Bricks (1149) - Delaware, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Great ruby red/brown appearance. Sweet (but not too sweet) malty aroma... maybe with a hint of pungent funk. A light IPA taste with a slight pungent flavor and fairly drinkable. I like it. hfmejias (1297) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2014
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Slightly hazy, reddish amber, small tan head, nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops and malts, sort of roasty, combined with some fruit notes. Taste starts sweet a malty and turns hoppy and bitter towards the end, dry finish. Nice beer, easy to drink. malvrich (350) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2015
A: Hard pour yields a 1 finger pillowy tan head atop a tawny amber clear body. Head retains and laces well.
S: Subdued hops and toast with a sweet fruit note.
T: A tart, fruity hop bite on first sip is quite pronounced. Unexpected (strange?) but OK. A little pine resin. Malts fairly nondescript save for a bit of roast flavor on the finish.
M: Fine bead carbonation is very nice. A bit of hop chewiness also makes things interesting. Not enough to save this ale from mediocrity.
O: Interesting take on whatever style this is supposed to be. Red ale/Pale ale? I don’t think the flavors meld very well together to create any complete "whole". Disjointed? I like Stoudt’s pils. Won’t buy this again. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2011
Draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. Shimmery copper pour. Pretty heavy/dominant maltiness going on here. Caramel malts in the aroma with feint citrus hops. Flavor is mostly sweet caramel malts. ok but very little bitterness mikem409 (2029) - 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.
CaptainCougar (7634) - 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. Ernesto987 (6050) - Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Very watery, some malty flavors. Clean finish some hop flavors but no bitterness TheGuy (920) - Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
#2 in the line of beers I received in a trade back in the spring pours amber frothy head,aromas are of caramel malts too bad the flavor doesn’t match the smell NikkTwist (3341) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Draft at Eulogy. Poured a clear dark orange red brown with a large foamy head. Medium hops meet medium malt. Juicy red fruits. Plums. Strawberries. Caramel apple. Some floral notes, even some earthy notes might be hiding in there, but mostly a gentle brown sugared IPA. Medium-light body but the sugar makes it feel fuller. dmac (6455) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2013
12oz bottle drank at Artisans. Poured a clear deep red/amber with a smaller light beige foamy head. Aroma is nice and hoppy some slight pineapple juice and toast. Fuller bodied with a big mouthfeel and stronger carbonation. Flavor is no where near as hoppy as the aroma, notes of grains and cereal, hop cones, seltzer, dry caramel and dry molassess. Meh, aroma starts off solid but falls off big time in the aroma.