phobos1031 (87) - Paradise, Nevada, USA - JAN 20, 2008
12oz bottle. pours very coppery and shiny.
looks great on a California sunset. bitter butterscotch palate and hop action is present. sweet and smooth. williamcoggin (11) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Very pleasant brew! Great on the palate and extremely nice, bitter after taste. This will be one of my favorites. improvjock (328) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 15, 2008
Poured a copper amber color with decent creamy head. Very smooth, slight bitter aftertaste. Easy to drink and very enjoyable! DTM (798) - Vacaville, California, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Poured an amber color with a very small amount of head. Carmal malts dominated the taste of this beer. I’m usually a big fan of malty beers, but this one lacked a little body. Easy on the palate and would probably drink again. timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JAN 10, 2008
Poured a copper color with frothy head and a citrus scent. This brew tasted of apricots and caramel. Overall, a very smooth beer.
cgort (56) - San Clemente, California, USA - JAN 6, 2008
bottle.amber. good head. Has hop flavor present but still sweet. full. good brew. StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - DEC 30, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 26, 2009 650 ml bottle from Bevmo. Pours a translucent amber-copper color. The head is big, off-white, and sudsy leaving plenty of lacing as it slowly fades. The aroma is a bit understated with notes of spices, caramel and pecans. The taste centers on roasted malts with plenty of biscuit filling out the sides. There is a fair amount of biter hops filling in the back end and giving the ale a bit on a pale ale character. The mouthfeel is uneven with this ale starting out a bit thin and then developing into a fairly full and smooth experience. The finish is long and slightly sweet. Overall: This is a rather enjoyable amber ale. Recommended. kyzr (1593) - Montana, USA - DEC 8, 2007
Bottle pour, darker amber, with nice off-white head. Nutty, hoppy and caramel nose. Flavor is hoppy, yet controled by the roasted malt and higher sugars. Finish is dry and clean. walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2007
Draft, Baja Bean, Staunton VA. Medium amber color with offwhite head. Nose is toasty caramel malt with a nice piney hoppiness underneath, really like a subdued IPA. Flavor is creamy malt with a nice hops-bitter finish that lingers on the tongue. Again, drinks like a malty IPA, really delightful on draft. User57106 (246) - - DEC 2, 2007
Bottled, consumed on 12/02/07. Pours a cloudy dark copper with lots of bubbles and a short lived head. Nose has alcohol notes mixed with sweet honey. Creamy in the mouth. Alcohol taste stronger than the ABV would suggest. Watery, somewhat weak smooth malt flavor until finish which, in addition to mild hop bite (moderately bitter oranges) and resin stickiness, has unusual warm, salty character. Yeasty flavors present as well. Not a particularly pleasing beer, but a novelty, anyway.