Jamesthebrit (249) - 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.
19Ei8hty (1170) - Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
As of late I can not find the time to take tasting notes of each beer I sample. I would like to track and record my thoughts of each so I will just use the simple scoring rubric until more time is available.
jjh19 (58) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Appearance: A dark red/copper color with an average tight-bubble head. Surprisingly dark for an Amber.
Smell: Not a ton of aroma, but I did detect some toasted notes and some floral hops.
Taste: This one tasted a lot like New Belgiumís Fat Tire ale. For better and worse. Thereís no denying that Fat Tire (and Iím sure Calico) has itís fans. Iím just not one of them. It must be the balance of hops and malts - it doesnít sit well on my tongue. The hops feel unnecessarily assertive.
Mouthfeel: Medium body.
Drinkability: This Amber Ale is okay. One and done.
mnurda (1124) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at B and B burger and beer in Las Vegas. Very malty. Toffeeish. Wow. I love this beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ZacM612 (120) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUL 17, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazy dark amber with off-white head. Sweet aroma. A lot more hoppy bite than I expected based on the aroma. Not bad.
Chadski4 (107) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Subtle but nice floral aroma with light caramel in the background. Average size head but quite pillowy. Perfect balance of biscuity malts and clean lemony flavors. My favorite amber to date.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A brownish amber brew with a bit of haze, good carbos with a rich dense head.
Toffee malt aroma with some hops.
A candied malt taste up front with bitter hops
bring up the rear.
A good tasting brew with some nice mouthfeel, perhaps a medium bodied beer.
Drink well my friends
NallePalle (101) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Monks, Stockholm. An enjoyable amber ale, well balanced and with a gentle finish.
ricardoschuh (1) - Santa Cruz do Sul, BRAZIL - JUN 24, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pretty similar to an IPA. Strangely as I was expectating a traditional amber ale. However, tastes good and I would drink it again. Recommended.
bpreo (1545) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Actually very strong tasting for a standard Amber Ale. It reminded me more of an APA instead of an AAA.
chinchill (1759) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark amber brown with a towering beige head.
Aroma: fairly equal mix of hops and malts.
Flavor follows although the balance is a bit maltier.sweet light and medium roast malts with a touch of darker (chocolate?) malts.
O remarkable flavor for style. Recommended.