hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2004
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Whew, what a scent! First thing that hits you, very aromatic. The process (hop back vessel) gives exactly what they wanted. Good initail head that fades slowly to a lace on the glass. Flavor is like it smells, but not as strong. Very flavorful, but not something I could drink more than one at a time. Not exactly my thing but I can imagine a good following for this flavor.
bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From bottle... poured beautiful dark amber with medium creamy white head. Nice pine and citrus aroma. Sweet and spicy flavor. Loved it!
broozer81 (106) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 9, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2010 Super Saver in Somerville nj, 6 pack with the bottled on date one week ago, wow thats fresh...best amber i’ve tasted.. nicely hopped, this taste great, could now be my weekend beer when i what to throw a bunch back without gettin to lit...great beer
Snoop59 (105) - Penn Run, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz. Bottle. Pours a crystal clear copper with a frothy off-white head that leaves decent lacing on the glass. Great floral, hoppy aroma with a subtle caramel malt background. Up front the flavor is a floral with a faint citrusy hop taste, balanced nicely by a sweet caramel malty character. Smooth, balanced finish. Medium bodied. Excellent Amber Ale.
RPKLove (105) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a beautiful looking beer. Amber, almost brown, slightly hazy, with an incredible tan head which hangs around for a long while. This is exactly what an ale should look like. Definite citrus hop and sweet malt aromas. The taste is very smooth with some citrus hop bitterness and a nice malty finish.
daniellunsford (105) - - JUL 29, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Incredible out of the box amber that is dry hopped for a floral nature unlike any amber on the market. Caramel, malt, and fresh hop taste
PeterLikesBeer (104) - Berwyn Heights, Maryland, USA - NOV 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber color with a small head. aroma is grapfruity and in general fruity. Flavor is sweet with a nice mouthfeel. It is missing some hops though. nevertheless this is a good beer.
phillybass (103) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
An easy drinking amber ale with good malt and a slightly stronger hop note than usual. One of my favorite session beers.
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dand645 (103) - Bayonne, New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
good amount of hops in both the nose and flavor, nothing really special, but a decent little beer with not too much going on
ludhaber (102) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good hop aroma with a subtle background of malt. Hop and malt are pretty well balanced. The texture is good with some butter cut by hop acidity. The taste is balanced, just a little bit heavy on the hop bitters.