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RATINGS: 656   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.


4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 21, 2009
On draft at Oldsmar Tap House. Pours a reddish tea color with a creamy head and lacing. Nose of big caramel and dark fruit, hazy mango and hops. Flavor is very creamy candied fruits, caramel, slight roast and a hoppy finish. Very creamy smooth body, clean and crisp, quite drinkable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PackPride (112) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 31, 2011
Aroma: floral, raisin, bread, Appearance: amber, orange, Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, average carbonation,

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
nlderricks (16) - Fayetteville, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2013
A tasty beer that looks appetizing and drinks easily. Had both draught and bottle. A good offering from a great North Carolina brewery. The Derricks ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
paydirt (9) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2007 does not count
Just a great amber ale from a very good up and coming brewery. Very consistent in quality and a nice caramel flavor in the palate. Great head, mouthfeel, and hop balance make this a top amber ale imho.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JAN 26, 2008
This was a surprisingly good amber ale, that slightly resembled an APA. Poured to a dark golden copper with thick off-white head that lingered well into the glass and left good lacing on the glass. Aroma was a hoppy fruit, mostly citrus, but with a sweet malty undertone. Mouthfeel was full bodied and slightly bitter, while the flavor accentuated the hoppy fruit of the nose. This all led to a nice long bitter finish that was rounded out by the malty sweetness. A darn good beer.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FatTony (175) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - MAY 13, 2008
12 ounce bottle- poured out a beautiful dark tea color with a moderate wheat head. The aroma was dominated by malt. Taste was excellent, caramel and malt with a nice hop bite at the end. Sweet, but not in a bad way. Palate was smooth, just short of creamy. Definitely a keeper.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
DerBiermeister (586) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - MAY 26, 2008
This smells really good. It looks good, but it tastes great. The palate is just about right. I like this beer a lot. Fine quality ale. Downside: somewhat of a bitter aftertaste.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
slf245 (50) - USA - OCT 27, 2008
Good stuff. Just my kind of dark beer. Full taste without bitterness, Similar to Smithwicks.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2010
Burnt umber color, nutty, medium bodied, mild finish. Nothing stands out.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
finn1918 (196) - Georgia, USA - OCT 15, 2012
Pours a hazy amber with a 1-inch head that leaves a small amount of lacing. Aroma is light, but malty and sweet. Nothing stands out about the taste beyond malty sweetness followed by a nice light hoppy finish. Not complex, but this is an exceptionally well-balanced beer that makes for some easy, enjoyable drinking. It is just a little pricey for what it is, which I think is its only downfall.


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