Jamesthebrit (274) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: This beer isn’t amber at all! It’s like reddish orange. Nice head too it. I was very impressed when pouring this beer, perhaps partly due to low expectations for an appearance
S: Smells surprisingly hoppy.
T: Definitely more hoppy than what I was expecting but I’m not complaining. A very wet mouthfeel (this makes sense right?) really compliments the high hop content. A kick of malt in the finish, which is very smooth. Really great taste, and for the style, an amazing taste. Some slight citrus notes.
P: Medium body and very wet on the palate. Carbonation is a little aggressive but not too bad.
Overall this is a great beer. I picked it up solely because it had a fish on it, and I was not disappointed. Probably the most solid amber ale I’ve ever had.
3fourths (8100) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sugar cookie and fruitcake maltiness, somewhat toasty, more fruity-estery with notes of apple bake and sweet cherry. Peppery, cedar-like wood oil hop note with resin touches. Light body, semi-sweet with relatively strong bitterness. Starchy and husky in the mouth with a copper penny metal note in a bittersweet, watery finish.
AdiBeer (1354) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: heavy grain malts, some floral hops, spruce. Appearance: hazy amber, small, frothy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: bitters intensify, quite hoppy, lively carbonation, malty sweets coming up, getting dry in the finish. Overall: nice Amber Ale, nice hoppy flavors. Pint at Ballast Point Brewery, San Diego.
outlawskies (962) - - OCT 12, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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jonnyguns (998) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ballast Point brewery. Pours light amber with firm head. Nose is sweet caramel, toffee and honey. Taste is quite light. Biscuit malts, toffee and caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Lilja (1690) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smak och doft av humle, malt, karamell, smörkola, citrus, grapefrukt . Lagom sötma, fruktig, beska med smak av grapefrukt och toner av tall.
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a darker amber, with a decent white head. Toffee aroma with some hops. Not so much malt in this one, bitter hops seem to take over. A good tasting beer.
MRodgers1982 (101) - USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer. No wierdness, just good. Nice malts not much hops but ok. If you want soemthinkg sessionable and not hop bomb this is the one for you.
GreatDane1632 (411) - North Dakota, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated from notes taken 6 Aug 2011 -- Very much enjoy this Amber. More flavor than a bunch of "crowd pleaser" Ambers. One of my favorites.
slowrunner77 (5977) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"I can see the high ranking for this amber. The maltiness is very pleasant, with just enough hops so it’s not overly sweet. Well done in-style........"
wedgie9 (2004) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes. Tasted on 6/30/12 at the 1st Annual Chimipalooza, from bottle. Pours clear amber with a thick tan head that leaves thick lace. The nose is some caramel with a touch of resin citrus peel hops. The flavor is a bit more intense than I expected with the same notes from the nose. The body is medium with average carbonation and a medium bitter hops finish.