IndyBeerSnob (132) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Bottle poured pint glass. Pours a beautiful amber color with a frothy head. Beer unfortunately looks better than it tastes but the hoppy red taste is still there. I found my taste wanting more hoppiness but that due to my love for ipas! This beer does the trick for your hopped amber beer needs. Its solid taste, beautiful color, and consistant head make this beer a great decision for a Monday night. BelgianBeerGal (4087) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Local Belmont bottle. Clear amber pour with a medium, foamy head and decent lacing, Bigger aroma that starts with sweeter hops and finishes with sweet malt. Huh? Everything kinda disappears in the flavor. Just some lingering, flat bitterness. High hopes faded quickly. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 28, 2012
12oz bottle: Pours a clear deep copper amber with a stringy-lacing off-white head. Has a lightly sweet toasty dark caramel nose with some light citrus notes and mild oxidation. Starts with average fullness and sweet caramel malts with a decent amount of grassy and citrus hop flavor before a drier bittersweet finish. Body has a little more oxidation than I’d like and the bottle is fairly fresh. mikem409 (2027) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2012
bottle. pours amber with nice white head. aroma of hops and malt. taste little grapefruit and honey crisp dry finish. DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2012
Poured into a snifter.
3.0 A: Clear light amber color. One and a half fingers of creamy beige head. Retention is average with small amounts of nonuniform lacing.
3.0 S: Not really that hoppy despite the label telling me that it would be. Anyway, floral and herbal hops. Moderate caramel. That’s about it.
3.5 T: Same deal as the nose. Mildly hoppy with a flowery and herbal taste. Caramel from the malts. Very clean. Taste good, but pretty standard.
3.5 M: Medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Mild creaminess. Feels right for the brew.
3.5 D: A tasty, clean, easy drinking amber, but that’s all it is. Don’t expect to be impressed, but you’ll enjoy it nonetheless.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-17-2011 05:51:12
Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Pours clear copper amber with a small white head. The aroma is very light with hop piney notes. The flavor is light malty with some subtle bitter hop notes on a light crisp body. coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours a deep mahogany with a persistent, medium-sized off-white head. Good looking beer. Aroma is spicy, citrusy hops and some sweet malt. Flavor is rather hoppier but still pretty nicely balanced. slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2012 12 oz. Copper pale ale. Grassy & herbal, yet still citrus. Easy drinking red IPA. SSSteve (4006) - - JAN 17, 2012
bottle. clear burnt red color with a small white head. big toasted malt nose with biscuits and lesser notes of caramel. flavor is significantly more hoppy than the aroma suggests. flavors of bitter citrus hops that are complimented with a nice toasty malt. i love this style. similar to an irish ale but with an american style hop addition. guzzler67 (1696) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2012
Deep amber appearance with an average size head and very good lacing. Subtle, spicy, herbal hop aroma. Grainy malts back up the woodsy, dry, bitter hop flavors that seem more floral and herbal than citrus. Well carbonated, medium bodied mouthfeel with a lingering finish. Enjoyed in a bottle but think this would be great cask conditioned.