MartinT (8550) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 18, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2005 Sweet fruit permeate the full body before green hops come on strong in the end…Oranges and red apple skins tease the tongue but the lack of complexity of this style usually bores me and this is no exception…The near-Belgian carbonation works wonders for the citrusy and resinous hops...More a shark lick than a shark bite, but a very fun-loving one at that, and a very good West Coast session…
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 14, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dry, hoppy aroma. Fluffy head. Light/medium body. Taste is a little hopp, malty enough to be balanced. Drinkable, but not really special.
harlequinn (2744) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - AUG 8, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear amber appearance. Decent head retention with sticky tan lacing. Burnt coffee pot aroma with some caramel thrown in the mix, with a light hoppy perfuminess. Average.
wunderbier (1434) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 2, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz, snifter. Caramel, bread, nutty malt (M); flower and herb hops (L); red apple aroma. Average sized, frothy, off-white, diminishing head sits on a clear amber-red body. Moderately sweet, lightly acidic flavor becomes a lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter finish. Medium body, watery texture, average carbonation. The bottom line is: run o’ the mill amber.
TChrome (1447) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUL 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
More like neon orange in color with a very nice thick off white colored head. Aroma is very hoppy, especially when considering the style. The flavor profile presents much more maltiness than the aroma suggests. This is about as good as amber ale ever gets.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - JUL 26, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked up a six pack@Solana Beach Pub: Red amber color with a generous light tan head. Mild roasted malt and fruity aroma. Flavor starts with a sharp dark roasted malt followed by a sipcy hoppiness and a lingering dry bitter aftertaste. Smooth palate. A nice amber.
jeffin7 (613) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JUL 21, 2004
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mild aroma. Flavor is a mild but nice roasted malt with a bit of caramel. Nice but a bit weak, but its supposed to be a session beer so I guess it should be a bit weak.
DocLock (8530) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to DrunkAsASkunk for this one. Pours copper with generous off-white head and lacing. Aroma of malt, hops, cabernet, scotch, fruit (melon). Tastes malty, with hops, watermelon, toffee, and a nice, smooth, crisp, slightly dry finish. This one is great. I can’t wait to try the double and triple red (hint...hint).
JCW (1277) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2004
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is similiar to an IPA, very lemony, amber ale I guess is a catch all style. Pours with a frothy tan head It does have a bite to it the name is appropriate. Flavor is more spicy than lemony. Peppery finish.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - JUN 27, 2004
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good red. Red needs a style all its own. We should start a campaign for the Red Ale. Pizza Port’s red is very good, nice balance of hoppy finish to the malt body.