kirk36 (181) - Peabody, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 5, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I cannot give this beer a top score, but it is deserving of it. This batch, 2013, is a gorgeous amber hue. Carbonation is sublime. Taste is pleasing. Alcohol content is where is should be. If I provide perfect scores for a perfect beer I would not allow for an even better beer next year! Must leave room for innovation and improvement.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
esox (1213) - Oulu, FINLAND - NOV 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Darkish amber, slightly hazy beer with thick lacy head. Thick fudge, dried apricot and raisin aromas with delicate floral/necatry and slightly herbal/earthy hops. Malty and slightly sweet malt flavor with a hint of nutty toast. Fudge and vanilla in the finish with woody and drying bitterness. Medium body with round caramel texture and medium strong herbal/resinous hops bite. Nicely balances and different strong IPA.
GnarlyGnome (835) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft: Fruity while still being clean and crisp. This is a great IPA or "Imperial Amber Ale"... either way... it’s freaking tasty.
lorenzo69 (8) - Giulianova, ITALY - AUG 31, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Intense aroma of hops, but not sharp, complex malty backbone, slight sweetness at the end. deep caramels, malts, pine and citrus hops. Interesting beer with a not common hops in Italy.
SinH4 (1397) - Garching, GERMANY - AUG 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color with big white head. Aroma is piney, caramel malt, very intense. Taste is more of the same, oily mouthfeel, quite rich, lots of forest. Bitterness is not too heavy, quite good!
unclemike (2679) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours clear amber, small white head. Smell is very fruity, mango, full. Taste is sweet, bitter, fruity, mango again, together with a pine aspect. Bit bitter, clear crispy amber malty taste. Nice
tapthis (173) - Baytown, Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poors an amber/dark caramel color. smells of citrus and hops. tastes of resin, citrus and earthy bread. good lacing and head
Hopmaestro (847) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JUN 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is deep caramels, malts, pine needles and that odd slight smell of compost that I think appear in all red ales. Taste is actually awesome, which I was totally unprepared for. Big hoppy sensation with heavy malts. Incredible bitterness for being this style, and if you are going to brew a red ale / amber ale, hop that shit to kingdom come just like Tröegs . Awesome! And I don’t even like amber ales?
njager246 (678) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful amber, smell is malt, citrus hops, and lemon grass, taste is citrus, bread, resin, and some earth, fantastic, would love to drink fresh
davii2nc2000 (1) - Watsontown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 9, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the best tasting beers out there. Huge hop aroma, great malty backbone, slight sweetness at the end. So drinkable.
shrubber85 (9454) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange toffee malt and tinny grapefruit peel aroma. Amber with nice head. Sweet orange-butterscotch malt and moderately bitter herbal hay flavor. Good body.