Oakes (11408) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber and fairly cloudy. Not much head. The aroma has some mild hops and caramel. The palate is more caramel and some light bitterness. A bit chewy. Medium-dry finish, fairly standard mildly hoppy amber like I’ve had a thousand times.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 8, 2008 (4/8/08, 12oz bottle, thanks Peregrinari) Large and fluffy beige head atop clear amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, grapefruit/orange, light pine. Taste is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, caramel, light cookie. Soft, light-medium body with some resin. (8/4/7/3/14)
(1/19/03) Clear amber body with minimal tan head. Aroma is sharply cascade hoppy. Tasting it, I understood where the name came from -- it’s got a mild malty body, until you get to the strong HOPpiness in the BACK of the taste. Finishes with moderately sweet grapefruit that doesn’t linger. (8/4/7/3/14)
jcwattsrugger (10922) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2007 A 12 oz bottle of Troegs Amber Ale-While pouring a pint glass, shows lots of carbonation. Clear amber color with a full head. Smell the hops. A good, crisp ale! Would be nice if the dating was easier to find and then read. Of the 6 bottles, only 1 was legible enough to determine it was bottled Oct ’04.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Name: Hopback Amber Ale
Date: April 09, 2003
Source: Whole Foods Market, DC
Appearance: clear amber, thin head
Aroma: big fresh cascade hop aroma
Flavor: medium hop flavor, touch of carmel sweetness, nice long esb-like bitter finish, very pleasent hop flavor from beginning to end
Overall: similar to celebration
Name: Hopback Amber Ale
Date: January 29, 2005
hap character fades just leaving the sweet carmel malt, drink fresh
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 16/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.
bhensonb (10203) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Half Time. Pours dark ruddy amber with a 3 finger foamy beige head. Aroma is light floral and resin over lightly roasted malt. Medium body with frothy carbonation. Flavor is nicely hoppy with residual roast malt. Seems a bit peppery. Finishes hoppy, though not aggressively bitter. A lot more bitter than otherwise though.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 11, 2012
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.
Tmoney99 (9977) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a copper color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting and had good lacing. Good citrus hoppy aroma. Medium body with soft carbonation. Moderate well balanced hoppy flavor with a medium bitter finish. Good brew.
Koelschtrinker (9872) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Vollmundig hopfiger Antrunk mit deutlicher Hintergrundherbe. Der Hopfen stumpft etwas ab und verliert an Volumen, ist aber weiterhin der stärkste Ton. Hier scheint das Bier mehr auf Süffigkeit ausgelegt, auch die Herbe wird milder, das Bier ist nun weniger aromatisch und kaum noch etwas Besonderes. Zum Schluss malzig-herb, einen Ticken säuerlich. 10/10/8/8/11/8
Leighton (9638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Great beer. Really pushes the hop barrier on the Amber Ale categorization. Quite hoppy aroma, floral. Flavor is a bit more balanced. Some nice, sweet, caramel malt character along with substantial hop presence. Medium in body. Crisp, hoppy finish. Tasty stuff.
Lubiere (9303) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber ale with a light off-white head. Light malty aroma with nice hops. Good crisp malt and floral hops, with nice grapefruit notes. Medium bodied. Mondial 2005.