mkel07 (3739) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
355ml bottle from Archive Beer Boutique 190513. Dark and black with a mountain of thick tan foam. Strong citrus hop aroma with a mouth warming hop flavour tat carries hints of vanilla and liquorice in the background. You can taste the alcohol.
Jow (2272) - New York, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from upstate grocery while visiting family. Pours very red amber. Nose is citrus and red fruit. Tastes of lemon, berry punch, dried fruit, caramel, and peppery. Touch thin on palate.
Nsanders (572) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at the Happy Gnome. Red brown with a cream colored head. Huge caramel aroma and fruity resinous hops. Taste is mostly sweet with a light resiny bitter finish. Sticky feel.
RespertFTW (521) - Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle to snifter. Murky amber. Pine and hoppy for amber ale. Some herbal notes. Sticky.
onceblind (4670) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark hazy amber under a thick sticky off white head. Caramelly yet herbal hoppy bitter nose with a touch of honey biscuit. Smooth flavor with a semi sharp lemongrass hoppiness, and a smooth earthy caramalty biscuity amberness. Nice.
ttutony (709) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Copper color in the glass. Pine and citrus hop aroma. Slight caramel sweetness on the palate with a balanced hop backing.
NikkTwist (1747) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Moriartys. Hazy dark orange pour with a nice creamy off-white head. Fair amount of lace. Unexpectedly darker and dryer than I was expecting. Burnt caramel covered orange peels. Autumn leaves. Resin with molasses. Feels like an IPA mixed with a red ale. Substantial (feels bigger than the style and listed ABV suggest) but the flavors are not overly complex. Beats most other nondescript "Amber Ales" but I’m not sure at all that I actually like drinking it. Bit bizarre.
jbuzz (754) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Surprisingly hippy for an ale. Rich very rich and flavorful. The best brew from lakefront.
TXBadger (1567) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice red/amber color. Very up front with piney grass hop aroma on the nose, which follows on the palate. Finishes with a very nice caramel malt bready backbone that lets you know it’s a red.
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 12/11/2013. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy deep red-orange color with a 2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of caramel, toast, brown sugar, biscuit, tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of dark/bready malts and citrus hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of caramel, toast, brown sugar, light biscuit, tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of caramel, toast, brown sugar, tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel, floral, grass light pine, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and complexity of dark/bready malt and citrus/grassy hop flavors; with a good malt/hop balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy, smooth, and lightly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice amber ale. Good balance and robustness of dark/bready malt and citrus hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.