Bricks (633) - Delaware, USA - MAR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma of pine, with a hint of cat pee and grapefruit. Great amber-burgundy color with white decent sized head. Quite bitter, like rye. Pretty complex, dry mouthfeel.
Beerdedone (2730) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
PapaSkeetSkeet (855) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!)
Bule (857) - California, USA - DEC 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
bulldogops (1108) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
neepsntatties (1238) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
manuelMTL (155) - Montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
Stine (1627) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
geologyguy (762) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smells of bitter hops, dark cloudy amber color, taste is about 65:35 hops to malt, a bit too hoppy for me
JorisPPattyn (8031) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 3, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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! </!>
IPABevyGuy (46) - New York, USA - NOV 2, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nugget nectar meet your maker. This hoppy amber ale is awesome. Full body flavor of an amber ale with the bite of an IPA.