spikester (605) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2008 Pours dark amber from the 12 ounce bottle with one finger cream color head and lots of lacing. Aroma is floral hops. Taste is full roasted malts to almost balance the darkly bitter hop flavor. Less carbonation than most. Pleasant and easy drinker.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky amber with little head. Pleasant caramel malt and floral hop aroma. Strong hop flavor with good balancing sweet caramel malt and bitterness. Centennial hops? A bit thin in body and has some astringency. Not bad.
hopdog (10913) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper and cloudy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, floral hops, and caramel. Tastes of citrus, floral hops, lighter caramel, earthy, and pine.
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 (646) - 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 (2318) - 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 (5074) - 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.