Formerly brewed at Hub City Brewing
Style: Amber Ale
Stanley, Iowa USA


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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 2.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.46/5   ABV: -
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 12/20
kimcgolf (872) - Dacula, Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2010
I had my first Hub City (Olde Brown Porter) and was pleasantly surprised. This slop made up for it. Skunky aroma, flat appearance, skunky grainy taste, and a metallic, bland finish and aftertaste. And I’m being nice. Hope my next Hub City swings back the other way.

jkwalking05 (4743) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Rated in 2010 (Backlog) - Light amber in color wih a small off-white head. Aroma is of grain, chow mein noodles and cardboard. Taste is of cardboard and grain with a slight tartness.

crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2011
Are they inbred in Iowa? The cap says twist off yet the bottle isn’t. It is sweet and malty Amber ale, almost like a Belgian amber.

wlajwl (6885) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2011
Very mild malt sweetness and not really that much else, a very so-so ale, forgettable.

doubelknv3 (1093) - Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Must, yeast, grain, and sour fruit aroma. Amber-cooper with thin head. Mild caramel, sour fruit, grain, and yeast flavour.

FreshHawk (596) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 20, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 9, 2010 Bottle. A - Medium orange copper color with a good sized, foamy, and slightly sticky, white head. Pretty good retention with a nice sticky layer of lace left. S - Pretty strong apple and mineral aroma with a good amount of caramel malt as well. Somewhat sweet smelling. Some grassy and a bit of malty aroma as well. T - Nice caramel malt base with a fair amount of grassy taste. A nice grassy and floral hop kick comes out mid sip and it lingers after the sip a bit. Very leafy feeling with a nice touch of bitterness as well. A bit of apple taste and a touch of alcohol taste as well. Slight metallic finish. M - On the lighter side of medium body with a fair amount of carbonation. Fairly smooth, but not as creamy as I was hoping as it is a little thin. D - Fairly drinkable beer, not the most balanced but a nice mix of leafy hop bitterness and sweet caramel malt. Sometimes it seems quite drinkable and other times it’s a little harder. Notes: Decent Amber Ale that isn’t as creamy as other Ambers I’ve had and a bit hoppier and bitter. Not the best beer but it is ok.

Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 6, 2010
Bottle. Poured a hazy amber with a thin white head, light lace. Nose is bready citrusy sweet malt, plenty of grain. Taste is really grainy, grassy, little hoppy, bready, sweet, watery. Not all that enjoyable. Kind of weak, off balanced. Overall, a below average brew.

travita (5006) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2010
Bottle thanks to jkwalking05. The smell is malts, hops, cardboardy, and off. The taste is dry, cardboard, malts, and slight hops. The look is golden in color, not much white head.

bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 11, 2010
(12oz bottle, courtesy of jkwalking05) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, earth, caramel, and cardboard. Flavor of cardboard, caramel, some citrus, and apple with a thin mouthfeel.

thirdeye11 (6160) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2010
(12oz bottle thanks to jkwalking05) Pours clear amber with very light bubbles. Nose of sweet grain, cereal, funky, wet corn. Taste is very sweet, corn, bitter and off flavors. Cardboard and a watery finish.

mar (5423) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2010
bottle thanks to jkwalking05. deep amber with a cream head. plain nose, dried malts, caramel and that’s about it. decent palate, malts, caramel and dried grass.

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