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2005 Gold Medal GABF -- A medium bodied west coast style amber ale. This is a aggressively hopped with Perle and Cascade hops, and is held together by its sweet malty center.


2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 27, 2004
Tap@Capitol City, DC. Malted caramel to start, quite sweet, some brown sugar. Orangey/lychee like hops to finish. tastes a bit odd to me, lots of flavour, but a bit too sweet for me, some bitterness in the end.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
invalid (302) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 9, 2004
Kind of a bummer, as this beer smelled and looked pretty. The malt didn’t seem to match the hops in this one

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PorterPounder (5572) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2004
On tap at downtown D.C. location. Guy sitting next to me said it reminded him of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - good call. Deep dark, copper appearance with a fluffy white head - good lacing. Pleasant sprucey aroma. Flavor has some grapefruit notes but not tonque numbing. Very well balanced with a thick mouthfeel. Very good brewpub amber.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 20, 2004
On tap at the brewpub. Yeah, it's amber. Great nekkid lady logo, but pretty boring otherwise. Unremarkable level of hops and malt. This is probably their best seller as the beer-challenged probably like it.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2004
Reddish auburn. Nice nose, very malty, a bit nutty, plenty of caramel. Similar profile in flavor, lots of caramel malts, nice balance of hops at the end. Good palate as well, bit creamy and sticky.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
CapFlu (4538) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2004
(Draught) Copper colour. Highly carbonated. Medium almond head. Nose of caramel hops. Malty with LOTS of hops. Mildly tart finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (4197) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2004
Nutty and slightly vegetable pale malt aroma. Woody and dry with only the vaguest sweetness. Little hints of bitter chocolate. Quite a contrast with the Pale Rider, and I don't recommend that you follow one with the other. After your palate adjusts, its rather enjoyable. Medium light body. Could have used some more carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (9170) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 8, 2003
CAPITOL HILL: Lightly hazy, deeply golden ale with a medium-sized, fizzy, white head. Poor retention; excellent lacework. The nose is of grapefruit, lemon, lightly malty notes and pine. Moderately bitter flavor with lots of grapefruit peel. Light-bodied with a watery mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2003
a decent red ale. my second favorite after the porter, but it's been too for any more details then that...

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2003
Part of a sampler at the Baltimore locaton. West coast style my butt. Where is the west coast flavor. Actually this had a flavor of any other Amber. Nothing special. Did finish a little on the dry side.


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