ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Pours a red hued amber color with a massive clumpy,frothy, patchy off-white head. Big hop aroma. Piney, yeasty and a tad fruity. Taste is grapefruit citrus, but the sweet malts seem to smooth it out some., into a bready taste, like a fresh baked sour dough. Light to medium body, with moderate carbonation.
jtclockwork (6216) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours muddy caramel orange with off white head. Nose and taste of caramel toffee, malt, orange peel and citrus. Touch of sea salt. Finishes bitter. Medium body.
r464 (1655) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep coppery amber in color with a humongous foamy tan head. Slightly tart and sweet, with a maltiness combined with fruit (grape, cherry, orange). Not very bitter, but there is a hint of hops to the finish.
rodenbach99 (2800) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 12, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Style et résumé: Amber ale sans envergure .
Comment: Extrait de 4 oz. d’un bomber au Mondial.
Description: La couleur ambrée de cette bière ne ment pas, c’est bien une amber ale. Le nez est simple avec des arômes de malt caramel et de houblons américains. En bouche la bière s’avère mince et liquide. Une mince touche de houblon apparait vers la finale. Sommes toute un produit sans grande prétention mais qui non plus n’en demandait pas tant.
PhillyCraft (2571) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle last year. Pours a cloudy amber brown, insane soapy lacing that is sticky to the max. Absolutely huge white head(see pic, and I poured this as slow as i could without stopping). Awesome amber ale/ipa aromas of pine, flowers, earthy bread, and citrus fruit. Taste is very crisp with a nice tangy hop flavor mixed in with the english and pale malts. Great aftertaste. Very good amber ale from a relatively unknown brewer in my area.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark golden ruby color with bright red edges and a two finger frothy light beige head. Very good retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap that coats the glass with streaks of soapy lacing.
Floral hop aroma with earthy notes that are countered by a sweet malt backbone. Hints of earthy pine needle and subtle citrus balanced by hints of sweet rye and caramel as well as some biscuit and toast.
Medium bodied and similar to the aroma with a slightly stronger hop presence. Earthy and floral up front while only being slightly bitter. Kind of dry with the hop flavor lingering over the sweet malt backbone into a slight dry finish. Subtle earthy pine flavor followed by caramel, rye and biscuit. Session able but kind of bland.
Suttree (4734) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Red - I’m gonna ahead and call it ruby - with a rocky, dense head. Smells like caramel and pine - simple but pleasant aroma. Flavor is crisp, with some pine and caramel, just like the aroma. As it warms, I rather unpleasant sour note emerges.
nearbeer (3278) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. Hazy copper with a lasting sponge of foam. Sweet, luscious nose of caramel, juicy orange, and spicy florals. Flavor is similar, but thankfully has more resin bitterness for a nice balance. Also some toasted nut, chocolate, and more citrus zest. Medium body is well-balanced, soft, and lightly tingly.
bhensonb (9814) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Carl. Pours hazy dark ruddy amber with 4 finger foamy creamy beige head. Aroma of roasted malt and mixed fruit - mostly citrus? Med body. Flavor is very smooth dark roast malt, much like an American Strong Ale. Hop is mixed fruit. The malt is too intense for me to imagine concord grape, but maybe that’s in the mix. This is a beer that deserves to go Imperial! While there’s a lot of malt, there’s certainly enough bitter to render this very, very drinkable.
Pwn3d (1959) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 26, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pony with brend and streetsie. Pour is dark ruby brown. Sweet and lackluster... Malty and finishes quick. Not good for summer but probably better in winter