drjay44 (2831) - Salida, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained ivory head, with some lacing, over a clear, dark amber SRM 15) body.....nose is toasted malts, with cereal, biscuit, light toffee/caramel tones, hops give light pine, citrus, floral tones, no esters....taste is malt forward, dry with light toffee/caramel notes, cereal, toast, leading to pine, citrus, floral, lingering bitterness, minimal esters....mouth feel, medium body, slight astringency, clean, light acid finish. This is an American style Amber, with the American type hops dominating. The malts are present initially, but then the hops arrive. BJCP 7/3/15/4/6
baraciisch (2193) - California, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brilliant reddish amber in color... Aroma of burnt caramel, fresh wort, light citrus hops... Flavor is rich burnt toffee, caramel, light citrus hop notes.... Crystal caramel malts dominate flavor... Decent for style, but not my favorite style...
Fratto (2709) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Big Texas Beer Fest. Amber pour with a white head. Aroma is nice and bready with some honey. Taste is spice, kinda bready, and toffee.
Cavie (3898) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
BTBF. Clear dark orange color. Sweet, malty aroma witha brown sugar element. Some touches of band-aid too? Malty flavor, dry and grainy, light tea leaves.
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pour is light amber with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma is of pine hops, floral, caramel, and toffee. Flavor is similar with a bitter finish. Medium carbonation.
jflopsu (719) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark amber with heavy white head. Has a dark fruit malt aroma. Taste is sweet dark fruits with some grainy malt. A malty aftertaste.
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Proof. Deep amber red pour with a small bubbly white head. Sweet toffee, bread and caramel malt with a hint of pine. Flavor is similar and mild with a hint of a bitter pine end. Not bad for an amber. Easy drinker.
Cybercat (3735) - Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Comes out of the growler a clear mahogany with a fairly thick golden-buff head. Fruity, malty aroma is fairly strong and tempting. Flavor has a malty core with fruity and hoppy notes and a tinny snippet. Texture is smooth, but not too firm or fizzy. Still, a good catch.
jw0406 (857) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz beer pours an amber color with a nice white head. Aromas of caramel malt, light hops. Light bodied, ver well balanced, very good
Frank (3204) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This sort of splits the difference between an APA and an English pale. It has a good depth of malt character with some nice toasty and nutty notes. The hop character is nice too--piney and a bit herbal and earthy--but I feel it distracts from the malts or maybe vice versa. It is not a bad beer but it seems to compete against itself.