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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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Our lightest in terms of alcohol comes in at 4.8% by volume so that malt can dominate the flavor profile. Caramel sweet malt all over the palate with a noticeable “jumping just over the barrier” citrus hop aroma. Surprisingly refreshing for such a malt driven ale. Truly and all season American Amber.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2728) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2012
25 nov 2012, bottle. Rosy amber, clear, steady bubbles. Nose is bread crust and orange and grapefruit citrus hops. Med body and faintly fizzy. Has a dry bread malt background that is faint at first but comes out more in the finish. In the middle is the soft city's rind and perhaps peach hops. Nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chinchill (2128) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2012
22 oz bottle poured a slightly hazy hazy orange-amber color. Above average head and lacing. Sweet caramel malt is the dominant aroma and flavor. Some ctirus hops too. Very good sweet/bitter balance. Exceptionally smooth and drinkable.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
pinkzambia (1530) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Bottle: Murky brown with a small tan head. Malty nuts, butter, and cornbread. Thin body with not much flavor. Needs more hops. Seemed like it was on its way to a Scottish ale. Watery aftertaste.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maxwelldeux (3801) - Everett, Washington, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Pours an amber color with a really thick head. Some citrus and malty notes to the nose, which is an odd pairing. I find the taste to be a little dirty and sour. Meh.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DavoleBomb (1467) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2012
Poured into a pint glass. 3.5 A: Moderately hazed orange amber color. Two fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is about average and a good amount of lacing is left. 3.5 S: Toasty with grainy malts. Moderate neutral malt sweetness. Simple, but pleasant. 3.5 T: Taste the same. Toasted malts is the focus with graininess and neutral sweetness next. Tasty. 3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lightly creamy and insanely smooth. 3.5 D: Standard, but solid amber. Good enough all around. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 07-07-2012 04:19:40

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2301) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2012
muddy and cloudy malt brew sweet with caramel with a hop aroma and a bit of pine hop in the taste. slick and muddy mouthfeel. different.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ekoerper (590) - Iowa, USA - MAR 6, 2012
Nose is full of caramel malts, biscuits, bread, slightly nutty, faint touch of hops. Pours a slightly hazy copper, one finger off-white head with good retention, leaves spotty lacing. Flavor is of course quite malt-forward, caramel and toffee, toasty and biscuity, pleasant hop bitterness to balance and some citrus hop flavor. Medium body and carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Bomber from Sam’s Quik Stop. Pours a hazy amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Decent head retention. Aroma of grainy malts with some toastiness and floral hops. The taste is toasted malts with a resin hop finish. Medium bodied.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9439) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Amber pour, almost a white head. Very malt forward aroma, some dried fig notes, and a hint of hops. Flavor is mild but has a good blend of hops and malt.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
TAR (2518) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Bloody orange. Short-lived light tan head. Notes of plastic, medicine and red licorice strongly permeate the nose amid hints of fruity esters (pineapple, peach fuzz, plum jam), bready malt and shades of orange marmalade. Firm carbonation. Sweetly malty yet wonderfully light in weight, initially. An ensuing plasticlike and medicinal astringency combine with the red licorice to tarnish things with considerable dullness. Alcohol flirts at a fusel sharpness, as well. Sweet and succulent center is sustained by notes of peach and pineapple upside-down cake, though the plastic never wanes. Cleanly extracted malt offers a glimpse of redemption as it leaves behind a plenitude of finely textured bready dextrins which softly caress the palate. Hops exude with sufficient strength to balance the grain with an elegantly spicy bitterness and a juicy dollop of grapefruit pith. Balanced finish of vivid malt and citrus is marred by plastic and medicine/cough syrup. I really admire the approach here, as it clocks in at under 5%. Certainly some promise here, as the malt is clean and the hops juicily flavorsome and perfectly bitter. But in the end, the plastic and medicine make this undrinkable for me. Shucks.


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