Holdwine (1135) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 21, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Better than expected for an amber ale meets APA. Good looking pour with a creamy tan head. Decent malting leads off with a nice ho twist that lasts, and not in a bad way. Very easy to drink more than one.
freekyp (1692) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 19, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Reddish amber with small rocky white head. Flavor is spicy with smoked caramel undertone. Bitterness rises in finish.
egajdzis (5656) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 16, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
#1456 bottled 11/24/03... Poured an amber color with head that barely existed. Sweet caramel malt aroma. Malty, some sweetness, and as it got very warm, a bit of hops were detected but overall this was a rather weak brew, although no bad tasting flavors here...
ChazyRPh (583) - Chazy, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2003
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Batch #1451 bottled on 11/13/03. Reddish amber pour with minimal yellowish head. The head disappears fast. Don't smell much, mostly fermented mash. Quite hoppy, especially in the middle. A bite lingers, good texture. Not a bad beer, some metallic undertones, not sure of that relates to some of the hops.
DYCSoccer17 (3510) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 16, 2003
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Batch 1451 11/13/03 bottle. Pours a copper/amber color with a small 1 cm off-white head. Aroma is faint, maybe some hops in there. Start is slightly metallic tainted. Middle is robust with lots of hops. Finish mellows. Would be a much better beer, but metallic taste hurts it.
Jedsbrew (465) - Rhineland, Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2003
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Ruby/amber colored with a minimal head and scant lacing. Initial aroma was mild and malty, fruity with cherries, plums and a floral hoppy background. On the light side in body, malty and fairly sweet with some hoppy bitterness and that's pretty much how it finished. Run of the mill-just bottled 11/18/03 but to me it didn't have that fresh zing to it.
sloth (2665) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - DEC 13, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large offwhite head, lasting with a good sticky lace. Hazy amber color. Big juicy malt nose with some mild hoppiness. Medium body. Malty, caramel, hints of nuttiness. Finish is medium dry, thin.
jayme9874 (756) - Hamburg, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep amber, average head and lace. Nice malty nose with hints of caramel, fruit and spicy hops. Almost medium bodied, soft feel, lots of tasty malt with nuances of caramel, smooth, the perfect amount of spicy (maybe a real spice), bitter and citrusy hopping to make for excellent balance. Dryish finish, touch of yeast. Ambers arent the most exciting but this is tasty, could drink many in a night i think. Could be a smidge thicker but this is worth a shot.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reddish hue with frothy white head and very good lace. Aroma is yeasty, woody, with light apple and caramel tones. The taste starts spicy and fruity with some smoky character undertone. Smooth but thin, lively mouthfeel. A nice solid brew, quaffable.
Darkover (1528) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2003
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber with a beige head. Aroma of malt and a little citrus hops. Flavor of malt and alot of hops. Finish is dry and hoppy.