DiarmaidBHK (3861) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can from state line Liquors. Pours brown with a thin khaki head that leaves trace lacing. Has a bit of pine on the nose and on the tongue. Finish lingers a bit. Not bad for an amber.
crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a can. An orange amber body with an off white head. Nice retention and lace. A little bit of sediment floating around in it. Caramel malts, pine hops and citrus notes on the nose. Flavor was mostly grapefruit hops, there was some pine and caramel malts but not really enough. Somewhat one dimensional. A moderate amount of carbonation and a slightly dry finish.
zvikar (4091) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can sample at a tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Ariel. Pours yellow to orange with a small head, aroma is fresh with hops, tropical fruits and mint, flavor is bitter with grapefruits, lemon skin, medium bodied, tasty.
TaktikMTL (6571) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
En fût. Verre de 12 oz dégusté chez The Worthy Burger (South Royalton, VT) au coût de 7,00$. Arôme: Légère odeur de pin et de caramel. Apparence: La couleur est ambrée-orangée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’houblon résineux avec une pointe de caramel et d’agrume. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement minérale. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’agrume en arrière goût. (Rating #5542)
Ughsmash (7427) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz can. Poured hazy sunset orange with a sticky beige head. The aroma picked up fairly fresh pine, grass, and grapefruity hoppage over very sweet caramel.. lots of peppery alcohol warmth on the back of the nose.. aiight. The flavor found sweet caramel and lesser bready notes at the core with very bitter pine, black pepper, and citrus bitterness around.. finished grainy with muddled with sweet malts, hot booze, and lingering bitterness. Medium-bodied and well-carbonated.. too bitter and abrasive.. didn’t leave a good impression.
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Can] Bright amber in color with a quickly receding white head. Sweet and toasted nose. Sticky caramel taste is mixed with a potent kick of citrus hop. I don’t think this a true ’amber’, but it’s just fine nevertheless. Tasting notes from 2/2014.
McNeillR (1897) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy clogged amber, yellowed foamy head. Cheesy and big pick ’n mix malt sweetness. Rich and rumbling limey bitterness throughout. Soapy floral, sweet burning (warming, ha!) and earthy. Wholesome howl of bitterness on the finish, itchy enough carbonation kicks into a burst of dry well on the linger.
Can, Cheers CGarvieUK, April Not So Fools Tasting
cgarvieuk (18564) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
can at home ... amber .. big bubbly off white head ... soft dry toffee malts ... light spice nose ... dry malts ... soft sweet toffee malt fruits ... light bitter fruit ... zezty .. ok
Schlaubee (14) - - APR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This has been "aging" it in the fridge for a few months. Ha. Thought this was going to be a dark beer for some reason so was confused upon pouring from the can to a pint glass. I was gentle, so very little head which dissipated quickly. Starts off with a lot of big hoppy flavor, then nothing, like a giant acidic void in my mouth, then, a wet sweetness on the finish. Like honey, but not your typical honey - some fancy artisanal honey that comes from bees who only collect their pollen from lavender and lime blossoms. With some subtle malty notes in there, too. Such variety, it’s like drinking a full Greek tragedy with each mouthful. Tasty.
drjay44 (3089) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. can. Pours a thick, well retained ivory head, with extensive lacing over a dark amber (SRM 17) hazy, particle laden body.....nose is heavy pine, citrus peel, light cereal, hints of caramel....taste is pine, citrus peel, from the hops,light cereal, hints of caramel sweetness, finishing with a moderate lingering bitterness....mouth feel, body medium, slightly sticky, alcohol hidden, mild acid. This is an Amber that is almost a typical IPA. It is obviously an American Amber, with the large dose of hops. The appearance, especially from a can was a surprise, and a disappointment. BJCP 7/1/14/4/6