oobawa (1399) - Tennessee, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Pretty, but the nose is all dark malt and grain, nary a hop to be found. Tastes semidry, with a dark, caramel middle surrounded by a immediate and lingering swipe of hops. But the hops don’t have the wanted depth; the beer is bitter, but doesn’t deliver on any solid pine, herbal, or citric flavors that are usually prevalent in a "hoppy red." But I’m being too negative; this bottle isn’t bad beer. In fact, there’s a grainy, earthy charm to the malts, and the hops never grow annoying, even if the bitterness is without any accompanying charm. Lowe1983 (1592) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2012
Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of citrus and pine hops with some caramel malts. Flavor is mostly of the citrus and pine hops. A little thin on the finish but not too terrible. Jow (3923) - New York, USA - MAR 7, 2012
On tap at The Smith in midtown. Pours red with small head. Tastes hoppy, of caramel, malt, pine, earth, vanilla. It’s sweet and dry slightly sticky pineypower (3325) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Bottle from Canal’s Berlin. Pours out an attractive copper/red color with a small to moderate white head. Aroma is of caramel corn, light citrus hops and some notes of honey. Taste is of smooth, sweet caramel malts, citrus hops and light honey. Finishes with some nice bitterness. italianjohn (3133) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2012
Clear deep golden pour with a reddish tint, thin bubbly off white head light lacing .... aroma is of chewy caramel malts and citrusy grapefruity hops .... taste is of chewy caramel malts, subtle citrusy grapefruity hops little bitter spicy hops and a bit sugary ... finishes dry and of caramel malts with a light citrus hop punch .... sessionable red ipa
Voodoo (666) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2012
Pours a reddish amber, laces thinly down the glass. Crisp but thin, slight caramel, light hop taste which gives the maltiness a bit of a harsh taste. blankboy (7689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 11, 2012
Bottle [12oz]. Pours a very deep amber with an average size lasting frothy off-white head. Aroma of caramel malt, bread, light citrus hops, pine and fruit. Flavour of caramel malt, toffee, bread, fruit and light citrus hops. Short, average bitter/spicy finish. Average bodied. A slightly hoppy Amber Ale, decent.
-- Rated via Beer Buddy. Cybercat (5832) - Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Comes out of the bottle a clear, dark coppery amber with a fairly thick, if not too persistent, pale tan head. Fruity aroma is mainly apple with a hint of cherry, plus a malty undertone and a subtle yeasty note. Fruity, malty flavor has a tinny undertone and a grassy hint plus a fair amount of bitterness. Texture has average body and fizziness. Maybe not Stoudt’s best, but deserves at least a chance. obguthr (6344) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Rich aroma of dried leaves, caramel, cashews, and cherries. Hazy copper, thin yellow head. Mouthfeel is rather fizzy. Flavor is dry leaves and few of the nuances found on the nose. Perhaps a bit of dark bread crust and cashews in the end. Didn’t quite deliver on the flavor. MrBunn (2826) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2012
Bottle. Pour is a nice coppery gold with a decent head and malty aromas. Kind of a biscuit and caramel nose with a little grass. Flavor has quite a bit of maltiness up front that gives way to a twangy hops presence of oranges and herbal hops.