crossovert (7201) - Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Orange smell like really orange. Flavor is mostly bitterness and caramel. Its okay.
kaser (2605) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark red pour from draft at the Dawson. Off white head. Crazy hoppy. Bitter. Fig earth and grassy taste. Complex. Great beer. A lot going on in this
andyhwcinc (1433) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed on tap at the mega Whole Foods in Chicago, IL. Appearance is a murky brown with a white dissipating head. Aroma of sour hops, smell is funky, almost like a hoppy yeasty smell which I'm not too much of a fan of. Taste goes down rich in a complex hop profile without being too bitter. Taste is the best part of this for sure, most easy drinking sludge I've had yet.
woodychevy (348) - - FEB 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014 Just ok for me. Tried a sample on tap at Bohemian Bull. To be fair I did try it right after the Femme Fatale Brett IPA. Pours a sort of pale amber/ brown- totally transparet. Looks somewhat wimpy in the glass. Not much head or aroma. Taste is the malty/ bread you would expect with this style. Light mouthfeel Better finish than normal with an amber brown (read, some finish and balance- not all sweet). Just can’t seem to get on board with this style. I should probably skip right over amber and go from Pale Ale to Porter.
Better than I remember- on tap at Appalachian Vinter. Like an amber with something to it- definite hop presence and decently weighted body. Pours opaque reddish brown with decent head. Malt and hops play nicely. Really good beer for an average style.
Zymurgeist2 (980) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Harry’s Hofbrau. Subdued malt and floral hops. Slightly hazy golden-amber with full white head. Flavor is citrus and pine. Moderate stong bitterness with a semi-dry finish.
Hopped_Silly (418) - California, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Bottled on Dec. 9, 2013. Pours a murky brown/amber hue, with partials, and a light khaki colored head. Very faint aromas of malt bread, caramel, and herbal hops when cold. Weak aroma. As promised though, a flood of hops fill the mouth. Flavors of pine and citrus rind dominate, with a good amount of lingering bitterness on the palate. Like chewing on marijuana. It definitely relieved my hop itch, though aroma was a big disappointment for the price. If your craving bitter hops in your mouth, this is worth trying... Good hoppy palate. Though if your looking for the complete package, with amazing hop aromatics, this beer is a pass.
--- tasted while on a long journey to understand the world around me...
drfabulous (3900) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle. Hoppy with pine and citrus notes. Body is dark like an amber. Malt build there in the background. Slight fruit finish.
mansquito (3336) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Sampler, tap: Pours amber with a whitish head. Aroma is citrus, earthy hops, and some pine. Taste is pretty much the same... plenty of earthiness... very Danish in that way. Citrus is subdued and sort of melded into the other hop flavors. Quite bitter. I think we have come to the point where there is no difference between an IPA and an amber. Honestly, who could tell the difference.
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Pours medium brown with lacing head. Nice hop aroma with some nice pine and citrus notes. Medium body, with a nice malty backbone. Nice.
Cybercat (3256) - Georgia, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Comes out of the tap an opaque coffee brown with Avery thick tan head. A amber ale? Aroma is not strong but malty with a hint of caramel. Flavor is far better than what the aroma promises, malty and hoppy with firm caramel, earthy and nutty notes. Firm mouthfeel is quite lively and fizzy. Flood your palate with this one.