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RATINGS: 405   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Rich, amber hue and full-bodied flavor begin with roasted, domestic caramel malt. It’s sweetness is then tempered with genuine Cascade hops, which are added again at the end of the boil for a distinctive, citric-floral aroma.
Available Year Round

Canned version brewed/canned by <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Ratings/Beer/ShowBrewer.asp?BrewerID=721>Pacific Western Brewing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bomber at home. Pours an amber-gold clear beer with a little haze, no big deal. The head is finger-width, off-white, pillowy, and persistent. The aroma is cereal malts and slight toast with bready sourness. Once you dive into this head you get mostly roasty malts with slight sweetness, quickly overpowered by the cascade hops, which round out the taste with classic bitterness. Pleasant overall, but I like my ambers just a little less hoppy.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
vulcanmeister (251) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Pours from 12 ounce bottle. Clear amber with large white head. Aromas was biscutiy, floral hops,and floral. Flavor malty, pine, slight bitterness. Medium body and light carbonation. Sweet malty finish. Nicely hoppy amber ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Bulk_Carrier (3742) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle from Hangar on the Wharf before the Alaskan Brewing Company’s festivities of dishing out their Kvass with BrewDogs. This one was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a decent hazy amber to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that left some sporadic messy lacing here and there. The smell had a dampened and somewhat rich caramel roasted maltiness. Eventually as it warmed, there was a light herbal and almost earthy weirdness coming through. The taste was mainly sweet but through the caramel entranced maltiness. As it warmed, there was a light toasty/nuttiness trying to come through. On the palate, this one sat right about a medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. The carbonation was decent for the style and okay to me. It was nothing bad, but nothing outstanding. Overall, decent amber ale to have again, probably not one to seek out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Brentv (646) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2014
From bottle. Pours a hazy worn copper color with a small white head. Aroma of caramel and bread. Taste is the same, sweetish, no noticeable hops. Medium mouthfeel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 3/20
Westchesterco (1824) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2014
On tap at Brewster’s in Calgary it is avclrar golden color with a slight head. The aroroma is malty with the taste of slightly bitter grain that is thin

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4348) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle, as "Portland Imperial Mac’s". Pours a clear amber color with a small white head on it. Nose is a bit bready with a fair amount of caramel in it. Taste is a bit sweet and pleasantly effervescent (after drinking some sake), with a slightly bitter backbone.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zoucrew102 (1380) - - APR 18, 2014
Bottle in Portland, or. Hop aroma with notes of caramel malt sweetness. Pours caramel colored with a thin off white head and pretty good lacing. Good caramel malt flavors and very smooth to start. Follows with a dry, slightly bitter finish. Nice, refreshing amber.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2014
Dark color large head. Charred malt and hops. Smooth, malt, hops and finishes slightly sour with some bitterness. Good beer

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVukelich (37) - Algona, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Rich copper color with a thick head. I didn’t pick up much on the aroma, light floral hop notes. Taste was not overly hopped and definitely not too sweet but a bit thin, watery. Unfortunately, it just across as mediocre at best. Not a real standout in aroma or taste. Incredible lace that absolutely decorated the glass. Mouthfeel was average, light body. No horrible aftertaste but also nothing that pulls you back for another sip. The low abv and average character make it a sessionable contender but not on a regular basis.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
Bcoble003 (288) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Straight from bottle... Aroma of malt slight spices, taste slightly strong carbonation with a short after taste not bad. Decent brew but I find it nothing special. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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