Oakes (12789) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 22, 2014
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
The name references a walrus penis bone, hence the tap handle. That’s Alaskan humour for you. The beer is less of a laughing matter. Cloudy amber, diacetyl and touch of biscuity malts,touch of biscuit and light caramel...thankfully tastes better than it smells.
Bulk_Carrier (2266) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 10, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I had this at Hangar on the wharf, Juneau AK.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was extremely hazy pale orange to red to brown (it kinda reminded me of a glossed over beer milkshake due to the haziness). There’s a slim white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute and left some light glazed over lacing.
The smell had a roasted bready maltiness running through some caramel malts.
The taste was heavy on the caramel malts and combining with the breadiness adequately. There was a dry roasty caramel finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a decent light carbonation running about it.
Overall, honestly it was just an okay red ale but I’m trying to figure out why a beer company would name a beer after a whale’s penis.
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber color almost copper in appearance, on tap in Anchorage airport, medium sweetness, medium body, helped make a long day bearable
SHIG (3664) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft: Poured a reddish orange amber with an off white head. Aroma is caramel malt and soft hops. Taste is very unexpected fruit, sweet caramel malts and light balancing hops.
Travlr (13324) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smple courtesy of the girls of Humpy’s, thanks! Bright clear goldencolor, thick white head, solid lacing. Aroma of bitter bread. Taste is sweet christmas fruitcake. Interesting.
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[Tap] At Humpy’s in mid-September. Pours an average amber color with a quickly receding head. Aroma of caramel malts, hazelnut, mild vanilla and grass. Toasted malts, biscuits, sticky caramel and light brown sugar in the taste. Roasted nutty notes are also evident. The mouthfeel is well above average for the style, which is a pleasant surprise. Good stuff.
Lubiere (10453) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 20, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A golden amber ale with a thick mocha head. In aroma, a sweet chalky malt with very pils like features. In mouth, a smooth chalkey malt with grassy notes, mineral, so-so. On tap at Humpy’s Airport Concession, Oct. 9 2011.
thorongil2 (1390) - , Ontario, CANADA - SEP 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(tap) clear medium amber colour with small small white head; aromas of caramel, stewed fruit; balanced flavour with long light bitter finish
bblack99 (527) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ brewery. Translucent amber with off white foamy head. Nutty aroma layered over caramel malt base. Flavor is very reminiscent of a hearty Oktoberfest Marzen with walnuts and pecans added for good measure. A strong contender for best amber in Alaska.
nearbeer (3845) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2011 Draft at Humpy’s ANC airport location. Clear. Copper-brown with a small foam that attempts to last. , Nose is caramel, chocolate, and walnut. Favor is caramel cola, toasted nut and a hint of cocoa. Light-medium body is sweet and lightly tingly.