mcberko (19868) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2017 Beaver (1869) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz can. Pours ruby amber with a medium pillowy off-white head that retains well and laces the glass some.
The aroma is a little subdued - sweet malts, piney resiny hops and some alcohol.
The flavor is sweet caramel and toffee malts and some fruit with a big grassy resiny (almost tarry) bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.
Overall, a decent imperial red. I like G’Knight and some of Lagunitas’ offerings better.
On tap at Wynkoop, pours a deep dark amber with a medium beige head. Aroma brings out toasted bready malt and some harsh resinous hop oils. Flavour is along the same lines but better, with resinous hop oils and toasted caramel malt. Malty body, yet finishes hoppy and bitter. Nice stuff. rosskyle (797) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2016
12oz can. Red clear color with a white head. Hops tropical fruit aroma. Hops pine malt flavor. Medium body with a bite at the end.
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(Draught) Pours a dark amber body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel, pineapple, and pine. Flavor of herbs, caramel, grass, citrus, and pine with a moderately bitter finish. ben4321 (6839) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2015
Draft at the brewpub, 11/21/15. Thought this was a pretty nice one. Reddish-copper in color. Nice fruit hop and caramel malts aroma and flavors. Good hop bitterness with some nice malts. Medium body. Drinks pretty nicely. Good beer overall. HuskerTan (2451) - Ravenna, Nebraska, USA - AUG 11, 2015
A- Caramel, subtle pine, malty.
A- Dark amber red color, cloudy liquid, off white head.
T- Caramel, pine, herbs, malty, slightly bitter.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, slightly bitter finish.
O- I’d guess this is about as big of a beer as I’ve had from a can yet. I was pleased with the heaps of caramel I got on the nose and even in the taste. And a good caramel, not the burnt caramel kind. The pine and bitterness crept in as it warmed.
neepsntatties (2076) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 24, 2015
On tap at Wynkoop. Colour...dark, garnet-amber with a thin ecru head. Nose...fairly hoppy with some boiled sweets and field dust. Palate...frothy, very malt and quite hoppy with dark fruits and dust coated hop cones. The back palate and finish are very bitter and semi cloying. Not a wide range of flavours but a solid impy red. HIGHB4LL (837) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2014
On tap at brewery October 01, 2014. Appearance: finger khaki head that lasts, amber color, light cloudy. Aroma: malty sweet, light grapefruit, light caramel, floral. Palate: medium body, average carbonation, bitter finish, sticky texture. Taste: sweet caramel into solid grapefruit bitterness that lasts. Overall, very much enjoyed this beer. Not watery, good tastes, like the body. DiarmaidBHK (6143) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Can from Hazel’s beverage mart. Pours deep red with an inch of white foam that fades pretty quickly. It leaves behind a lot of lacing. a bit of pine on the nose. a little bit of pine on the tongue but it’s faint. It hides its alcohol fairly well but it’s a bit boring considering the style. DocJitsu (2060) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - AUG 17, 2014
Pours a dull brown-amber with a creamy, shirt eggshell colored head. Fruity and caramel nose. Thick, sticky, and astringent. Caramel and fruitiness with some citrus hops emerging midway. agntorange (4) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2014 does not count
A- a deep reddish-amber with a thick, mouse-like light khacki head with long retention
S- Deep layers of sweet caramely malt with hints of fruityness similar to raisins, dates and figs comingle with the layered earthy, spicy and citric hop notes.
T- surprisingly hoppy considering the nose. Dark, fruitbread like notes. Slight caramely, malt sweetness, is balanced out by the sweet, fruity citrusy notes offered by the hops
M/F- a smooth medium boddied ale that has found a way to use hops as a major player without abusiing the palate, instead offering bittsrness in the long, dry finish.