kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle via Liquid SOl. Pours a muddy reddish brown with a small head. Nose is phenolic and some herbal hops. Taste starts with some grainy malts, a lot of alcohol and finishes with a smack you upsdie the head big dose of pine and grapefruit hoppiness. Body is medium/heavy, carbonation is light to medium. More of an IPA than an Amber ale.
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear copper with a fleeting head. Nice aroma is caramel and toffee with spices. Smooth medium body. Good malt driven flavor is braised caramel with some smoke and milky custard. Finishes nicely bitter. One of Hales old school brews, and one their best.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber, big head, lively carbonation. Aroma and flavor fall on the malty side, a tad perfumey. Somewhat of a thin mouthfeel and stale. However, I believe that this beer would be much better back in the fall when it was supposed to be consumed. Overall, it is a decent amber.
spikester (606) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 16, 2008
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 8, 2008 Pours dark amber from the 12 ounce bottle with one finger cream color head and lots of lacing. Aroma is floral hops. Taste is full roasted malts to almost balance the darkly bitter hop flavor. Less carbonation than most. Pleasant and easy drinker.
biz82 (1327) - austin, Texas, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky amber with little head. Pleasant caramel malt and floral hop aroma. Strong hop flavor with good balancing sweet caramel malt and bitterness. Centennial hops? A bit thin in body and has some astringency. Not bad.
hopdog (11888) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper and cloudy amber color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, floral hops, and caramel. Tastes of citrus, floral hops, lighter caramel, earthy, and pine.
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - MAR 2, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft from the excellent brewpub in Fremont, Washington, this excellently made Amber has the perfect balance of sweet malt and earthy hops. Very impressive.
cathcacr (646) - Oregon, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In appearance, mouthfeel, texture and palate, this is very much like a Hair of the Dog beer. Appearance is an unfiltered deep golden-brown with a lingering, hard head. Flavor is rather standard for a harvest ale, but the throatfeel, carbonationy finish, after-taste, and gut-feel is all HoTD.
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Hales Ales Seattle pours out a clear amber topped with a tan cream head. A nice combo of sweet malts and light hops. A nice little bitter end on this brew.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy dark red-orange with small beige head. The aroma is fresh and fruity hops with some pine, sweet earthiness, and caramel. The flavor has a slightly grassy hop kick at first, then some piney bitterness. Beneath that is sugary sweet malt, toffee, and burnt caramel. The finish is bittersweet and slightly ashy. This is a reasonably tasty brew.