DJMonarch (9160) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 28, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at Old Chicago, Boulder 12/10/2008
Lots of malt aroma. Amber coloured a little rich on the palate and strong in alcohol with a crisp dry and slightly bitter full malt finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8557) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear tawny with a small, fizzy, off-white head, lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, cereal, nutty), average hops (flowers, herbs), average yeast (sweat, dough) with notes of meat and cola. Medium bodied, gritty texture, average carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
Ratman197 (8518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a reddish amber with a tan head. Aroma was grassy, citrus and toffee. Flavors of bread, and a bit of toffee with a dry mildly bitter finish.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Crystal clear, deep amber hue. Small, creamy, ivory head. Mostly lasting with very good lacing.
Grapefruit, evergreen and white pepper in the nose. Some floral notes thrown in for good measure. Smells like a nicely hopped brew.
The flavor is malty for a moment... then the "well-thought-out" hop addition kicks in up front. Lightly pungent and moderately bitter with notes of English toffee and butterscotch throughout.
Medium-bodied with a buttery mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Lengthy, dry and bitter finish with a hint of dairy butter and butterscotch at the wee end.
Reminds me of Butte Creek's Roland's Red.
This is a HopHead's Amber Ale!
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a dark amber (almost copper) color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of mainly caramel with some citrus in the background. Tastes of caramel and light grapefruit. Starts of sweet and ends on a nice bitter note. Decently balanced amber ale.
FatPhil (8117) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
355ml bottle (Pikkulintu, Helsinki , American Week 2007).
Wonderful rounded malty brown aroma. Tastewise itís a bit of an enigma - a strange combination of maltiness and hoppiness with some fruitiness too, and at the very end some rose petals. A bit of an uncoordinated mishmash to sell itself well.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to jcwattsrugger for leaving this one in my fridge after a tasting awhile back. Deep amber beer with a thin white head. Deep rich malty aroma. Light caramel and grapefruity hop aroma. Light cookie dough maltiness. Slightly chewy and fruity. Good balance, lightly sweet and caramelly. A bit of fruitiness, orange and citrus. Lingering sweetness. Okay brew.
daknole (8014) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber pour. Off white head. Aroma is mostly toasted caramel malt, floral hops and a touch of fruit. Flavor has more hops than I expected with less caramel than most ambers. Not bad.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with an off-white head that fades over a hazed nut brown body. Very malty aroma with notes of caramel, dark fruits, bread, berries, wheat and light toasted coconut. Taste is also very malty with a slightly sour mash finish and light caramel connecting everything. Light carbonation.
3fourths (7536) - Boulder, NEW ZEALAND - 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.