Jamesthebrit (415) - 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 isnít amber at all! Itís 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 Iím 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 Iíve ever had.
rdixon77 (1963) - Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid amberÖor ESB-thing. Murky amber colored. Malt sweetness hits upfront but has a nice sharp bitter finish. Balanced between the two. Good stuff.
Samtzu (39) - Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 24, 2016
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle. Pours a deep amber with little head. Malty nose with a slight yeast addition. Strong mouth feel with vibrant malt notes and fruity aftertaste.
puboflyons (2871) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 26, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Copper, amber, heady pour. Rich malt and caramel sweetness on the nose. Medium to above medium body. Bold malt sweetness in the taste with a mild bitterness to finish it off. True to the ESB style.
rumproasts (4698) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. amber with one finger head. medium caramel malt with some crystal malt as well. moderate hops with light citrus and earthiness. American hopped ESB done up pretty well.
konungen (363) - - JAN 31, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Schysst öl med en bra söt maltig smak med lite karamell och en lagom humlebeska. Lagom mängd kolsyra, trevlig och lätt att dricka! Inget som sticker ut utan en välgjord bra öl helt enkelt.
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Holtguy (151) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iíd say the official deScription is spot on. Pours slightly hazy copper, aroma is mild malt to almost nonexistent. Flavor is English ESB up front, a little sweet, rich malty flavor, that progresses into the American hop presence. Mild bitterness and somewhat dry mouthfeel to finish, balanced nicely with the malt. Iíve never had Madeira, so canít say I noticed hints of that. Very good.
DandyWolfFloyd (977) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma - pungent hops, slight oak, and sweet malt.
Appearance - body is slightly unfiltered, slightly hazed mahogany. The head about 1 3/4" and off-white. The head is fluffy and slowly settles. Decent lacing.
Taste - has a crystal malt quality, with some slightly pungent hops. There is a sweetness about it, and also an oaky quality.
Palate - body is medium, texture has a faint bit of oil, the carbonation is average, and the finish bittered.
gururyan (706) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Finally got my hands on a nice variety of fresh Ballast Point brews, and this was the surprise hit of the group. Good amber body with a quick bite up front, a hopped amber perhaps. Like this.
brownaler (478) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Faint hop aroma with the body of citrus with a bubbly palate. Incredibly refreshing beer.
graham_murphy (541) - - DEC 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Creamy and fruity in the malt and then fresh with some bitterness in the hops. Great version of an amber ale. Reminds me of 5am saint from BrewDog. I prefer both to traditional versions.