WISEGUY572 (1374) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice, but hard to figure out what to do with an amber that is closer to a black IPA. Hazy and very dark, tan head, good lacing. Notes of caramel and citrus in the nose. Taste of hops, malt, hops, citrus, copper maybe or some off metallic note, leading to a slam of additional bitterness in the finish. Will try several additional times ... why not ... i have a whole case. I may conclude that it is a great dark IPA instead of an IPA pretending to be an amber.
ddemmingjr (769) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
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thomashall (299) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Cousin_Larry (587) - - JUN 23, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
yngwie (15188) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
GRM (3270) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
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
SudsMcDuff (6751) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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!
cagou007 (496) - FRANCE - JUN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
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kevinsenn (1432) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
AirForceHops (4345) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
glennmastrange (2423) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.