dresden (998) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a weird brown color with a foamy off white head. Nice citrusy aroma with a bit of grassy hops. Taste is fantastic with the alcohol very well hidden. Pineapple and cereal malt. Like this one a lot.
jbeatty (1104) - New York, USA - MAY 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 05/21/2012. Pours a rusty copper, decent beige head with great retention. Aroma carries earthy pine and grapefruit hops, blood orange, nicely offset by caramelized brown sugar. Taste follows suit with wonderful hop-forward notes of grapefruit and orange, light roasted caramel malts, moderate clean bitter finish. Almost creamy palate, well balanced and extremely drinkable. Great stuff.
blklab2007 (2028) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured an amber in color with a one finger off white head. Aroma is nice and bright. Punchy hops, citrus, malt, fruit, and some pine. Mouth feel is medium light and there is average carbonation. Flavor has a malted core, citrus, pine, spice, and light sweetness. Nice and fresh with a good balance of flavors.
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. dwmf’s
Gription79 (2379) - 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 (741) - 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 I’m 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 (3035) - 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 IPA’s 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. Doesn’t lean or rely on the hoppiness too much, which is nice.