Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub
Light, vaguely caramelly aroma. Dark amber hue. Very sweet, sort of a light cherry note...where they drink amber ale and it tastes just like cherry cola. Malts are toned down, sweet and alt-ish, but ultimately this is too sweet to win my favour. I’d struggle with a pint.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Name: Ridgetop Red
Date: September 12, 2009
Appearance: clear amber, scant head
Aroma: light sweet caramel malt aroma, hint of candy sweetness
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, light floral hops, light balancing bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
bhensonb (9835) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours copper with a bubbly beige head. Aroma is sweetish caramel. Med body. Flavor starts like cola. Not very bitter. Makes me think of marzen. Does finish more bitter than not.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 23, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub.
Clear deep amber colour. Sweet malty caramel aroma, brown sugar, toffee, a very faint dose of earthiness as well. Flavour is quite sweet and nutty up front with a bit of herbal and spice toward the finish. A bit too sweet for my tastes.
blutt59 (5900) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, red amber color with a buttery banana and caramel aroma, flavors of malty bananas, caramel, cashew butter
after4ever (5731) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
22. Grainy, hazy opaque dark amber with bright rubied highlights. Light tan sudsy film and lace. Sweet bready nose with minimal differentiation. Light body with slight carb and not much else happening on the attack. Mid-palate opens up without too much fanfare and carries through with light caramel and brown bread happening. Bit of a disappointment, really. Clean finish. The whole thing is really not very interruptive.
5000 (5613) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2005 Bottle pours deep amber, slightly hazy, small cream colored head, fantastic lacing, with minor carbonation. Malts on the nose, quite biscuity. Forwardly malty, rather smooth and sweet too. WOW, this is really tasty! Medium body, velvety mouthfeel, with a crisp clean finish. This is one smooth and easy to drink amber... a nice malty flavor, slightly sweet, maybe a bit nutty... just superb! A bit light, but as a summer seasonal it fits perfectly!
riversideAK (5557) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Ballard Market. 21st rating of this brew. Drank while watching the Sounders game with my buddies at their place in Ballard. Light toasty aroma with some caramel malts and that was about it. Pours amber with a thin lasting foamy head. Toasty, lightly sweet caramel malt notes, and some crisp unobtrusive hops. Just kind of toned down and ’regular’, but it is an amber ale, so what more can they do with it in all reality. Well made, just nothing spectacular to rave about. Gotta appreciate consistency and the fact that there was absolutely nothing wrong with the beer. Good session amber.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 9, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Brewery: Auburn, light head, great lacing. Nose of light caramel and grass. Subtle yeast and some caramelly malt esters. Light fruit in the tail, dry finish. Blah.
thirdeye11 (5338) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) clear amber-orange with barely a ring of tan bubbles. Nose of honey, marshmallows, subdued nose overall. Taste of cola root, earthy, honey, and under-carbonated.