KUEric (889) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 15, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Hair6a11 (1426) - Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
County95 (11) - Pleasant Valley, New York, USA - NOV 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
TheBeerGod (5572) - 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 (1610) - Raleigh, 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 (10518) - 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 (7963) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2015 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 (3779) - 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.