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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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
akinm (282) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 28, 2003
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 8, 2003
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6031) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2003
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.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2002
This was too skunked to rate...I will re-rate with a better sample.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 27, 2002
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 (didn’t 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (18940) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2002
Bottled. Dark red, little head. Roasty, orangey aroma. Sweet, rather malty with soapy mouthfeel. Intenseely hoppy with lingering bitter finish. The bottle says ’Produce of USA’. No really?! This overhopped and one-dimensional ale is like the prototype of the arrogant American ales. I like it!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2002
Cloudy amber,light tan head.Light citrus nose. Lots of malt with a lingering hop finish. A decent red ale

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2002
Fairly potent for an amber. Moderate hoppiness and some malty sweetness to balance. A bit of spice in there too, although I can’t quite pin down what it is. Has a mild sourness at the end. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (8529) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2002
The commercial description will have to suffice. It’s been a little while since I’ve found this beer. I definitely enjoyed it. If you like other amber’s that i have ranked highly, you should try this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - OCT 5, 2002
Sweet nose with some spicy(nutmeg?)notes.Murky brown pour with a thin tan head.Big malt flavor undercut nicely by the hop toward the end. Very smooth but has a sweetness to it that I find distracting.

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