robforbes (2090) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours a semi-clear, amber-orange with a small beige head that dissipates quickly, not much of a lacing.
smell is of caramel, hops, and a slight whiff of malt.
taste is watery, hops, touch of citrus, some caramel, a pine aftertaste, with a bitter ending.
stchloe (911) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The hops are smoother, blends well with the malt, a nice caramel. A little sweet but pours pretty.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 Bottle - Pours amber with very little head...aroma is sweet malt, citrus, not as floral as some of the other fresh hopped ales, flavour is straighforward and enjoyable, freshness of the hops does however come thru in the taste, well balanced caramel malt...finishes bitter in the mouth but sweet on the lips...good brew...
bitbucket (2164) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours clear copper with lacy a light orange head. This beer is pretty much citrus and floral hops from beginning to end. Lightly sweet caramel taste, a bit of pine in the finish. Not bad, but doesn’t really knock me out.
dwyerpg (5087) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 23, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2009 This has an excellent hoppy aroma. Great flavorful beer. Interesting that they made a harvest amber.
First rating, 3.6 A quite fruity aroma. This is strange. Fruity and malty with a bitter finish. Little to no head. Interesting.
troopie (2290) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured deep amber red with almost no head. Aroma of malt, biscuit and vanilla. Malty flavour, with a bit of edge of tongue hoppiness. More bitterness in the finish. A lekker amber.
zathrus13 (1749) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper/red, with a small head. Aroma is hops, caramel, and malt. Flavor is hops, malt, and caramel. medium body.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle via Liquid SOl. Pours a muddy reddish brown with a small head. Nose is phenolic and some herbal hops. Taste starts with some grainy malts, a lot of alcohol and finishes with a smack you upsdie the head big dose of pine and grapefruit hoppiness. Body is medium/heavy, carbonation is light to medium. More of an IPA than an Amber ale.
AmEricanbrew (6571) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear copper with a fleeting head. Nice aroma is caramel and toffee with spices. Smooth medium body. Good malt driven flavor is braised caramel with some smoke and milky custard. Finishes nicely bitter. One of Hales old school brews, and one their best.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber, big head, lively carbonation. Aroma and flavor fall on the malty side, a tad perfumey. Somewhat of a thin mouthfeel and stale. However, I believe that this beer would be much better back in the fall when it was supposed to be consumed. Overall, it is a decent amber.