cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
pours a dark ruby red with a light tan head. The nose is of a dipa gone south. Sweet malts, fruity berries, a hint of musk, and a faint note of citrus. The taste is stale and papery, sweet caramel malt, berries, cardboard, resinous hop. Highly carbonated, soft body, a hint thin. FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Huge thanks to 4balance (on BA) for this and several other awesome beers!
Poured from 16oz can to dimpled mug:
Pours exactly as it should: a still, amber body capped with healthy dollops of off-white cream and sticky lacing.
The nose is pretty intriguing... spruce-like hops, caramel malts, quite fresh... fresh grass, soft fruits, pretty inviting for what is typically such a tame genre.
Smooth on the tongue. Served just bellow cellar temp, the dense, creamy head make this one too easy to drink. This maintains a level of complexity without taking away from its approachability, which is a balance that isn’t often achieved. Many of the highlights from the aroma show themselves in the taste.
Overall, very grateful to have had the opportunity to try this one. And especially grateful that I’ve got another in the fridge! dionysus (1486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Can courtesy of JCB. Pour is deep amber with a creamy tan head. Aroma shows biscuit and caramel sweetness with some herbal hops and a touch of pine. Flavor is somewhat sweet with underlying notes of apple, light citrus, and some floral/earthy character as well. Overall body is moderate and the finish is lightly bitter. Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Can : Pour is murk dark golden with a large, frothy, off white head in this glass. It seems overcarbonated, I suppose - and turns into this chunks english muffin look - it retains well, sticky lacing. Anyway - the nose is tropical fruit salad and caramel for the most part. Definitely malt forward here - too much so in my estimation - and too sweet as well, but its still a fairly nice drinker. Tropical fruits, cream, caramel, and a hop bitterness does present itself near the finish. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Tallboy can - thanks, Gabe! Handsome pour, deep amber, moderately clear with a crisp head. Nose of soft biscuit malts, dry leafy hops, and just a hint of sweetness. Clean and dry and well-hopped, this is certainly better than the average amber ale I’ve had. Balanced and flavorful, pretty well done.
burg326 (5604) - Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2012
16 ounce can thanks to americbrew, pours an amber color, aromas of caramel, malt, pine and citrus. Flavor is the same, nothing great but nothing bad either, nice little brew that was a nice starter for the night. jkwalking05 (4745) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2012
Amber in color and hazy with a dense, creamy off-white head. Aroma is of tropical fruit, light floral, thick caramel and malt. Taste is of spicy hops, caramel, tropical fruit, and light grapefruit. One of the better ambers I’ve had. Probably because it’s slightly more hoppy than an amber should be...at least it’s not BORING! Rosebud butternuts (2408) - Denton, Texas, USA - DEC 14, 2011
can thanks to americanbrew. poured copper with a white head. aroma was grain, caramel, and fruity notes. flavor was grain and pine with a light body and high carbonation. LtDan (1808) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - DEC 11, 2011
Appearance: Pours a hazy amber with an off white film.travita (5008) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2011
Aroma: Caramel malts, bread, piny hops.
Taste. Citrus pine combo followed by some spicy sweet malt. Finishes with fruity bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, slightly astringent. Average carbonation.
Overall: Usually not a fan of amber ales, but when you put a generous dose of Cascade in it, it’s some next level shit.
Amber color, nice lacing beige colored head. Toasty, biscuit, malts, caramel, rich smell. Taste is malt and hop balance. Taste is plainer, but not bad.