mkel07 (3391) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
650ml bottle from The Wine Emporium 080714. This is a classic red/amber ale from one of my favourite breweries. Poured a clear reddish colour with a big sand coloured head that left plenty of lacing on the glass. Packed full of malt, caramel and toffee aromas and flavour this beer is certainly a standout and is in my top 10 amber ales.
Ferris (4211) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Caramel malts and an earthy hops. Clear amber with a rich white head. Caramel malts and a light hop bite. A pretty decent but basic hoppy amber.
mcberko (6474) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
650mL bottle, pours a hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma and flavour is quite dry and metallic, with earthy notes, and biscuity malt. Super dry, metallic, and earthy. Not understanding the high ratings for this, but itís a pretty solid amber.
Beerandhockey8 (228) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 22oz bottle to shaker. Pour is a nice ruby red with a medium off white head. Nose is hoppy, light malt, light caramel. Taste is medium body, hints do sweetness with light touches of bitter. Finishes nice and clean. Nice beer, very under used style with a lot of breweries and Deschutes nails it.
Wittales (635) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance was clear ruby amber with creamy off white lasting 1 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are soft caramel sweet malt with a touch of roasted barley and earthy hops. Taste are soft toffee, roasted barley with grapefruit, spicy earthy hop backend. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with medium body, then lasting balanced finish. A good northwest amber.
Bif (1450) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a deep reddish color with a nice head and some lacing. Aroma of caramel, citrus and some malt. Tatse of malt, caramel some citrus and and bit of fruit. Mild bitterness and a clean finish. Medium body, smooth with a solid malty feel. Nicely balanced. Enjoyable beer, example of the style.
nakedwhendrunk (2135) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I didnít want to wait on this since I saw on the side that the best by date is June 24, 2014.
Anyways, well, I poured this into a pint glass.
The appearance was a nice hazy looking dark red color with a decent two finger white foamy head that must last for a good minute and a half. The head turns a bit lumpy on me with a slightly off-white color to it. There is some decent lacing.
The smell had some nice bitter Northwest piney hops backed up by a nice crisp craker-like maltiness.
The taste was mainly bitter but added a nice citrus to malty sweetness as it warmed. Thereís a decent bitter to somewhat sweet citrusy aftertaste leading to a semi-dry finish.
On the palate, it sat at/about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionable aspect to it. The carbonation actually is somewhat smooth and for the most part is pretty good for the style and for me.
Overall, this is a good American Amber/Red ale worthy of having again.
JonLaRue (17) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 5, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Poured from a large pint bottle. Beer opens with, roasty herbs paired with leather. Red amber in color tight lace up top. Strong hints of malt and hops paired perfectly. In the mouth it starts acidic and finishes clean. An awesome example of a red ale.
ACHops (691) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stoked to see this one back! I used to really enjoy this as a Deschutes regular staple, letís see if my memory holds or the beer is the same... 22 oz bomber, served in a imperial pint glass. Pours dark reddish orange with medium off-white head. Aroma is rich, lightly earthy and roasty caramel malt with faintly floral hops on the back. Taste is clean, smooth, sweet, savory caramel malt with light piney hop bitterness on the finish. Bitterness lingers slightly. Really nice, this is pretty much what an amber should be.
Sarlacc83 (747) - Oregon, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice to see this one back in the lineup - havenít had it in awhile, so I am curious to see how my impressions have changed.
A: Dense red bordering on brick brown. Creme colored head.
N: Hops are at the forefront. Pine and other conifers, pineapple, big black peppercorn. Biscuit and cracker.
T: Moderately bitter, moderately hoppy. Very much in between what you might expect.
M: Big carbonation. Medium body, prickly.
O: A very nice Amber Ale. The styleís not necessarily interesting on its own, but this has such deftness of hand, you might find yourself imbibing a couple and not caring.