Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - OCT 5, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Pretty red pour with a small white head and minimal lacing. Aroma was a nice mixture of citrus and pine hops with some caramel malt. The flavor was moderate citrus and pine hops with a tasty mixture of that caramel. Pretty darn good in a style I’m not usually a huge fan of.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4oz sample at Full Sail Hood River - Aroma of crystal malts and mellow pine resin hops. Flavor matches. Palate is clean and thin. Overall this is a good amber, but nothing special.
hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the brewery in Hood River, Oregon this draft pour came in the pint glass a beautiful rich red color with not much head. Swirling it raised a little white form. Lots of lacing as the level settled with my assistance. The nose is of citrus hops. Very smooth mouthfeel. The flavor is of caramel malts and way better than most ambers and there is some delightful bitterness. Finish is long and bitter as well .This is a very good amber, which I consider a difficult to make style.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap at Pilsner room. Poured red with medium white head, much lacing. Hoppy citrusy aroma, but not so much as an IPA. Hoppy refreshing flavour, with a malt backbone. Lasting bitter finish.