after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 17, 2011
500. Pours a crystal clear and very dark brown with a ruby center glow. Dense and creamy tan head that falls away right away. Nice sheety lace. Piney grapefruity nose with sweet smoky caramel under that. Should probably smell better than it does when you look at those words on the screen. Creamy medium body with soft carb. Toast, caramel, molasses, and a big resiny pine bite at the end. Bittering note gets a little black-pepper-y charred, actually, and takes the fun off the end to some extent, but this is still a surprisingly passable beer. esjaygee (3904) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 17, 2011
Everyone is now officially in upcharge the bomber game and there’s not an IPA on this earth I won’t try. Clear copper with a large brown head that slowly fades away. Aroma of pale malt, caramel, earthy hops and perhaps a solitary pine needle. Taste of grapefruit, citrus, caramel, sweet malt and light spiciness. Thick mouth feel with nominal bitterness – while their craft line is a step ahead of their regular stuff it’s still a step behind the little guys. TheGent (656) - , Massachusetts, USA - NOV 17, 2011
A really good ipa. Color is a deep red amber two finger head with decent retention. The aroma is pungent citrus and pine with a bit of clay. The taste is sweet up front with a bust of caramel but finishes with a coating piney bitterness. medium body, finish films my mouth with light bitterness. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2011
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, malt, pine, resin, slight citrus, and a hint of caramel. Poured deep amber in color with a large, creamy, rocky, tan head, that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is medium to heavily bitter. Tastes of malt, hops, pine, slight toffee, light resin, slight wood, slight grass, and some citrus. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Heavily bitter, slightly sweet, malt, hop, pine, resin, slight wood, light grass finish is dry. A lot like the Third Voyage IPA, with more malt and less bitterness. missdev (18) - USA - NOV 16, 2011
Dark, almost blood red color. Floral nose with a bit of soapy sweetness. Very resiny throughout with a strong woody hop back. Mildly, comforting malt aftertaste. Not as balanced as I’d like for a red IPA, but a solid brew for hopheads.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 15, 2011
22oz bottle: Pours a clear red copper color with a large persistent off-white head, aroma has pine and caramel malts, starts and ends bitter with a piney ending, mellow carbonation, medium bodied. Trev (2023) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Ruby pour with a thick foamy off white head.
aroma is actually fairly light. Toffee and light piney hop.
A lot of toffee in the flavour. Toasted malt body. Fruity tones in there under that. light piney and floral hop presence. Not nearly as hoppy as I had hoped.
Overall, not bad though. milewide (2250) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2011
Loved this intense grapefruit and pine hopped brew. Aroma leans a bit to grapefruit, while flavor leans to pine. This ale leaves your taste buds numb! Pretty red amber color, with medium head. They must add this to their year-around lineup! GnarlyGnome (770) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Deep, ruby dark red with a heavy frothy head. It has aromas of pine hops with a little caramel roastiness. The flavors are a range of citrusy hops and a sweet maltiness. Good beer. blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2011
Bottled, red amber pour with frothy foam, pretty boring overall not a fan of this series, wouldn’t buy again