Dogbrick (14309) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Cask sample at the Princeton location: Pours reddish-amber with a dense off-white head that burns off to a thin layer. Minimal lacing. The aroma is subtle malt and hops. Medium, soft body with earthy malt and muted hops flavors. The finish is round and sweet with a short malty aftertaste. Not very impressive overall. jcwattsrugger (12559) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 12, 2007
@NH Irish Red–on tap-pours a thin retaining off white head and amber color. Aroma is citrus hops-medium malt. Taste is citrus hops, sweet medium malt/slight bitter at finish. Mild carbonation.
blipp (9902) - La Mesa, California, USA - JUN 4, 2008
Draft. Poured brown/red with an off white head. Caramel malt and ripe fruit aroma. Medium body. Flavor is caramel malt with a light roasty character, followed by a dry finish. Pretty good. Rciesla (5607) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2009
Nitro. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Bitter, earth tones, some light citrus, caramel malts, with a light wood note. Appleish tones and a bitter finish. Okay. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - FEB 15, 2010
Regular CO2 tap- no nitro at New Hope. Pours a nice clear bright copper amber with a really nice lasting head- and good lace. Aroma is light nutty, good sweet not sharp caramel, toast, ligth biscuit and a really nice fruity nose- ester and hoppy fruits. Flavor is smooth caramel malts, light sweet molasses, some honey, lightly toasted bread, nuts, earth, moderately sweet all the way through but finishes smooth and a bit drier than the middle. Really easy drinking- one of the best "Irish Reds" or amber ales for that matter I have ever had.
alobar (3966) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2016
Pours a cloudy copper color with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of bread, nuts, caramel, and fruit. Fruity sweetness with bread and toasted malts flavor. Nice beer. User37895 (3085) - - MAR 20, 2009
On draft at the Philly location. The pour was amber colored, full sized head for the style, off-white-ish. The aroma was caramel, toffee, some fruity notes. The flavor followed suit, a generally dry presentation, good hop-malt balance, flavors on the lighter side: grains, fruity esters, toast, earthy hops. The body was moderate to light for the style. gripweed57 (2970) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2014
On tap at Princeton. Deep mahogany red color. Small creamy beige head. Slight nutty malt aroma. Bittersweet toasted malt upfront. Light biscuit and brown sugar nuances. Low carbonation yields a silky smooth mid taste. Light bitter peppery finish and aftertaste. Very nice. willblake (2664) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2005
04.09.05 Hand pump at Princeton location. There was no description in the menu (as usual) or on the upstairs board.hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - SEP 19, 2007
First of all, I was really hoping for the maibock today, or the IPX, but I was apparently in between the two and, at first, felt like I was getting stuck with this fill-in. Copper pour with thick biege head. Sheeting lace. Aroma is earthy and peat soaked with morning bakery smells and ...somthing sort of lager-ish about it. Flavor is very dry with big earth notes. Coating body though that vanishes on the finish leaving a bitter ghost haunting my palate. Lots of malts highlighted by dull white pepper. Pleasant and mild, this one laughs at mass produced swill Irish ales as it truly asserts itself with peat and bitterness.
on nitro @ New Hope. Deep amber in color. Creamy lasting light tan head. Aroma is a bit muted, but caramel and light notes of chocolate. Taste is malty with caramel, with some caramelized dark crystal or something along those lines. Creamy mouthfeel from the nitro, but as usual it hinders it’s flavor and aroma profile.