RateBeer
overall
99
100
style

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 540   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
On a rainy fall day in 2009, my five-year-old daughter Zoe and I were wandering the streets of Bar Harbor and stumbled across the Whale Museum. Zoe loved it. Hopefully we do the same for you. Cheers! Our Happy, Hoppy, Amber-Ale


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Liked this brew on tap the bottle kind of didn’t due it for me. think it was a carbonation issue. Did like the price so I will revisit it again These guys like playing with hops

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hombrepalo (1929) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Pint bottle I think! Won this in a fantasy baseball league. pours a deep red with a 2 finger off white creamy head - settles down to a thin lacing. big citrus hop nose with a great caramel malt balance with a bit of spice and vanilla... almost perfect nose - so well balanced. medium body - very smooth and creamy throughout with notes of pineapple, orange, light cranberry, raisin, caramel and red grapes. dry and bitter finish with lingering sweet malts and dark fruits. The best or one of the best amber / red ale I’ve had.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
mithrilbalrog (24) - Ithaca, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Pours cloudy brown with a thick tan head. Strong aroma of caramel and spruce with hints of nut and resin. Taste is primarily bitter followed by noticeable sweetness. Texture is creamy with a full body and soft carbonation. Long bittersweet finish. Good for a rainy fall day.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
annunz123 (922) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 24, 2012
Nuts, caramel, and some pine bitterness in the aroma. Flavor starts sweet and smooth. Spice and pine hop bitterness in the flavor. Not sure whether this is an amber or a really well balanced IPA, but it’s very good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
obguthr (4533) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2012
Strong grapefuit peel nose, pine needles as well. Clear brown, thick tan head, good lacing. Dreied leaves ever-so briefly on the front of the palate, then a rush of pine needle and ash. Moss and soil subtle but there too. This is an IDA, not an amber. Too hoppy, ABV is too high, and it is too dark.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1328) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 21, 2012
500mL bottle courtesy of claspada. Thanks!A: Pours a deep, dark red. Half inch of fluffed foam. Looks quite good.N: Wow. A ton of pineapple and mango up front. A moderate amount of pine. Some prickly and sweet malt.T: Quite bitter and almost roasted. Biscuit, pine/spruce. Very grassy. Doesn?t have the same tropical notes of the nose, rather more orange and lemon zest. (Good dry hopping?). Reminds of a ramped up pilsner with the malt.M: A touch on the heavier, syrupy side. Not too distracting, but not perfect either. Some alcohol here.O: Pretty nice beer and something I?d have time and again if it was available here. Well balanced, but still hoppy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1798) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Bottle->SA glass. Nice dark amber with big frothy head, tons of lace. Hop heavy aroma. Hops, grapefruit, and malt taste. Very well balanced. Excellent beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
KUEric (888) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 15, 2012
The dudes from Maine know how to make some beer. A much deeper and darker color than I expected. Aroma is hoppy as is the flavor, but its wonderfully balanced.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hair6a11 (1426) - Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Bottle; Pour is murky dark golden caramel with a nice, frothy, fine bubbled khaki head in this glass. It retains well, with sticky lacing present here. The nose has a healthy dose of hops on the onset, with a clear pine note here. There is a mineral note, more resiny hops, and a bit of caramel sweetness. This is a robust look at an amber. The mouthfeel is fairly full, the flavor profile contains more piney, resiny hops, with a clear bitterness, with caramel rounding it out.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
County95 (11) - Pleasant Valley, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2012
One of the beers that my wife picked out on her own for my birthday from Half Time in Poughkeepsie . I thought about buying it a few times in the past so I’m glad she picked it up. Bottled on 9/30/12 enjoyed on 11/6/12. Pours with a big creamy head. Tons of lacing. A lot going on with this beer, but it all balances out and is very enjoyable. I will be buying more.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 « 25 26 27  28  29 30 31 » 54


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2015,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50