yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - JAN 30, 2010
Pours a sexy amber with off-white head that is thick at first then recedes to a thin layer that remains for the pint. Nose has a very nice fruity component, perhaps passion fruit or at least a very mixed batch of fruit aromas. A generous toffee sweetness is welcomed onto the palate at first, with plenty of "juicy fruit" hoppiness in the balance. There’s a slight candied quality to this ale too. Finish is toffee sweet with lingering citrus. Very drinkable and quite delicious.
Someister (17) - USA - FEB 6, 2011
Beautiful deep,ruby red color. Tinges of deep purple, with a thin creamy off-white head. Smells of grassy, citurs, sprucy hops and deep caramel notes. Great mouthfeel with a beautiful, bitter, and lasting finish. Notes of chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, and bitter citrus. My standard for everything a red ale should be. bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Rich reddish-amber with thin off-white head and light lacing.
Aroma: Tart grapefruit, mango and citrus are at the forefront. Smells like an IPA except the malts are more complex with caramel, biscuit and rye-like qualities.
Taste: Mostly dried out caramel malt backbone which is overridden by loads of citrusy American hops with strong grapefruit and orange. The finish is spicy, bitter and pine-like. Somewhat reminiscent of rye as well.
Palate: Moderately low carbonation, smooth and creamy body, dry finish. Could use either a tinge more carbonation or body - one or the other - but that is a very minor gripe.
Overall: Fantastic Non-Imperial Red Ale; actually the best I have had for the style. Highly recommended. bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 2, 2012
I love this beer. more liek a red IPA than an amber id say though. massive hops and good malt base coming thru. lovely stuff Stevesie (336) - - MAR 30, 2013
Single bottle. Pours a pretty dark red with a slight tan head. Lots of clinging bubbles and significant lacing. Fresh, clean aroma full of hops and a hint of citrus. Fresh and clean with a hint of malt toward the finish. Lacks the smoke or earthiness of most reds, making it dangerously easy to drink and highly refreshing. What all red ales should aspire to be.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Off the charts aroma of tangerines and clementines. Semi-sparkling nice clear red appearance with a quickly disappearing white head. Slick flavor, not overly sweet with deep hop resin. Mild caramel and toffee with hints of grass. Kind of similar to red seal but hoppier. Very nice. Thanks Brad! JohnRMurdoch (4876) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 2, 2011
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2011 Bottles @ Blackfriars & from Mybrewerytap.com. Hoppy pine aroma. Medium brown colour with a reddish tinge, not much head. Strong hoppy flavour. Smooth & well balanced. Great one. nickel (1094) - UKRAINE - MAY 11, 2014
I was impressed by the fruity flavour of this India Pale Ale. On the nose this beer is hoppy and spicy. Recommend to try StuartC (74) - Lochgilphead, Argyll, SCOTLAND - FEB 23, 2015
Bottle from Fyne Wines, Argyll. Dark orange colour with amber hues, clear, no head; Rather ’festive’ aromas of mixed dried stone fruits & citrus peel - almost as spiced mince pies, and with hints of sweet, nutty peshwari nan bread; Good weighty body with a bit of alcoholic bite giving impression of more alcohol than it actually has; Flavours on the palate again delivering balance of exotic and darkly spiced citrus fruits and a long lingering finish. Will drink many more of these! George999 (457) - Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2015
From the tap the color is auburn with an off white head, the aroma is citrus and hops with floral, taste is citrus crisp hoppy with a slightly sweet finish. Solid IPA not overpowering hops