goldbrew (99) - USA - JUN 17, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very similar to Fat Tire. A bit thick and chewier taste of malt than I expected. Nice copper appearance with some biting hops. Slightly better than I anticipated (the bar was set pretty low). Aroma is very non-descript. A dry and bitter finish but not overly burdensome. Not too bad.
knights97 (98) - Tennessee, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
light body beer, with a small head, great fall back beer, smooth and easy to down, not overpowering with hops or malts, cleaner tasting than your typical domestics and nice to drink one or two.
mojoman (97) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. A solid Amercan ale which has a carmel/roasted malt earthy taste to it. Subtle bitterness at the end which adds to the balance.
PGA324 (86) - Savage, Minnesota, USA - OCT 30, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer is better than a 42!. It’s not great but should be considered average at least. Amber clear body with white head. Flavor decent but duration could have been longer. I will try again to validate this rating in light of the consensus rating it has.
joverton85 (80) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
had this a few brews in. it wasn’t memorable enough to remember much about it. light amber hue and small head. bland almost metallic flavor. it went well with my food however.
NewBelgium5 (80) - , Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear copper appearance. Quite goof for a typical ale. Good malt flavors and aroma.
anticop (79) - Porterville, California, USA - AUG 26, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pretty good ale
pumpkinheart (63) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle into English pint glass. Pours a clear, bright copper with a mid-volume, fizzy head, although it fades quickly. Aroma is faint versions of the usual suspects: caramel-y and toasty malts, hoppy citrus. Not enough to impress, unfortunately. Flavor follows the aforementioned pattern: a poor balance of bitter hops, toasty malts and citrus-floral blah. All too much of the bitter for the other flavors. Palate was astringent and thin. I like ambers, and this one wasn’t actually bad, but it just wasn’t all that good, either. I have another to drink and maybe it will make a better impression.
mikehanneman (55) - Iowa, USA - DEC 8, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I guess everyone has a different palate, but I don’t understand the low ratings people give this beer. I buy it by the case. Excellent aroma, great taste. One of the better ales I have tasted. This seems to be Boulder Beer’s strength....ales. Their IPA is good too. Give this product a chance and you will be pleased with your purchase. Solid ale.
eggman (45) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle, purchased by a friend as part of the World Market "Beers Of America" 10-pack for my 30th B-day...Pours a hazy, iced tea look-a-like with a small creamy, cream soda colored head that lasted awhile. Good lacing...Smell heavy cookie malts with average citrus hops. Can also pick up some vanilla tones...Medium bodied and oily in texture with soft carbonation and a nice bitter finish...Flavor is an expert balance between sweet malts and bitter hops...Overall, more like an APA than an Amber Ale. Dry, bready, and slightly metallic which unfortunately brings it down a peg or two. Great American brew that is accessible for the novice yet definitely satisfies the geeks. Well done with key word being BALANCE.