phaleslu (10673) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2014 fromred2green (187) - , Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a red-orange with a tinge of brown. Nice foamy head. Subtle hop aroma. Many flavors are present in this brew - first, the malty, red ale flavor, then a hop finish. This brew does not have a crisp, bitter hoppy taste that many would expect with an IPA. Rather, this is almost a hybrid between a red ale and an IPA with the malty flavor present and the less bitter finish. I find it interesting and with a try; great beer even if it doesn’t fit smoothly into accepted styles.
Draft at the Moerlein Lager House, served in a pint glass. Pours a deep, clear amber with a small, soft, khaki-colored head that leaves some lace. Aroma of fresh-cut grass, light red grapefruit citrus, caramel malts, straw, and rain water. The flavor is the same but has more malt to it - amber, toast, plus more caramel. Light-medium bodied, with medium carbonation and a sweet, bitter mouthfeel that has a little tang to it. Good red IPA. DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2014
Taster on tap during Ohio Brew Week at Broney’s. $2 for a taster. Clear amber-red color. Thin off-white head. Leaves good, thicker lace. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft, sort of crisp lighter carbonation. More dry finish. Nice spicy resiny piney hop. Some chocolate notes. Great zesty taste, moderate to bigger bitter, lighter sweet. Good tasty red IPA! nimbleprop (8761) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2013
Sampled at GABF 2013. Pours a clear orange with some creamy, white head. Nose is so so, citrus, malty, honey, orange, pine. Flavor has some orange, metal, malt, pine, root veg. Malty finish. OK. travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Backlog of ratings. Thanks to someone at one of bu11zeye’s tastings. The smell is hops, pepper, pine, and caramel. the look is golden in color, off white to beige colored head. Clear. The taste is hops, spice, pepper, earth, and pine.
zsb19 (480) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - AUG 26, 2013
Pours dark amber/brown almost like cola with medium beige head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt with a faint hint of citrusy hops. Taste is sweet caramel malt upfront with some citrusy hop notes in the follow through. Aftertaste is lingering citrus and floral hops. Palate is thin and somewhat sticky. Overall pretty solid red IPA, but doesn’t stand out.
jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Amber red with a small off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, grass and tropical fruits. Taste is of citrus and grain. vtafro (7444) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown pour with tan head. Spice, earthy, rye, and light hop aromas. Flavor is rye, with some lighter citrus, earthy hops, and spice tones. #backlogstarted pottygok (548) - Ohio, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Aroma: Floral hops with hints of spice
Appearance: Clear amber with thin head
Taste: Light bitterness throughout, but watery.
Palate: Light body, watery texture, average carbonation, no finish
Overall: Tastes like a solid beer that got extremely watered down--very disappointing. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 23, 2012
Bottle from Belmont Party Supply, Dayton. A treat to try TBK’s rendition of a hoppy red ale, and they did the job quite nicely I have to say. Very clear and bright pour, lustrous head on the deep copper. Sweet but unassertive malts in the nose along with buoyant simcoe. Prickly mouthfeel makes this one fairly playful and the malts blend very enjoyable with the bright hops. RamyG4 (324) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy copper-red with almost no head to speak of. Aroma is very malty for an IPA, with some hop character as well, mostly grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, medium bitter. Dry finish with some spice. Medium to full bodied, very syrupy. Too malty and thick for an IPA, but I’m not sure how old the bottle is