chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2007 Bottle. Stunningly good if you like dry, citrusy super-hpped pale ales with a hint of carmel.
NOTE: I had on tap at mid-town pub on allen in middleton/madison west side and I would rate this on tap at just 3.7-- did not come close to quality of the bottle.
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - DEC 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught sample at the brewery, mid-October 2006. Creamy, smooth light off-white head topping a hazy, unfiltered, heavy-looking dark amber body, the foam lasts and lasts.....very sharp, pungent nose (Amarillo?), more IPA-like than a simple amber ale though thereís plenty of soft, sweet caramel malt evident and a touch of smokiness....smooth, soft, lightly funky mouthfeel, hoppy throughout but the caramel malt shows up for balance, light tingly carbonation and silky-smoothness, touch smoky-acrid and burnt to finish....very solid and drinkable.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Filtered and a deep copper hue. Off-white head. Caramel malts and citrusy, spicy piney hops in the nose. Medium bodied and smooth. Sticky and layered. Very, very good! Spicy, peppery dry finish. Caramel and cola in the beginning malt aspect. Flavor of fresh hops. Bitter on the tip of the tongue. Great balance. Between the sweet malts and bitter hops and between the smooth rich beginning to the spicy dry finish. Well done!
Ughsmash (6926) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Ale Asylum. This was a very good hopped-up amber. Poured a medium coppery-amber with a dusting of off-white head. On the nose the hoppage caught me a little off-guard... sweet caramel aroma with juicy pears, citrus, and a hint of floral on top.. drew me right in. The hops led the way in the flavor department too with pears and citrus.. very sweet toffee and caramel base.. bit too sweet at the back-end. Felt really good on the palate.. well-placed medium bitterness throughout.. lightly grainy on the finish.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - NOV 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewery tasting room. Hazy amber color with off white head that left some lace on the glass. Grapefruity hop aroma and flavor which overcame any malt hiding in the background. Tasty.
drpimento (2042) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 7, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Drinking this on draft at Bodega downtown La Crosse, WI. The main bank of draft brew here is running about 38 degrees F. Which was a little too cold for this beer. Didnít care for it at foist, but last night I had one going down slow and as it warmed it just kept getting better. So I nuked it to divinity. - sorry, just kidding. beer poured with nice lasting head & plenty o lace. rich chewy malty hoppy flavor and mouth feel. Their best beer, for this I believe.
TheDean (786) - MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 11, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the few nice things about Madison is this place is about a mile from where I live. Another good thing is they make great beer. This is one of their more average beers - sweet and good.
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 24, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2006 On tap at brewery, then at Midtown Pub. At the brewery this was a four-star winner - reminded me of a Anderson Valley Boont Amber. When I tasted today at the Midtown pub it was a run-of-the-mill typical APA. Lots of grapefruit and little else. Either old keg or inconsistency in the brewery.
Bockyhorsey (2607) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 11, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample @ Brewery. Good Pine aroma. Copper body with off white head. Citrus grapefruit flavor. Good refreshing brew should of had a full glass.
tomxcs (320) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Angelic. Nice, crystal clear amber. Aroma is very caramelly with citric hops. Sweetish, caramelly malt profile with a nice touch of mildly bitter piney & citric hops. Very creamy, full body for the style. Iím surprised at that this beer has nearly 7%abv! Really solid beer; has to be the best "amber" that Iíve ever had.