Huhzubendah (3705) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle shared by Chaney. Thanks Brandon!
The beer is russet brown, with orange to crimson highlights. The head is an inch thick, composed of dense, off white sea foam. The snifter is utterly caked with lacing.
The aroma brings some nice hop character, along with a faint malt presence. The scent is reminiscent of many Cigar City brews I have had, with notes of dense smoke.
Great flavor and quite interesting. Not your ordinary red ale. The smoke and hop flavors are integrated elegantly. This beer is great for sipping or rapid consumption.
Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. Alcohol content is minimal.
Overall, an interesting and unique brew. Fun to drink. I am glad for the opportunity to sample this.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-28-2011 rdixon77 (2835) - Georgia, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Great tasting amber. Poured a copper color with just a little bit of head. The aroma was pine resin, citrus, and a malt wallop. Taste followed and had a excellent balance of malt and hops. Almost a spiciness...unusual for a red ale. Mouthfeel was nice, a little thick, but it worked. Very drinkable. Great stuff. msante79 (2225) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 21, 2012
12oz bottle I picked up on my way through Orlando. Pours hazy copper with off-white head. Aromas of bright citrus, tropical fruits, resiny hops, and some sweet toasted malts. Flavors of grapefruit, resiny hops, mango, some pine, caramel and toasted malts. Nice sweet malty backbone to match hop profile. About as good as an amber can get in my opinion. hivemind (915) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 18, 2012
On tap @ Barcade with James and Streets for the CCB event 09/11/2012. Dark glassy red, whatever head, sweet, beady, piney aroma, similar taste. Delicious, rich mouthfeel with notes of fresh citrus, grapefruit and possibly berry. Good noticeable malt base and a lingering caramel sweetness. sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - SEP 17, 2012
Entering old rates. Draft @ CCB
Ambrée, col beige épais. Profile alterne côté malté et houblonné fruité avec un penchant vers la malt grille/caramel. Palais garde une approche qui met en avant une bonne dose de houblon fruité entre agrumes ; tropical et un côté léger résineux/pin. Facile à boire, mais pas spécialement ma préférée.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Thanks to Kevin for the bottle! Poured lighter orange with a short, sticky beige head. The aroma picked up a heavy dose of deep, juicy darker fruits, berries, and mango, with more of the mango on the back of the nose.. I enjoyed the fruit in there. The flavor found sweeter caramel to join the fruits (raspberries, mango, and some pineapple).. black pepper, pine resin, and mixed citrus bitterness around.. spicy and bitter on the long finish. Light-medium bodied, bitter, and fairly strong on the palate.. a touch cloying at times, but still really well done. djd07 (14544) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brown ale with small frothy off white head. The aroma is fruity malt and cereal. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet fruity malt and biscuit with light dry finish. A good amber from CCB. DocLock (10702) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Pours turbid ruby brownish...the color of a blood stain after just drying, with 1-finger khaki head and a lot of floaties. Nose is barleywiney, with big resiny hops, some vinous fruit, and some old aley cobwebby malts. Tastes pretty rich, very hoppy, with notes of vinous fruit, black pepper, and finishing berry and earthy hints. This is a very complex and flavorfukl amber ale. KyotoLefty (10264) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 10, 2012
Bottle. Reddish-orange with a fine head. Nice citrus and pine hop nose, caramel, chocolate. Sweet malt flavor, caramel, slightly earthy, with a touch of cabbage. Tingly, earthy hop finish. Light, soft carbonation. Full and silky. Great balance.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 6, 2012
Bottle thanks to my awesome neighbor Rodney. Pours deep amber-red with a creamy light beige head. Nose of sweet lemons, stewed mangos, and hop resin. A bit spicy as well. Taste adds malt sweetness, a bit too much. Surprisingly good overall.