eggman (45) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2006
12 oz. bottle, purchased by a friend as part of the World Market "Beers Of America" 10-pack for my 30th B-day...Pours a hazy, iced tea look-a-like with a small creamy, cream soda colored head that lasted awhile. Good lacing...Smell heavy cookie malts with average citrus hops. Can also pick up some vanilla tones...Medium bodied and oily in texture with soft carbonation and a nice bitter finish...Flavor is an expert balance between sweet malts and bitter hops...Overall, more like an APA than an Amber Ale. Dry, bready, and slightly metallic which unfortunately brings it down a peg or two. Great American brew that is accessible for the novice yet definitely satisfies the geeks. Well done with key word being BALANCE. RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 11, 2007
Pours a slightly clouded deep gold with an amber hue. Head is minimal and goes away quickly. Nose is sweet with a hop influence. Flavor is fairly robust. Thick hop that stays balanced and leaves a good taste on your tongue. After it all fades away,you are left with a strong hop aftertaste in the back of your mouth, though it did seem to have a slight metalic taste. Feel is thick and smooth. Very drinkable and definitely worth having more than one of if that is what you are aiming for. ranmannm (8) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - NOV 16, 2007 does not count
Liked the light hoppy taste. Liked the color. I ride a MTB and this would be great out on the trail after a long ride. I’ll try more Boulder beers in the future. snook91901 (34) - USA - MAR 18, 2008
A beer I pick up fairly often. Very unique. Aroma of sweet malts and sweet aroma hops such as cascades. Slightly lingering bitter aftertaste with metallic notes. Nice copper color. posikyle (165) - Alabama, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Not bad at all. Pours a deep copper color with a loosely formed head. Aroma is of malts, with some sweet, maybe citrus, undertones. Flavor is of sweet malts with a slightly alcoholic bitter finish. Body could be a little fuller, though, but still a great beer when you just want to sit and watch a ballgame.
marcus (10684) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 24, 2010
Pours light amber with a rich beige head and a toffee and pine aroma. There is a substantial caramel malt flavor with sticky hop bitterness and a dry finish. Shrews629 (193) - Kentucky, USA - MAR 23, 2011
A light amber/copper color with some burnt orange highlights around the bottom. Hazy. A white, soapy head with not much size and only average retention and lacing. A rather robust malt tone that brought forth some caramel and some wheat bread. Some sweet, sugary notes similar to a baked pear or baked apple. Some of the earthy, "peat" aromas I’m not real fond of however. Maybe a bit of toffee in there too. The taste is a bit more mild and not as robust, but much better balanced than the smell. Again, some caramel malt with the earthy tone. Some of the sugary notes blend in well. Small tinge of bitterness, but not overbearing. Medium mouthfeel. Rather smooth and dry. Leaves touches on the palate. This beer is ok. Not my favorite, but easily drinkable regardless. That "peat" aroma and flavor gets to me after a bit, but I could still down a couple with relative ease. If you see it, pick it up but don’t go out of your way. kwoeltje (2234) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - OCT 22, 2011
(cask, as "Fresh Track") amber with almost no head. Caramel malt and mild hops aroma. Great cask mouthfeel. Caramel malt flavor with a little pine/grass hops in the finish. Very nice cask ale. NVBeer232 (467) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 10, 2005
tap at the pub 1/10/05 Surprisingly, it’s copper colored! Not much head. Aroma was a nice mix of spice and intense hops. Not as malty as I was expecting, but intresting. Piney hops and a dry, spicy flavor from the rye in the mash. Finishes a touch earthy with a note of citrus. Tasty. beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2005
Not too bad. Two rounds. Reddish and lovely. Hard nosed like pebbles on the biking trail.