cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUN 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated 1/12/07: Simple amber ale. A little malt to the nose ever so slightly sweet, nothing else. Medium copper pour, minimal head and lacing. I swirled and swirled and still couldnít get a decent top. Creamy on the palate, very drinkable. Flavor is of sweet malts and some honey, a little fruit along the lines of apricot. Overall not very exciting.
dkoonce (905) - Peopleís Republic of Athens, Ohio, USA - MAY 27, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber, with almost no head. Heavy sour malt aroma, with some raw grains. Heavy and raw, with a definite lack of hops to balance the malt.
LinusStick (2625) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The label lists this as Mad Anthonys APA in which case it would have scored a lot lower. As an amber, though, it isnít too bad. Aroma of hops and metal. Pour was a nice amber color with no head. Taste of copper, some hops and sweat. Not much of an aftertaste...if anything tastes like Band Aid.
ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - MAY 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nose of yeast & some subtle spice. Pours a sparkling clover honey amber. The creamy off-white head is mostly diminishing with fair lace. Pretty well balanced start. Slight spice and acidic tang in middle. Finish is kinda bitter with floral notes. Decent level of complexity. The light body is dry and fizzy. Not impressive immediately following Averyís exceptional Redpoint amber.
jgb9348 (4027) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 19, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber coloured body with a very thin white head. Aroma of alcohol, metal, blood, malt and some fresh hops. Light to Medium-bodied; Potent hoppy flavour along with blood and malt. Aftertaste shows a lot of alcohol and some malt but little else. Overall, a strong but decent beer - one to try if you can find it. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Oliverís Beverage in Albany, New York on 19-May-2007 on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
kramer (3909) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2007
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12 oz bottle, Dís 6-pack Pittsburgh PA. Pours a slightly murky dark copper body under a smallish foamy off-white head that left some spotty lacing. Aroma isnít the most pleasant, sort of a garbagy smell with undertones of doughy pale malts. Flavor is thin and uninspiring up front with a bland bready and yeasty finish. Very watery front to back. Mouthfeel is thin, watery, and has moderate fizzy carbonation. I had no idea what style this was when I drank this. This was boring and terrible, and I feel like I was cheated for wasting money on this.
MacDaddyOJake (274) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Far better than the railbender, but still not that great. Just a regular ale. Crisp and clean with some straw and grass. Bland finish with minimal hops.
MrBunn (2243) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I liked this better than the Railbender. Flavor is a little bit of grass, a little bit of hops, well balanced, but fairly uninteresting. Comes off crisp and clean.
cheap (3409) - Cheap Lager in Western, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2007 Yeasty beery aroma fills my glass steeler mug. Pours almost transparent, with a slight haze, that has the color of light brown brownish orange (11000). This is from Erie brewing, they are underrated and have some very unique beers that you should try. This is a 12 oz bottle and surprisingly has a description on it. Cool painting of Mad Anthony, do you know why he was called mad? Many Erie brews leave you wondering what you have until you see the style on this site. Has a hoppy hint of bitterness on the beginning of my drink. Relatively nice creamy carbonation that can be enjoyed. This is another amber ale, the last ones I tasted were Mendocino red tail and GD amber ridge. Amber ridge was not quite as bitter and this brew is not as bitter as red tail, therefore a little more enjoyable. Finish is not too harsh but there is a little linger in there typical of most ales and it donít last too long. It is not long lasting or tongue sticking like red tail. This is creamy but I think ridgeline had more creamyness in the carbonation.
Homebrewerguy (300) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2008 Very nice hop aroma and good looking beer with good lacing, flavor is of some caramel malt, but hop bitterness is dominant. A clean taste and neutral yeast makes this beer a decent attempt..