anders37 (27056) - Malmö, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2008
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear amber color with a small white head. Has a malty hoppy piny aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor with hints of caramel. Sweetish fruity malty hoppy caramel finish. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
BuckeyeBoy (8469) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 22, 2008
Date: September 19, 2009
Source: Green Dragon, Portland
Appearance: clear amber, fine off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel malt aroma, light breadyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, dark caramel sweetness, touch of tartness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
Name: Bi-Ped Red
Date: September 24, 2009
Appearance: clear daek amber, fine grey head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel and citrus aroma, light breadyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, caramel sweetness, nice breadyness, light citrus hops
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
Growler from Walking Man Pours out an amber topped with a sand head. Aroma of malt and a touch of hops. A little wood on the tast along with some malt and a touch of sweetness. kramer (6905) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2006
12 oz handbottle, via Wohlfs. Pours a clear dark copper with a redish tint with a minimal white head that faded quickly. Nice toasted malt nose with a light tinge of alcohol and cherry pits. Flavor is well balanced between the caramel and toasted malts and a nice earthy bitterness. Finish is lingering and bitter with some fruitiness. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a little lacking in carbonation despite being able to rouse a whirlwind of tiny bubbles with a swirl of the glass. A decent beer, more flavorful than your average Irish Ale. Perhaps not the best suited beer to handbottle, but other than the low carbonation there seems to be no ill effects. Skyview (6099) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 14, 2007
Sampled on tap at the brewpub in Stevenson, Washington during ABA Beer Tour ’07. Pours a clear reddish amber brew with a thin white head that dissolves to a fine ring. Aroma of earthy herbs/spices, some caramel malt and flowery hops. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonation with flavors of fruity pears/apples, mild flowery hops, and a touch of caramel. Finish has a mildly dry sweet character and flavor.
BückDich (5477) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Mini-Growler Fill: Pours an amber color with light tan head and nice lacing. The nose is slightly fruity with some nice crisp hops and a bit of juniper. A bit of caramel malt and some nice grassy hop notes. A very nice bitter tail and a dry mouthfeel. Long tail. Excellent bitter. Thanks Jeremy! IndianaRed (5031) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 17, 2008
Growler from BuckeyeBoy.
Light redish amber with a modest sandy colored head. Basic light malt and hop medle aroma. Soft palate with a green hip flavor. Malts balance well. Over all a middle of the road brew. Not and bittas I had expected.
boFNjackson (4230) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Tap @ Bailey’s Taproom... Poured amber with an off-white head, nice lacing. Aroma of hops and grains. Well carbonated, fizzy and dry. Hoppy with caramel malts before a grainy, biscuity finish. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Hand-bottled from tap: Clear and bright; shiny-penny copper hue. Healthy body, but not syrupy or heavy. Malts were boldly toasty and a bit cracker-like. Spicy and hoppy, with sharpish notes of flowers, plants and pepper. Crisp, zippy and fairly easy to quaff. Thanks, Steve! DarkElf (3066) - La Jolla, California, USA - APR 12, 2006
(Counter-pressure filled 12 oz bottle: Obtained 21-Mar-06 in trade with wohlfs, thanks Steve!) Not at all like the (few) Irish Ales I’ve tried, this one has a striking, up-front, white-grape and lychee fruitiness which remains constant throughout. The beer finishes with a moderately bitter hoppiness that kind of creeps up on ya’. Malt is sweet and mildly caramely, but the malt flavor and body are on the thin side to me. Same fruitiness in the nose, again reminding me of lychee, with a floral hoppiness in the background. Light carbonation from the hand-bottling, but acceptable nevertheless. Coppery-amber color, some haze, topped by a small, off-white head that settles to a wispy film surrounded by a wide ring. Drooped lacing looks like bunting. Too fruity and floral for me, but I do like the pleasant hops overtone.