CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 21, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a transparent orange bronze with a clingy, spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty caramel malt and a fairly fresh citrusy hoppiness. Body starts about average for the style with a decent toasty sweetness and resiny hop balance before a crisp, bittersweet finish. Very drinkable and smooth.
slugstout (18) - Zig Zag, Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2008
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another quality beer from Laurelwood. Bottle from John’s Market poured a beautiful red color with a nice white head. Good lacing. A little hoppy for an amber. More like a I.R.A. Still, a well balanced beer.
JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 27, 2008
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is a damn near perfect red ale! perfct red in color with no haze or floats. Sweet, slight cherry aroma with some lightly toasted malt. Slight cherry and caramel flavor, balanced nicely by crisp, tart hops. Finishes with some residual sugar. This beer is great!
bhensonb (11074) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Biscuit aroma backed by a small amount of floral hop. Amber color with a beige head. Near medium body with smooth carbonation. Flavor is light caramel with a balancing amount of bitter. Probably grapefruit hop. Pretty strong flavors. Like an ESB? Probably too much bitter for the style, but that’s a good thing.
ABUSEDGOAT (2391) - California, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Lighter amber. Aroma is caramel with notes of dough, earth and citric hops. Medium to light body, a decent amber.
beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, CHINA - JAN 9, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours an appealing dark red.garnet color. The head is light tank with average head retention and lacing. Aroma of biscuity malt and grapefruit. Taste is the same with medium body and nice roundness of malt and hops in the finish. A nice brew and one of the best organic brews I’ve tasted.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Decent brew here. Aroma is mostly malty. Flavor is a nice balance of malt, some alcohol, and a touch of hops. Fullbodied and smooth bitterness.
IndianaRed (2466) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 17, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the BP. Clear red amber with a full persistant off whiye head. Very nice sheeting lacing. Lightly hoppy aroma and a earthy woody flavor. Papery and woody like the amber. Similar malt bill possibly. Moderate palate and carbonation.
Indra (2619) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Fruity, sugary aroma, very lightly bready/doughy, with slight apple, cherry and citrus notes, some light toast and brown sugar. Clear garnet color, head and lacing are fine and slight. Flavor profile is really well-balanced, again fruity and lightly sweet, but drying out a bit before the end, and with ample bitterness and citrus flavor from the Cascades, some punch/cider notes, also lightly woody, and with a light-medium amount of bitterness. Mouthfeel is prickly and relatively low in effervescence, body is medium. For an organic red, this is pretty good!
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle: Amber colored, moderate foamy off-white head, spotty lacing. Grainy nose, quite earthy, some soil, low hop presense. Semi-sweet grainy/earthy malts on the tongue. Yeah, quite grainy and husky. Woah! Not sure if because its Organic, or if its a specific malt, but this thing is very grainy, husky, and earthy. Fades fairly quickly towards the finish, but still smacks you in the face as you start this one off. Moderate body and mouthfeel. Perhaps a little overcooked vegetable like tinge in this one. Not thick enough for an Amber, in my opinion. Hard for me to get over the graininess. Way too many good Amber Ales out there to bother with this one again.