tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a pretty deep amber color. Smell is of hops and malts. Taste is hops up front, some malts showing up at the finish. Overall an enjoyable beer.
Ughsmash (7364) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pint can. Poured a little deeper than medium orange with a colossal, long-lasting khaki head. The aroma picked up a dose of green apple over sweet caramel and nutty notes.. didnít strike the right chords with me. The flavor found green apple, butterscotch, and caramel at the core.. husky notes, sweeter caramel, and dry, toasty bitterness around.. finished with more sweet off-notes and mild bitterness. Light-medium bodied with too much carbonation on the palate.. this wasnít offensive, but it didnít seem quite right.
degbert (1373) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours a very dark, reddish gold with a high, tan head. Nose is surprisingly robust, with candied grapefruit, herbal, and bready notes. Surprisingly hoppy, with a potent kick at the front of the mouth of herbs, grapefruit, and a touch of smoke. Finishes with a rich sweet note -- but also with an almost vegetal note that is quite pleasant. Thereís almost a broccoli rabe note to it, and I like it. Bravo.
cpetrone84 (1705) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a dark ruby red with a light tan head. The nose is of a dipa gone south. Sweet malts, fruity berries, a hint of musk, and a faint note of citrus. The taste is stale and papery, sweet caramel malt, berries, cardboard, resinous hop. Highly carbonated, soft body, a hint thin.
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge thanks to 4balance (on BA) for this and several other awesome beers!
Poured from 16oz can to dimpled mug:
Pours exactly as it should: a still, amber body capped with healthy dollops of off-white cream and sticky lacing.
The nose is pretty intriguing... spruce-like hops, caramel malts, quite fresh... fresh grass, soft fruits, pretty inviting for what is typically such a tame genre.
Smooth on the tongue. Served just bellow cellar temp, the dense, creamy head make this one too easy to drink. This maintains a level of complexity without taking away from its approachability, which is a balance that isnít often achieved. Many of the highlights from the aroma show themselves in the taste.
Overall, very grateful to have had the opportunity to try this one. And especially grateful that Iíve got another in the fridge!
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can courtesy of JCB. Pour is deep amber with a creamy tan head. Aroma shows biscuit and caramel sweetness with some herbal hops and a touch of pine. Flavor is somewhat sweet with underlying notes of apple, light citrus, and some floral/earthy character as well. Overall body is moderate and the finish is lightly bitter.
Hair6a11 (1426) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can : Pour is murk dark golden with a large, frothy, off white head in this glass. It seems overcarbonated, I suppose - and turns into this chunks english muffin look - it retains well, sticky lacing. Anyway - the nose is tropical fruit salad and caramel for the most part. Definitely malt forward here - too much so in my estimation - and too sweet as well, but its still a fairly nice drinker. Tropical fruits, cream, caramel, and a hop bitterness does present itself near the finish.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tallboy can - thanks, Gabe! Handsome pour, deep amber, moderately clear with a crisp head. Nose of soft biscuit malts, dry leafy hops, and just a hint of sweetness. Clean and dry and well-hopped, this is certainly better than the average amber ale Iíve had. Balanced and flavorful, pretty well done.
burg326 (4668) - Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 ounce can thanks to americbrew, pours an amber color, aromas of caramel, malt, pine and citrus. Flavor is the same, nothing great but nothing bad either, nice little brew that was a nice starter for the night.
jkwalking05 (4202) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color and hazy with a dense, creamy off-white head. Aroma is of tropical fruit, light floral, thick caramel and malt. Taste is of spicy hops, caramel, tropical fruit, and light grapefruit. One of the better ambers Iíve had. Probably because itís slightly more hoppy than an amber should be...at least itís not BORING!