phaleslu (7208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle from grownfool- thanks again, Brian! Pours a clear mahogany color with a finger-thick, rocky, beige head with some lacing and unevenly sized bubbles. Aroma of caramel malts, leafy hops, citrus peel, cream, toasted sugars, and earth. Flavor of grapefruit citrus, caramel malts, leafy hops, toast, cereal, grass, nuts, and paper. Light-medium bodied, with a citrusy mouthfeel and dry finish. Moderate-medium carbonation. There’s a lot to this for an amber ale. Very good.
Shag (2655) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark copper color with beige head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, citrus, and biscuit. Flavor is well balanced with some dark fruit, caramel, oats. Aftertaste is rather bitter. This how all ambers should be.
emacgee (4277) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - APR 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a ruddy dark copper with one finger of sandstone tan head. Rich malty nose with a leafy hop character. Bitter and musty flavor, tannic bite. Thin bodied.
TURDFERGUSON (4008) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2011 Bottle, Thanks Dakine! Deep reddish amber with one finger of off-white lace. Pretty robust nose bursting with caramel, and some hops lingering in the background. Kinda smells like a light arrogant bastard. Flavor is slightly spicy, some hops, caramel. Very nice balance. Solid as a rock, just as it says on the bottle.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - APR 3, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010
Hop aroma. Bronze coloured smooth on the palate and hoppy with a hint of dryness in a very bitter malt finish.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of daknole. Pours red with a white head. Smells of floral malt, touches of citrus, light fruity hints, caramel. Tastes earthy and peppery with some hints of pine and sweet malt. Enjoyable.
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma shows notes of toffee, berry and fruity hops. Flavor shows pretty much the same with an underlying herbal note and light florals. Overall body is light to moderate and finishes with light bitterness.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at RBWG 2011. Pours clear orange/amber, thin off-whie head, spotty lacing. Nose is caramel, spice, red fruits. Flavours of spice, toffee-fruit. Kinda herbal. Meh.
Sledutah (5617) - Utah, USA - MAR 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared during a RBWG stop at the Az Wine Co for some great food and beers
Appearance: Clear amber with a big white head and good lacing
Aroma: Sweet malts and caramel and fruity
Taste: Sweet malts, caramel, toffee and some nice hop bitterness
Nice, easy drinking.
douglas88 (6811) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at AZ Wine. Pours a deep red/brown color with a medium tan head. A nice rich fruity hop and caramel nose. The flavor is very nice; super drinkable, loads of fruity and citrus hops, Cascade comes in big time, some caramel and toasted malt balance. This trip had a lot of nice Amber Ales.