IHCNavistar (93) - Orinda, California, USA - JUN 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose is pleasantly hoppy, not too string, but definitely not too weak. Taste, while sipping, is cool and crisp, slightly watery, kind of like soda water. Hops then kicks in right after the sip. Great flavor. Flavor is of hops and very slight floral notes, with hops dominating. Slight yeast detected i nthe afertaste. Very refreshing. I wish I had left this one in the freezer a bit longer. Carbonation is slightly deficient.
bb (7244) - Alamo, California, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Copper beer with a tan head. Malt and light citrus aroma. Light cocoa and light caramel flavor with light citrus. Medium bodied. Light cocoa and light citrus linger.
Earlier Rating: 10/29/2008 Total Score: 3.1
Bottle. Rich amber beer with an off-white head. Low malty, light earthy aroma. Caramel, light roast flavor with some lemony citrus hops. Medium body. LIngering citrus hops and caramel. No infection like others have mentioned. Bottle lists alcohol at 4.8%.
DedicatedToFun (3608) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap, pour is amber, taste is coffee, nose is toffee, malty taste, overall a decent amber.
growler_guy (8) - - JAN 20, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very enjoyable beer. Smooth not bitter, hops not overwhelming, very balanced amber ale.
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to 5000 for sending me this bottle. Dark amber pour with a white head. The aroma has some toffee, caramel and grass notes. The flavor is full of toffee, caramel, graham cracker, honey and cocoa. Overall it is very dry. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
bu11zeye (12109) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a hazy amber body with a small off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, pine, and orange. Flavor of caramel, chocolate, light roasted malt, and citrus with a dry bitter finish.
TizzleJizzle (726) - Garland, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to mora2000. Poured an amber color with a thin white head. Caramel malts, nutty, toasted malts. One of the better ambers I’ve had in a while!
blutt59 (6142) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottled, thanks to mora2000, red amber color with malty caramel aroma, flavor is malty butterscotch and caramel, soft finish
bytemesis (4133) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. I am not usually a fan of amber ales, other than the hoppy red IPA type, but this one ain’t too bad! Pours clear red amber with a small beige head and some lacing. Aroma is caramel and toffee dominated, just a touch of hoppy nose in there as well. Flavor is the same with a touch of pine. Lightly sweet, minimal bitterness. Medium body.
Bronzan (130) - Windsor, California, USA - FEB 21, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep, dark amber...almost coppery red. Smells of coffee, very malty. Has a nutty, burnt taste to it. Fairly decent amber ale...just not my favorite style.
GothGargoyle (1574) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Relatively clear brown colour with a small beige head. Aroma is toffee, hazelnut, chestnut, damp grain. Relatively light bodied with a slight creaminess, bitter on the palate with a slight toffee background, lingering bitterness in the finish with a slightly mineral aftertaste. Taste is toffee, burnt sugar, chestnuts, hazelnut, grapefruit peel, hint of pine.