drjay44 (2938) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Taster at Brewers Rendezvous 7/9/11. Pours a medium white head over a dark amber (SRM 10) body....nose is heavy with pine, resin, grapefruit....taster is pine, grapefruit, light toffee/caramel, with a lingering bitter finish...mouth feel medium, carbonation medium. Based on the nose and taste I would have called this a fairly typical, even trite, somewhat unbalanced IPA. I am surprised they consider it an Amber. BJCP 6/3/10/4/6
Ratman197 (11106) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAY 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Wynkoop poured a clear dark reddish amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of carmel, pine, grapefruit, tangerine and some light floral notes. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, tangerine, grapefruit, light pine and light tropical fruit with a smooth dry bitter lingering citrus finish.
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - OCT 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Denver Rare Beer Tasting III
Ap. Pours a hazy amber with a big white retaining head.
Aroma. Danky hops. Pine lemon.
Taste. Crystal malt. Toast piney dank cali og. Lingering bitterness.fresh.
Mouth. Full bodied, astringent.
Overall: I bet this was way better fresh, when they made it 5 months prior.
onceblind (5313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 7, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured out a dank amber, almost ruby color. Huge white head that lasted. Outstanding aroma for an amber, or any other style, really. Rich toffee, orange citrus, a touch of floral hops, and all very pleasant and pungent. Taste was amazing; hop bitterness was first on the palate and quite citrusy bright, but gave way to some amber ale sweetness. Caramel, some sweet grains, a hint of granola, all on an amazingly full bodied and richly complex palate. Huge points. Fell in love with this brew!