Chel (32) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my favorite amber ale so far, as of 6-5-11. It has fruity and hoppy scent and has a little bit of a smoky and complex palette of hops and malt. It has a great, satisfying finish for an amber which at times seems to lack in this category, IMO. Terrific, deep reddish amber color and tannish, thick head with wonderful amber flavor. This is the best amber so far. It has middling carbonation. Very boldly flavored but not acidic. Excellent beer.
csaso (1895) - Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2016
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - average size foamy head, murky light brown color with lots of little particles floating around, good size pine hop aroma and flavor, fair malt backbone, ok overall
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DandyWolfFloyd (856) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma - caramel malt, with stone fruit, and some mild citrus.
Appearance - burnt orange body color, with fine sediment. The head is off-white and about 1 1/2". the head is frothy and settles very slowly.
Taste - caramel malt, with interestingly subdued Pacific Northwest hops. Superb balance. Stonefruits and some light grapefruit.
Palate - light body, thin feel, flat carbonation, and abrupt fruity finish.
That1Guy (2151) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz bottle with a date code 00-23-2015. Not sure if that’s the date it was bottled or an enjoy by date. Either way, this is oxidized as hell. All cardboard and the caramel sweetness of hop death. Not enjoyable.
DrSilverworm (9467) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle, thanks to phaleslu/shrubber85. Dated 9-10-2105. Hazy red amber orange color. Thin khaki head. Decent retention and good ridge of lace. Spicy, kind of earthy, but stale hop. Some toasty malt, mild caramel. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, kind of astringent. Medium to bigger body. Kind of slick texture. Lighter kind of crisp carbonation, mild roughness to it. Tastes a bit older for sure. Seems like this was once an impressively hoppy & big amber, but right now it just tastes stale and rough. Didn’t finish.
Maltser85 (358) - Fargo, North Dakota, USA - OCT 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pour is Amber with hints of ruby. Tan colored head. Aroma of caramel, toasted malt, toffee, slight cocoa, slight grapefruit as well. Taste is similar to the nose, hops are present but slightly subdued. Big maltiness. Caramel, toffee, toast, cocoa, Graham cracker. Slight biterness with a piney grapefruit hint. Well attenuated and dry finish. Medium body. Excellent.
edgallow (3190) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts and citrus. Taste is malty and a hint of grapefruit.
shrubber85 (9630) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - AUG 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Sugary orange malt and orange peel aroma. Cloudy amber with large light tan head. Sweet citrus caramel malt and moderately bitter herbal quinine flavor. Good body.
Patrickctenchi (5448) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, orange-amber with a frothy beige head.
Aroma of caramel....and a slightly cedary/leafy/spicy/evergreen note .
Taste is soft, caramel malt, leafy,.....almost feels like some New Zealand hopping....
Really good...fresh-feeling and very tasty.
boozedude (2222) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUL 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at club w shared with haks, dark amber pour with thin head, potent little bastard, but not bad,
Headbanger (3663) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle 7/13/15 (Binny’s Naperville Clearance Cart)-39° in Shaker-Pours a murky with floaties amber with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, and hops. Taste of the same with more hops, citrus, and bitterness. This light to medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down easy.