ericnixon (743) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice clear amber color with a light malty nose. Very watery mouthfeel with a light maltiness and a single sharp hop! flavor that fades just as quickly. Pretty good, but it seems lacking.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is up there with boont amber as far as quality and balance in an amber ale. Great malty caramel flavor and aroma balanced perfectly with hops all around. I think many people dont like ambers- and Im not crazy about them either- but it is good for what it is.
motelpogo (7705) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 5, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at lost coast. quite sweet, light hint of marmalade and toffee, quite pleasant nonetheless
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2004
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice looking reddish copper body, but barely a head at all. Decently hopped and sweet aroma - it smells great. The flavor isn’t bad either, but the body is a little thin, and it finishes too thin. The finish has some ashiness to it, that isn’t altogether great.
notalush (5707) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting aroma of caramel and hops, the combination works surprisingly well - quite sweet up front, with lots of light fruits (cherries, strawberry), that combine with light grain and a slight hoppiness, giving this, at times, a flavor that is almost like a childrens’ breakfast cereal - slighty crisp, dry hop finish - smooth, medium bodied - not bad at all.
brownaler (509) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Their amber has the piney hop flavor of Indica that is chewy as well. Easy drinking with a little sweetness in front.
BrewEd (182) - Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled: Very enjoyable. Attractive copper color with hints of citrus and hops in the nose. Sweet toasted malts are apparent on the front end - if it is allowed to warm adequately. I’d definitely buy this again.
jaymobrown (1833) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2004
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bronze color. Caramel, hop, yeast nose. Fairly decent. Thin and bitter flavor. Long finish. Mostly dry. Some lingering caramel, malt flavors. Nothing in the front, all end.
Falconseye8 (542) - Evans, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Solid Amber. Nice body and flavor. Hoppy, citrus undertone and smooth drinkable beer. Lost Coast makes great beer!!! You heard it here.
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpup in Eureka, CA. I tried three amber ales at the pub (two specials) and this was the most accesible to the average beer drinker, therefore my girlfriend liked it the best of the three. Sort of "lager-like" for an amber, at least that is what my notes say.