A: Clear and deep red copper, and color coordinated brownish red, full-bodied foam head. Definitely an appealing look in the glass.
S: Great blend of citrus and tree fruit. Followed by solid notes of caramel and pine. The aroma is fresh and full of attractive friuts and breads.
T: When the taste matches the aroma, it's the first sign of a well made brew. And Rainmaker delivers, quickly merging citrus and bready malts with tree fruitiness. The hop are forward, but not bitter, but add a sharp crispness. And I like the carbonation, present but not overdone.
O: This is the second time I've had a Steel Toe, but so far it seems like the brewer puts out a well balanced and great tasting brews. The Red ale style seems to be gaining fast traction for Midwest and WC brewers. The malt profile seems to fit with aggressive use of new hop hybrids. And not overly malty as some Amber can be. Wish I had access to this beer on a regular basis. Well done.