rayOfBeer (647) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUL 20, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can: amber with off-white small head. Aroma is bisquity malt and slightly piney hops. Flavor is bread, light pine, a little caramel and tea. Palate has a light sweetness with a dusty bitterness and is rather flat. Ok flavor, more bitter than expected and lacking in carbonation make this beer mediocre.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUL 16, 2012
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Can. Pours clear amber with fast lived beige head. Aroma has some floral and pine but there is some other stuff playing in the background that just isn’t very pleasant. Flavor is much the same, more hop then malt in the flavor, seems a mess. Light body with high carbonation. Overall, not for me.
mar (4475) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
amber pour with a cream head. nose is rich malts, caramel, and dough, light bitterness. easy on the palate, dough, caramel, and a sweet finish.
BMan1113VR (7702) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
My third can from this brewery. First was the Wit which was above average, then the Pale which was below average. This leaves me with the amber, which for me is generally not a preferable style (mostly forgettable and I generally dislike the amount of crystal malt in moth examples). As an old friend of mine once said about the generic brewpub amber ale: they are the graphic-t of the beer industry. Rant mostly over; on to the beer. No packaging date easily visible. Straight pour yields a deeper copper-bronze hued body. Crystal/filtered levels of clarity. Medium amber I guess. Frothy, low to medium head. Some retention, average lace. Aromas are hoppy at first: piney, citrus, low pineapple, grapefruit, followed by the malt: bready, toasty, medium caramel but mostly base, light nutty. Very floral, medium-low esters on par for an American yeast or a low temp fermented 007. Very flowery. This beer screams old school PNW. Flavors are very iced tea like, floral, caramel malt, nutty, bready, medium orange to citrus malt, a hint of diacetyl. Piney and green spruce towards the back. Very old fashioned, pretty fresh, but nothing new. The nutty malt character gets a touch tannic as it warms in the finish (minor). Medium carbonation (lower than expected...altitude might have something to do with it?). Some floral and medium esters towards the finish. Dry. Medium bodied. Okay.
RSRIZZO (1845) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz can poured into an English Pint at 44° and also on tap at Crazy Mountain Brewing. Color is a nice golden amber. Carbonation out of the can is low, on tap its much better both give a nice tight off white head. Aroma of caramel and yeast. It has a medium body that gives a smooth mouth feel with a crisp little bite on the end. Flavor of malt, caramel and hop spice with just a hint of citrus. After taste has a good bitterness as the citrus stands out a little more. Overall its a very well done Amber, nice malty body balanced out with even hop flavors.
notalush (4464) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Lightly hazy amber - soapy lace - aroma or caramel, toast, light esters, a lot of odd earthiness, like soil and rotting leaves - carbonation is low - body is watery and thin - medium sweet, with toffee and toasted bready malt - light fruity esters - moderate to low bitterness - tail and brings much of the odd earthiness from the nose (damp soil, leafiness) and stale hops - tastes dirty - not exactly enjoyable.
wlajwl (3344) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is light piney hops and sweetish malts. The flavor is malts, mild grapefruit and a mix of sweetness and hops in the finish.
kj8525 (4) - Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
floral, amber, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, Interesting amber floral hops stay on your palate for awhile.
drowland (5719) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
6/23/12. 12oz can. Clear light amber reddish pour with a small khaki head that fades and laces in small, spotty rings. Light aroma that throws some caramel, bread, and chocolate. Similarly light flavor that shows a bit of chocolate and breadiness along with minerals, a little earthy hop kick, and lingering sweet caramel. Plain and inoffensive. It probably sells like mad at their pub.
Aurelius (3728) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
I snuffed and I sniffed and I snorted - I could only barely make out the aroma of this beer in a snifter. Just some light, grassy-chalky business with light sulphur undertones. Not really a bad aroma, just vacant and not really contributing to the overall enjoyment of the beer. Clear, medium red-brown with an almost white head. Grassy, lightly sweet, sorta bland, lightly acidic. I have a hard time believing that the "load this beer with a ridiculous and obscene amount of West Coast hops." Tannic finish, body is a little watery and the beer isn’t as crisp or silky as it might be. New Leaf Market, on the other side of the aisle from the EcoGreen Black Chokecherry/Avacado/Soy Trail Mix.