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RATINGS: 585   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85/5   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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On a rainy fall day in 2009, my five-year-old daughter Zoe and I were wandering the streets of Bar Harbor and stumbled across the Whale Museum. Zoe loved it. Hopefully we do the same for you. Cheers! Our Happy, Hoppy, Amber-Ale


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
canary dog (743) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Dark grey, copperish color. Nice big head, as with their other brews. A vinous chocolate nose and chocolate malts are tastefully done. Hops are subdued and balanced very well with high quality malts. And the typical super smooth and clean finish you expect from this brewery. Not my favorite type of beer but excellent, nonetheless.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2013
16oz bottled December 23, 2012. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours very dark brown with strong red highlights, quite dark for an Amber Ale. Two fingers of beige head that leaves nice drippy spotty lacing and recedes to a small cap.

Aroma is pine and citrus hops, strong malt presence of caramel, dates, dark fruit, dark toasted bread, some chocolate. Very good strength.

Flavor starts with big hops, mostly citrus and pine, moves toward the malt with rich caramel, dates, cherries, chocolate, toasted bread, mild to moderate sweetness, good to strong bitterness, mild alcohol. Really tasty, big and bold flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, somewhat sticky, good carbonation.

Kind of having a hoppy Amber Ale shootout...had Nugget Nectar last night for the first time and I gotta say I definitely prefer Zoe. I find this to not only be more hoppy, but also has a more robust malt backbone as well. Just a bigger and bolder beer all around. Fantastic stuff.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
vtafro (6666) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Bottle. Dark amber pour with creamy beige head. Flavor is normal amber with a touch of spice hoppiness. Aroma is light almost stale hops.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MacBoost (1744) - Penfield, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2013
Jesus. Is this really an amber ale? Fucken hell. This beer has the perfect combination of bitter and juicy sweet hops. So nicely sweet on the tip of the tounge, yet bracingly bitter on the finish. Cloudy. Dry. Awesome.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 13, 2013
man, if all amber ales were like this...light roast, hazelnut, and a crapload of hops all over it. Itís big bitter, piney, dry finish. Really well balanced while being super hoppy. Tasty stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Steve_0 (3745) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle at home. Pour is deep amber/copper with a fluffy cream head and great lacing. Sweet caramelly, fruity aroma; citrus, toffee, a touch of brown sugar, grapefruit, mango, and pine. Taste is caramel, orange peel, biscuit, lemon peel, bread, and sweet toffee with a medium roasty finish. Sticky mouthfeel with high carbonation. Seriously well-balanced, fruity, toasty, sweet, yet hoppy. Easily the best Amber Ale I have ever had. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BazookaJoe (274) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Pours dark brown with a big hop nose. Very balanced flavor of roasted caramel and sweet pungent hops. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sepia5 (237) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 8, 2013
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!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcos (1784) - Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2013
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
coldbrewky (1687) - Hippetown East, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2013
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.


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