jcr (1946) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Amber body with a frothy, off-white head, slowly diminishing. Aroma of toasted grain, caramel, resin. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. The finish is lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture and lively carbonation. Husky, grainy taste and lots of bitterness. A hint of caramel once you get past the bitter finish.
shrubber85 (5977) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at source. Toffee malt, cherry, and citrus peel aroma. Amber color with small head. Sweet toffee malt and moderately bitter grapefruit peel flavor. Nice - an excellent beer.
Tmoney99 (8789) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sample at Flat 12. Poured clear dark amber hue with medium frothy white head that lasted with good lacing. Medium aroma of hops and sweet malt. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Well balanced flavor of malt and hop with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew.
LilBeerDoctor (2816) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap on the brewery. Pours a clear light brown with a thick white head. Aroma of bready and oatmeal malt. Flavor is crisp, quite malty with some bitterness in the finish. Solid amber, on the malty side, very drinkable.
phaleslu (4451) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at RapeBeer’s wedding. Pours a semi-cloudy amber color with a small, soft, resilient khaki head. Notes of toasted malts, nuts, caramel, brown sugar, biscuits, sweet crackers, and faint earthy hops. Light-medium bodied, with soft carbonation and a toasty mouthfeel. Excellent amber ale that hits all the right notes for me.
MmmcKay (1019) - Brentwood, Tennessee, USA - SEP 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rating 800. Also among the first beers that I got to try at Flat 12. I’ll admit, it’s a bit difficult to rate this beer. I’m a hops guy, and this guy’s hopped in spades. Real fresh obviously since it’s at the brewery. The 42.7 IBUs are at the forefront here. They stand out. There’s enough malt to back it up though. Nice light earthiness to go along with some zesty spice. It’s different. Haven’t had many good ambers lately. Refreshing change.
Block (1039) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice blend of caramel and hops. A smoother and maltier version of their pale ale.
patrick767 (3169) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at the brewery - Pours amber with an off-white head. From the mild citrus hops in the aroma onward it’s obvious that this brew is heavily hopped for the style. It tastes of citrus hops and caramel malt and bitterness lingers in the finish. This bubbly, medium bodied brew is an enjoyable quaff.
TheAlum (4289) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled on tap at the brewery (Indianapolis, IN). Pours a nice deep caramel brown hue, some fiery amber, a frothy beige offwhite head dies to a firm ring, laces a-ok. Aromas are light sweeter malts, caramel and toast, biscuits, and some toffee, a light floral and grassy hopping with a touch of orange. Mellow, a bit vague. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, some sweeter and toasty malts, toasted bread, caramel, biscuits. Some light florals, toffee. Some grassiness, the hops bring a touch more dominance on the back, though not strong. From sweet into a light dryness. A touch more American hops grow on the finish, some lemon and light grapefruit. A solid Amber, balanced.