Odeed (1773) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
(FREE BOTTLE FROM IRISHBOY)poured an expected amber body with a nice head.flavor and aroma were a mix of seltzer water,and caramel malts.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2007 Draft. Clear copper color with off white head that laced the glass. Biscuity malt flavor with a nice flowery hop flavor accented by tangy spices. This one sat for a while and was better warm than cold.
AZeagle (11) - Cave Creek, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Lots of malt aroma and flavor, very drinkable. Poured a deep amber color, nice head. Very subtle hop finish. All in all a very nice beer.
nixter (11) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap. This is a terrific session beer. It has a medium body and a warm, almost comforting malt profile. There is a slight spiciness from the hops as well as pleasant floral aroma and clean bitterness. Smoothe, drinkable and tasty.
nahthan (129) - Oakland, California, USA - MAY 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at Piaciís in Fort Bragg. I hadnít had this in at least 5 years, and I was pleasantly surprised to taste it again. Nice balanced American amber ale. Good hop flavor, nice sweetness. A little creaminess, and a little fruitiness from the ester profile. A brisish yeast strain, I suspect? A little darker color in the glass than I had expected. Tasty, drinkable, enjoyable. Thanks Geno!
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 5, 2006
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Rickenbacherís bar in San Francisco. Pours dark amber with a creamy milky off-white head that is super thick. This was served to me in an ice-cold frozen glass, so it only had a faint hop/berry floral aroma. Thick walls of ringed lacing remain powerfully encircling the walls of the glass like the cartilage of trachea. The beer becomes more aromatic as it warms. Has a rich thick malt body. Has a hearty hop palate with a good tongue bitterness to the finish. Super smooth and easy to quaff. This is way more flavorful than a typical "Amber Ale." Much closer to a hoppy pale ale a la Sierra Nevada. This is the bar with the motorcyles and Tiffany lamps.
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
on tap at "Fly Bar" in San Francisco, CA. first thought was that it was just a hella weak beer. little aroma. light florals. tastes of caramel malts, grapefruit and nuts. bitter only at finish. kind of blah and watered down flavors. drinking this was " a STRUG."
Gorbalev (2870) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap, Zeitgeist, San Francisco. Dark orange / brown, small tight white head. Slightly sweet aroma. Taste is sweet malt - unbalanced and too much. Over the top amber that doesnít come off right. Flavour present, just not in a great way. No hops. More drinkable than I made it out to e, I just didnít really enjoy it.
jcr (2096) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thought this was above average when it came to flavor for an amber ale. Aroma of malts ó breads, earth, leather and yeast. The flavor was all malt with a slight bitterness and slightly tart aftertaste. Thin body with nice carbonated mouthfeel.
thelandstander (46) - Davis, California, USA - NOV 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2005 Nice yeast and grapefruit aroma. Good reddish brown color. A fruity bouquet of flavors + a hint of cloves. Pleasant bitterness coupled with a good mouth feel. Nice finish. All these make a pretty damn good ale.