BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 4, 2010
Bottle thanks to ericandersnavy. Pours with a hazy red body and a very small tan head. Aroma of malt, honey, caramel. Smells like a super faded IPA to be real honest (super sweet with some oxidized and very faded hops). Slightly grassy. Taste is grass, carmel, bread with an odd and sharp off-flavor in the finish. Light bubbles. MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2010
A Mes rate. Bottle thanks to The Cad.joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 11, 2010
Bright red amber with a good off white head. Very good US hoppy snout with some very pleasing caramel malt in the background. Similar flavour. A little one dimensional but good to drink. Nothing Irish nor red about it if you ask me but it’s a good all rounder all the same. Big bready finish with an assertive bitterness.
Pours ruby copper with a nice tan head. The aroma is very hoppy with citrus and minerals taking the lead. Candy like malts in the background balance it out, but this is a surprisingly hop forward brew. The flavor is caramel, earth, piney, citrusy. Very good. fidel (1302) - Livermore, California, USA - APR 10, 2010
Poured dark amber brown, balanced, caramel malts, earthy and citrus hops, clean finish. leiris (1) - Davis, USA - MAR 15, 2010 does not count
Nice, fairly hoppy, red ale. Red ales aren’t normally my thing, but I picked this up because I typically can’t find Rubicons at my grocery store, and I was pleasantly surprised. A well balanced ale; coppery taste and smell, some honey and caramel in there, not too sweet or malty; rich all around. Not your typical red ale.
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 13, 2010
Appearance: Pours a clear dark red. Atop, sits a big dense tan head.
Aroma: Citrusy Amarillo type dry hopping, caramel and red apple skins.
Taste: Spicy sweet malt, burnt sugar, and a mild but noticeable hop bitterness that lingers.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and a tad creamy.
Overall: A really nice red ale. Please don’t let the name fool you, this is much better than your typical Irish red. The malts are nicer, and that California kiss of hops takes it from good to great. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 11, 2010
Nice clear bright red amber with a creamy off white head. Sweet malty aroma. Sweet tart and earthy taste with grain and sugar notes but a little watery on the back end. marcus (10559) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 13, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Pours reddish brown with a thin beige head and a strong citrus aroma. There is a sharp hopped up caramel malt flavor with a very dry finish. Nice recipe. bhensonb (15601) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 16, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Color is dark amber/brown with reddish tinges. Very slight off-white head. Rich malty aroma with a touch of citrus? Full bodied with creamy carbonation. Flavor is caramel with a lot of something like cascade/citrus for hop. Very nice. Very balanced. Finishes with roast and hop bitter. Really quite good. bb (9697) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 12, 2009
Draft. Copper/bronze beer with a light tan head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and light summer fruit flavor with light malt. Medium body. OK bitterness, but great hop flavor. Grapefruit and light malt linger.