SDalkoholic (2444) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 22, 2004
Dark brown opaque with the only time i can see red is if i hold it up real close to a lightbulb. The aroma isnt strong or distinct enough to talk about. No head at all or lacing. Okay flavors ranging from roasted malts, caramel, and some citrus combined with a fair share of hops. Again its okay, but not my style for red ale. stephen louis (166) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2004
Nice colour on the pour,I noticed a hoppy nose on the pour,smells like a good homemade beer.
the taste is much better then the nose,smooth malt,slightly sweet,tinted with citric hops and pine,the finish turns to carmal then drys out again.
This is a very drinkable brew,nice feel on the palate due to carbonation BeerPrince (1701) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2004
Large foamy off-white head and clear red body. Nice malt and spice nose. Malty amber flavor followed with significant hops in the finish. Strong pine and spice presence here. A good amber... but still just an amber.
bierchik (95) - lakewood, California, USA - OCT 13, 2004
bottled...poured red/coppperish, had a medium size head, a sweet aroma, could sence the caramel. flavor was malty w/a hoppy finish, very enjoyable. SDbruboy (1863) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Bottle. Pours red, hazy and carries a large off-white head that leaves great lacing as it diminishes. Aroma is sweet, caramelly and smooth but fairly mild. Flavor is also sweet and malty with a nice hop bite. Medium body and good carbonation. Nice drinking ale.
FROTHINGSLOSH (8362) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2004
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2014 Early on in my beer tasting adventures this was a beer I was quite fond on, but as my palate improved it has not held up in my esteem. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bronze color with a large copper colored fluffy head. There was a sweet malt aroma with noted caramel. The flavor was crisp roasty malt with a sharp hop presence. A light caramel note graced the finish. Nice, but really not nearly as good as I had remembered it to be. Sigh, I guess this is why we do not rate from memory. davidflores99 (225) - Signal HIll, California, USA - SEP 27, 2004
I enjoyed this beer a lot. Had a malty, and bitter flavor, and a smooth finish. It poured red/amber and a light head. I liked this beer a lot. jstu9 (403) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2004
I had this at the Arizona Beer Festival. I indicated it had a nice hoppy character with a nice malty flavor. TakushBrewer (19) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2004
Beautiful red color, quality head that fades into a nice lace. Fresh, i am suprized that it is not more bitter considering the chinook and centennial hops. It is however, a great drinking beer, would go great with any meal. Silphium (3269) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - AUG 19, 2004
Deep red body, voluminous, dense tan head. Nose of dark caramels, brown sugar, pine, and peppery hops. Rich toasty flavor, well-hopped with a piney, spicy and rather bitter finish. Has the right touch of caramel to complement the roast and hops. A nice Amber.