daleharshman (830) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from South Bay Drugs ($1.79). Pours a reddish brown with only a thin layer of beige-ish head. Aroma is on the hoppy side for an "amber" with some sweet fruity notes as well as some sweet caramel. Taste is similarly sweet and hoppy-fruity with some nice caramel-y flavors too. A bit of hop bitterness in the finish to go along with the sweeter notes. Good and very drinkable. (288, 340)
Beerbuddha (100) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - JUL 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
hanks to desertbronze for this one!!
This beer poured a great copper color with a huge off white head. Lacing was present throughout. The smell was HOPS. Very floral and citrusy. The taste was VERY citrusy with a grapefruit taste present. Mouthfeel was medium body with medium carbonation. Overall I enjoyed this beer a lot. Glad I have 5 more to drink.
Mora2000 (5149) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The beer pours a hazy iced tea color with a beige head. The aroma is that of vegetables along with some caramel and bready malts. The flavor is leather, caramel, toffee and biscuit malts. I also get some iced tea flavors in the beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
GodOfThunder (1241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to whomever shared this with me. Pours a light amber. Aroma of some pine hops with caramel. Flavor is fairly light of caramel with some more of the pine notes.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle-pours an off white head and amber/copper color. Aroma is sweet medium malt-caramel/peat, orange/pine hops. Taste is initially, biting herbal hops. Then, sweet medium malt-caramel/peat, orange/pine/herbal hops. Light/medium body.
humulushound (242) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful red-amber ale with thick off-white head. Aroma is rich-roasted barley malt, caramel, big citrus and light floral hops. Sweet caramel flavor is balanced with light hop bitterness, a little candy-orange and mild alcohol in the finish. Medium mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Overall this beer is sweet and smooth but not as robust as I would have hoped.
brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The beer pours a hazy dark amber color with plenty of red tint. The head is about a finger and a half and white, subsides quickly and leaves spots of lacing.
S: There is tons of caramel and caramel sweetness, along with some mild sweet citrus. There is not any real hop aroma to speak of, maybe a bit of floral hops.
T: Much like the nose, this beer is extremely sweet. The primary flavors are sweet caramel maltiness and some toffee notes. There are are some mild citrus flavors, but nothing too pronounced.
M: The beer features moderate carbonation and a medium body.
D: While the sweetness of this beer is not my cup of tea, it is still quite drinkable and is another good offering from Deschutes.
Dogbrick (6827) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub. This brew pours a luminescent amber color with a medium thin light beige head that dissipates steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Flavors of burnt malt, caramel and hops. Medium body with flavors of toasted biscuits, malt and grassy hops. The finish is sweet and malty at first with a slightly astringent hops bitterness left over. Above average overall.
phaleslu (5195) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle as a bonus from a trade with LtDan- thanks, Dan! Pours a clear red-amber color with a small off-white head that leaves some light lacing behind. Aroma of caramel malts, grassy hops, cherries, leaves, and earthy notes. Flavor of dry, earthy hops, caramel malts, grass, mineral notes, and tea. There is a slight chemical quality that holds the flavor back. This also could have been nicer with some more hops in the nose. Medium finish. Good amber/red ale.
mjmcend (209) - USA - FEB 7, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. ABV 5.4. A reddish amber color with a small tan head. Aroma of caramel malts and roasted barley. Very creamy mouthfeel and smooth malty caramel taste with enough hops to make this a good brew.