drjay44 (2352) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is the flagship of Amicas brews. Nice balance, good hops, reasonable malt. But, it is best after a bit of aging, and sometimes is released a little bit before its time. Every thing improves with time.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2007: Poured a clear gold with an off-white head. Fresh hoppy aroma. Piny. Very fresh dry hop notes. Some malt but the big pine in the middle of the flavor. Dry finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8557) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours clear amber with a small, frothy, white head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (grain), heavy hops (perfume, grapefruit, pine), average yeast (sweat) with notes of pear and peach. Medium bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity, and harsh bitterness.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Brewfest, GABF
hazy dark yellow, frothy off white head,
light sweet malt aroma with lots of bittering hops,
lots of bitter hop flavor, touch of sweetness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
AndrewKoransky (30) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
While hunting around Colorado for a landing spot, we discovered Amicas in Salida Colorado. It was part of our decision to move to the area. And the IPA is one of their best. My taste buds detected a nice rye flavor (reminding me of one of my other favorites, Terrapin Rye PA). It has a wonderful hop aroma typical of a good west coast IPA. We’ll definitely be back many times to enjoy this beer.
Braudog (5376) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft pint at the brewpub, 9/14/06: Nice amber color with a shiny sheen. Not much aroma, but it delivers a nice wood-chippy hoppiness. Quite delicious.
DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 29/09/2005
Golden coloured with hoppy and floral aromas. Some alcohol present. Slightly bitter lasting finish.
Aubrey (3356) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear and light golden. Moderate carbonation; decent body. Huge grapefruit ... tasty grapefruit notes, I might add. Very aromatic and wafty flowers, too. Huge resinous hops with a lingering bitterness. Nice. Sweet dough malts struggled for attention, with roasty caramel and a sweet, candy-like base. Nice IPA, I have to say. Alcohol was a nice additional element, also.
eric728 (2) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2005 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Out of site. Probably gave low scores but it’ll make you try it with medium expectations. Served very cold in special sampler glasses. Thanks Cathy for a fantastic time. Long live the brewery. Alcohol dominates this ale; West coast hops aroma!
Labeir (4) - Massachusetts, USA - JUL 14, 2005 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful hop freshness, A balanced N.W. style IPA. Great bitterness without hiding the nice malt charactor. A benchmark!