austinpowers (2827) - New York, New York, USA - APR 22, 2003
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
LOTS of hop aroma and very bitter, like an IPA. Whoa. This may call itself and amber ale, but it lies! Many may live its emphatic hoppiness, but I find this brew one-dimensional and predictable. After all, I've already tried 90-minute IPA.
Panzuriel (1225) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - APR 2, 2003
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Deep reddish brown color. Nice hoppy aroma with hints of fruit. Good full flavor with aggressive hops. Finishes tangily.
Jon123 (36) - Emmaus, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2003
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2003 This beer is unfiltered and a nice brown color. My wife thought I was drinking ice tea (what a great disguise!). I like carmel and this beer has a carmel taste to it. Overall this is one of my favorite Ales.
Suttree (4739) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big resieny hop flavor and aroma. Some Fruit in the flavor - blueberry?- but not a whole lot. Not at all clean tasting, in fact the earthyness was very appealing.
Uglyradio (791) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 18, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear, deep brown color with a small tan head. The aroma is nicely fruity and hoppy with a touch of malt sweetness. Full bodied with medium carbonation, the flavor is mostly hoppy with a nice caramel maltiness underneath. The finish is slightly bitter and full of hops. This is a nice amber/red ale, plenty of character and taste.
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 28, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
this is a well hopped beer, but the other aspects of it leave something to be desired. the malt is good and sweet at first bit it is not very complex and end up being a little tangy ans weird in the end. the head retention is none existant. the aroma is subtle, and i dont mean that in the good way, i mean that there just isnt much to smell.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
DRAUGHT: Head is disappointing but that is about it. Has a nice coppery color,
and hop aroma. Good flavor, tinge of caramel, hops perfect bitterness
to balance the malt. Good beer.
Ernest (5892) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2011 Bottle.
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium to dark amber.
Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie, toasted nuts), moderately hoppy (grapefruit, apricot, flowers), lightly yeasty (dough), with notes of black tea and dried mango.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent, lightly alcoholic.
Quite decent for the style, actually...full bodied and flavorful, pleasantly aromatic, balanced, no weak points really. Not my kinda brew, but solid.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2002
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
This was too skunked to rate...I will re-rate with a better sample.
bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2002
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
this beer surprised me a lot. Not at all what I expected (should have read the label before trying it). Deep dark red, offwhite head (didnít stick around too long though). Spicy hoppy nose with small malty character in the background. Starts quite tangy and finishes with a nice malt sweetness and lasting hop flavor. I was pleasantly surprised. I little too carbonated in my opinion, but overall very respectable.