beer23 (1) - , Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2008 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Beers of the World in Rochester NY. Nice hop character for an Amber Ale. Caramel malty after taste though. A very smooth red/amber ale with a nice hop presence.
jrob21 (2192) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color with a quickly dissipating tan head. Big hop character for this amber ale. Add some hops to your typical amber characteristics of caramel a little nuttiness and some red fruit and you get this beer. Grassy aroma and you are reminded of the hops again on the bitter metallic finish. Interesting flavor profile for sure.
blklab2007 (1783) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle poured into a tulip glass has a dark burnt caramel red color and a thin tan head that became a thin layer. aroma has bitter and citrus hops, caramel, grapefruit, nuts, and some floral pine. mouth feel is medium and it coats well. flavor has a good malted base, caramel, bitterness, and juicy citrus hops. bitterness picks up and it finishes drying and lingers a bit. surprising punch for only being 45 ibu.
OldGrowth (2353) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pint @ Tylers Apex. Good aroma, bitter sweet grapefruit, orange, leather, butter. Brownish orange color, ok head and lacing. Bitter flavor, citrus bitterness is dominant with occasional caramel, pine notes. Medium body, creamy mouth feel, bitter flavor. Good though I think this was a tad old, but I can’t be sure. Aroma would have moments of greatness but then would fade. Flavor was very bitter for the claimed IBU.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottled, at bulldog in tokyo. reddish copper with a lingering white head. decent nose of pine and toffee, some nutty malt character and plenty of bitterness. pretty good for an amber ale
thewolf (10557) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought at Vinens Verden, Odense. Dyb red with a great, frothy, off-white head. Super duration with fine lacings. Hoppy wonderful aroma, lots of fruity grapefruit. Some clear caramel behind it and some pine as well. Lowish carbonation, fine, dry mouthfeel. Great flavour, super balance between the sweet caramel and the heavy hoppiness. Lots of pine, grassy and grapefruity hops. Super dryness. Extremely drinkable.
KimJohansen (10341) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber with large white head. Loads of hops in the aroma with notes of grapefruit and pine. Hoppy flavour with citric, pine and grapefruit notes. Solid bitter finish. Nice!
Blom (809) - Odense, DENMARK - DEC 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful dark amber with a thick head. Woody aroma with a hint of grape. Citric flavour with a great variety of hoppy notes. The aftertaste is surprisingly aggresive for an IBU of "only" 45.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. pours amber with off white head. nose has citrus and caramel malts. flavor has an overwhelming citrus hop astringency that maked this tough to drink. perhaps fresh and on tap this is better.
RSRIZZO (1845) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 20, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Color is a deep hazy amber with a good bit of sediment floating around. Carbonation is good with a a nice tight off white head. Aroma is sweet with citrus hop tones. Taste is very citrusy. Starting with a medium body it goes down crisp with a citrus feel. Finish jumps right out with a big grapefruit flavor a hint of pine then a bold bitterness. After taste is a lingering citrus. It has no malt to so I dont think its much of an Amber Ale, more like an over hopped IPA. This one is just too citrusy for me, but still ok to drink.