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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


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bikeclj (14) - Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (2743) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours amber brown with a frothy tan head. Hoppy aroma with pine, caramel, citrus and fruit. Flavor was sweet and bitter with pine needles, caramel, grapefruit zest, citrus, grains and had a pleasant hop bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (866) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Red brown with a cream head (maybe a bit of pink mixed in.) An inch and a half of medium-fine frothy foam that fades to a film <1mm thick but still attractive. Aroma is orange, blueberry, pineapple, bit of lemon. Body is uneventful- not quite watery, but not oily, syrupy, or pasty either. Carbonation is medium intensity with moderate burn, a bit coarse. Flavor has less fresh fruit and more sap and evergreen, resinous bitterness lingers, bordering on unpleasant, but still good. Slight grain dust in the finish and a hint of roastiness (medium-light roast coffee). Still, worthy of an "India" something or another. Labeling an India Amber Ale an Amber Ale seems to be a good way to get to the 100th percentile for the style. Iíd say CDA, in part because itís not even amber. Anyway, still a delicious beer! A bit on the bitter side in the flavor. (Bottle is 6 weeks old, so no excuse for this!)

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (873) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
500ml bottle pours a reddy brown color with a bit of head. Great balance of hops and malt. Both very prominent but without intensity. Very easy going.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bulldogops (1108) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Rating #1061 - April 20, 2014 - Bottle from Co-op. Clear amber-reddish pour with a bubbly white head, sticky lacing. Aroma is a bucket load of floral, citrusy hops. Taste is mild caramel malty sweetness, with a powerful punch of hop textures. Medium carbonation, mild alcohol warmth, medium bodied. Great balance.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Lardo Rick G and his lovely bride. Colour...dark amber with ruby casts and a thin head. Nose...quite hoppy with a lean towards the dusty, piney side. Palate...shockingly hoppy, for an amber ale, with more of that dusty pine thing and notes of crushed hop cones. The palate is constantly bitter and dry and so is the finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
manuelMTL (164) - Montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
Pours a hazy amber with a thin but thick off white head. Nose is floral hops with dough notes and lots of caramel malts. Orange, mango, and some grapefruit flavors with a long lingering medium piney bitterness. Great malt backbone with candy and caramel. Slightly boozy. Medium carbonation. Great amber ale!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stine (1629) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2014 Reddened amber pour, softly cloudy; quite beautiful. Pine sap, pink grapefruit, caramelized onion and toffee aroma; classic in its adherence to decade-old desireable traits in darker IPAís. It is, however, markedly cleaner and more mineral-oriented than any to which it might be compared. Different colors of spice add nuance, with red bell pepper and black peppercorns.

Blood orange rind, pine needles, graham cracker malt flavor; crisp, woodsy, neatly organized. The shallot and dark, sweet tea malt flavors I donít care for are firmly present, and they arenít explicitly muted by some other expressive, overriding flavor. Rather, itís an impression of briskness, like windy autumn leaves rather than astringent sugared tea. Remarkably surprising.

Dry caramel like texture in a somewhat heavy, style specific mouthfeel, but with cuttingly crisp carbonation. Aromatic, woodsy sweetness lingers for a brief moment in a semi-dry finish. This example was a resilient, defiant one, confounding my presumptions of characteristics Iíve categorically disliked for years.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
geologyguy (776) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2014
Smells of bitter hops, dark cloudy amber color, taste is about 65:35 hops to malt, a bit too hoppy for me

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorisPPattyn (8035) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2014
Brownish red beer with a faint haze; small, lightly yellowish rim. Fruity hopnose, reddish fruit if slightly rotting too... overripe. Dates (fresh), overripe blue grapes, vinous. Bitter, leafy notes, on top of fruity ones, quite unlike your usual IPA fruitflavours. Melanoidins, faint toffee with just a glimpse of sweetness. Bitter oranges, black cardamom peel. Medium bodied at best, quite slick, long fruity flavours. Excellent, must-try beer. Many thanks to M & L. V! </!>

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPABevyGuy (46)
- New York, USA - NOV 2, 2014
Nugget nectar meet your maker. This hoppy amber ale is awesome. Full body flavor of an amber ale with the bite of an IPA.


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