SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask @ O’Brien’s: Poured an opaque burnt orange with only the smallest formation of head. Aroma is floral and causes me to instantly start salivating because of how many hops come through. Actually, I’m surprised this is listed as an amber ale on the menu board here at O’Brien’s instead of an IPA. The drink is extremely smooth on the palate hence the cask but also comes across as extremely dry with earthy hops that completely dominate this beer. The malt is subtle and suggests flavors of bread and touch of bitter honey while the aftertaste finished with a little bit of spice—strange?
DocJitsu (584) - Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a clear deep golden color with an orange hue with a quickly evaporating white head. Lovely grapefruit nose. Mouthfeel is puffy, cottony, yet wet and scrubby. Grapefruit in spades. Finishes with a wonderful citrus bitterness. This is a glorious IPA.
elihapa (1519) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. Fragrant clementine, blossom, orange zest. Soft mouthfeel, round warm finish. Delicious and sessionable!
TURDFERGUSON (3736) - Carrboro, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From growler shared by GT2. Thanks buddy. Light hazy orange amber with small off white head. Nose is fresh citrus, resin, pine, light toffee, and butterscotch. Flavor is similar, like the millenium, a little overly sweet and buttery for my tastes, but I really think its an Alpine vs. me thing and I ain’t winning.
Travlr (9808) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of GT2, thanks! Hazy golden amber colir, fluffy white head. Aroma of grass, pineapple, scallions. Taste is butter grass and licorice. Nice.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Alpine. Clear deeper golden pour. Webby to sheety lacing. Nose is fresh dank hops, very intense, cherry, mango, squash, pithy melon. Taste is mango, lychee, cantaloupe, papaya, vanilla, butterscotch. A winner.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at the brewery. Golden in color with some pure white head. Wow aroma full of lemon and tropical goodness. The Citra hops really shine here. Medium light body with good carbonation. Super fresh hop citrus presence with moderate hop bitter bite. Much superior beer to what I remember from the 2011 batch. Yummy.
Blairgus (2183) - California, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
3 nov 2012, tap. Light gold, clear, no bubbles. Nose is sweet orange pulp and grapefruit rind. Med, slightly creamy, faintly fizzy body. Lemon and orange juice hops. Sweet throughout but bitter as well. Nicely balanced.
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Foxbush (1145) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was sampled at the brewery. Light gold in color with a small head and lacing.. Full flavor in the upper mouth. This is an excellent everday ale. The waitress stated this was a wet hopped ale. Nice balance of bitterness and carmel malts. The ale had a smooth finish with average carbonation.
hamilton23 (578) - Alpine, California, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler fill from the brewery. Pours a hazy golden orange color with foamy white head. Aroma is dank hops and grain. Taste is hops, hops and then some more hops. There is also a decent malt backbone on this one too. Not sure why this is listed as an amber ale. It seems more like a pale ale to me.