badgerben (4385) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color with a thin head. A little orange for the aroma with strong hops. Wow... this is an Amber Ale how? A ton of hops in the flavor. It’s very raw, flowery, almost vegetable. Kinda like a fresh hop ale.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2007 Honey gold color. Little head. Horrid nose on my second bootle. Body dissapoints, with some floral hops but mainly flat. After tasting again at JK’s gathering, I have comment on the nose, which is what’s I’d imagine Rosie O’Donnel would smell like after running a marathon. Truly foul.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pristine brass in color with a recessing white doily lace wrung. Sweet hop sincerity suckles with honey amaretto toffee, cherry spruce and a dried mango rind in the summer sun. Flavor parleys with amaretto toffee and a touch of rubbing alcohol for offshoot cleanliness. Mulberries get stuck on the brittle British toffee for a husky - floral - praline sweet combination treat. Spruce needles get dipped in diluted crème brulee with Disaronno for an alcohol flavored accent. Medium-bodied and clean, with a few piney and pinging carbonation characteristics that never seem able to quite work things out. Brittle toffee sealed in hot amaretto tootsie rolls wraps it up.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber body. Light toasty malt and leafy hops in the aroma, some berry fruit at the end. A solid cookie and biscuit base with lemon and strawberry leaf hops make up the flavor. Resinous finish. A nicely hoppy amber, good stuff.
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours to an orange body with a thin fizzy white head. The aroma is quite hoppy. Oranges and pine. The flavor is toasty amber malt and has a chalky amount of hops. The palate is moderate. Drying and minerally. Taste is sort of like unfiltered hop matter.
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 21, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
WOW !! This stuff is good. Pours a dark red amber with a small white head. Aroma is big citrus and hops. Pine & grapefruit dominate. Flavor is malty with more grapefruit and hops. Also pretty darn dry and bitter in the finish. Why did I only buy one bottle?? DAMN!!!
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - FEB 12, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, no date. Pours a slightly hazy copper orange with a one finger light beige head. Pine, grapefruit, and toffee are the dominant aromas. There is some light toast and spicy hops as well. Flavor has the same flavors with a little bit of a chalky dirt characteristic. Moderately bitter with the toffee trying to balance this out. Semidry chalky dirt finish. Light to medium bodied, low carbonation. Good beer.
LtJudge (468) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice dark amber color with a small white head.Has a wonderful hop aroma with hints of caramel and toffee and some citrus.Big hop flavor hits you first,then a subtle malt backing appears.Body is a tick watery,but all in all, very good!
SubstanceT (1092) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
#985, Bottle at the Champaign-Urbana private tasting held at Radio Maria. Clear copper to amber, no head. Nose is good hoppyness, crisp hoppy, kind of like a strong amber. Taste just about the same. Good .
KingpinIPA (841) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy dark amber. Smell of hops, malt, grapefruit, alcohol, pine, caramel, spice and a hints of flowers. Taste of hops, tons of hops, malt, bread, caramel, gram cracker, pine, orange zest, citrus, rye and spice. This shouldn’t be called an amber ale, but a pale ale or IPA. I have to drive to Madison to get more of this.