mrhopsbeertalk (298) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 2, 2014 Aroma is subdued, with notes of citrus, cherries, fig and a little booze. The flavor is surprisingly big bright and bitter. Lost of citrus/lemon, cherries, caramel and plenty of toffee. I’m not sure why they say specifically this is not a ’red IPA’. By my estimation that’s exactly what this is. The balance and flavors work well together, refreshingly different... great beer.
TaktikMTL (7068) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 25, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille de 500 ml achetée chez Killington Market (Killington, VT) au coût de 7,00$. Arôme: Odeur de caramel fruité et de pin. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée opaque. Présence d’un large col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de caramel fruité avec une pointe de céréales grillées et de pin. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement houblonné. (Rating #6907)
polo_marco (322) - milton, Vermont, USA - MAY 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells of sweet malt honey and a hint of fig at the end. Soothing red color with large white head. Taste of honey bitters and slight hint or raisin or dried fruit. Med body with lovely carbonation. Nice brew like this being in its own category. Nice work
hershiser2 (2184) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 30, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
$7.29 bomber from Wine Warehouse. Pours cloudy reddish brown with a nice, soft frothy beige head. Lovely aroma of pine, dark fruits, passion fruit, citrus, melon. Flavor is outstanding. Fruity roasted and toasted malts, bread crumbs, passion fruit, pine, aftertaste of definite apricot. VERY well done.
djd07 (10591) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Don. Pours a cloudy brown with medium frothy beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong citrus, pine, spruce. Medium mouth, nice bitter hop bite, pine, grapefruit, light caramel in finish, very nice.
glennmastrange (2685) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate aromas roasted grain and caramel for the malt, moderate pine for the hops, light soap for the yeast, with wood and dark dried fruit in the background. Head is average size, frothy, beige with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky, muddy on the last pour, dark red. Flavor starts slightly sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a lively carbonation. Undoubtedly the best Amber Ale I’ve had.
jefcon (1656) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Malty but still fairly light and pliable on the palate. Slightly bitter, but the real story is the simple dark fruit that comes from the malt.
VastActiv (5738) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Novare Res Bier Cafe, Portland. Originally rated 20160221. Bottled 020216 so it is super fresh. Colour is deep slightly cloudy reddish copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Caramel, fruits, harshness, hops and malts. Very impressive. Definitely best beer of this style. Body is amazing.
MrTipple (3710) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 23, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: caramel, pine, floral hops, grass, grain and cereal malts. Appearance: hazy amber, small, off-white, creamy head. Taste: light sweet. Palate: pine, molasses, caramel, citrus fruits, grapefruit, bread. Overall: very hoppy Amber Ale, great aroma, immensely complex palate. Bottle at Eleven Madison Park, Manhattan.
jflopsu (1265) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy amber with thick white head. Has a strong aroma of hops, caramel, malts, and pine. Taste is a mix of caramel, fruit malts, citrus hops, pine and some fruits and grains. A dry and bitter malt aftertaste.
edwardbass (795) - Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2016
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Perhaps my palate is tainted by the 51st Ward The Krispy Karl I just sampled. This is very hoppy, but the malt character just isn’t there. Not well balanced at all. Take my review with a grain of salt, since my experience is atypical it seems.