whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2005 Warm, amber body and loose white head. Fresh aroma and flavor of biscuits, brown sugar, crystal malt, and hop spice. Decent balance for an amber. Nice, full malty palate. Not overly sweet or chalky like so many godforsaken ambers. This was a pleasant surprise.
JonR888710 (999) - Cochabamba, BOLIVIA - MAR 11, 2004
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy amber, some brown hues. Medium thick, egg shell colored head. Smells of burnt sugar, malt, fall leaves, really delicious. Taste is of roasted malts, coffee, raisins, carbonated water. Taste is a little boring given how good the look and smell were, not a whole lot on palate. Great lacing on the glass though.
Alcoholist (570) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color with a medium sized frothy head. Nose is sweet malt with some floral notes. Flavour opens a bit malty and passes through bittersweet before arriving at at the clear grapefruit of cascade hops still with a nice malt backbone. An very well crafted and dangerously drinkable amber.
Suttree (5928) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish Orange, maybe copper, maybe auburn? Decent white head. Peppery, veggie aroma - coleslaw, perhaps? Nice west coast hop flavor, some bready malt - rather full bodied. IPA-ish, but with a good bit of malt.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 9, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer poured a very cool shade of red and had a nice head but left little lacing on the glass. The aroma was a caramel malt backed by some nice hoppyness. The flavor was a little more hoppy than expected with flavors of grains and had a little citrus as well. I enjoyed this beer and will have it again.
Aggie80 (804) - Michigan, USA - JAN 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is dominated by hops. Nice copper red pour, thin head and some lacing. Strong in hops, but seemed 'right' to me. Overall flavor was better than expected.
Beaver (1611) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Redpoint poured a coppery reddish-orange, with a thin head that quickly went down to a thin lacing. The aroma was citrus and malts. It tasted of citrus initially with a very bitter, hoppy finish. I felt the bitterness was way too much for an amber and prevented me from enjoying the beer more.
igneous1 (1530) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
light copper color, very thin almond colored head. aroma has some citrusy hops with caramelly malts. first whiff i took was STRONG on grapefruit...second whiff, HEY! where the hell did they go?!?! flavor isnt bad, with similar characteristics to the aroma, but has a fairly thin and watery texture. the finish is moderately long and slightly bitter though.
3fourths (9016) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 4, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown. Foamy tan head. Smells of some west coast hop varieties, and sweet syrupy maple. Mouthfeel is moderately dry, resembling and IPA. Flavors of some red apple peel, hockory smoke, and maple. Not bad, but missing something exciting.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2003 Started off with a nice hop nose, but sweet also. I expected malts - not let down there - sweet caramel, fruity, hints of roasted dark chocolate, and body was medium thick. The nice surprise was the generous and well balanced hop presence. Color was somewhere between amber, brown and ruby; good head and great lacing. Finally, an Amber that I really like!