geologyguy (1687) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - DEC 17, 2015 pjames317 (94) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber from Capone’s. Had this on tap at Tap & Mallet in Rochester, NY and decided to try it again (though in a different medium). Tough to call this an "amber". Aroma of evergreen, pine resin, toffee, dry hops. Mouthfeel is very velvety, almost chewy. Taste is overwhelmingly oats, dry piney hops and bready malt. This reminds me of Victory Hop Devil in that the complexion of the beer is clearly good, yet I can’t get over the lingering mouth-drying effect. Overall, A decent beer from a great little city. Would probably have been better if complemented with food (burger, short ribs, etc). Nice label art as well.
Mix of floral and citrus hop aroma, taste is a similar mix, not too bitter...pretty smooth but kinda one dimensional BeerdedDave (2005) - Beckley, USA - OCT 12, 2015
beautiful red color; bready malt aroma with light floral hop notes; bready malt flavor with light caramel notes and a goo deal of hoppy bitterness; dry, bitter, bready finish Nejhleader (1574) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2015
a nice pine hop aroma. taste is a nice pine hop with a slight bready body. tingly caramel aftertaste. Changed (463) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 4, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours dark red, off white head, little lacing or retention. Aroma is typical red-ale: warm, malty. Flavor is malty to start, then hoppy, big time, bittering, with citrus fruits in-between. Dank finish, dry. I’m skeptical of most smaller local beers, but this one definitely doesn’t fail to impress. MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle gift from SJ. Nice notes of bread, hop, and caramel malts. Body was a bit thin, but not a bad brew overall.
kdm1984 (814) - Missouri, USA - FEB 5, 2015
Has classic hoppy red ale aroma. Taste: somewhat subdued at first, but then resin and some unusual and interesting tangy fruit kick in. Lively carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel, but not heavy. Almost sessionable. Nice beer, especially the finish. chinchill (5377) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Undated but just purchased 12 oz bottle.
This is first and foremost a hoppy red ale with no clear sign of oatmeal although it may contribute to the relatively smooth feel. Moderately bitter with plenty of tropical fruit notes and some spiciness from the hops. The hops seem more earthy and herbal and less fruity in the nose. Lingering, moderately bitter, hoppy aftertaste. Maverick34 (3390) - New York, USA - DEC 4, 2014
Bottled. Reddish tinged brown with white head. Sweet oats and hoppy red with juicy malt. Good. snoworsummer (6273) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2014
From a bottle. Pours opaque copper with a fizzy white head. Tastes like musky grains, roasted malt, and bitter hops. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like roasted malt and musky grains. sonnycheeba (6561) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle. Pours mostly clear reddish copper with creamy off-white head. Aroma is bready malts, mixed berries, caramel, some floral notes, and faint toast. Flavor is dry malts, some dark fruit and caramel sweetness, light grassy hops, and very faint woody notes. Medium body and carbonation.