jb43 (1650) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 5, 2009
(on tap at the brewery). Pours a cloudy copper color. Medium white head. Hoppy citrus aroma. Strong hop flavor. Good lacing. Long duration. Slick texture. Slightly astringent finish. Moderate carbonation. jcr (2726) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 27, 2008
Draft at brewpub. Nice balance. Comfortably bitter. Yet nothing to make you sit up and take notice — either good or bad. Clear amber with small, but frothy head. The aroma presented grapefruit, flowers and some resin. Hint of caramel and grain. The flavor was moderately bitter and lightly to moderately sweet. The finish was lightly to moderately bitter. Standard carbonation for an IPA. Medium body with a watery texture at first that turned sticky. Dry, bitter finish. Nice job, Amicas.
drjay44 (3799) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 22, 2008
This is the flagship of Amicas brews. Nice balance, good hops, reasonable malt. But, it is best after a bit of aging, and sometimes is released a little bit before its time. Every thing improves with time. goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2007
GABF 2007: Poured a clear gold with an off-white head. Fresh hoppy aroma. Piny. Very fresh dry hop notes. Some malt but the big pine in the middle of the flavor. Dry finish. BeerandBlues2 (13697) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 28, 2007
Draught. Pours clear amber with a small, frothy, white head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (grain), heavy hops (perfume, grapefruit, pine), average yeast (sweat) with notes of pear and peach. Medium bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity, and harsh bitterness.
kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Date: 10/12/2007AndrewKoransky (30) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2006
Source: Brewfest, GABF
hazy dark yellow, frothy off white head,
light sweet malt aroma with lots of bittering hops,
lots of bitter hop flavor, touch of sweetness,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 11/20
While hunting around Colorado for a landing spot, we discovered Amicas in Salida Colorado. It was part of our decision to move to the area. And the IPA is one of their best. My taste buds detected a nice rye flavor (reminding me of one of my other favorites, Terrapin Rye PA). It has a wonderful hop aroma typical of a good west coast IPA. We’ll definitely be back many times to enjoy this beer. Braudog (6804) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2006
Draft pint at the brewpub, 9/14/06: Nice amber color with a shiny sheen. Not much aroma, but it delivers a nice wood-chippy hoppiness. Quite delicious. DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2006
Barrel Draught from the jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 29/09/2005
Golden coloured with hoppy and floral aromas. Some alcohol present. Slightly bitter lasting finish. Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 8, 2005
Clear and light golden. Moderate carbonation; decent body. Huge grapefruit ... tasty grapefruit notes, I might add. Very aromatic and wafty flowers, too. Huge resinous hops with a lingering bitterness. Nice. Sweet dough malts struggled for attention, with roasty caramel and a sweet, candy-like base. Nice IPA, I have to say. Alcohol was a nice additional element, also.