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RATINGS: 628   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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A deep amber colored American ale, featuring a rich malty body. Cascade and Willamette hops add a complex hop flavor and aroma. This ale is exceptionally balanced between malty sweetness and delicate hop bitterness.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - FEB 13, 2004
Nice aroma, decent amount of malt. Deep, clear red color. Flavor isn't as robust as I would expect, some sweetness, but not as hoppy as I'd expect from their description. Little bit of a watery mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dobbs (16) - Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, USA - FEB 2, 2004
Medium copper with a smooth lingering head. Aroma doesn't alude to the nicely balanced flavor. A little on the sweet side, but not overwhelming. Now if only I could find it consistantly in Northern Virginia.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2003
Dark red with little head; nice nose, hoppiness is mild and sweet without overwhelming maltiness. Nothing exceptional but nothing ot complain about either.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Sparkling clear copper body topped by a creamy light-tan head. Glass lacing is quite nice. Piney hop aroma with some caramel sweetness mixed in. The flavor is quite nice, balanced sweetness and piney hops. Not overall bitter, just enough. THe body is very nice also, smooth and just full enough (medium). Amber Ale is a hard style to wow with, but this is an excellent example of the style. As the beer warms a slight plasticy flavor develops that detracts a bit from the overall experience.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
argo0 (11181) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2003
Crystal clear copper with small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, pine, some grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, pine resin, but needs more in its makeup to be a top-quality beer. Smooth medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - DEC 10, 2003
Deep copper-red. Nose woody, slighty malty. Some decent malts in the taste, lots of caramel. Hops assert at end, but provide just bitterness, no real fruitiness. The lack of fruit hurts this, if it had a good tartness at the end it'd be exceptional. As is, it's still good, but lacking the extra oomph to put it over the top.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brownaler (378) - Topsail Beach, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2003
Dark red appearence with a small white head. Has a small bit of hop flavor on the tip of my tounge with a load a malts settling in the middle and back.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkover (1512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2003
Slighty cloudy amber color with a small beige head. Caramel malt aroma and flavor is nicely balanced by hops. Very drinkable. Thanks to dogbrick for the trade.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddon90 (1384) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2003
Copper color with a tan head. Nice hops/malt in the aroma. Good balance in the taste too. Very smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2052) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 10, 2003
a good beer, plesently surprised this was brewed in nc since that is where i am from and its not known for its beers :) mine was really cold which made it even better. a great effort.


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