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RATINGS: 1737   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54/5   EST. CALORIES: 132   ABV: 4.4%
This deep amber ale has rich & roasty malt flavors, a big hoppy character, citrus overtones (courtesy of the hops and our special brewers yeast) and modest alcohol.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 11, 2008
Bottle. Poured a clear deep amber color with a small off white head. Malts and caramel on the nose. Taste is malty with some caramel and a bitter hoppy finish. Light mouth feel - decent lacing. A lot more flavor than I expected. Not a bad beer, but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12128) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2008
on tap -pours a creamy tan head and amber color. Aroma is nice citrus-lemon hops. Taste is mild citrus-lemon hops-some bitter, secondary medium malt. Easy drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UCLABruin (34) - Los Angeles, California, USA - FEB 3, 2008
Pours a dark red brown with a thin cream head. Aroma s sweet, grapefruit, citrus, and hops. Flavor is light bodied with grapefruit acidity, mild hop bitterness that sharpens at the end, High carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StefanSD (2336) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - FEB 2, 2008
12 oz bottle from Henry’s. Pours an amber-brown color with a one finger beige head that dissipates to 1/4 inch. The aroma is strong with citrus, caramel and a bit of fresh cut grass. The flavor is big for a low abv amber ale, there are roasted grains, biter hops, spices and rye bread. The mouthfeel starts a bit thin but builds to a nice full pasty conclusion. The finish is very long and sticky with walnuts, caramel and biter hops hanging on forever. Overall: This beer redefines the standard for an amber ale, very nice. Recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - JAN 29, 2008
Poured a nice dark amber/copper color with nice white head that lasted quite a while. Aroma is of citrus hops. Flavor is also of citrus hops with a bit of maltiness coming through. This is a nice sessionable amber ale with a high degree of drinkability. Mouth feel was good and lacing on glass was light.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RSRIZZO (1940) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2008
Aroma of fresh hops. Color is a bright clear amber with low carbonation and a nice tan head. Taste is super hoppy. Starting with a medium body it goes down crisp. Finish comes in with a bright hoppiness that is a little spicy then a mellow malt flavor that has a bit of caramel to it, this is followed by an easy bitterness and what I can only call a creamy feel. After taste is dry as the bitterness builds a touch. This is a wonderful well balanced brew, a bit hoppier then you would expect an Amber to be but still wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
highibus (781) - Vail, Arizona, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Darker reddish amber color. Decent creamy white head deminishes quickly. Aroma was much more hops apparent than I ever remember. Nice fresh herbal hops too. Palate was dissapointing as it was way to nociticably thin. Nice malty flavor of dark bread but quickly cut by the how thin it was. Decent finish as the hops still linger. I have always liked this beer, just haven’t had it in a long time. Thought I needed to rate it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JAN 10, 2008
This was ok. The bitterness was late in arriving and sharp. It was overbalanced in the bitter direction. Color was good with a small white head.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thegreat78 (42) - San Marcos, California, USA - JAN 9, 2008
A great amber ale, perfectly clear and a great tan thick head. a slight belgain character in the flavor with its well balance malts. Very clean finish!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2007
12oz bottle. This brew pours a deep brownish red color. Thinnish white head that hangs out for awhile but leaves only minimal lace. Has a great aroma of big malts with a strong hop backbone. Almost smells like an IPA except for the malts. What a tasty beer for being 4.4%abv. Like the last reviewer said this beer could easily be some sort of amber IPA if it weren’t for the great malt flavors. The hops are there though, nice and bitter but with a nice bit of sweetness to go along with it. Not thick at all, nice and smooth with good carboantion. Lots of grains on the back of the tongue. I really enjoyed this beer, but I prefer something with a little more bang (abv) for my buck. Although I can get a 1l comm growler fill for $3 so thats pretty darn affordable.

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