sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep amber or burgundy with a foamy white head. Nose is akin to akin to a very good IPA, with lots of floral citrus apparent. Flavor is similar--refreshing citrus. This is a really great beer and demonstrates that an amber can be really, really good. Another exciting young brewery!
jcos (1778) - Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Location/Date:Bottle on February 7th, 2013.
Appearance: Pours a dark maroon haze with very light head.
Aroma: Aroma of carmel, pine hops.
Taste: Medium bitterness, piney, lots of caramel backbone, grapefruit.
Palate:Light body(more than I expected), slightly stick, lingering pine aftertaste. Easy to drink.
Summary: First off, this bottle has a date of 1/20/2013, and I know Maine bottle conditions, so itís pretty damn fresh. Surprised at how hoppy yet light in palate this thing is(and not too thin btw). Really nice hoppy amber, which is right up my alley. Not as aggressive as some(must be which hops were used), really tasty.
coldbrewky (1642) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The only beer so far in my life giving me instructions on how to adopt a whale. Bottle. Pours a nice darker amber. Caramel nose. A similar light and singing hop tone. Moderate bodied. finish similar. Helles bock lightish. I was done working on power equipment by themiddleofthisone.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 31, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
50cl bottle, bottled on 1/20/13: pours a clear deep mahogany amber with a full-lacing froth of light tan head. Nose is erupting with fresh resiny hops and a clean lightly toasted pale maltiness. Starts with pretty good fullness and light carbonation with mild sweetness and toasted malts with lots of resiny hop flavor and crisp bitter balance before a smooth drier bittersweet finish. Great hop profile and dangerously drinkable.
Tonkun (1296) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark amber pour with a thick white head. Pine, herb, caramel, leaves. Small bubbles that adds to smoothness. Very good balance. Slight sweetness and bitterness throughout the finish
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bikeclj (17) - Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not one for ambers anymore Zoe could change that. Pours with a rich creamy head creamed coffee in color that is just as great as the surprisingly fresh hop aroma. The flavor is well balanced between the standard amber maltiness and floral hop bitterness. This amber even looks great with its deep, deep copper hue.
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nickd717 (4000) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 25, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
500ml bottle from Bierkraft, bottled a month ago. Great clear dark amber/chestnut flavor with excellent lacing and a light khaki head. Great aroma of toffee, toasted nuts, coffee beans, and cocoa along with a big hop blast. The flavor is incredibly balanced and complex, almost exactly what you hope every amber ale will be. The dry bitter cocoa and roasted chestnut malt base yields to a citrusy and leafy hoppy finish. Maybe a bit too much bitterness on the finish considering itís an amber ale and not an IPA, but thatís nitpicking. This is phenomenal. Exceedingly dry and crisp mouthfeel with lasting hop resins and nice carbonation. This beer is amazeballs - yeah I said it - I questioned whether to buy it with the steep $11 price tag, this beer is worth all that and more.
bytemesis (6020) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark brown with a medium tan creamy head that dissipates slowly with great lacing. Aroma is hoppy, resin, floral, caramel. Flavor is about the same, lightly sweet, light bitter. Medium body, somewhat creamy. Decent but nothing special. Unfortunately, although the owner told me they just came in, this has an 09\30/12 bottling date. Guess i need a fresh one.
ben4321 (5359) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Location: .5 L bottle from Buy Rite, 1/13/13
Aroma: The nose has lots of grapefruit hops, with some other citrus, pine, and caramel notes too
Appearance: Pours a dark amber-brown color with a thich, frothy, lasting beige head and sticky lace
Flavor: The taste is plenty hoppy, with lots of pine and grapefruit like the nose, thereís some citrusy sweetness, caramel and bready malt notes, and it ends with a fresh, juciy, and rather hoppy bitterness
Palate: The body is medium, it is smooth, creamy, and extremely drinkable, with a dry, silky finish
This is a heck of a beer. What is there to say about Zoe except that this one has just about everything Iím looking for in a beer. If there is a better Amber out there I canít name it. Maine is quickly moving up my list of best breweries, the quality and hop profile in their beers is spot on.
tricyclist (1125) - Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome sample pour of deep amber brown. Short shallow head, lightly fluffed. Nose is killer hoppy amber malts. Bitter citrus and smooth/light caramel. Flavor is nicely hopped as well. Pine and resinous.. Sharp... Smooth.. Beautiful all over.