Nikiel (830) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz bottle. Pours amber/red with off-white foam. Smells sweet of hazelnuts. Tastes sweet, nutty with hints of grape.
jmagnus87 (2034) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle thanks to my Summer Secret Santa 2012. Pours amber with about a half finger of white head. Aroma of nutty caramel with just a hint of citrus hops. Taste is light bitter and light sweet. Caramel and light citrus. Medium bodied with lively carbonation and a decently long finish. Overall, I would love to drink it again.
AdamGott (386) - Idaho Falls, Idaho, USA - OCT 19, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
slight red tinge - malty sweet with some light hopping (not enough for the malt) but it seems to be a somewhat complex hop profile - lingering sugarey sweet taste - again a litle thin on the palate (similar to other Firestation5 beers I guess)
TomTiedemann (251) - Levittown, New York, USA - SEP 19, 2011
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
accidental purchase. I typically do my food shopping now at fred meyer and never bought beer here. I hit the traditional 22 oz section to find some NW hops, and figured I try this anyway. my ratings say it all. not much taste, tastes like a malty red bud light.
Sleeper (91) - Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2010
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Iíve had better beers, iíve had worse beers. This is a mediocre beer for me. Nothing to write home about.
DuffMan (5795) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 3, 2010
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, shared with parksy. Pours a surprisigly pale amber, honey colored. Aroma and palate are simple sweet barley candy. Too sweet for me.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: FEB 14, 2010 Fire Station 5 Brewing Company--Fire Boat Amber Ale--2002 Release--12 oz. Bottle--5.00% ABV? (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Clear thin bright dark copper amber color. Toasted mild floral hop front. Crisp smooth mild toasted biscuit light fruit sweet caramel malt body. Lingering toasty malt light hop end. Light head & lace. Sampled 7/13/2002.
Fire Station 5 Brewing Company--Portland Brewing Company--Pyramid Breweries, Inc.--Fire Boat Amber Ale--2008 Release--22 oz. Bottle--5.50% ABV--21 IBUís. (3.25 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Lacy creamy mild white head. Clear thin bright dark gold color. Mild hop front. Thin crisp mild CO2 tangy dry sweet light crusty caramel fruit hint body. Refreshing easy dry clean mild hop citrus end. Weak Amberish Brew. Thin but crisp. Sampled 12/11/2008. $2.79 Each.
Fire Station 5--Olympia, WA--Fred Meyer. Inc.-Fire Boat Amber Ale--Diligence--ABV On Label--2010 Release--22 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV--20 IBUís? (2.75 / 5.0) Amber Ale. No sediment. Thin fizzy no lace white head disappears rapidly. Clear pretty bright thin amber red color. Weak hop fruit ester front. Mild sweet thin caramel fruit earthy toast hint weak amber ale body. Refreshing clean but bland mild hop fruit end. Disappointing. Sampled 2/14/2010. $2.79 Each.
brenn79 (1332) - Idaho, USA - SEP 29, 2009
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
22 oz. bottle- No head, malty, not a very good beer. Amber ales are not my style and this one is the worst that iíve had.
poisoneddwarf (1480) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
22 oz bottle. Smells of caramel, malt. Pours a medium head which disappears fairly quickly. Pretty hoppy for an amber. The unpleasant metallic flavor I tasted in the blonde is present here as well. Ends poorly with no head and turns watery. Tastes a little like a wet dog. Below average amber.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to ditmier: Pours a transparent amber orange with a thin, wispy-lacing off-white head. Aroma of lightly sweet caramel malt and a touch of toasted nut character with some mild hops. Starts with average fullness and a light caramely sweetness along with an ok balance of bittering hops. Finishes drier and lightly bittersweet. Very drinkable and smooth, but nothing exceptional for the style.