boFNjackson (3921) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can... Poured reddish with and off-white head that lasted for awhile. Musty aroma of hops and malts, very grainy. Fair carbonation and a little dry and scratchy. Caramel and nutty notes before the hop bitterness came towards the finish.
spikester (602) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I assume this is fairly fresh as it is the first time I have seen it at my favorite beer store. Pours clear amber with a one finger white head. Fair lacings. Aroma is very hoppy for the style. Taste is quite hoppy earthy slight citrus and a firm but not overly sweet backbone. Medium dry mildly bitter finish. A bit astringent on the palate. Not sweet and cloying like most American Ambers. I think this is a bit on the bitter side for the style. Which would make it closer to a PA which I like very much. So for my tastes this is fine. If you enjoy your ambers on the sweeter side you better pass on this beer.
haggis03a3 (163) - Piedmont, California, USA - AUG 12, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Light amber color with a white bubbly head. Aroma of nutty, caramel malt. Flavor has some bitterness and hops with a moderate bitter finish. The finish was a little harsh. The palate was light and carbonated like a macrobrew.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very hoppy amber with a great citrus finish. Not as strong of a caramel malt flavor as most ambers, sided more like a pale ale. Long bitter finish staying very crisp.
toddk1963 (3) - Ashland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Crisp cascade hop flavor is perfectly balanced with soft malt sweetness. Not overly malty like many northwest ambers.
19Ei8hty (1124) - Washington, USA - JUL 3, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2009 PINT - Dublinís Pub, Beaverton, OR. A really great amber ale - malty and sweet. A simple blend of natural, simple flavors - in the same vein as Mac and Jacks African Amber, just missing something - Very enjoyable
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 26, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap, Siskiyou Micro Pub, Ashland
Bright amber colour. Light breadcrusty malts with foresty hops. Light bodied amber with slight caramel accent. Forgettable.
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber color. Fruity, hop bouquet. Light toasty malt flavor with some well balanced piney hops. Very drinkable.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 9, 2004
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pale color, lightly fizzy head. Bright citrus hops. Balanced malt flavors are good and balanced too. Very light body. The hop profile is incredibly focused here and comes across perfectly. I'm not too sure about an amber though.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Should be called Ashland amber as that is how it is displayed. Huge citrus taste that blows up in your mouth. Hops are laid back but compliment the orange/citrus taste that takes over. Sappy aftertaste. Really good stuff!