Itzjerm (3125) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - AUG 11, 2017 Chel (33) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is my favorite amber ale so far, as of 6-5-11. It has fruity and hoppy scent and has a little bit of a smoky and complex palette of hops and malt. It has a great, satisfying finish for an amber which at times seems to lack in this category, IMO. Terrific, deep reddish amber color and tannish, thick head with wonderful amber flavor. This is the best amber so far. It has middling carbonation. Very boldly flavored but not acidic. Excellent beer.
Nose is brown sugar. Taste is brown sugar also. Light hop with the strong maltbackbone. Yet strong brown sugars are balanced by the strong hop. This is a well done amber. Sweet and blanced earth pine hop. Well done. Thin fading head. geologyguy (1662) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2017
Very light malt smell...Taste is medium light malt... Lightly roasted...very low carbonation..Some light sweet bubblegum...But one dimentional...At landfill design course in Wisconsin!! Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - FEB 22, 2017
Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a sturdy red color with a finger’s worth of sly white foamy head. Stringy lace.
The aroma started off with some roasted malty nuts. Some toffee/caramel sort of cleanliness hits some bitter citrus to piney hops.
The flavor takes the malts and leans them up against the bitter hops, somewhat there and somewhat not. Crisp sort of roasty malts and hop burn in the aftertaste and that hits the finish somewhat dryly.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Mild carbonation. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, even with the hop burn in the aftertaste and finish, I like this one. Seems like mostly everything fits, but also perhaps an amber ale that some may need to get used to. StoutBeerReviews (242) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2017
strong malt up front with a bitter hoppy back end. this is hoppier than many amber styles I have had. not sure if I like that or not, but its quite tasty. lots of citrus in the aroma, Nice body too. more of a red IPA tbh. MetalNHopHead (2191) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - NOV 7, 2016
This Amber’s balance has an approach that’s simple yet effective. Rich caramel malt at the start, Earthy, resinous hops at the finish. Just a bit above the medium body range in terms of feel and lots of crispness at the end. If I had my way, about every Amber Ale would taste like this.
tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2016
Tap at Nessun Dorma. Copper color with thin head. Smells sweet, rose and pine with a faint hint of vanilla. Lightly bitter with a clean finish. jredmond (8645) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 15, 2016
[2015 Backlog]. Courtesy of Andy. Pours an amber body with thin ring of lace. Mouthfeel is medium to light bodied with notes of soft muddled sweet malts, faint pine and noticeable spice character. Not great - boring. csaso (2321) - Missouri, USA - FEB 9, 2016
Bottle - average size foamy head, murky light brown color with lots of little particles floating around, good size pine hop aroma and flavor, fair malt backbone, ok overall
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone DandyWolfFloyd (1212) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Aroma - caramel malt, with stone fruit, and some mild citrus.
Appearance - burnt orange body color, with fine sediment. The head is off-white and about 1 1/2". the head is frothy and settles very slowly.
Taste - caramel malt, with interestingly subdued Pacific Northwest hops. Superb balance. Stonefruits and some light grapefruit.
Palate - light body, thin feel, flat carbonation, and abrupt fruity finish. That1Guy (2237) - Colorado, USA - DEC 24, 2015
12 oz bottle with a date code 00-23-2015. Not sure if that’s the date it was bottled or an enjoy by date. Either way, this is oxidized as hell. All cardboard and the caramel sweetness of hop death. Not enjoyable.