Jimthechap (2064) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JUL 5, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From tap at The Twisted Hop, Woolston. This beer was just everything you want in an amber ale, a style to which I am particularly partial. It was deep ruby amber with a thick white head with a faint greenish tinge. Aromas tended toward classic American hops with spruce, resin and green herbaceousness aplenty, and this was manifest in the flavour which also had a good twist of chlorophyll bitterness. A lengthy finish as you’d expect, and a strong hankering to have another. I was impressed how well this beer had travelled and wonder how much better it could possibly get from the source?
omega (791) - NEW ZEALAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Quite a robust amber ale that has a good whack of hops built in. A little on the sweet side but I can see why this rates so well.
drjay44 (2997) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Bottled 05/30/14. Pours a medium, light beige, well retained head, with some lacing, over a clear light brown (SRM 20) body....nose is light pine, hints of resin,, hints of toffee/caramel, no esters.....taste is slightly sweet to start, with toffee/caramel tones, light cocoa, pine, resin light citrus, no esters, moderate bitter finish, balance to the hops......mouth feel, medium body, slightly sticky, no alcohol, slight astringency, moderate acid finish, light tingle from carbonation. This is a very hoppy Amber, nicely balanced, but would be off putting to the standard Amber drinker. It is another of the craft "style breaker" beers. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6
mike67 (937) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On Tap. Pours dark amber with tall, long lasting, fluffy white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, ripe fruit and caramel malt. Body is full and crisp. Caramel malt, citrusy hops and red berries nicely balanced on the pallet. Finish is long, dry, and bitter. Very tasty brew.
keanex (1629) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled March 13, 2014.
Appearance: The body is a crystal clear gorgeous hue of garnet with a dense tan had.
Aroma: The aroma is a bit restrained but caramel and general malt sweetness is apparent with a hint of sweet orange and grassy hops. The aroma smells very nice and clean, it’s a shame it’s not stronger.
Taste: Mildly hoppy from the start with a tangerine hop flavor accompanied by an underlying caramel and nutty malt base. Very nicely balanced with a slight sweet leaning edge to it. The hop flavor becomes a touch candy orange like by the end.
Palate: Medium bodied, moderately carbonated.
Overall: I’m impressed with how well this is done. I like the balance through it and the flavor combinations. I would like to drink this a bit fresher, but it’s still nice 3 months in!
SNL (435) - - MAY 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear Dark Golden pour, minimal White head.
Malty aroma, malty taste as well. Balanced, medium body, long finish with medium bitterness.
Hidden_Pooch (410) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. I never really drink too many amber ales, but had to try this because of the label and name. It was quite a nice brew. A lot more toffee and caramel taste than I am used to ambers, with nice slick toasty mouth feel. It also had quite a bit of hopping too, a really unique amber.
EyeAmBaldman (391) - Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2014
1.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a ruby red with a thin white head. Aroma is hard to place..fairly horrible. Taste is similar...not good. There’s a fairly disgusting aftertaste....
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - APR 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. Pours a reddish amber with a white head. Caramel, toffee, pine, citrus. Good hoppy amber.
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EithCubes (5247) - New Jersey, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled on 03/13/14. Nose is crytal-heavy with sweet hops and a touch of caramel, pours a very pretty scarlet with full carbonation and a rocky tan head. Taste is somewhat dry with hoppy bitterness striking firmest at the back end, lots of earthy toffee and caramel with faint booze seepage. Light-medium body, barest hint of dough behind the bright citrus, crystal, caramel. A little green, but only barely, otherwise really refreshing and strikes a nice balance.