brokensail (15593) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy amber pour with a white head. Watery aroma, grass, yeast, and lots of apple. Sort of a solvent aroma, some bread, toast, and lemon zest tartness. There’s a lot of lemon/sourness, grass, yeast, and apple skin. A bit of solvent character, bread, grass, and sort of an under-attenuated finish.
Ratman197 (12942) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Jacks poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting light amber head. Aromas of light cocoa and a hint of nuts. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, a hint of nuts and toasted malt with a lingering bittersweet finish.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Grid Iron Amber Ale
Date: July 12, 2009
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: rich carael malt flavor, just a touch of sweetness is well balanced with plenty of earthyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
bb (8314) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Rich amber beer with a light cream colored head. light cocoa and malt aroma. Light cocoa flavor with some nuttiness. Medium bodied. malt and light cocoa lingers. Some backing hops to balance.
bytemesis (6446) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours quite hazy hazel, small beige head, decent lacing. Aroma is malty, nutty. Flavor is light sweet, very light bitter, malty, nutty, a bit smoky, lightly acidic. Medium body. Drinks like a so so Scottish.
beerguy101 (5355) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 25, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Medium Amber color, maple aroma. Malty with very little hoppyness. Medium body, fuller taste. Malt sweetness very maple like, yet not very sweet. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is malty.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this on tap at the Jack’s in San Ramon. Some malt, some hops, good balance.
jazz88 (2655) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 25, 2002
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Dark amber. Malty and smooth. Rather one dimensional, but a fine drinkable beer.
joet (2517) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 19, 2001
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Perfect amber color, perfumey, a bit of fruit and a tad of shoe. Good body, good chew.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler thanks to larryLSB. One of the better ambers that I’ve had in awhile. Not a west coast red ala Hop Head or Red Rocket, but a nice woody-spicy hop aroma and flavor to counter a nutty, bread crust, and caramel-toffee malt profile. Lightly fruity with some raisin sweetness. Medium-light on the bitterness and pretty balanced in the finish with a definite nuttiness. Medium in body with smooth carbonation that the growler format probably helped out on. An amber that non-hopheads will like that still has an interesting hop profile and good balance.