ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Rated 3/24/13. Portion of a 12 oz bottle poured into a Hunahpu’s snifter. From notes.
A: Pours a clear amber/copper color, with a rather dinky-looking white head. Looks pretty good regardless.
S: All I pick up here is some unsweetened caramel.
T: The faintest twang of fruity esters builds to a caramel-y finish. Extremely unassuming.
M: Crisp, dry, and light. If you’re going to showcase little in the way of flavor on the palate, this is how you do it.
O: Nothing wrong with this per se...it’s just so bland, though. Really just one step up from BMC in my opinion.
HourGlass13 (527) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice copper color, with a medium, bubbly, off white head. The aroma is toffee, nuts, raisins, and some light cardamon. Sweet flavor throughout.. Medium body, a little crisp and harsh. This is a good, malty amber ale.
Bufordbrewer (35) - Georgia, USA - MAY 12, 2016
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Black Pelican in Kill Devil Hill, NC Sweet, caramel, malt, no bitterness at all. Clear amber color with tan head. A bit thin and unimpressive.
DCLawyer (2395) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 21, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Backlog. Draft at Iron Horse DC. Dark orange with small white head. Sweet caramel malt, bread. Thin, with metallic notes.
kingaugusta (181) - Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
coppery and a little hazy with a quick white head. nose is a fairly generic amber ale with a little bit of sweetness and a touch of oak. Flavor profile is similar but a little sweeter and with tones of breadand just a little bit of hop bitterness. Backside has almost a pasta feel to it. a little weird but unremarkable
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle... Pours clear and dirty-orange with a small, white head. Toffee and bready notes, along with a port/golden raisin-like ester are the aromatic highlights. Light-bodied with zippy carbonation. The flavor is medium-roast malty and very well-balanced. Crisp, clean, refreshing finish. Well done. Good amber ale. Bottle courtesy of Tinkerbell!
rustbucket0873 (366) - Krikville, New York, USA - SEP 15, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours clear amber with white head. Aroma of caramel, grass, and toffee. Flavor of caramel with grass. Nothing really else. Bitter lingers. Palate is thin like water. Its ok
obxdude10 (2220) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Outstanding Amber / American pale ale. I see it’s listed as an amber, but it to me, it definitely drank like an APA. I enjoyed two pints of this beaut on draft at Sugar Creek in Nags Head. The beer poured a bright and clean copper color with an ample off-white head. The head laced nicely around the inside of the glass. The nose was very inviting with plentiful notes of fresh, spicy and bold hops. The flavors followed suit, with a ton of full and bold happiness. There was also plenty of bready and biscuit flavored malts. The finish was smooth and slightly creamy with more fruity and spicy hops. Really nice ale!
lobosaintori (89) - - AUG 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice caramel color with a fair amount of carbonation and bubbly white head. Nice aroma of roasted nuts and toast. Palate is full slight even bitterness.
Emeister84 (1945) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2015
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aromas are slightly fruity, stale bread, corn, crackers. Clear copper with a somewhat lasting off-white head. Mostly dry, a little fruity, corny. Light bodied.
SSSteve (4006) - - AUG 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. clear amber. caramel aroma. an fullish but drinkable palate with proper carbo level. the flavor is cereal grains and caramel, although not oxidized.