wlajwl (7076) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Aroma is piney/spicy hops and a strong hint of the oatmeal. The flavor is grapefruit, malts, kiwi and a mix of smooth and spiciness in the finish. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 26, 2012
draft at Coles, Buffalo NY. deeper amber crimson pour. Big malty nose, some citrus hops. Bready maltiness, toasty. Oatmael adds a nice touch. Not a huge fan of amber but this is a pretty good one mansquito (6927) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Devil’s Den, Philadelphia tap ($6): Pours a red colour with a creamy head. Aroma is citrus hops and a hefty amount of caramel malt, along with whatever oatmeal smells like. Taste is moderately bitter, but paled in comparison to the Hoppin Frog IPA I had right before this. Body is rather nice and smooth and the carbonation is mellow. Not bad for an amber. Braudog (6841) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2013
Bottle with a cool label. Pours like all red/ambers should -- rich with color, with a reasonably sized but resilient head of slightly tan foam. The aroma is solidly laden with enough malt and hop character to draw you in. This drinks with a very nice, velvety mouthfeel, and the beer is rich with some fruity hoppiness, very well interlaced with a concrete base of firm malt. Quite good. (#5324, 11/14/2013) ben4321 (6739) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite, 7/2/13
Patrickctenchi (6732) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Aroma: The nose of this one is fairly hoppy, with mostly tropical/citrus fruits
Appearance: It pours a dark orangish-red color with a foamy beige head and plenty of lace
Flavor: The taste is medium-plus bitter, with some underlying sweet notes to it
Palate: Medium bodied, has a somewhat creamy feel, a little stickiness, and lively carbonation
This is pretty nice hopped-up red. I didn’t find the oatmeal to be particularly noticeable. The finish is just a hint off, which hurts the drinkability a bit, but overall, this is a solid, hoppy red.
Pours amber-red with a frothy, light tan head.
Aroma is floral, light oatmeal.
Taste is like an APA, a little peel and pine,
Steady herbal/leafy bitter....nut, wood.
Not what I expected, but not bad.
obguthr (6668) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - APR 5, 2013
Piney nose with marigold hints. Clear copper, medium sticky head. Creamy mouthfeel, alcohol not noticeable. Whoa, extremely vegetal. Leafy cabbage dominated flavor. I get the fact that this was supposed to be a highly hopped red, but it drinks more like an infected red with heaps of hops added to mask it. Quite awful. jgb9348 (6484) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2012
Slightly hazy amber coloured body with a muddy brown glow and a thin, one centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of bright citrus and piney hops with a good malt note, some assertive roasty notes and a bit of a herbal dry kick. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong assertive hop notes with cascade and a bit of a piney kick that fades fairly quickly to fairly mild malty flavour with alcohol and a very pungent hop kick in the back. Aftertaste is nice, but fairly one-dimensional with only hops noticeable, but in a good way. Overall, a nice and rather fitting beer, aside for the fact that the malt (thus oatmeal) isn’t noticeable at all - and this is basically a hoppy amber ale with little else to support it’s intentions. I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from K&E Discount Beverage in New Paltz, New York on 21-July-2012 for US$7.99 sampled at home in Washington on 02-September-2012. zvikar (6465) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 2, 2014
Bottle sampled at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks DSG. Pours copper with a creamy head, aroma of hops, onion, orange and mango, flavor is bitter and crisp with tangerine, onion and pomelo, medium bodied sonnycheeba (6360) - 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.