Pumpkin87 (222) - - DEC 27, 2015
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours from can a beautiful reddish amber with soapy off-white head that looks frolicsome but doesnít last long except for a wee bit of lacing.
The initial aroma is off-putting: pine, earth, soap, grass, salvaged by a hint of malt. As it warms, the nose opens up considerably to citrus and even peach.
Unfortunately, those more positive notes donít turn up in the glass, where the flavor remains resinous pine oil, dank hops and the occasional brief burst of malt sweetness that does not mesh well into the prevailing bitterness. Thin bodied.
Searching the can for any suggestion of how this is global or warming. Thereís nothing other than a suggestion not to use excessive energy through lengthy refrigeration.
Good advice, but just another pedestrian beer from the all you need is bitterness school. Still, kudos to the marketer.
douglas88 (8148) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tall thin can. Pours a clear copper reddish color with a small white head. A big sweet fruity nose. A fresh citrus hop bite, low bitterness, light spices, toast. Finishes very clean and tasty. Awesome brew. Could drink many. Really big for an Amber.
solidfunk (7222) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big initial citrus infusion. Pours dark copper with decent head. Some peel. Some pineapple in finish - definitely in a sudden sharp astringency after bitterness. Tap at Glens.
Brentv (636) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at ABV Public House. Pours clear red with a white head. Aroma and taste of malts, caramel, citrus, and pine. Gentle sweetness.
Lonick (1143) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can, April 2014 Not So Fools Tasting (rating backlog) Pours amber slight white head. Big grapefruit, slight spice on the nose. Taste is caramel up front then turns into a long lingering bitter finish.
samsmith33 (772) - - DEC 4, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma is hops and some spice. Light Amber color, lasting white head. Loses points for being a little too hoppy for a winter beer. Also get pine, sourish resin, tar.
hotstuff (4839) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated on 11-25-2015. This canned beer pours a small very fizzy beige head that is mostly lasting, transparent orange body, fizzy, lively, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is citrus, pine hops, very bitter, earthy, fruity, spicy, and caramel malt. This beerís flavor is moderately bitter, citrus, pine hops, spicy, fruity, and caramel malt. The mouthfeel is lively carbonation and this beer is medium bodied. A most quaffable beer with a light bitter aftertaste. The flavor is very tasty and this beer is worth trying. It is a beer that I would definitely partake in again.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very cloudy and very dark golden orange color with faint tangerine edges when held to a light source and a one finger, off-white head that quickly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Sporadic streaks of soapy lacing left behind.
Slightly spicy, earthy hop aroma with resinous oils and grassy pine needle character countered by a lightly roasted, sweet malt backbone. Floral with hints of cut grass, dank buds and subtle citrus sweetness followed by caramel malt, toast, and dark fruit notes. Nothing in the nose suggests winter but thereís a decent balance of fresh hops and sweet malt. The hop presence is slightly one dimensional and could use some citrus/tropical fruit character but the aroma is still somewhat inviting.
On the fuller end of medium body with a blast of dank, sticky hop bitterness that dominates, lingering over the sweet malt notes into a bone dry finish. Earthy, resinous and slightly spicy with dry, grassy pine needle flavor and a touch of citrus sweetness, notably grapefruit and orange peel. Underneath, thereís a sweet caramel backbone balancing things out nicely with hints of toffee, hazelnut and vinous dark fruit. Again, Iím not picking up anything that makes me think of winter but this beer is well balanced and decently drinkable without sacrificing the uber fresh hop flavors. One of the better beers that Iíve had from Sixpoint.
jgb9348 (5555) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crisp amber coloured body with a clear ruby-tinted glow and a very large, four centimetre rather soapy tan head. Aroma of hops, light caramel, nuts, toasted malt, grain and a bit of spent mash. Light to Medium-bodied; Assertive grassy, herbal and light pine flavours thoughout with a deep nutty and caramel flavour at the end and some mild earthy notes. Aftertaste shows some smooth grain and malt flavours and a very light amount of hops. Overall, a nice and refreshing beer that fits well within the style and has quite a bit more complexity than iím used to for an amber. I sampled this twelve ounce tall/slim can purchased from New Beer Distributors in New York, New York on 19-June-2015 for US$2,00 sampled at home in Washington on 30-July-2015.
BeerRenter76 (719) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours out a nice deep orange color, hazy with some sediment visible. Dense off white colored head with great retention and really nice sticky lacing.Resinous hops, grapefruit and orange, as it warms a bit of some tropical fruit aromas creep in. Malt really plays second to the hops providing a nice backbone and mouthfeel, slight dark bready sweetness.Medium in body.More of an IPA in my opinion, but a pretty good beer none the less.