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RATINGS: 241   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Our West-Coast style amber is aggressively hopped, with a strong malt backbone and a mild hop bitterness in the finish.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlagstoneHill (214) - Erie, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2008
15 aug 08: 12 oz
Citrusy hop aromas, sweet carmelly malts
Med amber, off white head, decent retention
Citrusy American hops dominate flavor Med Bitterness, with a malt balance
MEd body, lt carb
Nice hoppy amber beer

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
noncaloric (684) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2008
Summary: Tasty hop-forward ale, resinous and lightly caramelly, but slightly too floral for my taste. Aroma: Intense pine and grapefruit hops, just a little malt. Appearance: Hazy red-amber. Modest off-white head dissipates quickly, leaves spotty lace. Flavor: Very hop-forward, pine and grapefruit, these fade into a caramel malt backbone. Floral hop vapors are a little too perfumy. Palate: Sharp hops on the front, becoming smooth on the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2008
Pour is hazy reddish amber with a thin tan head...smell is brightly citrus hoppy with some hints of molasses...taste is sweet with caramel and molasses at first with a nice bright citric hoppy flavor coming in...finish is quick, but nice...not overly hopped.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (6297) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Bottle and served in standard pint glass: Hazy moderate coppery hue with a small creamy head and pretty nice lace. The aroma has notes of carmel, crystal and bready malt, herbal and resiny hops and grapefruit esters along with a quick dash of light allspice. The taste surprisingly much more hop forward than even the nose let on... more akin to an APA than a Amber Ale. Nice citric tones with just a touch of caramel sweet malt backbone. Quite nice honestly. The mouth feel is sharp and medium-bodied and fits the flavor profile to a tee. Not your standard paint-by-numbers Amber Ale... cause it is not. Mikey Likey this one quite a bit.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Strykzone (5204) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2008
Dark brown amber beer with a tan head that lasts a minute or two. Nose is Cascade hops with grapefruit. Flavor is much more mixed and muddled. Along with the dominant hops are notes of roasted malt. An APA with some porter poured in? Nothing subtle here and a bit over the top.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2008
On-tap at Ale Asylum. Pours an excellent orange and amber color with a big white head that left great lacing and retained very well. Smell is full of pungent grapefruit and citrus hops. The beer was poured cold into a regular pint glass, not exactly the best for accenting aromas, but it still had plenty of aroma coming right to me. Taste has a good malt background, even a touch of biscuit in there while still having the hops be the leaders. It was nice to be able to have a malt background and still be pummeled with hops, one of the hoppier beers I’ve had as of late. Higher than medium bodied with medium carbonation levels, just seemed to fit very well with this one. Very drinkable, I could drink this by the pitcher, and perhaps I’ll just have to do that next time. Excellent beer here, this is worth seeking out.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBunker (745) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Draft at Ale Asylum. Poured an amber/mahogany with a white head. Aroma was of dishwater. Dirty, dirty dishwater. Aside from dishwater, there were also faint hints of hops and citrus. Taste was of very bitter hops. Not flavor hops, just bitter hops. This one was all bitter with no substance, leaving me very unhappy. A strong alcohol bite lingers after each bitter, yet untasty, sip. I really want to like this beer. Hell, I even tried to like this beer. Sadly, I did not.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2008
6-18-08 bottle shared with lb4lb thanks to ogglethorp
Semi medium clear red amber with a nice white creamy, yet short lived head. Smell is hoppy with a subtle very light fruitiness in there. Flavor is nice hops and fruit as well - not big or bold but drinkable and light and subtle. Mouthfeel is nice and has a medium body - not thin. Nice, drinkable and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4337) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 3, 2008
Red. Amber. Lots of hops. Well done Amber with nice caramel taste. Bought during Madison trip.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2008
Pours a very cloudy, dark reddish amber to sienna brown color. A dense, spongy, beige colored head slowly settles to a thin, well packed layer. Ribbons of lacing look porous, like a cross section of loose limestone. The aroma is quite hoppy for an amber, showing strong citrus and pine hops amidst a background of caramel, glazed biscuit, and a touch of lactic cream. Flavors are well balanced and bittersweet, with sharp pine hops pitted against toasty, caramelized malts. Medium bodied, with moderate carbonation, there is a slightly sticky feel that lingers on the somewhat warm finish. Overall, this is a nice amber with some real substance to it. Solid brew,


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