AHouse (18) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet and malty with a reddish amber hue. slightly different after taste with a subtle carmel flavor.
SpringsLicker (3442) - Tennessee, USA - DEC 29, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This ale initially burst forth into the glass like a nitro charged stout, but the creamy head settled quickly onto a amber beer with coppery highlights. An aroma of citrus and melons greeting the nose. Almost perfectly balanced between malty sweetness & hoppy dryness, it settled on the tongue just to the sweet side, saving a smooth hoppy dryness for the finish.
y0cola (361) - fremont, California, USA - DEC 20, 2003
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This wasn't too bad. Nice bitter malty smell with dark red ruby color to match. Tasted fruity, like flowers, with a malt punch.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color is somewhere between copper and amber. Rich malty aroma. The malts lead on this one of course but the flavor also has a nice underlayer of northwestern hops, cinnamon stick, and even some peat. The prototype amber in my book.
Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty, pretty beer, with a deep coppery brown color and a good looking, long lasting head. Aroma is faint, very slightly nutty, a bit of caramel. Flavor more hoppy than expected, but still definite malt emphasis, caramel, hazelnut, dark fruits. A good example where the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Quaffable, never would have guessed 6%. Thanks acrodizer!
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2003 Jazz88 is the rater to thank for sending me this beer, bringing me a glass of cross-country enjoyment!!
Damn, this beer pours a majestic mahogany body and a supple but full creamy tan head. The aroma is certainly nutty but one is unable to overlook the pulse of the hops, reminds me of cantaloupe. The flavor is also nutty, woodsy, full with melons, apples, notes of peach; Very nice spicy crisp bittering and dry finish. The palate is silky and buttery, this is a terrific Amber ale!
archstanton (105) - mukilteo, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
very nice taste now this is the kinda beer you could slam all day long mild hop flavor kinda odd spice flavor but it all levels out right for a amber ale from full sail
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Side-by-side with the Rip Curl: sweeter and fuller. A clean rather than bitter aftertaste and less agressive hops. Pretty good.
ztrvz (218) - st paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2003 this beer exceeded my expectations. very well balanced. sweet and malty with the hops being prominent enough to make this very drinkable.
AlabastorJones (814) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Malty aroma, rich amber color, white lacey head, roasted flavor with chocolate/nut notes and a hoppy bite. A different amber, but one worth trying.