Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JAN 15, 2012
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured a deep amber/copper/red with a soapy beige head and lots of lace. aroma was pine, citrus, and almost a rye type spice. flavor was pine, caramel, toffee, and a spicy character. body was medium-full with a mild-medium carbonation. PhatB420 (840) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 15, 2012
A fine combination of an ipa and red. Love how the malts run in at first and then are quickly cross checked by the hops. color is deep amber, faint head, body is full red and dark chocolate. Taste is enjoyable with fresh hops and malts. This would be more exciting if it was oak barrelled. Another great brew from Sam. cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Arburn color with flecks of gold. Malty nose. Brady, malt and dark sugar tastes. Clean finish. Slipstream (2626) - USA - JAN 12, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2012 I really liked this one a lot - one of my favorites from Samuel Adams, who make some really interesting special releases. I am still waiting for some more from their Longshot series. So who is this Tasman Red dude on the label - some old prospector? Sweet, tangy aroma with roast coffee. Dark pour with light auburn highlights, and a light head that leaves behind some lace. I love those Tasmanian hops, which have a unique character. Grapefruit and pith in the flavor, and a finish that is bitter but not harsh. This is a very nice ale - probably best when its fresh, because I took it down a notch after drinking a bottle that sat around for a few months. BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Amber reddish in color, clear with a thin head. Nice malt aroma. Very light with the hops. This was a easy drinking Red pale but not an IPA. The hops are very light. Tasty and easy drinking but not a red IPA. Sorry.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Bottle. Poured a dark amber color with a two finger off white head that retained rather nicely throughout the entire beer. Plenty of lacing on the glass. Aroma was soapy, caramel, citrus and grapefruit. Flavor was hop bitters, grass, pine and spruce. Longer finish. Bitters in the aftertaste. A great beer. mcberko (17854) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
Bottle at tasting, pours a hazy orange amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus hops and bread - very weak. Flavour is nasty and thin, with stale bread, flat hops and thin malt backbone. Perhaps a bit old here. Quite bad. deyholla (11609) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish chestnut with a grayish brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has some earthy grass hops with a good amount of bread and toast. Flavor starts with a bit of earthy grapefruit but finish is quite strong with toast and bread. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Half liter bottle pours clear amber with deep red hues and tall tan head. The aroma offers up roasted maltiness, sweet nuttiness with a bit of cherry like esters mixing with some pine hops. The taste reminds me of Stone’s ABA yet a bit less hoppy and a bit sweeter. I get sweet malts, roasted maltiness and some nuttiness rolling into a pleasing bitter pine hoppiness. In the background it is a bit toasty as well as cherry like. Very nice hoppy brew. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2012
500mL bottle. Poured fiery medium red with a tall, sticky beige head.. crystal-clear. The aroma picked up fresh mixed fruits and pine resin over supportive biscuity malts.. another layer of toasty malts deeper down.. very clean and well-balanced. The flavor found molasses and biscuity malts at the core.. pine, redder fruits, and peppery bitterness around.. finished spicy and fairly bitter.. good stuff. Medium-bodied and very well-carbonated on the palate.. I’d have another.