ddemmingjr (890) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle: pours deep clear copper, soft tan head. Aroma of caramel malts, earth, pine and faint grains. More of the same on the palate with a reasonable dryness and malt based finish. Barely got the oatmeal distinction for this hoppy red.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone TheBeerGod (6284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Bottle. Copper pour with a tall, frothy tan head. Strong spicy hops and citrus dominate the aroma with subtle earthy hops and caramel in the background. Taste is also strong spicy hops, floral notes, citrus, caramel, earthy hops and light nuttiness. Body is medium with a strong, creamy carbonation. Finishes with more citrus, spicy hops, floral notes, tropical fruit, caramel and soft earthy hops. Decent hop bomb and an unexpected one at that! annunz123 (975) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - APR 7, 2013
Caramel, pine, citrus, and nuts in the aroma. Sweet, fruity flavor, with spice and pine bitterness in the finish. To me, more like an IPA than an amber, but still very good. Strykzone (7796) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Bomber. An amber beer that is clear and sports a nice three finger beige head. An aroma that is full of citrusy hops and oatmeal. Malts are almost buried. The flavor brings out those hops nicely. They are nicely bitter and citrus with some pine. They are definitely the star of this show. Oatmeal is interesting here. Malts play second fiddle. Not sure why this was not called an IPA because it pretty much is one. It is a tasty one, too. keepersj12 (3142) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2013
On tap at McFaddens beer fest. Pours a nice amber with a thin head. The aroma is malty sweet with some caramel. The flavor has the typical Red aspect but is enhanced with a nice hop presence. Finishes very dry and refreshing.
superspak (6204) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2013
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy orange copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, orange zest, lemon zest, pear, apple, caramel, biscuit, oats, floral, grass, light pine, and floral earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, orange zest, pear, caramel, biscuit, toffee, oats, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Light amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, pear, caramel, biscuit, oats, toffee, floral, grass, light pine, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice amber ale. Good balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering. ttutony (949) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Hazy amber color in the glass. Holds a tan head nicely. Syrupy sweet aroma with pine and resin hop notes. Fairly bitter palate with crystal malt sweetness that lingers on the finish. Interesting beer, if not a slight bit heavy handed. BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours lightly hazy amber with a small, frothy off-white head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is biscuit and toast malt, light cherry notes, moderate earthy and herbal hops. Flavor is moderate hops and medium bitterness, toast and biscuit malt with cherry and stone fruit esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation. SSSteve (4006) - - NOV 9, 2014
bottle. some sediment in an amber beer under a small, creamy, stable, beige head. piney, resiny hop aroma with crystal malt sweetness. body is medium. flavors of green piney hops and moderate malt sweetness. its a hoppy amber/red ale. i love this style and i think even some more malt presence would not be out of order. 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.