omhper (18319) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Dark red, little head. Roasty, orangey aroma. Sweet, rather malty with soapy mouthfeel. Intenseely hoppy with lingering bitter finish. The bottle says íProduce of USAí. No really?! This overhopped and one-dimensional ale is like the prototype of the arrogant American ales. I like it!
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2002
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy amber,light tan head.Light citrus nose.
Lots of malt with a lingering hop finish. A decent red ale
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2002
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fairly potent for an amber. Moderate hoppiness and some malty sweetness to balance. A bit of spice in there too, although I canít quite pin down what it is. Has a mild sourness at the end. Not bad.
hopscotch (8367) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 7, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The commercial description will have to suffice. Itís been a little while since Iíve found this beer. I definitely enjoyed it. If you like other amberís that i have ranked highly, you should try this one.
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - OCT 5, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 26, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color, kind of cloudy, small head. Hoppy and slightly bitter, nicely malty. Good flavor with some malt sweetness. Smooth mouthfeel. Finish is smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
morty99 (371) - Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
belgianhomebrew (646) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2002
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big caramel aroma and flavor. Slight bitterness. Not a lot of bitterness but quite drinkable.
Zach Diesel (906) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2002
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
looks incredible, late hitting hop bite holds on til the last drop. the label implies I need to resample while stoned
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - JUL 6, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
this is a rough lookiní beverage: picture twelth century visigoths with horned hats, eating bark and wild pig snouts and washing it down with this-- it looks like the rusty water from old coffee cans filled with nails and railroad spikes. a pretty but fragile raft of foam the color of confederate money testifys that itís not a laboratory sample of simian pancreatic fluid. all doubt is finally swept aside with itís gorgeous papaya and rum raisin aroma. sweet and lightly sour, with a silky carbonation, hops sing tenor with clarity over the grumbling caramel malt base. very original and arrouses your interest like cash money on the sidewalk.