mike mcneil (660) - St Augustine, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2006
A surprisingly nice hopped up amber. Pours a clear deep amber-red with a dense, tight off white head which has great durability and lacing throughout the glass. Aroma is loaded with flowery/citrusy hop notes with some background herbal and caramelly malt undertones. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and light with pleasant carbonation. Taste reveals a nice balance of the sweet caramel, lighly toasted malts with the crisp, somewhat dry citrus and spice hop contribtions. Finish shows of a fairly long, firm hop bitterness. Drinks more like a dark IPA than an anber, but was enjoyable nonetheless. jasonp (1581) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2006
Draft at DC DCH during RBSG 2006. Clear amber with an off-white head. Light aroma; faint cascade hops. Caramel and plenty of Pacific NW grapefruit and pine - could use more malt character. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Solid for an amber and not as boring as the rest. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2006
On tap, DC location, 2006 RBSG pubcrawl. Pours a clear copper/amber with a thin film of beige head and moderate visible carbonation. Aroma is a nice floral hoppiness with lighter notes of caramel malt. Flavor is moderately bitter hops and a lightly grainy malt taste. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a nice creamy texture and soft fine carbonation. Pretty run of the mill, but the aroma and mouthfeel were very nice. aracauna (3599) - Georgia, USA - JUL 17, 2006
Dark red with a soupy off-white head. The aroma is a bit of fresh piney hops and a bit of caramel. The flavor is pleasingly malty up front but finishes with an unpleasant thin bitterness. Braudog (6710) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2006
Draft at the brewpub, 5/5/06: Nice firm head on a reddish-amber brew. Big citric-hop aroma. Not quite as hoppy on the palate, smooth and tart instead. This is a GOOD amber beer with just a kiss of the hop over a solid malt goody.
JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 25, 2006
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2006 Tap at the ChopHouse. Amber coloured with a slim white head. Hops and malts in the aroma. Flavours are reasonably well balanced hops and malts with some caramel. Light to medium bodied, moderate carbonation. Not bad. TheBeerGod (6216) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2005
From a sampler at District ChopHouse in DC on September 5th, 2005. Amber bodied with a hoppy and well malted nose. Taste is hoppy and malty with dried fruits coming through along with light caramel. Body is medium with a mild carbonation feel. Finishes fruity and hoppy with light sweet malt and hints of caramel. Nuffield (4171) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Deep copper color, rich clinging off-white head. Very easy drinking, not as "NW Style" as they claim on the nearby chalkboard. Mild caramel and a bit of fruit. Simply and easy, plain but palatable, good body. (on tap at brewpub) BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2005
On draught at the brewpub: Slightly hazy, though almost clear, amber with dark copper highlights and a small off-white head. Aroma is mild in terms of hops, has some malt syrupy sweetness and a bit of grapefruit/pine hops, and maybe a bit of caramel. Taste is somewhat sweet, with notes of grapefruit (bitter though not sour), caramel, and mild toffee. Moderate carbonation (right where I like it), light-medium bodied, and a nice balanced mouthfeel. kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 8, 2005
(draught - as the "velvet") orange-amber. Mild hops aroma. Very hoppy with citrus but had a funny sour taste. Only OK.