thome50 (1181) - Morro Bay via Orange County, California, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle via Ernesto, thanks! Pours a deep amber with a big pillowy tan head. Aroma is off the charts hop, slight dank, citrus, bitter. Taste is more malt foward but with a non-expired IPA malt way. Citrus peal is there and then finishes with a lot of bitterness for the style. I like it but with the citrus sweet came through more but that is likely more me wanting this to be an IPA. Overall, a rad amber.
Sweetone (32) - USA - OCT 17, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2012 25oz bottle- pours deep amber w/ large foamy beige head. Aroma is hoppy, malty, slight candy, & a hint of alcohol. Taste is great! Fresh hops, malts, bread, little grapefruit. Medium/ light body w/ a slightly sweet, bitter lingering finish. Great amber ale
kindacold (215) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - OCT 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours red with thick, creamy head. Smells of grapefruit. Sweet bitterness, lots of orange peel, citrus, dandelion. Some cereal and grains. Sweet to very bitter at end. Roasted malts throughout.
scooter520 (185) - - OCT 15, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled 9/30/12. Appearance: dark chestnut brown with red tones and big foamy tan head. Aroma: hoppy citrus and caramel, toasty maltiness. Taste: light caramel and toasted biscuit malt and nuttiness with citrus, floral hop flavor ending slightly sweet and bitter dry. Mouthfeel: medium body with medium carbonation. Overall: again very well crafted and balanced as a highly hopped amber. Maine Beer Company has really made an impression on me with this and their Peeper Ale.
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cpetrone84 (1602) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pour is a very dark copper with a good bit of tan head. Nose is hoppy, grainy, and slightly roasted. Orange citrus, crystal malt, and roasted almost burnt biscuit. Taste is more hop forward, citrusy and light herbal note with an undertone of grain and a light toasted note. The body is nice and light with high carbonation and a lingering bitterness.
smm (20) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up a bottle of this and Moe when I was in Boston last week... So far, quite impressed with them.. I digress. Zoe pours a deep deeeeep red with a creamy tan head. Aroma of citrus and roast, a bit caramel-y. Taste matches up well, a bit of creamy fruityness, roasted malt, sweet caramel. A bit of hop bite and a lack of astringency, which seems so prevalent in ambers, set this beer off. Ambers definitely aren’t my go to style, but this beer holds up nicely, a clean crisp finish goes a long way in my book.
Pailhead (5381) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: The aroma consists of moderate grapefruit, citrus, and caramel. It pours a transparent amber with a small soapy off-head. The flavor starts with dose of fruit. There’s a good dose of caramel in the middle. The finish has moderate-heavy grapefruit. It’s medium bodied with lively, bordering on prickly, carbonation.
boxofrane (2332) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from Whole Foods. Pours nearly brown with a big tan head. Aroma has a lot of citrus, astringency, and some malty-ness to balance. The taste is bitter up front with a nice, light sweetness on the finish. This is more of an imperial red ale, in my opinion, but it’s the best amber ale I’ve ever had. Really good flavor and, as always, a great brew from Maine Brewing.
mikem409 (1771) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks lukaduke. pours amber with massive head. aroma is like a nice citrus pale/ipa. taste is malty and hoppy yum
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a bottle poured a brown color with a good amount of head. Bitter malty flavor with a quick finish.