henry3r (586) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JAN 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The bottle poured a slightly hazy amber beverage with nice medium sized smooth head that was mostly lasting and left nice lacing on the glass. My first aromatic impression was of citrus hops. Upon close inspection I could just make out the caramel malt way in the background. Not that it is a bad thing, but this is NOT a "balanced" amber ale. It leans way to the hop side of the scale. It had a medium-to-slightly thin body with lively carbonation and a dry texture. The flavor started off slightly on the bitter side and pretty much stayed there throughout. The finish was dry, long, and slightly bitter.
RooftopRogue (423) - Champaign, Illinois, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This beer greets the nose with a nice sweet mild aroma of hops. This beer is a rustic brick colored solution, unfortunately only a sandbar of a head is produced. This beer is moderately thick and tingles the palate with a caramel hops taste. A nice hops taste is left lingering on the palate.
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at "Fly Bar" in San Francisco, CA. tastes a bit like a brown ale or Brooklyn Ale. pours a light watered-down ruddy-brown. little to no head. little carbonation. smells of citrus and carmel. tastes of pine hops, caramel malts, clementine (orange). subtle bitterness/hops throughout that kicks at the finish. full mouth-feel. solid and good.
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a bright amber color. Aromas of caramel, malt, and citrus. Flavor has a nice balanced taste, some caramel/toffee, and a nice hop finish.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
West coast hops aroma and fine malt, deep amber, tiny cream head. Flavour is citrus hops, and great malt. Full bodied, really well balanced, great mouthfeel. Terrific! Thanks mds.
blankboy (7150) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy bubbly amber with a small diminishing fizzy white head. Nicely balanced aroma and flavour of mild hops and caramel malt. Quite carbonated and the body’s a tad thin. Although I like many of Speakeasy’s beers more (I prefer their hoppier beers) this is still really good, especially for an Amber, and makes for a great session Ale.
GregClow (3123) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Ralph, HogTownHarry, blankboy, DougShoemaker & mds - courtesy of mds. Orange amber with a slight haze. Aroma of tea and orange zest. Nice flavour - it’s well-hopped, but with a good malt balance. Yet another solid hoppy US beer...
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 11, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. cloudy orange with a small white ring of head. aroma is nice - sweet orange hops and cereal. juicy hop orange-rind flavour and faint yeasty texture. superb bread and caramel malt balance. a very good quaffable ale.
Thaichile (599) - 10aFly, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Very hoppy amber. Pours copper with some head which disappears quickly. Very nice citrus aroma. Although more hops than typical amber, still was worth it. Needs something to smooth out the bitterness however.
TheBeerGod (5953) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours copper with a small white head. Nose is hoppy and piney with light citrus notes. Very sharp! Taste is a bit sweeter with a nice malt and hop balance comprised of caramel, sweet malts, piney hops, citrus fruits and light hint of menthol or mint. Body is smooth but bitter.Light carabonation feel. Finishes with more big piney hops and citrus (grapefruit and orange), with a mild caramel and malt balance. Not too bad!