crajun (939) - , Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2012
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
can to mouth (I was lazy) nice piney hop aroma. taste = suck. bold nasty hop right up front. over hopped and drain pour for me
dwfresh (1) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2012 does not count
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
easily one of the best Amber Ales I have ever had. and a little bit of hoppiness to it, but not too much.
jbruner (2181) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 22, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark amber on tap with thin off-white head and moderate lacing. Aroma is very faint of rye and chocolate malts. Taste is all those malts beefed up with some roasted nut and toffee extra. Itís decent, but nothing special.
rayOfBeer (663) - 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 (2876) - 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 isnít 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 (4794) - 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 (7835) - 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 (1852) - 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 44į 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 (4795) - 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 (3773) - 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.