GlasgowTAD (338) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JAN 8, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep burgundy red bordering on brown, with an immensely frothy brown head that reminds me of the layer of foam you would find on an indulgent milkshake. Aroma is resinous hops and slight oily nut aroma. Taste is caramel, hazelnuts and bitter finish with some grapefruit thrown in somewhere. Full bodied. One of the best ambers I have had, malty sweet and hop bitter.
njager246 (477) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very nice malt arome with some sweetness. A very balanced amber with plenty of hops, what a great amber!
after4ever (6500) - Brier, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500, capped. Pours a murky medium amber with a loose and sudsy stacked tan head. Big sweet light caramel and bright grapefruit nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Great balance of malt and hops in a perfectly leveled body weight. Great refreshing and complex beer showing flavors very well.
PriorL (2459) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at home, shared with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: clear dark blond beer, huge stable off white head.
NOSE: fruity, hoppy, sweet.
TASTE: fruity, hoppy, sweet, nice.
Mainuh_man (258) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 Oz bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a frothy brown head that lingers. Aroma is primarily resiny hops with some hazelnut. Flavor is strong resiny hops and sweet cereal grain. Sweetness gives way to a lingering, herby hop linger. Full body with a sticky mouthfeel and average carbonation. Overall, really nice balance on this beer. Simple hop character, a bit sweet, but does all characteristics of beer well.
Beerdedone (2870) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours amber brown with a frothy tan head. Hoppy aroma with pine, caramel, citrus and fruit. Flavor was sweet and bitter with pine needles, caramel, grapefruit zest, citrus, grains and had a pleasant hop bitterness.
PapaSkeetSkeet (997) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Red brown with a cream head (maybe a bit of pink mixed in.) An inch and a half of medium-fine frothy foam that fades to a film <1mm thick but still attractive. Aroma is orange, blueberry, pineapple, bit of lemon. Body is uneventful- not quite watery, but not oily, syrupy, or pasty either. Carbonation is medium intensity with moderate burn, a bit coarse. Flavor has less fresh fruit and more sap and evergreen, resinous bitterness lingers, bordering on unpleasant, but still good. Slight grain dust in the finish and a hint of roastiness (medium-light roast coffee). Still, worthy of an "India" something or another. Labeling an India Amber Ale an Amber Ale seems to be a good way to get to the 100th percentile for the style. I’d say CDA, in part because it’s not even amber. Anyway, still a delicious beer! A bit on the bitter side in the flavor. (Bottle is 6 weeks old, so no excuse for this!)
Bule (1072) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
500ml bottle pours a reddy brown color with a bit of head. Great balance of hops and malt. Both very prominent but without intensity. Very easy going.
bulldogops (1111) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating #1061 - April 20, 2014 - Bottle from Co-op. Clear amber-reddish pour with a bubbly white head, sticky lacing. Aroma is a bucket load of floral, citrusy hops. Taste is mild caramel malty sweetness, with a powerful punch of hop textures. Medium carbonation, mild alcohol warmth, medium bodied. Great balance.
neepsntatties (1291) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Lardo Rick G and his lovely bride. Colour...dark amber with ruby casts and a thin head. Nose...quite hoppy with a lean towards the dusty, piney side. Palate...shockingly hoppy, for an amber ale, with more of that dusty pine thing and notes of crushed hop cones. The palate is constantly bitter and dry and so is the finish.