ajnepple (1463) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s into a pint glass. Amber and lightly hazy with a lasting white head, thick lacing. Malty and sweet with mild bitter hops. Balanced and sessionable with a medium body and a clean finish. Solid amber ale, easy to drink.
3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Softly estery, lightly sweet, enjoyable red apple / honey / toffee / nut malt with apricot skin and muddled fruit cocktail fruitiness. Soft and sweet amber malt approach, creamy carbonation softened by yeast giving it a round doughiness. Quenching and clean and crisp. Seems to fall in with Altbier, Belgo-Franco ambree and maybe ever some biere de garde.
Ernest (6014) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is clear medium amber.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted bread, cookie), lightly to moderately hoppy (apricot, flowers), with light notes of dried mango, cantaloupe, and black tea.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, velvety/watery texture, lively carbonation.
Wow...excellent quaffin’ brew here, basically a British bitter (although the bottle very oddly claims German Altbier, which I don’t get at all...this is British or British-American all the way IMHO). As with the Standing Wave, this is very cleanly made and wonderfully balanced...assertive bitter finish with no syrupy sweetness (and low acidity and astringency). And this one has a more attractive hop aroma for me, ’cause there’s zero resin or grapefruit rind. Both are a tad timid in the aroma department, but I could seriously drink this one all night long and be very happy...this is definitely six-pack re-purchase quality. Reminds me a bit of Santa Fe Pale Ale. Definitely a brewery to watch, ’cause the malt extraction is quite good on both of these and neither have any off notes, huskiness, or doughiness that I could find.
puzzl (3232) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewpub. I think this skunked in the 10 minutes it sat in the sun. Damn. Very fresh, but hops are mostly bittering. Light caramel. Dull.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap @ brewery. Clear light copper toned with a light cap. Toffee and cereal grains dominate the aroma, without any accomanying bitterness. Taste is a big amber malt bomb, though the medium body holds it from being too cloying. Caramel and slight noble hop bitterness on the flavor, with some toffee, cereal grains, and more burnt caramel. Not bad, just a bit average.
Zymurgeist2 (829) - Redwood City, California, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at the brewpub. Pours a very light copper. Off white head lasts nicely. Very nice malt and earthy hops. Bready mouthfeel is very nice.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap 7/20/10.
nice color... amber! with a clingy white head.
the flavor and aromas are caramel malt, sugar cookies, orange, some florals and light earthy spices. the aroma is a touch on the faint side until it hits room temperature.
it’s a little bland but surely not bad. 5/3/6/3/13/3.0
Chef Chad (104) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good dringing sesion beer. Pours almost red with little to no head. Can bge watery at times but usually a mdeuim to light body. Flavor is mildy sweet with a bit of malt and a bit of bisquit at the end
douglas88 (5472) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 3, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the brewpub in Grand Junction. Pours a clear amber color with a medium white head. The aroma is sweet caramel and some light hops. The flavor was quite nice; strong and sweet caramel malts, some light hops, and a bit of bready flavors. Very quaffable. An enjoyable amber.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at brewery. Pours clear amber with a spare, fizzy, white head, diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is average malt (cookie, caramel, nutty), light hops (flowers), average yeast (dough) with notes of dates and apple. Medium bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.