improvjock (328) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a copper brown with medium tan head. Very malty for an IPA (I guess that’s why it’s a red) and its best quality is the robust malt character. Sweet, but not overly so. Citrusy hops in the finish. Really great beer! LinusStick (3462) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2014
A delicious red IPA. Aroma was pretty good. Perfect mix of sweet malt and citrus hops. Couldn’t detect individual smells but it was fine. Pour was a dark burnt red with a one finger off white head. Taste was delicious. Bursting full of hop flavor and very tasty for such a low ABV beer. Given the red color and the dryness of the beer I thought it was made with rye but don’t see it in the description. Nice dry malty flavor quickly gave way to grapefruit rind, lemon and slight pine. Nice carbonation. Great beer Ron (3963) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle. Nice amber/red hue to this with a little head and lace. Aroma contains some citrus, caramel, and tropical fruit. Flavor is bitter with some lemons, caramel, grapefruit, and mango. A bitter and somewhat sour after taste. arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Draft at Bricks. Pours clear copper with nice off white head. Nose is some tropical fruit and some spice. Taste adds some sweetness and some rye spice. Nice different IPA. The spice can wear on you. Thechasm442 (1005) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Fresh bottle poured into a pint glass. The beer pours a clear rusty copper with a solid 2 inches of light tan head that leaves decent lacing. The aroma is orange zest, caramel candy, and oddly enough cookie dough and something spicy...smells like rye. It’s interesting. Ok time to taste. Right off the bad I get hit with an instant piney bitterness and orange/lemon citrus, however there is also a somewhat subdued sweetness that mixes in well. It’s that caramel cookie dough flavor I described that I cannot put a finger on. It’s an interesting mix though, and really does fulfill it’s point of being a seasonal transitional beer. I also pick up some spicy flavors in the finish which I am positive is rye grain. The beer is pretty dry from start to finish, and it leaves a somewhat bitter aftertaste which is followed by more sweetness on the tongue. Overall I like this beer for a late summer/early fall drink. It hits the spot nicely.
ESPh (134) - Branchburg, New Jersey, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Pours with a thick head and a nice rich red amber color. Sweet, fruity, floral aroma (pleasant). Nice sweet malt taste with almost a delayed bitter finish. Tasty beer. flatmatt (1576) - Northville, Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours clear amber with an off-white head. Citrusy hop aroma, malty aromas. Citrus and floral hops lead into stronger toasty malts in the flavor. A quality beverage. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 6, 2014
[ Keg ][ 16oz ][ Avenue Pub NOLA ][ $5 ][ Nonic Pint ][ 8.31.14 ]SurlyFan85 (13) - - SEP 6, 2014
>> My 100th Sierra Nevada rating. Clear deep red pour. Excellent buttermilk head formation. Okay retention. Nose is grilled fruit, pine, resin. Taste is orange juice, grilled strawberry, lemony, lactic acid, orange juice, bitter grapefruit juice. Acidic and leathery back end. Mild toast. Good stuff. SN is perhaps the only brewery that can make a tasty red IPA, so kudos.
UPDATED: OCT 7, 2014 A nice change from always drinking torpedo. A beautiful red/copper color. Aroma is floral, tropical fruit over a bready malt. Taste is very similar to the smell in my opinion. Overall a good beer. Even better on sale for 11.99. slowrunner77 (12051) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2014
"I was a huge fan of the double ipa of the same name that they never did bottle, but this is another solid entry for Sierra Nevada. Tropical and Citrus is spot on, with light biscuit malt and a hint of spicy hops as well. Solid ipa, well balanced, just a bit thin in the finish."