11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap. An amber?? From the name I expected an IPA. Deep amber in color, scant off-white head. Malt and hop aroma, much more hop presence than I would expect from an amber ale. Medium bodied. Pleasant hop flavor with adequate malt balance. Fair as an IPA better as an amber
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Old Market. This brew’s flavor let me down a bit from the initial crisp big hop nose. Lots of hops in the aroma give this brew a sweet hop start. The flavor however has a big lemon soap presence to it, reminds me of electrasol detergent. Very oily on the palate, this brew had some great potential with all the big hops, but the soapiness really ruined this brew.
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one is loaded with spicy hops. Amber ale? Better call this one an IPA. Very fresh hop taste. Hops all over.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2004
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tawny, light filtered color. Aroma is freshly hopped almost like an IPA with a nice caramel balance. more hops than afican amber even. good finish, very well built. I approve!
3fourths (8288) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light copper and slightly murky. West coast hop aroma and in flavor, with a very fresh grapefruit flavor. Slightly bitter, like a light IPA with a sweet peach aroma.
microdyke (360) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 22, 2003
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A dark golden color with a diminished head. A bitterness up front with some sweet caramel to follow. Fair.
BeaverBrown (245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 15, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with a small creamy white head. Smells like hops and toffee. Taste hoppy and caramel.