Tmoney99 (13000) - 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.
hopscotch (10523) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Clear burnt-amber ale with a ridiculously huge, frothy, off-white head. Fantastic retention. Either this is over-carbonated or it’s in the early stages of infection. The nose boasts caramel, nuts and toast. Full-bodied with airy carbonation. The flavor is bittersweet -more bitter than sweet - with caramel and citrus rinds really standing out. Lengthy, metallically bitter finish. Overall, this beer is disjointed. The rindy, metallic bitterness doesn’t meld at all with the caramel sweetness. They are entirely separate, ill-timed components. However, despite its flaws, I actually enjoyed this one overall. The entirety is definitely greater than its fragmented parts. I can’t for the life of me remember who provided this one, but thanks.
shrubber85 (9946) - 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.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, thanks to caterwaul. Clear red color, slightly orange, mostly red. Thin off-white head. Decent lace. Medium-plus body. Smooth, crisp lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Toasty malt, lighter caramel. Some earthy, spicy hop, light hints of dark fruit. Moderate bitter taste, lighter sweet. A very solid, hoppy, more bitter amber ale. Still malty, and kind of sweet, though.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - SEP 12, 2012
1.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
355mL thanks to tastybeer. Pours a full haze deeper brune with reddish tea highlights. Medium, creamy, buttermilk head. Good retention. Webby, big lacing. Nose is vegetal, metallic, spoiled cherry juice box. Taste is bland, husky, hydrogen peroxide, metals, bitter chemicals. No good.
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phaleslu (8969) - 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.
drowland (7728) - Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
8/11/12. GTMW - labeled as "Hello My Name is Amber," but based on the stats, this has got to be it. Hoppy aroma with nuttiness, citrus, and earthiness. Malt comes through even more in the flavor with some chocolate and nuttiness underneath the vibrant hoppiness. Not bad.
b3shine (7656) - Indiana, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to taster. Looks solid; a transparent amberish orange with thin off-white lacing. Smells malty first and hoppy second with a pretty sweet backbone. Tastes like it smells, only not as sweet. Average on the palate. Okay, but forgettable.
TheAlum (6812) - Aurora, 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.
Strykzone (6176) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. A HUGE beige foam jumped up from the Spiegelau and oh so slowly subsided. A fruity aroma with malts and spice. First sip brings nice bitterness and tart citrus. Caramel malts. Fruit is there but is under the hops and the malts. Rye spice comes at the finish. This is a nice beer and one that I would expect the ABV to be a little higher.