574deadzone (1223) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a chameleon color: itís actually a lighter gold in the light, a darker gold toward amber away from it, hazy with some sediment, and a really huge and quickly forming rocky off-white head that stacks up tall and leaves some intricate clumpy lace. Nose presents as an intensely dry floral pine combo with some grapefruit peel and a dash of sweet grain. If thereís any sweetness, the bitterness completely covers it up, and some tartness actually shows up. Lighter bodied, lots of carbonation, with a puckering dry finish. It doesnít look or act like what youíd expect of an amber. Not sure on the freshness of the bottle I got, but the hops are fairly in your face for a mere 43 IBUs. Itís almost like a ginger ale. Beer cocktail folks could do something with this and gin. Itís a fairly decent brew in its own right, but definitely a surprise.
aracauna (3283) - Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear copper. Hops dominate. Lingering bitterness thatís a touch on the harsh side. Expected amber maltiness, but this is a hoppy beer first.
Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I really liked it, but wasn't sure whether to rate it as an Amber(what it said on the bottle) or a Pale Ale(what it tasted like). Too malty for a Pale; too hoppy for an Amber...still enjoyed drinking it though.
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jimmytalent (84) - New York, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark amber with small white head. Smells of hops and a little citrus. Strong flavor. Pine, little citrus, and lots of hops keep your palate occupied. Overall good beer. Thirsty Dog proves themselves time and time again.
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TheHOFF43 (1791) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a nice clear amber. Hoppy, clean and solid. More of an APA to me.
maxwelldeux (4171) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a moderate white head. Nose has a hint of hoppy bitterness to it with caramel malts coming in the forefront. Taste is a little bitter and feels nice and crisp. Good brew.
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. Bottle. More like a one and a half IPA. Stronger than a single, but IMO not quite a double. Sweet citrus hop to piney perfume scent. Bubbly white foamy head over a dark copper, clear pour. Light/med body with a crisp feel. Pine bitter hop flavor to sour citrus note (brief) settling on a meld of both flavors.
wlajwl (4696) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is pineapple, light pine, yeast and malts. The flavor is tropical fruit/pineapple, malts, citrus, grapefruit and a medium bitter/dry finish.
joshwoodward (572) - - OCT 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
NOTE: This was a firkin that was dry-hopped with some extra simcoe. Solid brew, but a little on the generic side. Well-balanced, tasty, easy-to-drink.
Patrickctenchi (5002) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours slightly hazy amber with a good, off-white head.
Scent is caramel and hops.....a little spice.
Taste is malty, floral/herbal bitter, caramel.
Nice bitterness throughout, though not as hoppy as you would be led to believe.