Fredis23 (564) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2016
Hazy Dark Red Amber Color, Medium Head, Light Thin Lacing. Faint Floral Hop Aroma. Malt, Floral Hop, Moderate Bitter. Better Than Their Regular Lineup but not Really Up To Par With Good Little Guys. OK. DWestrick (732) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2015
bottle. like the grumpy monk, and like most Sam Adams beers - pretty underwhelming. A macro trying to make a micro. BeerdedDave (1685) - Beckley, USA - NOV 28, 2015
red color; citrusy hop aroma with underlying caramel malt notes; bready malt with a good deal of hoppy bitterness; nice piney, citrus hop flavor with a solid caramel malt background and a very bitter, dry finish; notes of caramel toffee, and dark bread GreatDane1632 (1169) - North Dakota, USA - APR 30, 2015
Rated from notes taken 1 Apr 2012 -- Had this beer the night before my first TDY. A very nice Red. A very nice IPA. Combine the two and you have a damn good beer. rdixon77 (2767) - Georgia, USA - APR 12, 2015
Old rating. Amber color. Lots of caramel and citrus. Some earthiness. Long bitter finish. Okay.
TBone (17442) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2015
Bottled @Stop&Go, Ponce, PR. Batch 2, 3.25usd! Dark copper-brown color, creamy beige head, lace. Bready, dark fruity, licoricey, slightly oxidiced. Medium-bodied. Licorice, oxidiced madeira. Earthy hops and caramel in the flavor. Bottle seems old but not hopeless. Aged quite interestingly. GRM (4021) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
Glass, draught, 16 ounces, served in a Samuel Adams glass during the Brunch and beer held by the The Boston Beer Company, trip to the Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savoured on October 3 2014; eye: golden, clear; nose: floral hops, bittering hops, citrusy, light grapefruit; mouth: floral hops, bittering hops, citrusy, light grapefruit, mild astringency, finale in bittering hops with presence of grapefruit, full body, quite carbonated, quite bitter, lightly sweet, harsh texture; overall: nice surprise
Verre, en fût, 16 onces, servie dans un verre Samuel Adams lors du Brunch and Beer tenu par The Boston Beer Company, voyage au Great American Beer Festival (Denver), savourée le 3 octobre 2014; œil : dorée, limpide; nez : houblon floral, houblon amérisant, citrique, léger pamplemousse; bouche : houblon floral, houblon amérisant, citrique, léger pamplemousse, astringence moyenne, finale en houblon amérisant avec présence de pamplemousse, corsée, très carbonatée, pas mal amère, légèrement sucrée, texture râpeuse; en résumé : belle surprise arminjewell (9585) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark reddish pour with slightly off white head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, hints of herbal notes in there as well, touch of orange. Taste is a mix of orange, grass, grapefruit, some caramel, toffee into a bit of spice, yeast, finishing slightly bitter, slightly dry. sinfull (1637) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Deep amber color , big beige head. Aroma of pine , citrus and caramel. Malty , biscuit , caramel taste with hoppy bitterness. Long bitterness in aftertaste. slowrunner77 (11938) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 9, 2014
"this was a pleasant surprise and one i hope makes its way to 6 packs in 2012. beautiful red color with thick tan cap and a ton of lacing. nice, fresh citrus and pine hop aroma with the caramel and biscuit malt in the background. flavor near perfectly balanced. always bitter, but sweet and easy drinking at the same time with the liberal amount of malt flavors as well. very nice. 5-12...super nice in 22’s and draft...12 oz mix pack tasted like a lesser beer. WTF?!"