slitcher (266) - Freeport, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught @ the brewery. Pours a hazy light brown with a small off-white head. Aromas of citrus and pine. The hops really come out in this one with a really nice roasty malt backbone; perfect balance. I wish I could get this in Illinois!!!
mikem409 (1736) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours amber color with thin white head. nice hop/malt up front with a lingering floral taste very nice red thanks -juiceisloose-
jw0406 (846) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml pours a brown/amber color with a medium white head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt with light floral hop. Evenly balanced beer, a real good amber.
nuplastikk (4835) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 26, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint at the CCB tasting room. Unfiltered orange-brown. Steady beige head. Big seawater, fresh west coast hoppy aroma. A well done Amber for sure. Soapy, piny, resiny. Medium to full bodied, with some nice balance. Nails the style, this is a really solid offering.
yespr (33244) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 23, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at Three Penny Taproom. Pours hazy deep amber with a small, creamy and white head. Aroma is fruity, pine hoppy. Light toasted malty. Bitter, fruity, crisp hoppy and pine. Citrusy to grapefruity flavoured. Light toasted malty. Bitter and dry finish.
Ernesto987 (4200) - Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty aromas are dominant, hops are complement to the Malts in the flavor. About even balance with malt tasting of strong amber.
onceblind (4843) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
GABF 2011. Clear rusty amber caramel with a rocky light beige head. Amazing aroma of juicy tropical fruit--mango, apricot, light pineapple, grapefruit, with some sweet caramel backbone. Lovely hop aroma. Unfortunately taste was not as good. Got some bitter grapefruit, a little pine, some herbalness, with a malt profile that didnt balance enough. Not overtly bitter, just not complex or nuanced. Just another overhopped beer.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a bottle. Murky amber red color with an off white head. Aromas were of sweet malt. Medium and nice mouthfeel. Mild bitter hop presence along with the crystal malt sugar. Not a whole lot else going on. Pleasant beer but would not search it out.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to kiefdog. poured amber with a white head. aroma was floral, caramel, and some slight pine. flavor had a big malt backbone, citrus, and pine. body was medium with low-medium carbonation. I wish that I would have drank this fresh.
nick76 (4291) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is strong with citrus and pine hops as well as caramel malt and a bit of candy sweetness. The appearance is deep amber with a medium head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a really good amber.