Raytailgater (105) - Rockledge, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2002
stumbled onto this beer in south carolina on vacation. wonderful full bodied beer. strong flavor. great aroma. just the right amount of bitterness great smooth finish. terrific color. one of the best. nazzty (1378) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAY 31, 2012
Perfect with a dram of whiskey in front of the TV. One of the most wonderful beer I ever tasted. Flavour of almond and caramel with malty richness. BertramDjukic (3) - - JAN 23, 2013 does not count
Sensational ale. In Ireland, our draught ale is generally Smithwick’s which is poor. A few craft ales indigenous to RoI emerging, but poor availability in pubs. Hobgoblin is rare, an off license of renown or supermarket stock it. Great taste, body, look. Compliments to the good citizens of the UK, consider this your greatest achievement.... Daefido (9) - Welland, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014 does not count
It became one of my favorites right after drinking it several days ago. Great choice for ale fans, I think! Bennymarley (4) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2015 does not count
My absolute favourite! Wychwood breweries brew the finest ales and this ruby beer is legendary! I’m totally biased as you can see from my scores it’s a classic that will never be beaten
kyspent (2) - - JUN 20, 2012 does not count
Initial bitter taste changing to a light and almost sweet flavor after a minute or so in a pint glass...I’ve yet to find a better beer! Tommyknockers (8) - Beaufort, South Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2013 does not count
Great taste, slight bitterness. The slight fruitiness and bitterness compliments the appetizers. Great label!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Chantdaddy (19) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 30, 2007
I’ve had a lot of beers... and this is easily one of my favorites... if not my absolute favorite.
Depth of caramel, malt, and roast flavors clearly shows that the brewers know just what they’re doing. English hops balance the brew just enough so that the perceived maltiness/sweetness doesn’t get out of hand. People often confuse "mild" with "properly balanced"... many beers these days strive to showcase one ingredient (or a small group of ingredients), and it is much easier for the brewmaster to do so... It takes more thought and skill to consistently brew a beer that is so easy to drink, yet so well weaved that all of the individual ingredients become a whole...
As is commonly said about this brew, it’s dangerously drinkable, and you almost forget that it’s a strong ale... I’ve found myself (quite a few times) forgetting that this isn’t a session ale... heh heh. I love it’s deep, almost garnet, hue.
The current rating of this ale doesn’t really represent it’s quality... a must for anyone who enjoys a good English ale now and then. Reesamania (14) - Bicester, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2016
The best of a brilliant bunch.
Lovely beer bottled or cask.
Nice fizz and light head, lovely ruby colouring, and very drinkable. No real difference between cask (4.8%) and bottled (5.2%).