fitwitchik (433) - Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass a amber red with a tall beige head.
Aroma is mild roasted citrus hops.
Flavor is almost a buttery nut sweetness with a bold bitter finish. Malty enough but not over the top.
The body of this brew is medium & not too heavily carbonated. Not a huge red ale fan but this seasonal I seek out for the transition from summer to fall beers. Certainly a worthy red ale. CelticBrew (912) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Naturally, I’ve had this beer before, but since I’m back I’ll rate it. Pours from 12 oz bottle a clear deep red/amber with an off-white head and nice lace. Modest aroma of earthy hop, Scottish field grass, generous bready malts and hints of peppery spice. The flavour is of bitter hops forward with grapefruit, pine and something spicy. The malt base is very aggressive and complex with malts that are every bit as assertive as the hops: I get caramel, toffee, rye bread, nuts and earthiness. The palate seems a bit light but it really works well overall, which to me makes it easy to drink. IMO well done. Criz (362) - - SEP 1, 2014
16oz draft into bubble pint. I really enjoyed this beer, it’s super drinkable. Pours an amber red with a light light tan head. Aromas of lemon, orange, caramel. Flavors of toasted caramel, rye malts, finished by a semi bitter citrus note. Great end of summer early fall beer. Medium light mouthfeel with medium high carbonation. obxdude10 (2391) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Pretty decent IPA. On draft at Funck’s near Hershey. The Flipside poured a dark copper color with a nice off-white head. The head left some really awesome lacing around the inside of the glass. The nose was well-balanced, with floral hops and plenty of malt. The flavors and body were balanced, too, with notes of spicy and floral hops, caramel and bready malts. Delicious finish. That1Guy (2240) - Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2014
12 oz bottle dated 08/04/14. Pretty excited about how fresh it was. Was expecting a good amount of hop presence because of the description, but didn’t find much. The beer is all malty sweetness with some cooked vegetable aromas. Very disappointed.
abcfan (928) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Pours reddish brown with a tan head. Aroma is full of hops / citrus. Carbonation is a bit aggressive, biting hop finish. FestDecBeet (412) - - AUG 31, 2014
Look: pours a light brown or dark red. Ver clear. Off white head.
Smell: hops. Slight rye aroma. Caramel and toffee. Pine.
Taste: pine. Slight sweetness. Slight bitterness on the back but not over whelming. Hint of smokiness. Heavy malt flavor.
Feel: not as dry as most IPAs.
Overall: ok beer. Look for more hops personally, but still good. Very sweet for an IPA. Looking for more hops.
First drank: home 8/30/14
Ratman197 (15612) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of caramel, earthiness and pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, earthiness, pine and a hint of fruitiness with a smooth dry bitter lingering caramel finish. Sarlacc83 (2432) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 30, 2014
A: Dark red with a foamy creme head. Nice lacing.
N: Deep hops - pine and grapefruit, leafiness and biscuit. Touch of herbs, lemongrass and some coriander.
T: Well bittered. Touch of sweetness.
M : Medium body, light stickiness.
O: Red IPA? Whatever they want to call it. This is a worthy quaff. Better than a couple IRAs like Dogfish or Double Mountain. jaymobrown (1845) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2014
A decent hopped beer with malt and caramel flavor. Ligjt on the palate and easy to drink.