WISEGUY572 (1373) - 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.
eggraid101 (15) - Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured out of a 22 oz bottle. A deep Amber color, pleasant aroma of light hops. First sip had plenty of malt, the rest of the glass the hops showed
Up. They were not overpowering like many hyper hopped beers. A great, clean Amber.
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ej1oo1 (15) - New York, USA - FEB 25, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good rich ipa. Not overpowering bitter. Not a lot else to me outside of the usual ipa flavor though
jlioi (13) - - FEB 25, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It has a strong bitter kick immediately and then dies off. The hops are potent with a sharp bitter taste. You could easily mistake this for an IPA.
MadIndian (2504) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Philly craft. Interesting brew with a bit going on. Notes of Pine needles, caramel malts, lemon, grapefruit and citrus. Finishes piney and sweet, with a dry bitterness. Odd , but good.
pcshotsauce33 (55) - Columbus, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber foamy poor. Hoppy smell of roasted malty delight and medium bodied. Very nice dry finish. Give Zoe a swig. Cheers
Baristas2Brewers (24) - - FEB 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled 12/16/14. Maine beer company does it right. Beautiful amber ale. Love the story behind it.
Clownoisseur (325) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Maine Beer Co. Pour was an amber/copper color with an eggshell colored head that lasts for a while...only settling to a cap before I finished. Nice aromas of dank pine, grapefruit rind and a sweet cereal base. Taste was nice bitter hops upfront..plenty of earth and pine...balanced by a nice grapefruit/orange peel middle ground before some sweet roasted malted goodness balance out a juicy, lingering hop finish. Solid!!
pacv27 (43) - - FEB 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Translucent and ruby red in color. A foamy off white head that is one finger in depth, disspates farily quickly. Grapefruit forward in the aroma with a malty backbone. A lot of carbonation in this beer. Definite grapefruit in the taste along with grassy and herbal notes. Nice caramel undertones with a lingering bitterness.
AndyW68 (1184) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber pour with light tan head. Aroma is malty and nutty. Taste follows nose. Roast nut and a hint of copper. Very nice.
woodychevy (529) - - JAN 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flight at brewery. Way more hoppy than I would expect for an amber. Should like it more than I do as the style is usually overly sweet and malty for my palate. Hops come through first and smooth maltiness comes through mid-palate. Finishes dry. Pours a copper color with a nice tan head. Looks more like a brown. Dankness of Columbus hops is muted. Somewhat astrigent. and resiny. Will give it another go. Take one for the team.