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RATINGS: 379   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ughsmash (7185) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2013
Bottled. Poured medium orange with a creamy beige head. The aroma picked up sweet, toasted caramel and nutty notes with accents of pine resin, citrus, and peppery spices.. warm and malty. The flavor found nutty notes, caramel, and a hit of licorice at the core, with bitter spices, pine, and herbal notes around.. finished bitter and a bit sharp. Medium-bodied with smooth, rolling carbonation across the middle.. good feel except for the finish.. this was aiight.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (7107) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2008
12oz bottle pours murky copper with tan head. The aroma is crystal malts, faint caramel, molasses, toffee and faint dark fruity esters mixing with a hint of pine hops. This has a tasty malt flavor with roasted to highly roasted malts, crystal malts and to a lesser extent sweet molasses followed up by mild vague hop bitterness.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
motelpogo (7054) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 7, 2004
i dunno, must have been a pretty stale bottle. sweet, sars aroma, thin and pretty dull

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (7037) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 7, 2008
On tap at the Yardhouse in Rancho Mirage California. Rich copper red-- striking! Fresh fruity hoppy caramel aroma. Definitely the freshest of the taps I tried. Very nice rich toffee and pomegranate fruit with a mild hop finish. Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6983) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Very dark amber pour with a nice fluffy mostly white head that dissipates into a thin white ring. Aroma is caramel, nuts, and a touch of Christmas bread. It’s a little spicy on the nose - nice. Body is carbonated yet creamy. Taste - whoa, here come the hops! Pine and citrus hops up front, caramel malt right behind it, and the spice character persists. This is an excellent amber.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Bottle. Mahogony brown color with a decent beige head. Roasted malt aroma. Malty flavor, with some underlying citrus hops. Clean finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6739) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle from Taniguchi. Nice chewy malt nose, caramel fudge and grassy hops. Pretty amber-brown with a tight, fine head. Nice rich caramel malts, light chocolate fudge, plus good American hops, more grassy and piney than citrus, though. Solid Amber.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 13, 2012
Virginia Trip – bottle 355 ml
Aroma soft front with mild sweets and hoppy top. Caramel touch with vanilla hinted by alcohol burn. Pleasant.7+
Appearance murky hazed amber with plus sized foam. Plenty of lace. 4-.
Flavor and Palate : Thinner bodied than expected. Frontal sharpness with metallic backing. Hops felt bit muted. Good not great.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blipp (6362) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2008
Bottle. Pours red with an off white head. A bit of sweetness in the aroma with some light hoppy bitterness. Smooth body and a well balanced flavor with sweet malt, hops, and earthy notes. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernest (6356) - 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.


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