Cakes (461) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2009
The best Irish Red that I have tasted.
Easily better than Killian’s in my opinion.
I also prefer this to Smithwick’s.
Has a caramel malt flavor.
Dickinsonbeer (5072) - 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. gripweed57 (2805) - 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. zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2005
On tap in Princeton. Deep amber color, with a white head. Sweet malt and hops in the aroma. Light body, with some sweet malt and hops. Has a creamy mouthfeel. lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2008
Nice, though a bit watery. Creamy with a thick head, good color, but otherwise average. Heavy malt flavor is hay, toasted, and mild coffee. moderate citrus hop flavor. Light yeast flavors remind of broth. Apple, butter and corn are other noted flavors. Small frothy mostly lasting head is off white, with excellent lacing, and a very clear, flat, medium orange body. Lightly sweet and bitter, with a hint of sourness. Finish is sweet and bitter, and of average duration. body is light in palate, a bit watery, flat, and lightly astringent.
NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2008
Had on draft at the New Hope PA location. It pours a ruby red in color with very minimal head. The aroma is light, fruity and floral. Flavors are of sweet ripe fruits, cane sugar, and a bit of a toasted grain note. It has a medium body, and a clean finish. Another great beer from a great local place. willblake (2654) - 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.User37895 (3042) - - MAR 20, 2009
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 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. alobar (3885) - 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. blipp (9598) - 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.