thome50 (987) - Boringville aka Irvine, California, USA - SEP 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at an overpriced SD Gaslamp district restaurant for a friend’s bachelor party. Pours a deep brown/red with no head. Assumed it was because of the craptastic pour. Aroma is sweet vanilla, mandarin, some oats. Taste is actually a really nicely balanced amber with some good hop bitterness, some rye notes and a nice bitter finish. Overall, this pairs very well for a big meat meal.
maxwelldeux (3452) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 13, 2013
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown color with a moderate off-white head. Nose is very malty and seems like it has some hoppiness that has gone really bad. Taste is fizzy and malty with that spoiled hoppiness. Not very good.
BrewDad (4772) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUN 19, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Craft Brewers Conference 2012
Nice amber ale with a good malt and hops balance. Had a good solid finish.
TheBeerGod (5166) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Rufous colored with a short ring of tan foam on the surface. Aroma is caramel, malt, soft grains, floral hops and mild citrus. Taste is big grains, caramel, light toffee, soft citrus, iced tea and floral hops. Body is soft overall but medium with a light, creamy carbonation. Ends with more citrus, grains, floral hops, tea notes and caramel.
byrumj (16) - South Carolina, USA - APR 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Drinking this right now. For all the hop heads just grabbing IPA after IPA. This is a solid change up. Malty nose, bread. Beautiful color...amber with a light haze. Lightly carbonated and a strong hop finish on it. The bitterness is offset a bit by malts but man this is a really solid bitter offering.
Tycho52 (65) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours to a dark copper, with a very thin head (but amazingly more lacing that the appearance would portend). Like the commercial description says, this is drinkable and not overly charged. The beer has a nice malty aroma and flavor. It’s got a slight strong aftertaste that lingers, but is pleasant tasting.
beernovice39 (3102) - Montana, USA - JAN 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours an almost mahogany color with a tiny beige head.Scent is hoppy and bready. Taste is caramel and breay bitterness. Nice amber.
wlajwl (3743) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - AUG 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Decently malty and fruity in aroma, while the the appearance is amber and cloudy. The flavor is slightly juicy and malty but not overly sweet, with a slightly bitter finish. One of better Amber Ales, not thickest in body but still pretty good.
BeerNinja (6) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 12, 2011 does not count
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a copper-amber color with an off-white head.
Up front bite and it quickly dissipates into a malty sweet FULL body
Smells sweet and hint of piney hops. Tiny bit of alcohol on the nose
Slight Biterness as well
there’s plenty of malty sweet, somewhat bready
beermanusa (77) - California, USA - DEC 11, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tasted in 22 oz bottle. Poured a medium and slightly hazy amber color with almost no head to speak of. Aromas of toasted graininess, some citrus, and a little bready. Taste is very malty, not any distinct hop flavors but there is a bitterness to the beer. Light alcohol finish. Really not a good amber ale. Would not seek or buy again.