Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle, which was poured into an Elysian pint glass. Always glad to try a new beer from Elysian.
The beer pours a hazy, dirty orange color with a white head. The aroma has quite a bit of toffee and biscuit malt, along with a little bit of sugary sweetness and some pine from the hops. The flavor is very similar. The toffee and biscuit malt really come through and add some sweetness. The hops are hidden deep in the background, but I think I can pick out some pine and orange notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5250) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright caramel color with a medium sized creamy orange-white head that left great lacing. The aroma was musty and a bit perfumey with hints of bread and band-aid. The flavor was dryish and nutty with faint caramel, band-aid and a medicinal undertone. Medium length finish and medium body. Eh.
stantheman (705) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Met in New Westminster. Served in a tulip glass $7. Ouch. Those Canadian taxes! Nice orangey coppery color. Little aroma or head. A moderately hoppy American ale. Some malt evident as well. Well balanced. Quite nice.
williamherbert (1358) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright orange, incredibly cloudy, and more black specs of sediment than Iíve ever seen in a beer. Huge puffs of cloudy head and a ton of white lace. It actually looks kind of amazing.
Aroma is earthy red/amber malts, followed by a scant hop. The flavor is basically the same; very strong amber malts.
Sandpapery feel. A decently drinkable little concoction. At $2.99 for a 22 I really couldnít go wrong.
22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Finally a PNW Amber Ale brewed in the PNW that is below 6%abv! I donít know what else to say about this beer that hasnít already been said. Well-balanced is a quality that seems to be missing in most "Amber Ales" these days, but it looks like theyíve brought it this time. Medium and dark caramel flavors intertwine with a touch of roast and toast, a little bit of dark malt and a firm toss of finishing hops. Doesnít finish too sweet and not too big so that you can drink in quantity. A great example of a high-rating beer that doesnít have to be high in ABV.
BeerandBlues2 (10546) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy amber with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fruity, floral and earthy hops with bread and toast malt with fruity esters. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness, malt backbone with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
Travlr (14777) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy orange brown color, small white edge head. Aroma of orange peel, raw sourdough bread dough, light spice. Taste is peppery caramel malt and light scotch. Nice.
jrob21 (2823) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bonus bomber from a recent trade to satisfy my pale ale cravings. Pours a murky orange with a nice white head and decent lacing. Smooth and bordering on full bodied with a mild hop presence gives this a sessionability that is entertaining at the same time. Hope profile is mostly grassy and herbal hops. The finish has a touch of lemon on it but mostly a grassy presence. Nice sweetness working throughout. Pretty tasty.
yespr (33872) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From tap at Taphouse Grill. Pours clear and golden orange with a small white head. Aroma is mild fruity, light citrusy and toasted malty. Bitter, fruity and light toasted malty flavoured. Bitter and light citrusy finish.
killerkojo (16) - Spokane, Washington, USA - FEB 14, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent aroma, medium body, but the bitter finish overpowered the relatively mild flavor