Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft from the excellent brewpub in Fremont, Washington, this excellently made Amber has the perfect balance of sweet malt and earthy hops. Very impressive.
cathcacr (622) - Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In appearance, mouthfeel, texture and palate, this is very much like a Hair of the Dog beer. Appearance is an unfiltered deep golden-brown with a lingering, hard head. Flavor is rather standard for a harvest ale, but the throatfeel, carbonationy finish, after-taste, and gut-feel is all HoTD.
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hales Ales Seattle pours out a clear amber topped with a tan cream head. A nice combo of sweet malts and light hops. A nice little bitter end on this brew.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy dark red-orange with small beige head. The aroma is fresh and fruity hops with some pine, sweet earthiness, and caramel. The flavor has a slightly grassy hop kick at first, then some piney bitterness. Beneath that is sugary sweet malt, toffee, and burnt caramel. The finish is bittersweet and slightly ashy. This is a reasonably tasty brew.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hoppy, piney aroma, grassy, sweet malts, citrus aromas. Pours dark amber with a thin white head. Fresh hoppy flavor, sweet malts, grassy aftertaste.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darker amber color with a light head. Aroma of earthy, tobacco-laden, fresh hops. Flavor is earthy, sticky, and hoppy, but without the super-sticky-fresh essence of some of the best Fresh hop brews. Nice feel and finish. Enjoyed it overall.
CapFlu (4244) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 10, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Sampled at the Dog & Pony Alehouse in Renton, WA. Headless with a copper body. Nose of amber malt with a pleasant mild hops aura. Flavour is hopped with a decent pine bite.
FoolishMortal (982) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 9, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Slightly hazy dark orange-brown with a small off white head. Earthy, citric, grassy hop aromatics. Heavy resinous crush up front. Mown lawn and biscuity malt flavors then develop. Pine, citric metallic hop flavors linger in the finish, with some ruddy caramel. Mouthfeel is medium, fairly dry.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: OCT 25, 2007 Bottle bonused by Yonkers65. Pours a deep murky amber with an small off white head. Nice fruity wet hop aroma. Medium bodied with an earthy texture. Initial flavor of rich caramel and wet grains that transitions to a citrusy bitterness. Astringent finish with a strong flavor of iced tea. Lingering dry bitterness. The finish sort of turned me off on this one. Unique and worth a try, but I doubt I will come back to this.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 16, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of 5000. Pours a hazy copper with a rocky white head. Smells of caramel, citrus, some sugar. Tastes bitter with some caramel and pine hints.