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A creamy, flavorful Amber thatís smooth and easy to drink. Drop Top is fermented by an American Ale yeast to produce beer with a clean flavor and fruity aroma. The velvet texture is from the use of Honey malt and a touch of milk sugar. The Magnum bittering hops provide soft bitterness, while Simcoe, a newly developed hop variety, adds unique hop flavor and aroma.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - MAR 1, 2011
Not much here. Typical amber. Mediocre taste and aroma. Nutty by nature.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2011
bottle. Pours clear autumn amber color, with minimal to no gray head. Aroma of dust, leaves, caramel. Medium to light bodied, and flavor at first presents caramel and then moves to a dusty, nutty finish of almond, cashew. I guess I can see what they were going for here but ultimately it leaves a flat, underwhelming impression. Thatís even taking into account that this is meant to be a lighter session beer. It is far from horrible or undrinkable, and it is kind of unique in a way, but this will be a one time thing for me.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
wlajwl (3876) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 14, 2011
Rather weak maltiness, just didnít work at all. Probably among the best examples of a below average amber ale ever.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
brenn79 (1519) - Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2011
12 oz. bottle- Pours clear amber with a nice one finger head and no lacework, aroma is sweet and citrusy similar to an IPA only with no bitterness. The flavor is light malt and not much else, watery with amber style malt. Unimpressed with the beer overall, a decent amber ale, but a pretty uninspired beer as a whole.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8550) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2011
12 ounce bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a medium white head. Good head retention and some lacing. Aroma of toasted malts, caramel and hops in the finish. The taste is grainy malts with some toastiness, tart notes, caramel and a leafy hop finish. Medium bodied.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ThaJuggernaut (309) - Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2011
Not a bad beer. Pour is smooth and clean. The honey flavor is somewhat mild. Beer is ok

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Poured with an amber color and a thin white head. Aroma is doughy, slightly caramel, and a faint hint of hops. The taste is medium sweetness, light hops, but a bit watery. There isnít a strong flavor anywhere but drinkable.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
bjt512 (292) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2011
12 oz bottle poured into a lager glass at North in Austin, TX. This is a pretty good example of what can happen when you combine a macro-micro type brewery with an amorphous style. This poured the color of pale root beer and drank with a light body and faint hints of cola in a modestly clean finish. This is not disgusting, but it has no real character either. Ask a maximum likelihood algorithm or a large corporation to brew up an ale that would seem crafty but would sell to folks who were used to drinking Coke, and this is what you would get.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Bottle. Pours light amber with only a thin ring of foam around the edge. Smells doughy with hints of caramel and fruit. Smooth caramel and dough flavor reminiscent of an English bitter. Balanced, leaning slightly toward sweet. Somewhat bland but very easy to drink. Could help convert macro drinkers.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 21, 2010
(bottle, 3/24/10). Clear amber color. Medium off white head, which is mostly diminishing. Light toasted bread aroma. Flavor of the same, with light caramel. Avg duration. Smooth finish. Slick texture. Moderate carbonation. Spare lacing.


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