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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
This delightfully floral American style Amber Ale displays a wonderful balance while still maintaining a profound hoppy goodness. We load this beer with a ridiculous and obscene amount of West Coast hops that are added late in the boil resulting in a hoppy beer without any bitterness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (12577) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
Can from Total Wine in Sacramento, CA. Pours clear copper with a slight beige? head. Sweet roast malt aroma. Med minus body. Flavor is roast caramel (comes across almost like a brown ale) with some arguable hop bitter. Have no idea what these folks think an obscene amount is, but it doesn’t match mine. Pretty dull drink, tho arguably the flavors are not weak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11586) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2012
CBC 12oz can-pours amberwith a light tan head. Aroma is sweet medium malt. Taste is medium malt-some caramel, herbal hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (11356) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2012
Can poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness, graininess and earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, earthiness, fruittines and light graininess with a smooth lingering malty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
adnielsen (10137) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Can @ home. Dark copper appearance with an off white head. Toasty, caramel, biscuity malty, a touch piney, earthy hoppy aroma. Biscuity, bready, caramel malty, mild to moderately earthy hoppy flavor. Solid amber ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (9507) - Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2013
Not as hoppy as it claims. But a nice toasty and malty west coastish red ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (8672) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Pour out of can is slightly hazy red with slightly off white head, aroma brings notes of caramel, some soapy hops but mainly floral and grass notes, touch of earth and spice notes as well. Taste is a mix of floral and grass hops, hints of caramel and earth finish fairly dry, slightly bitter. Fairly nice, though its more of a hopped red than an amber style.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
3fourths (8634) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Sour. Red apple skins, peach yogurt, red hot cinnamon candies, alcohol and hairspray in the nose. Burnt sugar. Medium body, sweet, phenolic and acidic enough to ruin the experience. Yeasty yogurt and cosmetic off-notes.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
BVery (8056) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 28, 2012
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Can. Oh man, this is awful. Stale buttered popcorn smell, very abrasive bite that has a little bit of sour overtones - drain pour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7904) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
marcus (7671) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Pours cloudy amber with a decent off-white head and a toffee aroma. There is a floral caramel malt flavor with a slightly bitter finish. A bit thin.

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