lordeche (479) - Quincy, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 2, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice brown-amber pour. Good lacing. Tons of candied hop notes in the nose. Flavor is surprisingly balanced and far less bitter than expected. Also surprisingly sweet.
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zizzybalubba (1645) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 2, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
500 mL bottle from Once Upon A Vine in Richmond, VA. Amber pour with a dense off-white head. Super hoppy aroma of pine, grass, and grapefruit rind. Outstanding flavor of pine needles, grapefruit and pineapple and with a slightly toffee-like finish. This will absolutely change your opinion of what an amber ale is capable of. Great beer!
Drake (10841) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 31, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Half liter bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Pours a hazy bronze color with about 2/3 glass of a foamy tan head.Good head retention. Aroma of toasted caramel malts, stone fruits and a mild hoppiness. The taste is herbal hops, toasted caramel hops and a faint fruitiness. Medium bodied, well balanced. Nice beer.
BVery (8193) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2015 Bottle shared at Darkness Day 2012. Amber pour, white head. Big citrus hop aroma and taste. Rich caramel. Quite good, but closer to an IPA.
JStax (3975) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle thanks to Lukaduke! You’re great, man! Pours a dark amber color with a thick beige. The aroma is fairly hoppy with some resin and grapefruit on the nose with a hefty, amber malt background. Taste is fairly sweet with some definitive bittering hops coming through. Very nice. Just another great beer from this brewer.
HeistAlmighty (1156) - Saint John, New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle. Nice amber pour with a big tan head. Large white grapefruit and pine hop aroma with some caramel malt. Taste is fruity citrus hops, they kind of overpower the amber malt. Overall, I liked it, but it tasted more like an IPA.
RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with a perfect, persistent cream head. Fairly thick lacing. Very pleasant hops floral hop aroma. Taste is very hop forward but with only a slight bitterness balanced by a nice sweet/malt balance.
summy (5) - Vermont, USA - OCT 24, 2012 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Loved this beer! Came in a 16.9 oz. bottle with a label that looks like one of my homebrew labels. What it lacked in outward appearance, it more than made up for inside. Beautiful amber color with a billowing/creamy tan head. Aroma is American hops and sweet caramel malt. Flavor is very much like the aroma. Deceptively smooth and easy drinking for a 7.5%+ beer. As in the pale, very well crafted and balanced slightly towards the hops. Very glad to find it here in SW Virginia!
bernatbeer (418) - barcelona, SPAIN - OCT 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
en botella.color ámbar oscuro,un poco turbia,con buena espuma.Aromas a pino,caramelo...cuerpo medio,final amargo.
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The body is an opaque dark brown with a towering dense tan head, this is a great looking beer.
S: The aroma is interesting I’m picking up lots of earthy hops and pine bitterness with a cocoa and roasted malts backing and just a little citrus as well.
T: This is interesting there’s a lot going on in this complex beer. The intro is light roasted flavors and some earthy piney hops. The middle shows off the piney hops a bit more with a light citrus. The finish is a bit roasty with a light cocoa flavor in it. This is the most interesting amber ale I’ve had.
M: Medium bodied with lightly sharp carbonation in a good abundance.
O: This is a very solid amber ale and one that makes me want to explore others. I’ve never had one this complex and I think this is balanced very well with everything going on.