SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 20, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2006 On tap at brewpub. Amber in color, sure. But not mild in taste! Pleasantly acceptable for this hop-head. Iím not sure, but Iíd say a little dry-hop going on maybe? If not, they must simply heap on the Cascade. In a world of McBrew pubs, itís good to see a place serving an amber that a homebrewer can enjoy.UPDATE 8/12/06: copper in color with good lacing that clings to the glass. lots of gypsum, but has a slight sour and malty aroma. pretty disappointing flavor.
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
If you get this at the brewery, you will be offered your choice of "regular" (CO2) or "velvet" (NO2). Take the velvet, which is what this review is based on. The velvet head is thick, creamy, and firm, much in the way a Guiness head is, except sweeter and far more pleasant-tasting than that of a Guiness. The beer itself is somewhat sweet and malty, but retains enough of a hop present to not be underpowered. Pretty good.
haddon90 (1349) - Newport Beach, California, USA - OCT 16, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice amber color with a white lacing head. Hops springs from the aroma. A nice hop/malt balance from the taste and quite smooth. Not bad!
ravidesai (940) - Bombay, INDIA - MAY 10, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
nice light ale,
strikes a balance between a sweetmalt start and a bitter hop finish.
rather thin palate
Holdwine (1064) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice amber. Excellent Malt/hop balance. Sweet, citrusy aroma. Both continue with your first taste. After the maltiness comes out, you finish up with nice bitter finish. Who would have thought you could get a beer like this at a hockey game.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer rocks!
Like the name implies, this is a sparkling clear deep amber ale. Very creamy, fully lasting white head with incredibly thick lacework.
The aroma is citrusy and pungent. Black pepper and grapefruit. More hoppy than malty. However, undertones of butter and caramel surface.
The flavor is very malty, but well-hopped. English toffee and butterscotch up front. Pungent and bitter hops dominate the backside. Excellent, spicey beer.
Medium-bodied with a watery, slightly creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, bitter and dry finish.
Very nice session brew.