hopsandvines (61) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I actually thought this was a much better beer than the islander IPA, not sure why this scored so much lower. Pours nice dark red with a white head. Aromas of citrus Cascade hops, crystal malt and roast. Flavor is full and complex with hints of roast and chocolate coming through at the end. Well hopped all the way though with a long clinging finish. One of the best examples of a West Coast American Amber I have ever tasted. Worth the $11.99/6pack price. In stock now at Hops & Vines in Asheville.
ScottyH (8) - Okemos, Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2015 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hoppier than expected, deep amber color with a thin head. A bit bitter with a bite but a pleasant taste
FestDecBeet (381) - - MAR 31, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Look: pours a dark brown. Off white head. Very clear.
Smell: chocolate. Cardboard. Tobacco.
Taste: chocolate. Tobacco. Cardboard.
jonas (5996) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at irreale, they assured me it was the US version. Dark Amber, creamy golden brown head. Roasted notes initially, coffee, light metallic herbs, grassy hops, a hint berries. Hard to pigeonhole, which is nice. Comes on as a Porter, looks like a Amber ale and finishes like a German pils. I am intrigued, chapeau!
Scipio (749) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a clear amber with a medium, off white head. The aroma is well balanced between malts and hops. It has caramel, toasted malt, herbal and floral hops, bread, and a little chocolate. Its kind of strange. The taste takes the side of more malty, with a strong nutty, caramel flavor throughout. This is complimented with minor impressions of pine, grapefruit, chocolate, herbal hops. There is a long aftertaste of nuts and caramel. Medium in body, I’d say and average texture, and definitely average in carbonation. Not for me.
tmoreau (2765) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 12 oz. bottle poured to snifters, showing a fairly clear, reddish amber hue, with a presentable layer of tan head froth, and nice cling to the dots & dashes of lacing. The nose was malty, with light toast, and a hint of caramel sweetness. The taste was similar notes, a little better than light bodied, with decent carbonation, and moderate, earthy hop bitterness. Basic, no frills example of the style, with good sessionablity.
GranvilleTim (1759) - Granville, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruby red pour with a light beige head. Aroma is caramel malt and spicy hops. Taste is caramel malt and spicy hops . Just downright tasty. A superior amber ale. Yum! Spicy aftertaste, nice lacing.
Broncowaldon (121) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAR 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not a great style of beer overall, but this beer is one f best for style. That’s why. Rated so well. Nice malt nose, some caramel and biscuit. Flavor is lightly malts and very pleasant to quaff.
sic1314 (4408) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a reddish brown with a dense tan head. Aroma of sweet berries and bitter hops. Medium body, flavour is musty, Light cocoa powder, light berries,soft malt.
wlajwl (4308) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is pine and fresh yeast. The flavor is fruit, mild/medium grapefruit, pine needles/juniper berries, malts and a mildly dry/bitter finish.
flip_soeperman (687) - NETHERLANDS - MAR 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Watery chemical tasting bland amber ale. Could do with more body, character and bitterness.