beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - APR 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This amber ale pours a deep red color from a 22oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head. Aroma is caramel and sweet. A medium bodied amber. Malts are fruity, caramel and sweet. Hops are grapefruity and slightly piney. Nice balance. IT malty sweet like an amber, but it has some hope bite and some beer character to it. i.e. ĎIt ainít really an amber ale wink wink nudge nudge.. A west coast amber? Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Ibrew2or3 (6210) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the O-Town throwdown. Pours amber to brown with tan head. The aroma comes off as candy caramel and sweet citrus. The flavor however doesnít seem to hold the same caramelness. It does however taste like tart chalky roasted malts with a grapefruit hop bite. Nice drinkable beer.
redlight (2299) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Notes of caramel and musty hops in the aroma. Pours a light amber. Alright malt character with what i can only descibe as a dirty hop flavor with some grapfruit.
GG (2019) - NorCal, California, USA - FEB 26, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
NorCal tasting Feb 07 - It was hard to give this beer any good remarks because the taste and aroma was so oxidized it made it hard to get past anything else. Wet soggy papery nose and taste. If you dig a little deeper past the wet paper, there is a hop profile buried under the oxidized rubble which isnít bad. Pours out a clear amber color with a tannish colored head.
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - FEB 21, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Valley Brew tasting Feb 2007 - Aroma is very malty with a sour floral hoppiness that seems a little off. Flavor matches with a cardboard and dirt aftertaste. The tartness is as much from an infection as from the hops. Not something I could drink very much of.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Dutch 70ís "Tasting in the Woods; Part Deux." Dark clear amber with a white head. Only a lightly floral and hoppy nose - nothing that stands out really. Flavor of toasted/caramel malts, bitter grapefruit, citrus and some pine. Very resinous. Medium to light bodied with light carbonation. OK but could use less bitter hops and more flavor/aroma hops IMO.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber with white head. The aroma is light, citrus, apricot and caramel. The flavor is caramel, pine and apricot. Light body with a watery texture.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2006
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks SS. A mild gusher. Dark mahogany color with a hugh ecru head. Really a nice looking pour with fine lines of lace. I do believe this is the first time appearance has scored higher than aroma for me. Nutty resinous aromas dominate. Something seems amiss. Iíve caught this aroma in a few homebrews before, a stale rye bread with a touch of damp mold. Thankfully the flavors are not a thrown off as the aromas. Mild dry caramel, with a touch of cream. Mild acidic hops counter with some light floral and bitter dry herbs. This gets more bitter the further you travel. Finish is very dry and bitter. I sense that this has a mild infection, but it seems to add a dimension in the flavor. A mild return to caramel malt in the long linger. An interesting brew.
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Odeed: Red in color with a medium off white head. Aroma, caramel, and mild hopiness. Flavor, light caramel, well balanced, some mild bitterness on the finish. Refreshing, soft carbonation. Pretty solid.
hopscotch (8394) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle... TITW Part Deux... Clear copper ale with a small, fizzy, white head. Cotton candy and mild caramel in the nose. Extremely well-balanced flavor. More like a really decent amber ale than a Triple IPA. Medium-bodied and fizzy. Short, crisp, grassy finish. Thanks to IrishBoy for providing the bottle!