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This beer is a nice hoppy amber ale with a dark honey color. The aroma includes nuts and honey, with a pear sweetness. Then you get some toast and honey, followed by steadily increasing hop flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
saxo (14158) - HÝjbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2012
Tap @ Taphouse Grill, Seattle. Nice head with excellent duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are citrus, orange, caramel, malt and hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2012
From tap at Taphouse Grill. Pours clear and golden orange with a smallw white head. Toasted malty and light fruity. Roasted Sweet, yeasty, caramelish and overripe fruity. Bitter and toasted finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TBone (12998) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 27, 2011
Draught@Taphouse Grill, Downtown Seattle
Clear amber color, small off-white head. Light berryish-caramelly nose. Medium-bodied. Caramelly and berryish flavor: strawberries and lingonberries. Late light bitterness. Interesting, although not exiciting amber ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 1, 2011
Bottle:   Amber in color, a little deep, moderate to large frothy off-white head, fairly nice lacing.   A little bit of a grainy malt like aroma, some basement.   Little hop aspect, if any.   Soft maltiness on the tongue, touch of tartness, a little bit of soil or earth.   Body is lacking, seems to fall off really quickly.   Not much about this one stands out, except for its appearance.   Seems very shallow and lacking in depth.   Finishes with some stale musty maltiness, hint of hay and straw, with some cereal aspects.   Not a top notch Amber.   Certainly not bad, but very forgetable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11526) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 15, 2011
Bomber from a Fred Meyer on 196th St in Seattle. Pours amber with a 4 finger foamy beige head. Aroma is mildly sour/funky/earth. Med body. Flavor is lightly metallic and a little barnyard. If itís infected, itís one of those times when it worked. If itís not infected, these guys have a serious taste for different beer. Cause it has interesting flavor itís rating higher than many ambers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (17535) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2010
Draft @ Taphouse Grill, Seattle, WA. Pours a pale amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty caramel aroma. Sweetish malty caramel flavor with some hoppy hints. Has a sweetish malty caramel finish with some hoppy hints in the aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
balisong (1) - Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2010 does not count
22oz bottle from grocery store. Sour, floral aroma. Color golden brown with excessive white head. Heavy lees in bottle. Any sweetness or bitterness overwhelmed by sour. Body light and slick. Not what I expected from an amber ale. Sour beer fans might like. I couldnít finish it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2010
Mild sweet clover honey aroma with a touch of a carbonic bite. Get some strawberry and lime. Reddish amber, sandy head. Little sour patch kids going on here. Donít want to take another sip. Itís tart. Confirmed. Drainpour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
killjoy966 (677) - Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Pint @ The Traveler. Ruby brown in color. Smells so sweet. Malt is tempered with enough hops to make it drinkable. Not very balanced. Leaves funky taste in my mouth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Hood Canal Brewing Company--Agate Pass Amber Ale--1999 Release--22 oz. Bottle. 5.00% ABV. (2.75 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Clear semi-thin amber red color. Light pineapple aroma. Hazes and dunkels with sediment. Yeasty dunkel style thin body has fruity wheat character and small caramel sweet notes. Light citrus end. Sampled 9/14/1999. 2000 Release--22 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Rich hazy copper amber color. Lightly toasted floral hop front with mild fruit hint. Medium rich lacy buttery malty mild toasted sweet fruit body. Creamy mild sweet spice end. Hoppy,Fruit,Malt Amber. Sampled 7/10/2000. 2008 Release--22 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV--25 IBUís? (0.5 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Huge over the Top Foamy pour. After settling clear rich bright amber color. Huge sediment. Impossible to pour. Sour infected body. Dumped all four bottles I have. Sampled 9/21/2009. $4.49 Each. 2009 Release--22 oz. Bottle--5.50% ABV--25 IBUís? (3.25 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Big foamy lacy light tan head. Clear rich dark bright amber red color. Toasted earthy fruit mild hop front. Mild creamy rich malty toffee caramel fruity body. Big tight sediment hazes brown adds chalky note. Dry puckery citrus fruity sour off end. Sampled 6/4/2009. $3.99 Each. Very inconsistent and prone to infection. Same problem with other Hood Canal Brews.

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