Maxamillion (103) - Glendora, California, USA - MAR 4, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2004 Nice head. Dark in color showing fullness. Flavor is pretty nice full. A little bit bitter but still a nice beer. Sham (1844) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2004
Pours a dark amber with a smaller white head and some lacing. Earthy malts in the aroma along with some floral hops. Malt flavors stand out the most, and I'm getting just a hint of the chocolate malts included. There is a slight grape accent to it as well. Medium body, spicy hop palate and a bitter finish with traces of alcohol. JahNoth (1039) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2004
Boy, what a nice beer. Beautiful, mostly clear amber color. Sweet aroma with a hint of hop. The flavor profile is dominated by malt sweetness up front, balanced with fresh dose PNW hops, and leaves a lingering spiciness. I would love to have this beer on tap and drink it all night long. Many thanks to ecrvich. AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 27, 2004
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2005 Props out to the full sail brewmasters. This beer is well, well balanced. Just the right amount of hops to malt. This goes to the flavor as well as the aroma. Nice rich malty character with plenty of malt and just enough hops to boot. Medium bodied and easy drinking. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 19, 2004
Aroma of fresh Cascade hops and grainy malt. Smooth crystal malty body with a nice hop balance. Finishes semi-sweet, lightly bitter and refreshing. A very nice amber ale.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2004
Amber color (imagine) and some head. Malt and nut aroma is enticing to a thirsty boy like me. Drank this bottle mid-session, so rating might not be a totally fair shake, but too bad. More malty than the switchback, but still has that Deschutes taste. I kind of like the floral, peppery hops in this one. Please pass another! MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - JAN 6, 2004
Poured amber with an adequate off white head. Aroma of light chocolate and malt. Flavor is malty with a little hoppiness. Finish is bitter but nice. Very good. Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2004
A nice amber body with a half-inch white head. Malty, nutty nose with a touch of toffee and a finish of light hoppiness. Smooth and very easy to drink. The flavor is light and well balanced. A nice balance of malt and subtle hops. Really a very nice session beer that is not too unlike an American-style English bitter. Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - JAN 2, 2004
Pretty good stuff. I expected it to be a slightly darker version of their Pale Ale, but it is more than that; it is fairly thick and rich. A good amber ale. AHouse (18) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 31, 2003
Sweet and malty with a reddish amber hue. slightly different after taste with a subtle carmel flavor.