GT2 (8742) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Tony’s Darts Away. Clear amber to red pour with good tan lacing. Nose is sweet cherry cordial, dark chocolate. Spicy pepper and tootsie roll with red cherry and dusty bitter cocoa in taste. Neither sweet or harshly bitter. Finishes with a big pepper bite. Long, hefty, nutty bitter back end. Approaching tea tannic. Has herbal tea character though that doesn’t distract thankfully. All around drinkable for a style that I rarely enjoy.
BMan1113VR (7874) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Mostly clear copper hued body with a medium sized just off-white head. Moderate retention, good lace. Aromas are of crystal malt, iced tea, piney and resiny hop character with mild citrus and dank notes. Floral, light ester. Grassy dry hop. Flavors are malty but somewhat dry. Resiny finish. Iced tea and crystal malts. Medium bitterness, relatively neutral balance. Medium-full bodied, medium to medium low carbonation. Grassy finish.
swoopjones (6218) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at blue monk, deeper amber pour. Nice lacing. Rich maltiness, red ale characteristics bu really hopped up. Citrusy bitterness. Bigger mouthfeel. Pretty much an amped up amber.
Theydon_Bois (9960) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUN 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Ginger Man, NYC, 18/05/13.
Clear copper amber with a thin beige head.
Nose is floral hops, caramel, sugrs, bread dough, honey.
Taste comprises caramel malt, hops, biscuit, sugars.
Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, sweet finish with some bitterness.
adamah (214) - - MAY 30, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: pine, citrus, caramel, toast.
Appearance: Amber with moderate off white head.
Taste: Like an IPA, substantial hoppy bitterness with some sweeter notes on the back end.
Palate: Medium bodied and a little oily.
Overall: Love! Everything good about an IPA with some malty toasty elements of an amber.
JohnnyJ (4553) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Red amber pour, with a caramel colored head. Toffee sweetness, grapefruit, citrusy hops, mild bitterness, and a bit of toast. Pretty good, although I think I would call this an American Strong Ale, not amber.
OldGrowth (2759) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pint at Tylers Apex. good aroma, sweet. caramel, pine, lemon. clean brownish orange color. good head and lace. bittersweet flavor. medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, bittersweet finish..pretty darn tasty. like sweetness about it..
jredmond (5669) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Ginger Man with Max, James, Colin and Dave. Pours a deep amber red body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, vanilla and light booze. Mouthfeel is medium to creamy with lots of malt dominating the palate and some backing notes of vanilla, creme, sweet fruits and very light hop.
StefanSD (2192) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bomber form bev4less. Pours a murky roan brown colow with a medium beige head that has fair retention. The aroma is mild with citrus, filberts and caramel. The taste is bitter hops forward with resinous piney hops, grapefruit, caramel, toffee and mixed nuts. The palate is full and smooth with lively carbonation. Finishes medium in duration, dry and clean. Overall: very tasty brew, loved it.
gorditoabd (624) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Beverages for Less, Santee. Pours a crisp amber-red, very clean to look at, perfect amount of carbonation, with off white bubbles just sitting in a 1/5 of a finger on top of the liquid. Sweet cinnamon notes in the nose, saccharin sugary malts predominate. There is a dank resinous quality that I catch on a second whiff... must be the hops? Taste is strong, good, clean... lots of cara coming through, of course, but overall just a good clean, strong beer. At first is reminds of some Lagunitas beers, but this one has more crispness and balance than I’ve ever picked up on with Lagunitas. Really, really impressive. To those who rated this low... Ummm... what? So good. Finishes with a medium mouthfeel... nice long finish. Good times.