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RATINGS: 373   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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This beer was originally brewed for a famous Reggae festival that happens each year here in Humboldt County. A malty bitter American Amber style ale. This mahogany hued ale brings an intense spectrum of hop flavors from the spicy aromatic to lingering bitter, all underscored by a full- bodied caramel richness. Try this brew with a little Jamaican Jerked Chicken.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 14, 2003
Pours a very nice ruby hue. Big off white head. Malt and bittering hops in the nose. More of the same in the flavors. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1917) - Salem, Oregon, USA - NOV 15, 2003
Wow what a surprise it is to see when poured into my mug..a nice dark brown with a huge creamy off white head..quite "murky " too! Very pungent aroma to this ale..hops but also a wonderful light chocolaty aroma. mmm nice taste starts of sweet malts..then a hoppy zing..then a strange yet attractive sourness..I like this. Very nice on the palte lingering aftertastes. Great drinkable beer..but my its hard to place this in a particular style..it says on the side of the label it is a "Crisp,hoppy Red-Bitter"..well thats as good a description as any..a hybrid..but a nice beer!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mixamatt (427) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 12, 2003
On tap.Fruity prune,medium hoppy aroma.Dark red appearance.Thick, dark fruit, especially prune, strawberry and peach flavors with a balanced hoppy finish.An unexpected suprise at a boring pizzaria.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lubiere (10139) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 16, 2003
The head collapsed quickly, the nose is rich of malt and caramel. This beer is very brown and opaque. The taste is nice, nutty, with the malt covering nicely the hops. Nice spicy notes throughout the tasting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2003
(sampled draught at Oliver Twist, Stockholm, Sweden) Nice ruby brown color with nice thick white head. Floral hoppy aroma with some caramelmalt and citrus. Hoppy flavour with citrus notes and malt sweetness. Not very complex but very tasty and drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 2, 2003
mmmm, a great amber with loads of hop and malt bitterness. Spicy and very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - JUN 25, 2003
Kind of dissapointed after having the Jamaica Brand IPA. Nonetheless good. Tan, redish in color. balance of malts and hops works well. I enjoyed it but would not buy it again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - JUN 4, 2003
Pours a murky brown color with a massive, thick, rich head. the aroma was pure hops...some citrus, but mainly a floral mix that was on the sweet side. The flavor was more malty...considerable hops (considering this is NOT an IPA.) Very very good amber ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jazz88 (2558) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 18, 2003
Bottle. A dark slightly hazy reddish brown color with a laced brown head. A hop and cherry aroma. A big malt flavor with a lingering bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - APR 22, 2003
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.

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