Nocturne (554) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at The Collins, Seattle. Ultra hazy brownish red shade. Full-on dirty, greasy, resinous hops, plus grapefruit, red berries and caramel all over the place. Thereís a strong malt backbone underpinning it all. A very satisfying amber.
5000 (5613) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Big reddish caramel, moderate frothy tannish head, nice lacing.   Somewhat of a soapy malty aroma, fragrant, but a little artificial.   Malty up front, grainy, minor citrus peel and pith.   Doesnít have
the sweetness or maltiness that I expect from an Amber Ale.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Grainy finish, pale malts, lacking umph, no real flavor, no real AMBER.   Christ... so many beers, so little time, and I waste
it with this stuff.   Please Harmon, body, malt, sweetness... thats an Amber Ale.   This one is a light version that is way too pedestrian for your average pedestrian.   Please donít brew this to appeal to BMC drinkers.
robforbes (2002) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours a cloudy amber with a vary large bubbly tan head, and good lacing.
smell is of toffee, roasted malt, hops, a touch of citrus, a little floral, and some pepper.
taste is of caramel, grain, malt, hops, spice, and pepper. ends tangy and bitter.
Beerbelcher44 (4) - - SEP 1, 2012 does not count
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 5/20
Light flora aroma, pretty bitter for an amber,caramel notes, hazy caramel color, good overall
BARLEYWINEO (106) - Tacoma, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Poured a nice light deep golden which almost presented a light coipper look, nice white cap and some lacing sticks to the glass
S: Wow. Holy hops on this Amber. Some floral and light citrus on the nose with a bready note
T: Immediate light floral and lighter citrus burst meets you immediately in the midst oif a light bready backbone, perhaps with a little bit of light caramel. The hops seem bigger because the body is not as heavy as many others in the same style category.
M: I thought the mouthfeel was light and perhaps a little to carbonated. I was expecting a bigger bodied, stickier beer
O: American Ambers can range from super sweet and bready with no lighter hops to a caramel induced bready hop bomb these days. Really no way to say this beer is wrong, by BJCP standards it hits the mark in every category. Worth a try.