IrishBoy (4228) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 9, 2006
Draft at Bakersifelds Brews in The Village Nose of caramel with some hoppiness added. Hazy cherry walnut color with a small brown head; flavor showed caramel malts and rosatiness with a nice hop finish! Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Thank you Jak, from work....Pours a slightly cloudy amber hue with a frothy head that fades slowly with nice lacing. Aromas of a touch of cumin, hay, a little touch of hops, a little caramel and a mild touch of pine. Mouth feel is medium bodied with a mild hop bitterness. Flavors of pine, mild carbonation, and a touch of ketchup/cumin. The cascades aren’t as noticeable as the amarillo hops, maybe because I am from so cal which is a cascade haven. Very well balanced for the style that I’m normally not a big fan of. A definite session ale. fro2218 (471) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2007
Not too bad for a california red. I was expecting a "red" ipa. What I got was actually more malty and nutty. The hops were kept in check and this was a nice change of pace. Odeed (1805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 10, 2006
anber body with an off white head.lots of sweet caramel in the aroma.same goes for the flavor.mouthfeel was on the medium side and for an amber this is awsome. Enniskillen (2060) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 15, 2009
Deep Ruby, almost brown, thin white head. Aroma is malty, light caramel, plums. Taste is fairly hoppy with a mild background hoppiness, faint chocolate.
blipp (9598) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 14, 2016
Draft at BBQ. Pours amber red with an off white head. Toasted bready and lightly sweet malts, light earthy bitterness, and a quick balanced finish. Quite drinkable. hopdog (12953) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2007
22oz bottle acquired in trade with Odeed (thanks!). Poured a deeper and slightly hazy amber color with a large sized off white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, toasted malts, and oranges. Tastes of sweet caramel, toasted malts, and light citrus. Definitely on the sweeter, maltier side. shadey (2148) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 4, 2007
22oz bottle acquired in trade. The pour is surpirsingly dark for an amber ale. Deep dark red. Head reduces to a thin layer of creamy tight bubbles. Some lacing. Aroma is sweet with some indication that there is hops present as well. Flavor is initially sweet but I can quickly taste some light hops. Some fruity notes as well. It’s pretty much to style - caramel malts with just touch of hops to keep it from being overly sweet. Definitely quality if not overly interesting. ChainGangGuy (4919) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Appearance: Pours a hazy red body with a profusely fizzy, off-white head.
Smell: Aroma of caramel malts, toasted grains, and a mild citrus hop presence.
Taste: Caramel maltiness with a nice measure of sweetness. Notes of toasted grains and lemon. A spicy, earth bitterness emerges on the finishes, but remains rather light. Simple and straightforward, but this is an amber ale we’re talking about.
Mouthfeel: Medium-thin body. Moderate carbonation.
Drinkability: Though I’d prefer a more milder level of carbonation, I still thought this one was pretty good. Ratman197 (15216) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Bomber courtesy of Odeed poured a clear dark reddish amber with a lingering ring of amber foam. Aromas of cocoa, carmel, light earthiness and light fruitiness. Palate was light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, carmel, earthiness and black cherry with a smooth lingering malty finish.