Bacterial (2089) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at some little place in one of the terminals at National Airport in DC. Amber pour with a slight white head. Big floral hop character in the taste and nose. Slightly bitter and strong malt finish. Solid.
jefcon (1474) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lighter, even for an amber ale, and decidedly reserved for an aggressively hopped beer. Aromas of hop flower, bitter melon, resin and paper.
Travlr (15198) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of Bruce, thanks! Hazy amber color, small white head. Aroma of caramel and grass. Taste is smooth caramel at first, then floral pine and fruit.
crajun (1058) - , Texas, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
nice beer from Summer SS. I still think most of these highly rated ambers are more apa than amber, but this was a good beer - some toffee/caramel in aroma and taste. plenty of hops but this was well balanced; much sweetness with good non bitter hops. well done!
MarkSachon (711) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap sampler at Troegs in Hershey, PA. Plenty of hops detected on the nose and taste. Maybe overdone with respect to hop saturation.
CraftBeerNick (1175) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at Munich Taphouse, squeezed a mini session into 15 minutes, before catching plane, 24th July 14, this was mixed in rapid succession with Nugget Nectar and 3 Floyds Pantzer Wolf, tough acts to follow, however this is solid and a pleasant amber.
Huhzubendah (2839) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at DCA airport.
The beer is transparent with a bronze / golden body and a half inch of white head. The aroma brings piney hops, bready malts. Good flavor, with a mild sweetness to balance the robust pine component. Medium bodied with moderate bitterness. A solid beer from a fresh keg. Tasty.
RussianDragon (574) - - JUN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Ledo. Pours a clear dark orange/copper with active carbonation. Lasting rocky head is a light off white cream. Aroma is ale breadiness, malt, and mild hop bitterness. Flavor is same with full creamy mouthfeel and active carbonation.
Darkmagus82 (1957) - - JUN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-20-12 -
Served on cask in a pint glass
Appearance – Served a medium golden-orange color with a large white head. The head faded moderately fast giving way to a light amount of lacing.
Smell – The aroma is of some caramel and more citrus hop in nature. Mixed with the heavier aromas there are lighter biscuit and piney hop aromas as well.
Taste – The breadiness is the first to meet the tongue. There is a lighter caramel sweetness at first, that intensifies to the middle of the taste. When the caramel really comes into play nice citrus hop flavors meet the tongue. These soon take over the taste and mix with some good pine hop. At the very end there is still a very light caramel sweetness in the bready backbone, but the hops dominate the stage and leave a crisp bitterness on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – Being on cask the carbonation was a bit on the lower side. This gave a very creamy body feeling on the tongue and really allowed, at first the sweet flavors to really be experienced, but later allowed for the smoother hop flavors to sit on the tongue and linger. It was very satisfying.
Overall – This is a very nice cask beer. The mouthfeel from the cask pour really accentuated some of the nice taste qualities of the beer. It was delicious.
ads135 (3338) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 7, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the better amber’s I’ve had. Light red. caramel with some subtle spicing and a good amount of bittering hops. Tried at the DC Drink the District Derby Days with Matt and Justin.