MartinT (7859) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line :
This beautifully hoppy Amber Ale (or India Red Ale?) possesses muscular caramel and bread dough notes which are able to balance out the generous hop resins and their citrusy angles.
Further Personal Perceptions :
-A creamy sheet of foam covers the cloudy russet.
-Aroma hops could be better defined.
-Hops are quite coniferous throughout.
-Mouthfeel is full and comfortable.
-These guys brew great beer. I wish I could stock up on their fine wares...
PhatB420 (628) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a pilsner glass. Super thick and foamy head protects this gem. And it doesnt settle for a good while. Aroma is distinctly hoppy, which brings thoughts of an Ipa. then the malts from the amber come through on the aftertaste and brings up the amber side. Color is dark amber, purple shades, black backbone, brown middle. Caramel notes in the beginning, citrus and grass and hops going down, the amber prevails in the end, but the hops are always there slapping you around. Love Maine beer.
Koelschtrinker (10696) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Frischer, breiter und vollmundiger Hopfenbeginn. Voll, spritzig, geringe Rauchigkeit, grasig und blumig mit Zitrusnoten. Perfekt ausgewogen! 11/12/12/13/9/13
r464 (1931) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep hazy brown in color with a light brown head. Malty, but not overly sweet. Very smooth and full with a nice, crisp finish. Some nuts and earthiness as well. A really big standout amber.
robinvboyer (3113) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from winooski beverages.
Dark amber pour, small beige head. Beautiful citrus aroma, light fruit and some night nutty malts. Flavour is more great hops and solid bready malts. Finish is a fantastic floral hoppiness, with a great bitter bite. Wow! Impressive!
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml bottle from Downeast Beverage Co in Portland, ME. Pours a deep brown with some amber highlights around the edges. Inch thick, dense and creamy, dirty beige colored head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is big piney citruses, resins, and florals with a nice chocolate, caramel, and a touch of roast. Is this a Black IPA? Flavor is similar. Big citrus pines, resins, and florals up front with an earthy caramel, light chocolate, and touch of toffee. Finishes pretty bitter and dry with a touch of roast, but has a nice, juicy citrus resin and moderate caramel/chocolate malt backing. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium, smooth body and a soft, creamy, moderate carbonation. Overall, a really nice beer. Soft and smooth palate with a bigger, resiny, piney bitterness, but lots of juicy citruses and a light roast alongside a nice caramel and chocolate malt backing. Almost Black IPA’ish. Solid.
joet (2177) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - MAY 26, 2012
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich citric aromatic creamy dark cocoas bits of tobacco, slightly astringent finish, wow very nice.
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Niko100 (2009) - Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
bhensonb (11120) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 there’s some serious roast malt backbone. I’m thinkin we need a Brown IPA category. This is seriously hoppy, and so bitter it’s approaching Left Coast. Nice drink.
dresden (861) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.