miyauchi38 (1033) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 18, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
superspak (3980) - Michigan, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can into pint glass, no can dating. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy reddish orange color with a 2-3 finger fairly dense and fluffy light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense foamy lacing clings down the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon, tangerine, blackberry, strawberry, mango, melon, red grape, pepper, pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate dark/bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big lemon, tangerine, blackberry, strawberry, mango, melon, red grape, pepper, pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate amount of piney/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, tangerine, berry, mango, melon, pepper, pine, caramel, toasted biscuit, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and moderate creamy/bready/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice amber ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/tropical/piney hops and moderate dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Cybercat (4435) - Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy dark honey golden with a bit of an eggshell head. Aroma presents malty and woody hop notes. Flavor ramps up everything a notch - delicious! Finish is woody and hoppy, rounding out a firm and fizzy body. Boohai!
BVery (8912) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 17, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Can. F this beer. How does a chilled can in this style produce a gusher that loses easily 70% of the volume? Murky orange. Stale malt with mild hop. Crap.
Sledutah (6392) - Utah, USA - NOV 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can from Supermarket Liquor
Pours clear dark golden with a small off-white head, some lacing. Aroma is fruity, caramel and herbal. Flavors is malty, caramel, floral with a bitter citrus bite
Not my favorite style but this is good.
deyholla (9265) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled from the can at ABR 2015. Pours a slightly hazy amber gold with a near white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has notes of grain, bread, light grass and a hint of light fruits. Flavor has notes of grain and bread with a bit of earthiness supporting.
Bacterial (2551) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Red pour with a slight off white head. My first take was: ugh this is old and oxidized. Then I read the can and realized it’s not just a hoppy red but an odd hoppy red. Some fruit and oak astringency with some bitterness in the finish. Kind of an odd profile of flavors that clash with the malt. Cool to try.
nealblind (1396) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark orange pour. Aroma of Blackberries tobacco. Tastes tobacco, slight berries. Long bitter trail.
scooterbub (936) - Lander, Wyoming, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce can. Pours an unclear copper with a thin beige head. Taste is of malt, caramel, hops, pine, resin, raisins and wheat. Similar aroma. Has a mostly full body with a fruity and boozy finish Overall a good beer.
HuskerTan (1272) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - JUL 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Blackberry, butter, pine, toast.
A- Orange color, hazy liquid, white head.
T- Blackberries, pine, slightly bitter, malty.
P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, slightly bitter finish.
O- Sure, it’s an amber ale, but it’s an amber ale with a bit of character! The pine adds a nice bitterness to it but not over done, then you get the blackberries, or maybe not that but some nice fruity nose and palate that is very subtle yet pleasing. Also a random bit of butter to it. And it worked well. Not bad, not bad at all.