porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle via trade with <A HREF=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?UserID=3 target=blank>IrishBoy, thanks Richard!) Pours slightly hazy reddish-amber. Five fingers of lightly amberish off-white head recede to a foamy rocky cap. Aroma of caramel, vanilla and pine. Mouthfeel is smooth and shows a nice bit of heft for the style. Very lightly prickly. Flavor is a good dose of both malt and hops - light-medium bitterness overlays some caramel and vanilla maltiness. Lightly piney with a good pinch of bitterness through the finish. Good.
Fatehunter (1579) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Off the tap with one finger of head on a cloudy, dark straw colored body.
The aroma is citrusy and honey, pretty nice.
The taste is mildly sweet with a hop spicy middle.
It’s smooth with moderate carbonation.
Here’s a good beer with some unique flavors and still an everyday drinker.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from Bier Stein. Pours light amber with a gigantic fluffy white head and a lot of blotchy lacing. Aroma of caramel, biscuit, very light floral hops. Tasted very thin with caramel, floral hops, biscuit and some astringency. Not a very good beer at all.
igneous1 (1507) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JAN 22, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
as amber as amber gets, clear, creamy almond colored head, aroma is of very mild citrus hops, fairly sweet nose. flavor is moderately sweet, hops are more dominant in the flavor. thanks mitch!
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a medium orange with tan tint, nose is weak, hint of grain, taste Is fairly bland, too grainy and no real caramel or body
Foxbush (1452) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample at the Brewpub The amber ale poured clear dark amber with a white head and lacing. The aroma was of caramel and toasted malts. The ale was balance between a sweetness and floral hops. The ale had medium body with average carbonation. The finish was clean with smooth tones of caramel malts.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - JUL 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at City Pub. Dark amber pour. Aroma is sweet fruity malt. The flavor is the same; pretty decent with some light roast as well. Good amber.
mrhoppy (1289) - Santa Clara, California, USA - DEC 24, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber orange with tan head not much lace toasted honey grains and caramel. Good carbonation great balance nice flavors. Starts out sweet with a touch of sour and dry at the end. Gold medal at GABF. Delicious.
heykevin (1281) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought this was a pretty unique beer. Nice brown ale maltiness when the beer first finds you tongue, but then pow, your tongue is enveloped by a real nice hoppy blast. A unique and tasty beer.
JCW (1276) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reddish brown color, translusent. Carmel and pine aroma. Flavor is balanced, I think taste some spice too, pepper maybe, anyway its a well balanced enjoyable beer. Thanks Jazz88!