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RATINGS: 105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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A deep reddish brew with medium body and carbonation. This stronger, maltier, and hoppier pale ale has a depth of hop taste and acidity in the palate and finish. Cascade dry hopping gives this popular brew a fresh, floral nose.


1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 23, 2008
12 oz bottle - pours a hazy deep red color with medium sized off white head that quickly dissapates. Aroma has bit of chewy malts, sweet medium caramel, with fairly notable fermentation off notes like burned styrofoam. Flavor is dominated by a chemical-tasting, metallic bitterness that is a bit hard to get past. Overall this is just bad. I donít think that itís infected as there is no band-aid notes or sourness, and it was bought from a reputable store with good turn over that is near the brewery.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chimpscampee (566) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2008
UPDATED: APR 15, 2008 Musty, earthy, grimy look and taste that I found strangely appealing. I wanted to hate this stuff when a quarter of the bottle foamed out. The head never goes away and forms a crust in the glass after you drink it. Did not scimp on the hops or malt. A buttery sweetness but not enough to turn me off to this wonderfully unique ale. Malthy amber ales are not my thing but I admire this and will be happy to have another. Under rated, I will have to check out this brewery on my next trip to ann arbor.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jeffwilliams11 (310) - hooterville, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2008
WAY overcarbonated. took about 10 minutes to pour this beer. after the huge root beer float head calmed down, the flavor was nice and malty, mellow bitterness, with a strange (nice strange, that is) almost minty aftertaste. very refreshing....

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Both dry and sweet with a nice malty sweetness. Cascade hops arenít too noticeable as the stuff is pretty balanced. Some fruittiness though.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2007
12-20-07 bottle.
Murky brown color with VERY thick and forever lasting head - when I say thick here, it was ridiculous! First pour was 97% head and 3% beer and it took 15 minutes or so to settle. Insanity! Smells heavy and similar to burning yeast. Smell is not what I think of when I think of a typical Amber. Taste is medicinal and not very special. Overall the flavor and smell are forgettable but that head will forever be etched in my mind.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
lb4lb (2546) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 20, 2007
My apologies as I forgot who sent this bottle...Thanks to whoever it was. Muddy murky colored brown with a freaking enormous head. Like 1/2" of beer to 6 " of head. Took 15-20 minutes for head to subside. Smell is a muddled gritty malt aroma with light hops poking out as well. Flavor is rather bland, a bit dirty-ish and oddly mildly hopped. Watery body and not too carbonated feel actually for as much as it was gushing. A bit strange and earthy but drinkable.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2007
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2007 Very insipid brew with nothing to recommend it. Mine had a persistant earthy/moldy note...maybe touches of a medicinal taste here and there as well. Generally pretty murky. Bottling line problems...?

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dansting (222) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 12, 2007
Bottle. Pours a murky reddish-brown color with a medium off-white head. Lots of sediment! Aroma is malty and almost coffee-like, which I found odd for the style. Flavor is very malty, with a fruity start and a coffee-like finish. Not bad, but not really what I was expecting.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2007
(Bottle) Pours a mahogany color with foamy head. Very overcarbonated. Bland taste of mild caramel and toffee, but without any particular direction or balance. Perhaps I got a bad bottle, but I was very disappointed with this one.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
auerbrau (3177) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - AUG 17, 2007
On tap at the brewpub. Aroma middles with some faint chalky malt, melded with grain sugar and nip of hop residue. Pours an expected burnished ruddy amber, with a foam of white. Flavor presents a calm, sensible plain malt, backed with touches of fig, peanuts and caramel. Hops bring in good balance and a mineral yeast quality finds home in the remaining balance. A pretty standard, yet somewhat boring Amber Ale. Smacks out on some lemony hop candy.


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