musinj6 (500) - Dedham, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a reddish amber with a little haze and three finger head with heavy lacing. Aroma of primarily caramel with some toasted malt. Grassy, resinous hops. Moderately bitter like an ESB. Medium body, clean palate with creamy, soft carbonation. Long bitter finish like an ESB and has some tobacco and leather notes. This is a good beer, although I still think it is more ESB than amber in flavor.
STL_Drew (153) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge head, off white, creamy, mostly staying, cloudy, dark amber color.
Hoppy fruity aroma.
Initially a little sweet then transforming into a nice hoppy bitter. Long duration.
Creamy medium to full body.
I really like this beer.
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz can shared on the RBSG bus. Pours a clear, low haze orange to amber with medium carbonation. Thick, yellow foam. Big lace. Nose is cheesecloth, nutty, Lipton iced tea. Taste is Lipton tea, herbal, dry, leafy, fall leaves. Tea tannic all the way.
kevinator (1852) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one could almost pass for an IPA. It has a sweet hoppy smell and a dirty amber appearance. I think the tap offering is better than from the can. There is a strong hops presence that rivals that of Stoneís Levitation. I think this is better balanced though. Very good offering to the category. The palate is thicker than expected which adds to its uniqueness. If youíre in OK pick one up.
nate91787 (1) - - JUL 10, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is the most interesting amber ale I have tried. I have enjoyed them fresh as well as after having warmed up and there is an incredible
difference. This beer looses its splendour fast. The perfect balance of hop and malts are present here. As should be the case with a hoppy amber, the aromatic hops give way for triumphant nutty malty finish.
P.s. Itís rarely too hot for a native.
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 (7508) - 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 (1681) - 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 (1810) - 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!