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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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Doghair (258) - Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2014
When you first pour and stick you nose in the glass itís like a hop bouquet. Wonderful! One of settles you get more of the malt. Taste is well balanced. The malt flavors are well pronounced and the hops are not overwhelming. Great beer!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
SpongeRuiner (752) - Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Got a bottle while in Chicago. Pours a dark dark very dark rust color with a slightly off white very chunky thick head. Nice lacing left as the head sticks around for days. A fruity nose with a caramel background. At first sip a touching carbonation tingles along the tongue and a slightly spicy amber taste runs along. Almost rye style. A hopped fruity aftertaste that really pulls this whole thing together. Very drinkable. As it warms the caramel flavors come out more. Definitely ranked very high to style for me personally.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomer (1746) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - SEP 27, 2014
At a tasting, thanks Tom C, Quite big lightish red bubbly head, highly cloudy very dark red colour, aroma of pine and herbs with a strong bread backbone, strong flavor of bread and grains with an empathic herbal bitterness, just a bit heavy. Nice and enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvsn (634) - ISRAEL - SEP 23, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting. Clear amber with a huge white head. Fruity and citrusy aroma with a caramel and toasted malts in the background. Sweet with fruity and caramel flavors, medium bitterness. Medium bodied, good drinkability. Nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GIJOE (647) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - SEP 17, 2014
Pours very dark, like a brown ale. Huge, foamy tan head that stays forever. Crazy lacing. Nose is malty with vivid hop notes. Taste is bitter, but a luscious malty backbone comes through. Medium body. Lively carbonation. Delicious brew!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1923) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
On tap at the food factory. Aroma is pine, grass, and light citrus. Pours amber with a frothy big head. Taste is bitter pine and grapefruit with a caramel apple malt finish. Very bitter mouthfeel but enough of a sweet sticky finish to keep me drinking. Just a well executed amber. I like this better than their Wheelbarrow.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1341) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2014
50cl bottle with a 72214 born on date from the new Craft Beer Store in Libertyville. Now I know how disappointing the Peeper date was. Pours a dark amber brown with an off-white head. Aroma has stone fruits, some grain, sweet dark fruits, and some toffee. Taste is of bittersweet fruits, tangy tangerine, rye and heavy resin, sitting on a solid malt base. Medium bodied with some alcohol. Finishes well blended between bitter and sweet and tangy and resinous. Very similar to an American Strong, yet without the punch to it that I prefer. Hoppy in its way, yes - especially for style - but not as hoppy as the type of "hoppy" amber I enjoy. 13.8

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4168) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2014
This really is a superior amber ale, and pulls off its excellence without wandering into the pale ale category. Pours amber with great head and lacing. Nice, subtle hop mix with light citrus and pine comes together for a great, drinkable brew. If only they put this out in six-packs, itís the ultimate session ale. Light bitter finish. Touch of amber ale rust flavor. Tap at Churchkey.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daleharshman (920) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 5, 2014
500 ml bottle purchased at Brothers Provisions whose beer buyer had brought a bunch of stuff back from the Chicago area, including this Maine beer ($12.00). Pours a brown-garnet-dark amber hue with two fingers of creamy beige foam. AROMA of sticky pine, grapefruit, some grassy hops, and sticky caramel malts. FLAVOR of earthy citric hops, spruce tips, black tea, sticky caramel malts, and hints of additional dark and stone fruits. Actually has quite a bit of hop bitterness considering that it is an "amber" ale, but still maintains a good balance with the big malt backbone. Moderate ABV is well concealed. Glad to try it...currently the #2 Amber Ale in the world according to RateBeer, after my beloved local Alesmith Evil Dead Red. (480, 905)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcr (2220) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Bottle. Deep amber body with a frothy, off-white head, mostly lasting. Aroma of caramel, toasted grain, citrus. A hint of pine. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. It finishes lightly sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/sticky texture, lively carbonation. Taste of caramel and grapefruit. Lingering bitterness on the scale of IPAs in addition to pine and citrus tastes.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SG111 (147) - - AUG 29, 2014
Very dark red. Hoppy aroma. Hop forward flavor with a malty balance. Almost feels like an IPA.


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