bbooth (115) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of my favorite ambers. Nice amber color. Malty nose with a off-white head. Sweet caramel start with a nice hop profile to even out the sweetness. Clean finish.
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - NOV 19, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice gift from a friend who just got back from AZ. Good amber color with a slight hoppy nose. I really liked the sweet malty flavor that hits you up front. Good clean finish that says I hope you enjoyed me.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 4, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium gold color, small head. Rich, smooth, sweet malts. Subtle hops. Mouthfeel is round and full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet. Nice beer.
spydog (75) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2002
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fairly bitter for an amber. Tasted more like an English Pale Ale to me. It had good balance of hops to maltiness.
jsquire (3230) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 29, 2002
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer had a nice, light amber color with a sweet, subtle hoppy nose. The predominate flavor is sweet, with the malts coming through stronly. I got a little hop flavor in the finish, but not enough to balance this beer well.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Re-Rate 05/27/02: Nice slightly cloudy amber color, decent beige head and lace. Nose is a bit floral, maybe pop corn buttery, and sweet. Front is malt and sweet, the top light, the finish is nicely hopped, dry, moderately carbonated, and a quite drinkable beer.
robertjm (719) - Albany, California, USA - APR 21, 2002
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Amber is not one of my favorite styles, but this one is pretty nice. Very clean on the palate. Color may be a tad bit light for an amber, but not much. Nice head. A bit on the bitter side, and definately more hoppier than last year’s rendition I tried, but considering its from the American West, its not surprising.
beer200299 (13) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2002
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Hops really come through. Mmmmmm! Malty, too!
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 20, 2001
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice english style brew with a decent malt sweetness and earthy hop bite, alongside a mellow but apparent Ringwood buttery fruitiness, which is strange coming from AZ, but welcome.