allmyvinyl (9255) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle from Cornelius. Pours murky amber-brown with a thin clotted cream head. Massive resinous hop aromas, plus caramel. Taste is very bitter, as you might expect, some almost tea-like tannins. More resin. Oily mouthfeel, but the massive bitterness cuts through it. Long bitter linger.
BrewGoblin (632) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JAN 23, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
When I cracked this sucker open, I thought I was heading for an IPA. It calls itself an Amber yet despite the darker than average colour and provocative malt presence, this here is an IPA-ish creature that I am glad exists. Lots of brown bread, toffee and cracker malt snap unionize with punchy citrus and floral hops. Brazenly bitter to boot, Hop Flood smacks of audacious flavours and wrestles a bad mood with it’s 7% ABV. Head for days on this pup, lacing all the way.
KeefOz (1494) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JAN 23, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured a clouded dark brown with a one-finger light tan frothy head that retained well and laced OK. Carbonation medium and fine. Aroma of slightly sweet caramel, faint molasses, slightly roasted malts and no obvious alcohol. Taste initially sweet then passes quickly to a moderate to strong persistent bitterness; alcohol well hidden. Medium body. Creamy mouthfeel. Smooth and clean with a lingering moderate bitterness.
thorongil2 (2216) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle) very bright reddish amber colour with a medium tall, fine brownish head; creamy palate; aroma starts with a a whiff of citrus, then honey, stewed fruit, jam; mostly dry flavour with a long, medium bitter finish
biirusaikou (2363) - - JAN 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Brooklyn Diner. Sharp hop bite, plenty of citrus, grapefruit, nectarine, lime, minty notes, solid caramel malt base, dry hoppy finish. A very flavorful hoppy amber, maybe a tad boozy but nice treat for hopheads.
MayumiH (875) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 13, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Lightly caramel with earthy hop flavours. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Not bad.
Vells (1429) - Rīga, Latvija, LATVIA - JAN 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lovely amber with enough grapefruity hoppy kick, lovely malt background, caramel. Moderate to light sweetness with moderate bitterness, quite dry finish.
Solid all the way
Melnis (474) - LATVIA - JAN 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ananasa hopsis ar iesala noti, saldes aromatā, bet garšā nedaudz savelk lūpiņas. :DD Patīkams
VertBaconStrips (2301) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 1, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Well - buyer beware. I just noticed that this was bottled almost a year and a half ago. I gotta look at the bottles closer. The silver lining here is that the beer is still pretty good. My eyes are drying out. Bitter bitter bite, caramel, pine, spicy peaches, this is really fucking bitter. It’s got heat and tastes like a rye ipa. Time to play Galaga.
shawndjkidd (12) - CANADA - DEC 27, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Love this hopped up Amber. Drinks like an IPA but loaded with notes of caramel and toast