nickd717 (3400) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 10, 2010
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Pi Bar in San Francisco. I expected a good amber ale and got one slightly on the crappier side of average.
Pours amber (what a surprise!) with a one-finger white head. Standard appearance for the style.
Aroma is fairly faint and citrusy - blood orange to be exact - with a little caramel malt.
Flavor is not too assertive caramel malt with a large citrus presence. Blood orange and a little grapefruit. Some black tea comes out as the beer warms a bit.
Palate is fairly bland and somewhat astringent. Medium-light body.
Overall, I did not like this beer much, and not only because it wasnít over 10% ABV or -bal aged. It just wasnít a very good amber ale. I didnít finish the glass because I had to drive and didnít want to waste my sobriety on this when Supplication, Death & Taxes, and Blind Pig were on tap.
GKillian (525) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber with frothy beige head and some lacing. Malt and hop aroma. Nice balance in the taste between malt and hops. Smooth with medium finish. Overall a very nice amber ale.
SanfordBrewer (1371) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clean, simple, and balanced. Caramel malt and herbal hops in a medium body with medium co2. Went well with burger and wings.
Barreras (755) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 4, 2010
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours an amber color with aroma of caramel sweetness. Its your typical amber ale, nothing unique about this beer. Taste like your average craft amber ale.
jseifer (62) - Orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 23, 2010
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I usually like amberís but this tasted like a soapy cider. Maybe I got a bad batch.
jb (1951) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very standard amber. Amber/red with nice lacing. Malt dominates, not much else going on, but very drinkable.
ApisAles (1570) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - FEB 8, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours amber with a thin white head. Aroma is some sweet malt, a litle caramel and toffee. Flavor is smooth, a little sweet. Easy drinker, but nothing to write home about.
Sammy (7735) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 7, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed on tap at The Yard House, Scottsdale. An average amber, ana average beer. Amber highlights with white lace. Very drinkable from malting, though a tad of sourness in there.
curly (2397) - Redmond, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mostly clear orange, frothy beige head. Aroma of biscuity malt, citrus and roast. Taste is plain but not bad, a good balance of sweet and hops. Medium light body, smooth carbonation.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, nice artwork as well. Pours an amber body with an off white head. Malt driven body caramel, a bit nutty and chewy with some roasted and toasted malt qualities. Nice amber.