heyden (122) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amazing nose; distinctive caramel malt and spicy resiny hops. Taste is the same; with quite a lasting bitter aftertaste. I feel the hops and the malt compete with each other, rather than work together, although the hoppyness is consistent with the west coast style. Overall an enjoyable hoppy amber
Blairgus (3570) - California, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
23 sept 2015, tap at smog city. Dark Amber, clear, no bubbles. Nose is pine hops and amber malt. Thin/med body and mildly fizzy. Pine and lemon hops with a relatively bitter finish. Drowns out the amber malt. Nice.
douglas88 (7585) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at De Garde. Pours a clear amber color with a medium white head. A big fruity resinous nose. The flavor is dank hops, resin, pine, a big malty base with coffee and toast. Solid.
Ferris (8945) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft - Spicy hops and some malts. Clearish copper with a light beige head. Woody and odd hops with a twig finish.
mcberko (10565) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at De Garde, pours a hazy dark amber / chestnut brown with a small beige head. Aroma brings out pungent toasted hazelnuts, piney hops and bready nutty notes. Flavour brings out loads of toasted nuts upfront, loads of resinous and piney hops, and caramel oaky notes. Really cohesive and complex. Excellent stuff.
oRos (1419) - sacramento, California, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by bruce pours Amber with white head. Taste is roasted malts and sweet finish
marcus (8000) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
DarkElf (3050) - La Jolla, California, USA - AUG 20, 2015
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
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.
rollinsr (504) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - JUL 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Saber toothed squirrel. Amber
Pours a light Amber aroma is citrus and floral. Tangerines and grapefruit rind.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone