beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - AUG 30, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on tap at brewpub. This American Strong Ale pours a medium amber color from the tap. Small sized white foamy head. Aroma is hoppy and caramel, sweet, floral and earthy. A medium bodied Imperial Red/ASA. Malts are caramel, toffee and medium sweet. Hops are grapefruity and floral, very juicy. Touch of sweetness at the start, but lots of juicy hops, toasty malts and then some more hops. Big carbonation. It’s a way ramped up amber, malty, hoppy and tasty. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter with some lingering malts
bb (8915) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 29, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. bronze beer with a nice light tan head. Low fruity//malty aroma. Big summer fruit flavor with backing malt and ruby red grapefruit. Medium body. LIngering fruit.
Ratman197 (14066) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Valley Brewing poured a clear reddish amber with a small lasting amber head. Aromas of pink grapefruit, orange, pine and light carmel. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of pink grapefruit, orange, pine and light carmel with a smooth slightly dry bitter finish.
omhper (24352) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2006
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2006 Bottled. Lightly hazy amber. Odd aroma of lychee, grapefruit and mashed apples. Sweetish and fruity with clean mouthfeel. Sweat finish with notes of perfume and cellary apples.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another brew on tap that I sampled. Hops plays a major bill in the aroma department along with some sweet malty character. Taste is very well balanced and throughly enjoyable. The bitterness in end doesn’t let you forget what you are drinking. Well done. Deceiving at nearly 8% too.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A double red? Big hops and malt nose. Very nice bitterness up front with strong resinous mouthfeel. Malts are not overly crystal and caramel as is so often the case with the style. Very good depth. Big malt presence with some mild fruit and nuts Some toffee and roast characters. Big resinous finish with lingering bitterness.