yemenmocha (659) - Glendale, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours copper to orange with some slight haze and generous white head. Nose is mostly citrus with some caramel too. On the palate the caramel comes through as well as some dark, sweeter malty flavors. Hops balance it out though, but to me they remain in the background. There’s a complex malt sweetness in this ale. Great, smooth mouthfeel and easy drinking.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a hazy amber/copper body with a large creamy off white head. Good lacing. Aroma is nice floral hoppy, toasted caramel and some cereal notes. Flavor has a great balance of sweet malts with a nice hoppy bitter finish. Full bodied, long lasting flavor. Solid amber!
can8ianben (1484) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Smoky red color with a pleasant hoppy aroma. This beer was sampled part way through a pretty heavy beer day, so my memory is a little hazy.
kassner (1537) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice dark amber avery nice lacing some fragrant malts and hops finish if just a lttle on the dry side.
LinusStick (3223) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice amber ale. Aroma was weak. Couldn’t pick up much other than some roasted malt and grass. Pour was a beautiful dark amber...great color...with a thin off white ring for a head that left quickly. Taste was very malty with a hint of ginger ale in the aftertaste. As it warms a nice hoppiness comes out. Strong carbonation. Not bad.
cheap (5254) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2010
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Well, I can see from the beginning why this rates high on this site. Big floral hop aroma and the first taste is all hops, in IPA form. Way off style, IMHO. Also, seems like the alky content is much more than 5% if you go by flavor. Forward bitter malts in there too. Long bitter IPA finish, way too much for this lager lover.
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (in NZ). Pours a hazy orange-amber with a frothy orangish head. Doesn’t look classically good, but looks good all the same. Resiny hop nose with citrus and pine - this is from the West Coast all right - tied in nicely with caramel in the malt. The flavour doesn’t disappoint either - though doesn’t quite have the same kick as the aroma. The palate is in fact surprisingly smooth, with the malt dominating much more - an interesting contradiction. Just a touch of dryness in the finish. The type of beer you wish you could have on hand regularly.
Barreras (1543) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JAN 16, 2010
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep brown with slight translucent towards the bottom of the pint glass. Smells of roasted caramel and mild spices. Taste is a bit more bitter than sweet. A mild spicy aftertaste which gives this amber ale an IPA type of taste. Overall an okay amber ale.
jredmond (7402) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on BQ2010. Bottle. Pours a clear red body. Aroma is aggressive pine hop. The flavor is strong pine hops that will hit you in the face and laugh at you while youre on the ground.
TonyDiUlio (661) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tried on Beer Quest 2010 with all the guys. This was number 6. Pour was clear light brown. No head. Aroma was aggressive. Hops and Pine. Flavor was alcohol. Very aggressive as well. Seems much closer to an IPA. Nice balance though.