DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Nugget in Vacaville CA. I was surprised at the amount of hop. There was a good amount of hop, but it did level off towards the back end. Great flavor and nicely balanced.
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beertholomeus (1368) - California, USA - JUL 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber color with a white head. Caramel, toffee, toast, biscuit, earth and light hop aroma and flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a caramel and earthy hop finish. Smooth.
bytemesis (5194) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Pours clear copper Amber, medium beige head that dissipates fairly quickly with decent lacing. Aroma is malty, rye, Bready, some grass. Flavor is medium sweet, light plus bitter. Strong rye notes, some grass, a bit of lingering bitterness. Medium body. Interesting.
garrettnjay (20) - - JUN 19, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark color, tight foam head, like a bed pillow. So many wonderful subtleties in this one: coffee, caramel, light smoke. Well-balanced. A wonderful beer for a hot day, or a late fall afternoon. Tasty.
Art (2534) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle as a wedding gift. Pours a copper color with a cream colored head. Aroma of candied orange and caramel. Taste is light bitterness with a bready grainy aftertaste. Very drinkable and unique.
brokensail (14042) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAY 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Track 7. Rich amber colored beer with an off-white head. Sweet caramel dominates the nose. Some bread, toast, and floral hops. A hint of burnt sugar. There’s a nice sweetness to the flavor, but not a whole lot of balance/bitterness. Needs a bit more hop character. Some grass and citrus, at least. Okay.
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Copper beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and light vanilla aroma. Toasted malt and light caramel flavor with light grapefruit. Medium bodied. Grapefruit and pine linger with toasted malt and light caramel.
slowrunner77 (7877) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"Nice Irish red/American red hybrid. Nutty & malty with caramel and chocolate, but with ample citrusy hops to provide a pretty nice balance and complexity."
GenDV138 (4121) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle (Bottled 10/16/2013) poured into a tulip. Pours a dark amber color with a half inch off-white head that fades quickly. Light lacing. Aromas of spices, toast, grapefruit citrus, tropical fruit. Tasting notes of grapefruit citrus, caramel, malts, bitter hops, light toast, a bit of pine/resin. Malt forward beer, medium-light body with a semi-dry finish.
Fatehunter (1829) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a finger of head on a clear, but dark amber colored body.
The aroma is a strong lemon and orange smell blend. Pretty good.
The taste is moderately bitter moving to a sharp bitter finish. There is a burnt malt note at the very end too, which makes for an interesting finish.
The texture is soft and bubbly with moderate carbonation.
I like it, it’s a bit different that most amber ales.