Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 17, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
a very well balanced amber ale that goes down really smooth for being 5.8. Very malty with a mild bitter finish,
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 10, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
malty and fruity (pinapple) aroma; strong malt base and some nice bittering balance, bold flavor. Yet another winner from Deschutes.
brewshthereen (316) - Oregon, USA - MAY 7, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2005 This is a decent amber. Pours reddish/orange. Has a floral, earthy grassy, aroma. Flavor is somewhat chewy. Nutty, Toffee, carmel, and sweet malt. Hops make their presence known. I will admit I am not a huge amber fan. But this is good.
beer4president (17) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAY 2, 2004
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is underated. A smooth red with great taste. Best on tap, but bottles taste great as well. Spendy but well worth the money.
grant (842) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Frothy, foamy fenestrated head. Nutty, lightly malty and wan aroma. Aroma has some guava and apricot capped with molasses and brown sugar malts. A slight metallic character and pleasantly bracing bitterness. A nicely drinkable ale.
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 4, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Arrived at the table hazy red-amber color with a small creamy off-white head. Nice full malt aroma, with lemon hops and ginger. Nice sweet flavor with a robust hop finish. Medium body and good carbonation. Nice session ale.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 31, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice reddish amber color - just what you want to see in a 'red ale'- topped by a nice off-white head. Caramel malt aroma. I was surprised at the amount of hops in here. It's well balanced, has a good hop flavor and is a good amber ale (not my usual). Not bad at all.
mikebeertaster (114) - washougal, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I think the Deschutes brewing generally makes a nice beer. Sure it may not be the best in any one class of beers. However, all of their beers are good. This has been a nice addition to their collection. Good tasting amber ale. I enjoyed my last 6 pack of it.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2004
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber color with big fluffy white head. Scents of sweet caramel and fruit. This is an easy drinking beer, light bodied but with lot's of caramel and malt flavors. A slight tingle of hops in the finish. I'll have another.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big bountiful white head with an alluring red-copper color. Citrusy aroma. Balanced very well between the sweetness and spicy flavor. Beer flows well from start to the mild hop finnish Nice and refreshing.