NeoHippie2 (931) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 15, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Amber pour with a frothy head. Malt aromas are overpowered by the hop presence. Big hop flavors (almost tastes like an IPA) keep the biscuit and caramel malts from even having a shot at showing up. Way too hoppy.
fluffy (1497) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
A pretty nice amber, maybe similar to say CCB tocobaga? Mildly hoppy but well balanced.
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umich03jm (1835) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can thanks to DrSilverworm. Pours a cloudy amber color with a small foamy head that fades to a bubbly ring and leave some minor webbing. Aroma is big on biscuits and bread with hints of flowers and toffee. Tastes pretty biscuit-y and incredibly dry. Big floral and earthy hops in the bitter finish. I really don’t like how dry and earthy this is. Makes it pretty hard to drink.
matthewjk (890) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can into vessel: Not bad, has some smooth malty characteristics with a punctuated hop presence. It was agreeable.
garrison (757) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Purchased from the Hopple Street BP Station minimart - Alright, this amber ale is a hoppy delight, with a solid grain-type body to back up it’s beery goodness!
Dogbrick (7634) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is a clear copper color with a medium thin off-white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, caramel malt and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of bready malt, caramel and earthy hops. The finish is malty up front with a grassy hops aftertaste. Decent overall.
nuplastikk (4298) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can. Filtered orange-red-tan with some tiny floaties. Foamy, respectable off-white head. A pretty decent Amber. Biscuit caramel, toffee tones. Slightly bigger hop bill than gives it some nice balance. OK.
udfan07 (71) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this out of the can. The smell of the beer reminded me of an IPA. However, it does not taste like an IPA. It has floral notes and is a very hoppy beer.
Patrickctenchi (3446) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange-amber with a thick, apricot-tinted head.
Fruity, floral hop scent.
Malty, creamy, citrus and pine/floral hops.
Excellent taste...fruity and sweet.....
Leans towards APA territory.
Brigadier (2880) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce can
After visiting Dutch’s and partaking in a few world class sours I wanted some local flavor to take home. Since the brewery down the street was a mess of road construction I went with the nearest best thing - a fresh can of a sessionable amber. Based on this I am definitely grabbing a few more singles when I next visit Cincinnati.
Aroma / Appearance - A caramel bronze base billows with a tan head that then shrinks to a slim layer of coating. Bright nutty hops, warm tea leaves, and the semisweet feel of a rose wine charm the senses.
Flavor / Palate - Honey and almonds freshen the palate. A hoppy transition then sweeps towards a tea like finish. The alcohol then warms the back of the throat. This is very easy to drink for a 6% amber ale. As a result it is one that everybody should try for reference to prove they are not all boring and lifeless.