micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is bright and lively with cirrusy and piney notes that smells really good. The color is a deep amber chestnut with good carbonation and a tall sustaining head that leaves plenty of lacing.
Taste is big and bold with hops having a leading role and malts balancing out nicely.
Bitter and semi-dry finish that goes down smooth and clean.
A well made and drinkable beer thats easy drinking easy looking and easy smelling. A winner in every regard. dwmfís
Gription79 (2263) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 17, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle thanks to Kerry. My God what an amazing amber. Notes of citrus, earthy, floral hops followed by toasty malts. A very interesting roasted malt/coffee note comes through in the finish. Very good.
rodisian (66) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 15, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2012 Pours a muddy brown with a big and lasting head. Bold, hoppy aroma - piney and citrus. Taste is slightly roasty and perhaps some of the darker caramel malts, with some herbal hoppiness. Mouthfeel is very smooth and finishes with enough bitterness to cleanse the palate.
ericnixon (740) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
My brother, Volgon, game me this beer because my cat is named Zoe. Fun label with the smiley face. GIANT grapefruity/piney/hoppy aroma. Super thick head that is lasting quite a while. Beautiful dark coppery color. Very moist mouthfeel with a very hoppy tail that starts off as a thin line following the mouthfeel, but then grows and spreads over my tongue. I bet this is a fine and wonderful beer, but Iím finding my personal taste has been changing over the years to where I no longer care for big hoppy beers.
sneaks2210 (46) - New York, USA - MAY 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very dark amber with light coming through at the bottom of the glass, topped off by a large fluffy off-white head. Huge hoppy aroma, grapefruit and pine dominating with a bit of brown sugar and spiciness in the background. A bitter pine hop taste attacks your palate immediately, followed by strong notes of pineapple, roasted malts, caramel and finishing off rather dry and bitter. This is delicious stuff!
queenholly (2923) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Grapefruit pine hops and light brown sugar aroma. Hazy cola brown with a large off-white head and some good lacing. Caramel malt, pine hops and pepper flavor. Light to medium body and carbonation. Good, but this seems to be more of a dark IPAís masquerading as an amber.
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with friends. Pours a cocoa cola brown with a tan head. Aroma is heavy pine hopes with some citrus in there. Taste is hoppy, but has a nice chewiness to it. Doesnít lean or rely on the hoppiness too much, which is nice.
Leafs93 (1683) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep dark amber with a off white head. Aroma is caramel and citrus. Taste is hoppy bitters with a hint of sweetness. Medium mouthfeel. Solid, another great beer by Maine Beer Co.
dagimp (718) - Philly, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From one of those weird 500ml bottles into an oversized wine glass. Bottled on 4-5-12. Pours a very unique, muddy brown. Lots of thick carbonation which is slightly brown and spots of lacing. Aroma is grassy hops all the way. Mouthfeel is moderate and bolstered by a lot (but not too much) carbonation. Taste is very hoppy for an amber. This beer could probably be classified as a black (or more correctly brown) IPA. However, the hops are only slightly bitter and grassy taste with some tropical fruit, dominates. Very tasty and very dry. There is also the earthy/dirty flavor that was present in Peeper. must be from Maineís yeast. I like this beer a lot. The reason I wonít buy it too much is itís price. I paid $5 for the bottle and thatís steep for any beer, let alone an amber. Either way, happy to have tried it.
jgb9348 (4737) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep chewy brown coloured body with a nutty brown glow and a dense, four centimetre tall light brown head - nice looking, but not like any other ambers iíve seen before. Aroma of fresh hops, citrus, floral notes, a bit of malt and a bunch of caramelised sugars. Medium-bodied; Strong hoppy flavour at first with a peppery, nutty maltines soon afterwards and a sweet caramel flavour at the end. Aftertaste is mostly malty with a good hop bitterness showing more citrus and floral hoppiness than anything else, with some good sugars, a touch of malt and a little alcohol noticeable. Overall, some good flavours and a pleasant complexity for the style, but nothing truly unbelievable or worth searching for. I sampled this 50 cL bottle purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 29-February-2012 for US$7.00 sampled at home in Washington on 29-April-2012.