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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1381) - sacramento, California, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle shared by bruce pours Amber with white head. Taste is roasted malts and sweet finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (7671) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 24, 2015
Bottle shared by my friend Bruce. Pours amber with a thick beige head and a raisin aroma. There is a medium-bodied red malt flavor with a tangy finish.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 20, 2015
26-Nov-14 (500-ml bottle: Purchased 26-Nov-14 for $5.69 at The Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in San Diego, CA)
This beer pours a hazy, amber body and an inch of pale-tan head that settles to a thin sheet and ring that leaves dense, doily-like lacing on the glass. The nose is noticeably hoppy, but it’s a green, plant-like hoppiness like crushed garden weeds and sharp pine with a background of dry, vaguely toasty, mildly caramely malts. On the palate, the weedy, "green" hops are prominently on display with a long, lingering, sharp bitterness and a soapy finish. The malts have a dry, slightly toasty flavor but not really much caramely character, but the aftertaste is just like chewing on plants. The beer is medium in weight, medium in carbonation, and abrasive and astringent on the tongue. Overall, I hate these kinds of beers where the hop bitterness is this abrasive and "green". Smog City calls this a "balanced" Amber Ale, but there’s nothing balanced about this beer. It’s hopped like an aggressive IPA, and with the malt character, this tastes much more like a standard over-hopped Red Ale.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rollinsr (504) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUL 10, 2015
Pours a rich clear Amber with creamy white. Aroma is sticky sweet resin hops with caramel smoked malt. Flavor is rich and smooth with a rounded floral mouthfeel that leaves a sweet fruity honey taste on the palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BOSSbrewer (2707) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Saber toothed squirrel. Amber Pours a light Amber aroma is citrus and floral. Tangerines and grapefruit rind. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (8690) - Tampere, FINLAND - APR 26, 2015
500 ml bottle. (Texas Wine & Spirits) Carlsbad, CA.
Clear amber colour with a small off-white head. Strong resiny hops, sweetness, bitterness and some caramel malt in the aroma. The flavour is resiny and piney hops, moderate bitterness and lots of caramel malty sweetness. Quite balanced and nice for an Amber Ale. That style is not my favourite.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlimHabib (314) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Bottle pour. Clear dark copper Amber with a large off white creamy head. Strong aroma of bread, rosemary, citrus, and a light caramel. Medium oily body. Initially light sweet taste with a decent bitter aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ontape (469) - Valley Village, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Draft. Not a big amber fan but I like Smog City. Pours a deep brownish copper. Chocolate nose backed with slight citrus hop. Taste is rich and fairly sweet by not over the top. Pretty enjoyable but not a personal favorite.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dmac (4740) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Bottle shared at the FF tasting. Poured a medium density clear honey amber with an average faomy light beige head. Aroma/flavor of chocolate, old orange slices, dirty citrus rind, grassy hops. Watery body with light carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (11041) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle - Pours amber. Nose/taste of toasty bread, lemon peel and toasted grain. Medium body.


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