brokensail (12498) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice amber color with a soapy white head. Some sweet toasted bread and biscuit malt notes. A nice floral hop aroma, mild earthy notes, and some yeast. Light fruit esters on the palate, some toffee malts, toast, and biscuit. Mild earth tones and very mild hop bitterness.
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tried this on tap at Beer Lands inside the Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco. Sweet malt flavor with nice citrus hop notes, a well balanced amber.
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DedicatedToFun (3701) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overall okay Amber, hops and yeast, tawny color, but smooth and nice overall.
iammatt (13) - California, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a rich copper, deep color color with a finger width off white head that slowly fades to cap the whole beer, leaving lacing behind as the beer is drank. The smell of sweet toffee and grain dominate the nose. The beer opens with a huge sweet, toasted grain taste that is quickly balanced by the hops leaving behind a pleasant, almost candy aftertaste with the back of the tongue bitterness from the hops. Has a medium body and a sweet mouth feel with ample carbonation. A good amber ale, easily drinkable, generously hopped and plenty of malt to balance it out.
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Pours a clear dark amber with a 1/8 inch tan film.
Aroma: Sweetened iced tea and a faint dank hop nose.
Taste: Sweet bready malt. Citrus american hop juicy bitterness. Very balanced.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, juicy,with modest carbonation.
Overall: Highly drinkable, very balanced between malty and bitter, and exceeded my expectations.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - DEC 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Rating #112. Hazy dark amber pour with a huge tan head. Light sweetness and some caramel. Smooth, more caramel sweetness with a touch of toast. Not bad. (2072)
MattH (660) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber pour with a big white head. Aroma of dark toasty malts and a little green apple. Taste is dark malts, a lot of bitterness, and some nuttiness. Body is light to medium and carbonation is medium to heavy.
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (in NZ). Tawny in both colour and taste. A vinous note to the toasty malt, chocolate certainly, though also a little nuttiness. "Love the Drake"? Not quite.
bb (7305) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Bronze beer with a cream colored head. Malt and light grapoefruit aroma with light pine. Malt and hoppy flavors with some treacle and earth backing. Medium bodied. Light PNW hops and malt linger with light earthiness. Good balance.
Earlier Rating: 4/16/2006 Total Score: 3
Bottle. Ruby color with a nice beige head. Light nutty, slightly roasty aroma. Nutty flavor balanced with grassy hops and a bit of chocolate. Nothing outstanding, but a lot going on for an amber. Thanks Mike.
mu11igan (133) - Davis, California, USA - DEC 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle pours a dark brown body with a very thin tan head. Aroma is bready malt with some subtle caramel and chocolate notes. Flavors follows aroma, but also brings along much more hop character. Very nice, complex amber ale. The wife approves, as well.