a tan head. Smells of earthy hops and spicy with some peppery elements. Tastes mildly hoppy with some light malty elements. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Best beer of the night. Big hop flavors that are very well matched to big malt amber flavors. Nice bitter malty finish. Both sides of the beer are well balanced throughout the beer flavor. NICE. :) muzzlehatch (4958) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2004
Sample at the brewpub. Clear light copper, bit o’ creamy lace; big malty, biscuity nose, light oregano, honey and pine. A bit light and watery in the body but nicely caramelly; slightly woody late.
DiarmaidBHK (4891) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Draft at brewpub. Pours Amber with a white head. Leaves a shitload of lacing in the glass. Solid floral hop notes on the nose. Fairly floral on the tongue. Finished clean. It's solid but like most attempts to turbocharge the style the answer is usually bigger hops.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone johnnnniee (4312) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2013
On tap at the Brewpub
Comes to the table a cloudy amber color with a creamy off white head. Malty caramel aroma with a solid shot of resinous hops. The flavor is malty and rich with a huge resinous earthy hop flavor that I really wasn’t expecting. Medium body with a moderate level of carbonation and a sweet slick mouthfeel. A bit hoppy for the style, but hell I’m not complaining it works. Slipstream (2625) - USA - JUN 6, 2017
Draft at the brewpub. An Irish ale? It seems like a hoppy American ale to me. At what point does one call it an IPA? Plenty of resiny grapefruit bite in the taste and a bitter aftertaste. The best aspect is the nice malty-floral sweetness in the nose. All right. boto (2210) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - MAR 10, 2007
Draught @ Brewpub: This one pours a clear amber color. There was little head and minimal lacing. The aroma is a bit weak. It is lightly sweet, with a bit of caramel malt. The taste is slightly dry, and somewhat malty. Decent enough. BroSpud (2188) - , Massachusetts, USA - APR 19, 2011
On draft at the brewery. Pours a light amber with very little head. Decent amount of hops but pretty much average overall.