micronaut129 (143) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a rich amber hue backed up by ruby grapefruit high lites. There is a slight haze, perhaps nothing more then chill haze.
There was very little in way of foamy head during the pour, but a thick surface lacing was always present during the session,
There is a nice balance of aromas here between sweet caramel malts and lively citrus hops.
A good tasting beer here and as in the aromatics the taste is equally balanced.
Malts are sweet and hops have a lively citrus taste. In the finish you taste biscuits and malt husks.
A good solid medium body I’d say.
Beer starts out sweet and ends on a dry note.
Not much of an aftertaste.
nj_BierMaven (98) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear amber-orange from the bottle. Noticed a layer of yeast on the bottom of the bottle, so I didn’t pour the last 1/4 inch into the glass. Thick head still there after 5 minutes. No hop aroma to speak of, but enough bitterness to balance the malt when tasting. Has a refreshing, dry crispness that makes it enjoyable enough for the price. Fills the gap between mass-produced drivel and overpriced, over-hopped IPAs. One might enjoy several of these on a warm afternoon without having to reach for the antacids. . .
kbutler1 (1349) - Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2012
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Opens with much more of a pop than I expected and I immediatly put it over the sink in case it was a gusher. The head rose up to the neck but not over. Pours all foam, :o(. Very cloudy pale-ish orange color. Sweet aroma of apple and citrus. Medium/light mouthfeel with carbonation. Fail. Terrible taste. Off notes of fruity and a slight vegetable note as well. Good job Cricket HIll!
PorterPounder (5340) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Savannah, Ga - Habersham Beverage Warehouse, 12 oz bottle. Medium Orange pour, soft off-white head. Spicy aroma, hint of pine. Flavor has a citrus bent to it, some soft spicy notes. a bit of nuttiness. Spritzy mouthfeel. Overall, decent.
BrewBoxer (1871) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma hay, cereal, and banana. Pillowey head that fades very slowly. Nice Amber color. Pretty flavorful. Nice red amber
badwhale (345) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2012
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle to glass mug. Pours a copper / amber color with a sparse off white yellowish head. Lots of malt flavors going on. Maybe a smokey or roasted malt flavor. Has an acrid twinge on the aftertaste. meh.
TheBeerCollector (633) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy copper gold with a thick white head. Aroma has a strong hint of hops. Flavor is well balanced between the hops and the malt with an unusual sugary sweetness in the finish. Not what I think of when drinking an amber ale...to me it is more like a sweet IPA. This would be an excellent choice to go with spicy Mexican or Southwestern food to help cut through the heat.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
orange amber. slight ow head.
the aroma and flavor are noticeable grapefruit and caramel... that’s pretty much it. inoffensive, clean, lacking character...amber. 5/3/5.5/3/13
Atom (1281) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle courtesy of pineypower. Pours a bright amber/orange with a large off-white head. Aroma of musky fruits, caramel, citrus, and slight hops. Taste of mineral and pine with mineral riding to the end, citrus and caramel. If there were beer flavored multiple vitamins, this would be it.
osu97gp (646) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma of malts and not much else. Flavor light caramel with mostly toasted malts. Smooth. Pretty good.