illidurit (2341) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 16, 2008
On tap at The Red in Santa Cruz. Poured into a nonic. Dark copper but not too dark to see that it’s perfectly clear. Light tan head leaves ample lacing. Aroma is on the hoppy side, with a rather herbal quality coming through more so than the typical grapefruit. Flavor is similar. Lots of dry leafy hops with a touch of citrus, and only a bare minimum malt profile. Lack of malt makes this beer thinnish. bitbucket (2165) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Bottle. Pours clear coppery amber with a lacy off-white head.Medium body and carbonation. Citrus and toffee nose and taste. Earthy finish. Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Thanks to stefanje for this beer. Pours a very dark red tea with nice head that leaves some artistic lacing. Hop nose is very fresh and ripe...grapefruit and some honey. Flavor is pretty much and amber with a huge amount of hops...which is fine by me. Big, bitter and tasty. Finish is simply pithy flavors. Considering I like hops...I love this beer. Thanks stefan! Bigmmartin (603) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JUL 15, 2008
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2009 Bottle. Like the dscription says, possibly better thought of as a Red IPA. With that said, since I love hops, I’d drink this "amber"over any other one that I’ve tried so far. Aroma is intense, with strong hop resin...very inviting. Nice refreshing finish. I really enjoyed this one and will definitely return. ketchepillar (1198) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 14, 2008
This is one of those "ambers" that just have a lot of hops and then have a bunch of caramel malts=Amber ale on crack. That being said, hops are tasty, this was tasty.
SphinxTX (2875) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Bottle from Kegs & Barels in Plano.
Pours a hazy red amber with nice dark beige head. Aroma is of nice hoppy grapefruit. Has a great fresh hop flavor with caramel malts with a high hop bitter that is refreshing. Has medium heavy mouthfeel with medium-high carbonation. Over all a great IPA. Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2008
bottle thanks to swalden_28. pours a hazy amber with a tan head. aroma was that of grapefruit and hops. flavor was caramel, grassy hops, and floral. almost like chewing on a flower. i did like this one though. would like another please. Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Pours a nice dark amber, tan head that lasts and laces up nice. Hops dominate the aroma and the palate with a hint of malt in the backround. Mellows a little as it warms. very good Mrthirstyneck (341) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2008
for an amber ale, it’s awefully Ipa-ish! Which is a good thing. Deep dark orange-RED color. huge faomy light tan head that laces like a banshee. Mostly hops on the aroma though i picked up a little malt sweetness too. taste is lots of hops with good amounts of sweet malts poking through, really nice beer. Finish is grapefruity hoppiness with nice malts mixing in. Finish seems to last a while and transfer to mostly a bitter dry grapefruit! Great beer! timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JUL 11, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 14, 2008 Bottle from Co-op in Davis, CA. I had a little taste of this one, but definitely want to try it again. It had the hints of grapefruit, typical of GF. Only, it was fuller and maltier, which is consistent with an Amber. Very good amber ale!