TheBeerGod (5502) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Cola colored pour with a tall, fluffy tan head. Aroma is soft toasted malt mixed with serious citrusy hops, floral hops, and pine notes. Taste is big citrus oils, tropical fruit notes, light toasted grains, pine resins and fresh hops. Body is medium with a smooth, creamy carbonation and a moderate lingering hop bitterness. Finishes with more citrus notes, big pine resins, floral hops, fresh hops and soft malt notes.
lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice brown-amber pour. Good lacing. Tons of candied hop notes in the nose. Flavor is surprisingly balanced and far less bitter than expected. Also surprisingly sweet.
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zizzybalubba (1593) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 mL bottle from Once Upon A Vine in Richmond, VA. Amber pour with a dense off-white head. Super hoppy aroma of pine, grass, and grapefruit rind. Outstanding flavor of pine needles, grapefruit and pineapple and with a slightly toffee-like finish. This will absolutely change your opinion of what an amber ale is capable of. Great beer!
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half liter bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a hazy bronze color with about 2/3 glass of a foamy tan head.Good head retention. Aroma of toasted caramel malts, stone fruits and a mild hoppiness. The taste is herbal hops, toasted caramel hops and a faint fruitiness. Medium bodied, well balanced. Nice beer.
BVery (7633) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle shared at Darkness Day 2012. Amber pour, white head. Big citrus hop aroma and taste. Rich caramel. Quite good, but closer to an IPA.
JStax (3548) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle thanks to Lukaduke! You’re great, man! Pours a dark amber color with a thick beige. The aroma is fairly hoppy with some resin and grapefruit on the nose with a hefty, amber malt background. Taste is fairly sweet with some definitive bittering hops coming through. Very nice. Just another great beer from this brewer.
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Nice amber pour with a big tan head. Large white grapefruit and pine hop aroma with some caramel malt. Taste is fruity citrus hops, they kind of overpower the amber malt. Overall, I liked it, but it tasted more like an IPA.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a perfect, persistent cream head. Fairly thick lacing. Very pleasant hops floral hop aroma. Taste is very hop forward but with only a slight bitterness balanced by a nice sweet/malt balance.
summy (5) - Vermont, USA - OCT 24, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Loved this beer! Came in a 16.9 oz. bottle with a label that looks like one of my homebrew labels. What it lacked in outward appearance, it more than made up for inside. Beautiful amber color with a billowing/creamy tan head. Aroma is American hops and sweet caramel malt. Flavor is very much like the aroma. Deceptively smooth and easy drinking for a 7.5%+ beer. As in the pale, very well crafted and balanced slightly towards the hops. Very glad to find it here in SW Virginia!
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
en botella.color ámbar oscuro,un poco turbia,con buena espuma.Aromas a pino,caramelo...cuerpo medio,final amargo.