LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can. Pours cloudy amber in color with full foamy tan head. Aroma sweet, malt and lite floral hops. Taste roasted malt and caramel with bitter finish.
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Metallic taste, clear amber brown with a slightly hoppy caramel aroma. Feels coppery.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured really nice, even without venting! Moderately dark amber, sticky creamy head. Strong caramel roast aroma, some leafy hops. Very balanced, soft gentle carbonation, heavy cream caramel dominates, little bit of the chewy stemmy hops creeps through.
IrishBoy (3725) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Siskiyou Micro Pub. Nose of caramel and light floral hops. light amber with a small off white head of big bubbles.. Flavor of caramel, white pepperiness, and very light bitterness.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber with an off white head. Aroma is very malty, caramel, light hops, dried fruit. Taste is fairly fruity, light caramel, background is NW hoppiness.
boFNjackson (4006) - 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.