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RATINGS: 469   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niko100 (1946) - Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2012
Dark amber/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of pine hops, floral, caramel malt, & citrus; Flavor of slight roasted sweet malt, caramel, pine hops, some fruit, & spice; Finish is bitter; Nicely balanced; Overall, quite hoppy - very good.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10792) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Bottle from Half Time. Pours hazy dark amber/brown. Creamy/bubbly beige/tan head. Aroma of citrus? over chocolate brownie? Med + body. Flavor is rather citrus, a little veg, and theres some serious roast malt backbone. Im thinkin we need a Brown IPA category. This is seriously hoppy, and so bitter its approaching Left Coast. Nice drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (810) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
Pours a weird brown color with a foamy off white head. Nice citrusy aroma with a bit of grassy hops. Taste is fantastic with the alcohol very well hidden. Pineapple and cereal malt. Like this one a lot.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1020) - New York, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Bottle, 05/21/2012. Pours a rusty copper, decent beige head with great retention. Aroma carries earthy pine and grapefruit hops, blood orange, nicely offset by caramelized brown sugar. Taste follows suit with wonderful hop-forward notes of grapefruit and orange, light roasted caramel malts, moderate clean bitter finish. Almost creamy palate, well balanced and extremely drinkable. Great stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
blklab2007 (1941) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Bottle poured an amber in color with a one finger off white head. Aroma is nice and bright. Punchy hops, citrus, malt, fruit, and some pine. Mouth feel is medium light and there is average carbonation. Flavor has a malted core, citrus, pine, spice, and light sweetness. Nice and fresh with a good balance of flavors.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Aroma is bright and lively with cirrusy and piney notes that smells really good. The color is a deep amber chestnut with good carbonation and a tall sustaining head that leaves plenty of lacing. Taste is big and bold with hops having a leading role and malts balancing out nicely. Bitter and semi-dry finish that goes down smooth and clean. A well made and drinkable beer thats easy drinking easy looking and easy smelling. A winner in every regard. dwmfs

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gription79 (2236) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 17, 2012
500ml bottle thanks to Kerry. My God what an amazing amber. Notes of citrus, earthy, floral hops followed by toasty malts. A very interesting roasted malt/coffee note comes through in the finish. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rodisian (66) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 15, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2012 Pours a muddy brown with a big and lasting head. Bold, hoppy aroma - piney and citrus. Taste is slightly roasty and perhaps some of the darker caramel malts, with some herbal hoppiness. Mouthfeel is very smooth and finishes with enough bitterness to cleanse the palate.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ericnixon (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2012
My brother, Volgon, game me this beer because my cat is named Zoe. Fun label with the smiley face. GIANT grapefruity/piney/hoppy aroma. Super thick head that is lasting quite a while. Beautiful dark coppery color. Very moist mouthfeel with a very hoppy tail that starts off as a thin line following the mouthfeel, but then grows and spreads over my tongue. I bet this is a fine and wonderful beer, but Im finding my personal taste has been changing over the years to where I no longer care for big hoppy beers.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sneaks2210 (46) - New York, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Pours a very dark amber with light coming through at the bottom of the glass, topped off by a large fluffy off-white head. Huge hoppy aroma, grapefruit and pine dominating with a bit of brown sugar and spiciness in the background. A bitter pine hop taste attacks your palate immediately, followed by strong notes of pineapple, roasted malts, caramel and finishing off rather dry and bitter. This is delicious stuff!


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