Hooker (467) - Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 19, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear reddish copper colour with thick frothy light tan head. Mild hop nose with hint of peach. Mild hop taste with lingering dry slightly bitter peach finish.
bsawatzky (153) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 17, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2005 on tap. the flavor of this amber was quite surprising. an explosion of citrus as a result of lots of hops. a really good amber with the underlying maltiness.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hey! The aroma was a touch skunky so I was ready to be let down, but there is some serious flavor here and a great Malt/Hop combo. The hops come on a little strong at the end, but only because there is so much sweetness and malt in the fore state. You could almost use this beer as a test to find out what kind of beer novice drinkers prefer...foretatse they like malty beers....aftertaste they like Hoppy beers. I really like this so I must be in the middle.
UnsofistaCat (239) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2005 Wow! Huge head, very smooth and wet. Hopped and balanced perfectly. They’re not kidding when they call this nectar. It has a very malty sweetness to it. Nose is of some kind of vanilla flower. The color is not a Killians type red, but rusty amber. I used to live in Humboldt County about 12 years ago. I wonder if this brewery existed back then? Who knows, I was a 18 year old moron pounding allsorts. This is one of the best reds I’ve ever had. (since I bought it in VA, I was worried about its freshness). And I only thought this breath taking area was known for its greens....but then again, and its a little hazy, but i’m starting to recall that the greens had some reds
mephisto (1273) - TAIWAN - MAR 26, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
the aroma has a hint of honey. the body is hoppy and clean. the aftertaste is bitter.
Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - MAR 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle)Pours thin white head with darkish ruby red color. light floral aroma. Has a candy-like sweetness with a slight hoppy finish. Pretty unique to me. Could be balanced alittle better i think.
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. Pours a off white thin head with a very deep cherry red color. lacing is clearly present not malty put has a slight hop taste although iv’e seen much stronger in other ales. A very clean crisp finish with not much lasting flavor. Medium bodied. I had this in a 22oz. bottle I hope I can get a 6 pack of this some day. A must try in my opinion for any ale lover.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a darker cherry red with a medium off-white head that leaves decent lacing behind. The nose has a mix of herbal hops and mild malts, kinda doing a drunk walk right on the line, nothing to malt nor hoppy. This brew’s flavor starts with a citrus fruit malt presence, lightly caramel sweet, a bit buttery, finishing soft with a mild bitterness. Hops trail long into the sunset, not overly bitter, but no skimping on hop flavor. Very nice well balance brew.
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12 oz bottle: Cost Plus in La Jolla, CA) Solid, flavorful amber ale with a nice balance between mildly sweet maltiness and a moderately bitter hops. The nose, however, is much more tipped toward the sweet, malty and caramely side of the spectrum. Medium in body with a round, enveloping, pleasant mouthfeel. Dark amber in color and fully clear. Light tan head pours to an inch in height, and retains a thin layer until the beer is gone. This is a very capable amber, solid in all respects.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer is very red, but not quite as red as that sugar water taht you put out for the hummingbirds. Sweet malty cookies with amoderately strong citrus hop finish