RATINGS: 224   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11/5   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
Medium-bodied with an appealing amber hue, this is the First Ale of the Republic. Its organic pale, Munich, and crystal malts create a gentle sweet character that is difficult to resist. From organic Hallertauer hops come a zesty flavor and aroma that beautifully balance Organic Ambers malt profile. The result: Truly delicious ale that salutes organic farmers and all the goodness they bring to our tables.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
rich42 (128) - USA - OCT 15, 2002
amber in color. complex malt flavors. medium hopping. floral nose. nice bready flavors. general theme seems to be light and lively. very well balanced. I like this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BillKismet (3887) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 11, 2015
Lovely amber hue, ok head. Gentle hop aroma melds well with medium crystal malts. The body is also well balanced between easy hoppyness, and slightly sweet crystal malts with a touch of chewyness. This one has a good body too it and I think the sum amounts to more than the parts. A really solid amber.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
katrinaez (1502) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2015
A quality amber. Nice dry start with a lightly sweet finish. Not too hoppy with light malt. Bottle.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FrenchieK (20) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 21, 2015
Pours a slightly hazy sparkling amber-orange with a small off-white head. Very sweet aroma of fruit and sugar. Taste is also quite sweet and sugary with some caramel malt, grain, breadiness and very mild hops. Thin bodied.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
malvrich (264) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2015
12 oz. brown bottle into a halice A: Very hazy murky dirty tawny pond water color. Small 1/4" haed quickly rose and fell leaving spotty lacing down the glass. S: Malty smell with earthy hops blending nicely with toffee. Slightly nutty. T: Caramel malt flavor with toasty bread and a thin sweetness. I do still get and like the earthy hallertau flavor. Tastes kind of watery overall. Not very complex but the beer is very cold. The slight nuttiness from the nose opens up a bit as it warms.Also a faint piney note but too little too late flavorwise to save this from mediocrity. M: Thin feel and slightly lacking in carbonation, however the sweet note lingers a bit. O: Really wanted to get into this since its certified organic, but nothing wows me here. Reminds me a bit of Bells Amber but not as good. The watery feel is a bit of a turnoff.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HippieFee (350) - - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle - slight malt flavor with no bitterness. Carmel flavor. Typical Amber style beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (14979) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
On tap at Fish Tale Brewpub, pours a filthy orange amber with a small white head. Aroma is nearly non-existent, with light bready notes and very subtle hops. Flavour is along the same lines, with dry bready malts and light hops. Boring incarnate - competent but nothing to this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (13170) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
Draft - Light caramel malts. Dirty yellow brown with a decent white head. Caramel with a light bitter bite. Simple and nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
slowrunner77 (10418) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 26, 2014
"has a bit too much of what my buddy calls "dirt malt" for me to really get into this one. spicy hops in the aroma and flavor, enough to balance and then some, but the mix of flavors is so so at best."

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stuedmaster (346) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2014
22 oz. bomber from Emerald Liquor. Nice colorful label and amusing name, and kudos for being organic. Aroma is spicy, nutty, bread, with slight pine notes. Pours hazy amber/orange with a decent white head and spotty lacing. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter, light and refreshing with enough malt backbone to give it body. The Santiam hops add a spiciness and uniqueness to the flavor. Palate is light to medium body, slick texture, average carb., and balanced finish. It reminds me of a classic British pale ale.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bulk_Carrier (4097) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Reviewed from notes. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a decent hazy looking orange color with a quickly dissipating one finger white foamy head. There was some light lacing that slid into the beer. The smell had some roasty dried caramel malts that showed some light sweetness. Also, there were some light nuts. The taste was mainly sweet but also had a decent roasty dried caramel. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a slight watery finish. Overall, weird beer. I guess its just weird beer night. Would I have this again, probably not on purpose but I still could be swayed if I had to.

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