hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - MAR 11, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep amber, off-white head. Nose is carmel/amber malts, spicy hop. The drink is sweet, carmel, light peppery spicy hop, and hop bitters. Nice amber, does not offend and I can always walk the three blocks to get another one.
NachlamSie (2796) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from the brewery. Pours a solid shade of amber with a tall, rocky, bubbly off white head. The aroma is grassy and citrusy with notes of lozenges. Malts are nice, providing a biscuit and caramel balance. Palate is on the lighter side of the style, but the carbonation is nice and the sweeter flavors give an impression of a fuller mouthfeel. The flavor is well balanced with refreshing bitterness countered by hints at bread, caramel and a distinct nuttiness and toast. It’s not particularly exciting, though the hints at almonds in the finish are a welcome surprise. This is clean and sessionable though.
biirusaikou (811) - - SEP 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite a mild amber ale, mostly caramel and light citrus hops, clean finish. Easy drink but fairly boring.
Brigadier (3050) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle
An affordable amber ale with an eyecatching label, this was one of those beer that I had to buy just for the name alone. This excellent release has a unique American approach yet still remains accessible. If you are a fan of cycling at all grab a bottle for yourself.
Aroma / Appearance - The creamy caramel base is the color of melted Twix watered down so it does not stick to the glass. A gentle vanilla head adds pleasing depth. Melted caramel, chocolate, caramel, and fresh but rusty hops give it the earthy smell of a cyclocross course the day after a heavy rain and just prior to the first race.
Flavor / Palate - Chocolate and caramel release waves of refreshing lightness. A malt driven beer, it takes a few seconds to leave its payload in the throat. When it does a light earthy bitterness blossoms then fades like a morning dew. This goes into my recommended list for sharing with people who are making the transition to craft beer as an affordable alternative to mass produced swill.
Barreras (1032) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - NOV 25, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a clean copper color with a caramel malt aroma. Taste is of clean malt mixed with a slight citrus hops. A lasting minimal bitterness/IBU after the swallow. An easy drinking beer which lacks some complex flavors.
stevoj (2292) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Malt dominates in this beer, dark amber/brown with beige creamy head. Aroma is caramel, sweet malt. Taste is similar, smooth and rich with nice silky mouthfeel. Nicely done.
DiarmaidBHK (3521) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Utah Liquor Store. Pouts amber with a thin khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Not much on the nose. Creamy and malty on the tongue. Finishes clean. A stair stepper beer.
crajun (991) - , Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber from douglas88 in trade. nice amber! aroma of malt and caramel. nice dark amber pour. taste is full - carbonation, caramel sweetness, and balanced. nice brew!
mnurda (1149) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled sample. Was much better than expected. Carmel flavor was a bonus. Loved the hops also. Will have this again
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EdInSaltLake (665) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Toasty malt and orange-y hop aroma. Nice toasted/bread crust malt flavor; sweeter and light caramel in finish. Citrus fruity hop flavors.
BMan1113VR (7867) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Pours with a mostly clear bronze body with a retentive off-white head. Aromas are bready, toasty, lightly roasty and chocolatey. Mild ester, minerals and berries. Grainy, light hop. Flavors are bready, light roast, toasty, fruity. A touch of caramel. Dry, medium body. Fuller carbonation.