whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber color and thin head. Fruity malts and cascade hops meld to form a distinct quality of berries and fruity hop bitterness. I played the name this style game from start to finish with this one, vacillating between APA, EPA, and amber. In the end, I chose APA, but I guess I was wrong. Average.
PrinceofNessus (236) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 4, 2003
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
subtle citrus aroma my ass... the only thing subtle about this beer is it's quality, which I have yet to find. Smokey corn, with a bitter gaggin flavor sets up the beer, and the corney rotten mouth-puckering hops finishes off the flavor. NARSTY
lemonlovr (190) - Orland Park, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2003
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet corny aroma but not to be confused with "sweet corn." In fact, the corn smell is somewhat rancid but is redeemed by the sweetness. The coloration is good, a coppery amber. Flavor is trange: sweet hoppiness up front that crashes and burns on the way down. A mediocre amber ale from an otherwise decent brewery.
3fourths (8055) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 3, 2003
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Medium to dark copper. Smokey corn aroma. Taste is a bit sour, of stale malts and maple syrup. Can't say much more, just not enjoyable.
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rocky, slightly off white head. Typical aroma of an amber, carmelly and soft. Flat tasting despite a fair amount of apparent carbonation. A little vinous with carmel notes.
KingPinHead (390) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich orange/amber hue, relatively light head, nice sheet lace. Nose pleasantly caramelly. This same caramel comes across more lightly in the taste, augmented by the moderate Cascade hop profile, which is most distinguished in the surprisingly dry finish...Carbonation is quite light, accentuating this effect. Body is on the light side of medium, and the watchword here is "smoothness." Overall, I think this is an interesting combination of a lighter-bodied amber with a substantial flavor burst. I found this to be a quite interesting taste, and more than I expected...a nice surprise.
I.C.suds (189) - Da U.P. eh?, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2003
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep amber with an off white head. Very sweet and smooth drinking. Could have a better finish but this is a good start. $7.19/6 is slightly pricy for this beer. I agree with BeerLimey the amber is better.
BeerLimey (2154) - California, USA - JUN 17, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Full Sail make an excellent amber ale alreday so I was a little confused as to why they needed to make another one. Sweet toasted cramel aroma and flavor accompanied by a mildly bitter citric hoppy finish. Their "Amber Ale" is better.
Aubrey (3433) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 12, 2003 Frothy, off-white head with a deep amber-red body. Enticing nose, with fresh, malty-yeasty, bread-dough notes. Easy-to-drink mouthfeel; light, fluffy and mildly carbonated. Rich and roasted malts with only a mild sweetness (chocolate). Hint of cinnamon in the aroma. Is this some sort of Octoberfest or Winter beer? Really nice hop flavors (zingy, fruity) and malt flavors (roasted caramel and dough) flavors, but damn it, just not enough of them. Kind of teased and left me hanging, yearning for more. Nevertheless, pretty good beer.
leitrim65 (402) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2003
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark red color with an off white head that soon diminishes. An aroma of cookies are apparent. Medium bodied dry in texture with malt flavors and a long lasting bitter finish.