Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 3, 2004
Muddy amber color, thin, brief beige head.
Aroma: an all-malty affair, minor floral hops, mostly caramel and a touch of toffee, with a glimmer of fruit. sweet and appealing.
Taste: more of the same from the aroma, save for a hoppier bite appearing on the palate that fades back until next we sip. A bit of roastiness, too, but, again, it’s all caramel and some fruit, a bit of apple and apricot, masked in sweet candy goo and sprinkled with hops.
A nice, juicy, tasty quaffer. Easy drinker, ’nuff said..except that I like the cartoon cat on the label, he looks like a tough little kitty...probably needs a stronger beer in that mug...or maybe he’s just getting started...something bugs me, though...I can dig the hat, eyepatch, ring in the ear, but why’s a cat gotta wear a shirt? That’s just silly!
AlabastorJones (815) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2004
pink/tan clear body with a soapy white head on its shoulders, piney malt hop nose, sweet malt flavor with a good hop bite, clean buttery finish, I have to commend Lost Coast on their labels, if I were a Lost Coast label then I might be able to truly like myself for who I am. OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2004
Bottle at the Freakin Frog. Ok nose, carmel/citrus/ something funky. Its been in other beers, think in the hops. Clean orange amber color. Small head. Bitter flavors, malty. Carmel and sour. Though I can’t place what it is. Thinner body, litely creamy mouthfeel. Tasty bitter amber JPDIPSO (6286) - Wauwatosa, USA - OCT 1, 2004
Amber color with a stable two finger head of bone colored bubbles. Smells like an amber, with lightly toasted malt and hint of herb/grassy hops. Fairly dry with a touch of malt swetness mid gulp. Decent balance early with malt and hops well mixed. Drys out and gets a bit woody in the finish. Just another amber brew, drinkable with few faults and little more. IndianaRed (5027) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 22, 2004
Bottle pours a deep brown/amber with a fizy off-white head that settles down in a hurry leaving very little lacing.. Aroma is of deep roasted malts right up front and some hops that are trying to peek through. Flafor is quite sweet, and bready or biscuity. The hops a barely a player here, as the malts and sweet flavor is dominant. Feel is nothing special. After taste is a slight hopy/woody taste.
Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 10, 2004
Bottle: Clear orange with a thiin white head. Biscuity sweet, lightly fizzy palate. ericnixon (745) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 10, 2004
Nice clear amber color with a light malty nose. Very watery mouthfeel with a light maltiness and a single sharp hop! flavor that fades just as quickly. Pretty good, but it seems lacking. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2004
This is up there with boont amber as far as quality and balance in an amber ale. Great malty caramel flavor and aroma balanced perfectly with hops all around. I think many people dont like ambers- and Im not crazy about them either- but it is good for what it is. motelpogo (8031) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - SEP 5, 2004
on tap at lost coast. quite sweet, light hint of marmalade and toffee, quite pleasant nonetheless apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2004
Nice looking reddish copper body, but barely a head at all. Decently hopped and sweet aroma - it smells great. The flavor isn’t bad either, but the body is a little thin, and it finishes too thin. The finish has some ashiness to it, that isn’t altogether great.