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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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
500mL bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a very dark yet cloudy copper color. There’s about one fingers worth of off-white colored head, and it’s beautifully textured. It retains itself acceptably, as well. S: It’s about what I expected from an amber, no more, no less. Which is disappointing, considered I expected this to be a big step up from the Fat Tires of the world. There is a strong caramel note from the malt backbone, along with lesser notes of toffee and earth. The hops here are primarily piny and serve to balance the malt. It is a decent aroma...but wow, I really expected this to be great. T: Malts hit the tongue immediately, with a ton of toffee and caramel. This backbone gradually fades to allow some of its hop flavor to shine: mostly pine, with just a hint of grapefruit and herbs. While the flavor profile is sadly average, it does seem to have a touch of depth - like suggestions of chocolate or brown sugar, for instance. M: The mouthfeel is what sets it apart from the gaggle of mediocre ambers out there. It is superbly clean and crisp, which that makes this one really drinkable. Carbonation is nice and zesty, too. The lingering sweetness on the palate is kept to a minimum. O: Disappointing, apart from the great mouthfeel. It’s definitely not a bad beer at all, though - and it grows on me the more I drink it. Still, this kind of money for a 500mL bottle of beer that’s only slightly above average kind of hurts. And I really hoped this would be nearly as fantastic as Nugget Nectar, too...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ddemmingjr (769) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2015
Bottle at the Breens Hampton house. Pours murky dark Amber, frothy off white head that persists. Tons of pine and earth malt grain notes. Hoppy dark brown ale characteristics and a hit chewy. Tasty ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (299) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2015
500ml bottle shared by Bvery...thanks man! Dark cloudy amber pour. Hop forward aroma. Taste follows with bitterness lasting. Liking the wheelbarrow better but this is still awesome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cousin_Larry (587) - - JUN 23, 2015
The shining star of the non-lottery beers at World of Beer Fest. A very drinkable beer, this one goes down smooth. Toffee and caramel flavor with a mildly bitter finish. Outstanding.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (15188) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2015
On tap at Church Key, DC. More or less clear in the glass, amber in color, topped by a small, dense, light beige head. The aroma it’s on the malty, almost meaty side at first, followed by bread, caramel notes, grapefruit and some pond cones. It’s full bodied and smooth, with a nice carbonation level. Where the malts dominated the aroma, the hops run the show in the flavor. Grapefruit and pine cones, with bready malts in the back. Lasting finish. Quite nice this one, how an amber ale should be. 150620

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3270) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2015
Brown bottle, 1 pint 0.9 ounces, beat before 081714, purchased at DeCicco’s, trip to Bacon and beer classic (New York), savoured on June 16 2015; eye: dark brown, opaque, nice beige head that turns into a thin sheet, average lacing; nose: hops, malt, slight fruity, light citrusy, slight grapefruit; mouth: hops, malt, light grapefruit, bittering hops, finale in bittering hops with good presence of malt, medium-full body, average carbonation, mildly bitter, lightly harsh texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 0,9 onces, 7,2 %, meilleure avant 081714, achetée chez DeCico’s, voyage au Bacon and beer classic (New York), savourée le 16 juin 2015; œil : brun foncé, opaque, bonne mousse beige qui se transforme en une minuscule couche, dentelle moyenne; nez : houblon, malt, très léger fruité, léger citrique, très léger pamplemousse; bouche : houblon, malt, léger pamplemousse, houblon amérisant, finale en houblon amérisant avec présence de malt, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement amère, texture légèrement râpeuse; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (6751) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
first provided by Dj Marky, and had a few times since then, this stuff never seems fresh? .. . orange .. medium foam .. . fake sandwich .. . mouth is decent, finish is always just in time .. unless i get this on tap one day, i don;t see the score improving .. . . Well, looks like Helen is gonna get a beatin tonight!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cagou007 (496) - FRANCE - JUN 16, 2015
Pours hazy brown with thick and frothy tan head. Nice brown lacing. Nose is caramel, cafe latte, nuts. Aromas are coffee, pepper, licorice, some alcohol. Oily texture, average carbonation. Long alcoholic and spicy finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1432) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
Bottle. Aroma of whole wheat bready grains, some c-hops. Grainy toasty taste, not much caramel, c-hops, and a very dry bitter finish. Tastes more "brown" than "amber" to me, if you know what I mean. Looks more brown too.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (4345) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2015
500 ml bottle purchased at 7-11, Kittery. Jason is still doing a great job as the manager of this store! Selection is always up-to-date and spot on. Color is copper with lasting head. Aro,a is toasted grain, caramel and mild grapefruit.

The base is that of a standard Amber ale with toffee, grain and caramel. The hops are a mix of grapefruit and moderate pine. The bitterness shows me dry pine with a gritty texture. Kind of dirty. Highly drinkable but nowhere near my favorite from this brewery.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
glennmastrange (2423) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle. Moderate roasted grain, herbs and pine for the hops, light leather for the yeast, with wood and pepper in the background. Head is average size, frothy/creamy light beige with excellent lacing and is mostly lasting. Color is clear, but murky on the last pour, brown with a red tint. Flavor starts faintly sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is medium, slick with a lively carbonation and finishes dry. Nice to have an Amber Ale with a touch of flavor and complexity.

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