cascade (1) - Somerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2006 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice easy drinking beer. Unfortunately the brew was changed slightly from the previous recipe (which I thought was better). However, this beer is always fresh with a mild citrus flavor and seldom tastes oxidized like so many others. Overall an excellent brew at a very reasonable price.
raymow (798) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good - I was pleasantly surprised. Great color, flavor, and aroma. I’ll definitely look for this one again.
JessterCPA (130) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
What a nice beer. I met the brewer, Rick Reed at the brewery, and I have to say...impressive.
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.
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light amber color with a small creamy beige head. Aroma is a little hoppy. Flavor of hops with a little malt. Long bitter hop finish. Thanks to Dogbrick for the trade.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - NOV 22, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2005 Update: Tap at Andy’s. I would swear this has been upgraded in aggressiveness. Love the hoppy aroma and malty hoppy flavors. Much improved over first time, very drinkable and has enough oomph to keep you interested. New rating.
Light color. Clean aroma with a touch of hop. Light flavor, with a little hop note in the background. Very drinkable, but nothing there to really seek.6-5-5-3-10
Jayb0 (1001) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2004 RERATE: bumping up a few things after a second round with this refreshing ale!
ORIGINAL: A solid ale. Very fresh and lively even after having several beers prior. Certainly a good go-to beer.
tsarman (794) - Northern, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2005 At NJ Craft Brew Fest 2005: A solid amber ale. Perhaps their best beer available that day. They should brew more beers.
sallad (115) - USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber orange, perhaps a touch hazy, with a fluffy white head. sweet citrus and malt aromas. mild bitterness followed by perfect malt. finishes long and balanced between malt and hops, with floral and grapefruit notes. nice body, too.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Now in DC (12 oz bottle) - Clear sparkling amber, thick creamy lightly tanned head. Great lacing all the way through. The nose was a nice blend of toasted grains, florals, and touches of toffee. Flavor was similar with floral hops and caramel malt balancing each other to near perfection. Full bodied, soft smooth carbonation, bittersweet finish. Very easy to drink, perfect for quantity sessions, and not nearly as bad as the score would indicate.