drfabulous (4195) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 3, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red. Amber. Lots of hops. Well done Amber with nice caramel taste. Bought during Madison trip.
Strykzone (5074) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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,
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
badbeer (434) - Iowa, USA - JUL 5, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 2, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle thanks to badbeer. Pours amber with a moderate, offwhite head. Good retention, sticky, spider web lace. Smells sweet, caramelly malty and slightly hoppy in the background. Tastes about the same. Sweet caramelly malt flavors dominate but there is a good bit of nuttiness as well. Not sure if the nuttiness is hops or what. Sweetness lingers. Medium body, good carbonation.
IPAaLLtHEwAY (142) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy brown color with a fizzled beige head. Smells chocolatey and fruity. Flavor initialy is too sweet for me, with some roasted malts, finishes metallic. Not that great.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUN 23, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy brown/ruby colr with a short lived beige head. Aroma is baker’s chocolate and malt with a hint of hops.
Flavor is a really nice roasted malt with a good hop backbone. Very sweet, but the hops bitterness cuts it nicely.
Backend is just a bit metallic for my taste, but this is a really nice amber ale. good beer.
lb4lb (2555) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of ogglethorp in trade. Thanks dude!
Pour a nice, attractive amber with a small beige head. Smell is toasty malt, and almost a light dusty cocoa and fruitiness to it. Taste is toasty malt and light cocoa with a touch of fruit and light bitterness. Unique amber, flavorful and easy drinking. Solid beer.
phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark clear copper colour with a full creamy head. A very nice, sweetly malted ale. Aromas of fresh hops and plums. Flavors of caramel, nuts and bread. Moderately hopped throughout each taste which is very pleasent.