brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Sampled at Southern Brewers Festival 2008. Probably my favorite of the day. Nice amber colored brew with an off white wispy head. Hopy and crisp aroma. Mineral infused malt that is fairly roasty. Hoppy earthy flavor with notes of pine. The malt is just enough to let the hops take center stage but it also imparts a pleasant roatyness. Medium body, semi-dry. Quite nice. Shag (3036) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 24, 2008
A copper color with a rather large head. The aroma is malty but also contains quite a bit of citrus notes. This one was pretty hoppy for an amber ale. The flavor contained some caramel and citrus such as grapefruit and oranges. The finish was rather bitter. Overall a pretty darn good beer. BlackDonald (1126) - Gulf Shores, Alabama, USA - JUN 4, 2008
This one had a little bit more flavor than I was expecting. Also a bit hoppier than I was looking for in the style, but it works for this beer. Its never over the top, and would make a great session beer.. Medium bodied with some roasted caramel maltiness, and a dusting of citrus hops in the finish. Decent. Ibrew2or3 (8808) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2008
Pours clear copper with healthy tan head. It has a lightly roasted lightly sweet malt aroma that is so light it is tough to pick up any other aromatic cues. The taste is roasty and mildly malt sweet along with faint citrus and pine hops. It then blends into faint grainy Munich like malts and breadiness. Into the finish I get medium roasted maltiness and a hint of caramel sweetness leaving a nice reminder of the flavor profile. Very sessionable. Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2008
Pours a nice amber color with an off white head. I liked this one, has a nice bitterness to it and is very flavorful with some nicely balanced sweetness.
Quake1028 (638) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 8, 2008
Draft at Florida Brewers Guild Beer Fest 2008. Full rating updated as soon as I am more coherent. kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Date: 11/18/2007mattcoats (47) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 10, 2007
clear amber, creamy beige head, lots of scattered lace,
sweet crystal and caramel malt aroma with citrus and floral hops,
rich caramel malt flavor, bready character, touch of caramel sweetness, growing butterscotch in the sweetness, well balanced by citrus hops, lasting bitter finish,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Supposably their hoppiest beer, this was lacking in flavor and carbonation boasting an almost water-like texture and mouth feel. Steer clear of this beer! muenster (345) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2007
Draught. Pours not-quite clear amber with a small head. Aroma is a bit mild, but some nice malts come though, and a bit of unexpected hops as well. Flavor has a great thick maltiness, with a good dash of hops, and some fruitiness. There’s also some almost Scotch Ale-like qualities that make this one a winner. dchmela (3078) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2007
I think this is the best of the A1A beers. Nice red color with hoppy citrus aroma. The malt helps smooth out the taste, but you still get some of the hops on the back of the tongue. Very nice.