beernovice39 (3038) - Montana, USA - MAR 6, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the Vortex, Atlanta. Cloudy brown red pour. Not alot of smell but there is smoke here. Taste is bland, not much to commend.
fluffy (1051) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
an amber ale that despite the super cool packaging wasnt really anything special. some of the toasty grain notes and mildy brown sugar notes are there, along with a mild hoppiness. but otherwise not really that interesting, though better than some ambers ive had.
jjuf1853 (1193) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours a clear amber color with a beige head that lingers nicely. Not too impressed with the aroma or flavor on this one as both seemed to be quite subdued. It did have a crisp, clean finish making it easy to drink but not very exciting.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Copper pour, white carbonation. Toasted bread, caramel, earth, cookie, mild bitterness on the finish, which leans drier. Medium body, balanced carbonation, easy. Sessionable amber ale, simple and tasty.
MeadMe (1171) - Riverview, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Pours a lighter shade of amber with a tall white head. Nice retention and lace.
S: Hints of caramel, bread, and piney hops. A bit of something chemical or industrial as well.
T: Caramel malt, light roast with hints of pine and a bit of grassy hops.
M: Medium in body smooth.
D: Okay amber nothing great.
markwise (4093) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Tony from OTH for the share. Pours amber with an off-white head. Nose is some malt with a decent amount of hops, some bready malt, and bitterness. Flavor is similar. Solid amber... good starter, wears its heart on its sleeve.
nick76 (4126) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2010
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is corn like and slightly toasted with butter, hay, and leaves. The appearance is light amber with a sudsy, medium head. The taste is like the aroma with a clean, yet slightly soapy, finish. The palate is average for the style. Overall it’s not a bad beer but it’s not really what I expect from an amber.
NachlamSie (2536) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 28, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Hop City. I think the Vortex is awesome so I felt like I should at least give their beer a try. The pour is light for an amber ale. It looks even a shade lighter than Fat Tire. The aroma is hoppy with grassy notes and some biscuits. I take a sip and am underwhelmed. This is a very simple and light take on the style. It’s almost like a generic pale ale. That being said, it really is not bad. What flavor is here is well balanced and clean with plenty of hoppy flavor to work with the light, biscuity malts. I can’t say that I will ever seek this one out again, but I did have a fairly enjoyable time going through the six pack over the course of three days.
sebletitje (5991) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 26, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ OTH
Strangely enough this one reminded me a lot of RB Peachstreet beer.
Light amber color, white head.
Aroma and flavor, fruit and hop citrus presence, leaning on a peach side. Mild notes of malt giving the beer a thin caramel and roasted malts in the profile.
Just never imagined this one to be an amber.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 24, 2010
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
single bottle from Total Wine... pours a light amber with a nice 1 finger white head which settles as a quarter inch throughout... very little on the nose except some bread notes and ash... medium creamy body with light sweet malt notes and some faint bitterness... so so finish... some creamy lingering hops. not terrible, but would not buy again.