jgb9348 (4493) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUN 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy deep copper coloured body with strong ruby highlights and a nice dense tan head. Aroma of fresh high a.a. hops with grapefruit and floral characteristics, tucked into some malt and yeast. Medium-bodied; Strong hoppy backbone with some malt highlights and a strong nutty flavour. Aftertaste shows hop highlights and some sweetness from caramel, along with a bit of malt. Overall, a good beer - more of an IPA than an Amber, but that’s the way I prefer it! I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Kybecca in Fredericksburg, Virginia on 31-May-2008, sampled on 15-June-2008.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 22, 2012 12oz bottle from Sam’s, Durham. Another strong entry from Green Flash. The strong citrus aroma certainly recalls the WCIPA pretty strongly, but the amber body and the more robust malts distinguish it - but not by much. It’s less full bodied than I’d like, and is in some ways a bit anonymous. But at bottom this is a fine thirst-quenching beer with enough taste and complexity to scratch that itch too.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This poured hazy amber in color with a think head that dissipated but remained. Aromas are of citrus hops, rye and some sweet malt. In the mouth it is tart with some nice richness in the midpalate before finishing with bitter citrusy hops.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of rich caramel malt, bitter hops. Flavor quite bitterly hoppy, taking over from the malt, but still worked well together and left some slight fruity notes in the background. Not a whole lot of unique flavor notes, but nice, dry, and thirst-quenching.
joekfsu (138) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - JUN 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark cloudy amber/brown with floaters (not sure if its suppose to have that...) with 2 cm foamy off white head. Aroma of rye and some hops. Initial flavors fruit and rye. Flavor ends more hoppy. Aftertaste is bitter and metalic. Lots of lacing, some carbonation, light body, and couldn’t appreciate the alcohol presence. Overall kinda disappointing, but still a solid rye, too much build up.
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a brilliant red with thin white head. Sweet malt and an assult of hops on the nose. Taste is sweet with honey and hints of tart fruit. Finish is full of hops. Very nice!
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty coppery red color beneath a light tan head. Toasty cereal aroma with plenty of resinous hops accompanied by hints of apricot. Grassy hop bitterness accompanied by light cereal malts. Lingering hops, but there is drinkability here and it never seems bracing.
hopson (635) - Williamsville, New York, USA - JUN 12, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
draft at coles- really enjoyable brew. Resinous pot like hop aroma and flavor. Nicely balanced with the malt. Some would say this one is a bit bracing, but not me. I liked it a lot, and immediately bought a six pack for home consumption.
LinusStick (2757) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow what a great amber. If I was rating this to style it would be a 5. Best amber I’ve had. Aroma was good. Strong grassy hops and earth. Pour was a perfect deep dark amber with a 2 finger off white head. The color this thing had was amazing. The taste was very strong and bitter. Grassy and earthy hops with a cola aftertaste. Decent carbonation rounds it out but the full on hop assault in this beer is the center of attention. More hoppy than most IPAs and even some IIPAs. Great.
Drake (7950) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Wine Warehouse in Charlottesville. Red pour, similar to cranberry juice. Sweet citrus hop aroma. Hoppy citrus taste with a touch of malt.