superspak (5229) - Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 6/21/2013. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep orange/copper color with a 1-2 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toffee, toasted biscuit, light nuttiness, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus hops and dark/bready malt notes; with solid strength. Taste of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toasted biscuit, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Light floral/pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toasted biscuit, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice balance and solid robustness of citrus hops and dark/bready malt; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a smooth, crisp, and fairly thin mouthfeel that is okay. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a pretty solid amber ale. Well balanced citrus hop and dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. Could use some more flavor and body, but pretty enjoyable otherwise.
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber at home. Pours an amber-gold clear beer with a little haze, no big deal. The head is finger-width, off-white, pillowy, and persistent. The aroma is cereal malts and slight toast with bready sourness. Once you dive into this head you get mostly roasty malts with slight sweetness, quickly overpowered by the cascade hops, which round out the taste with classic bitterness. Pleasant overall, but I like my ambers just a little less hoppy.
vulcanmeister (269) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours from 12 ounce bottle. Clear amber with large white head. Aromas was biscutiy, floral hops,and floral. Flavor malty, pine, slight bitterness. Medium body and light carbonation. Sweet malty finish. Nicely hoppy amber ale.
Bulk_Carrier (4752) - Essex Junction, Vermont, USA - AUG 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Hangar on the Wharf before the Alaskan Brewing Company’s festivities of dishing out their Kvass with BrewDogs.
This one was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a decent hazy amber to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that left some sporadic messy lacing here and there.
The smell had a dampened and somewhat rich caramel roasted maltiness. Eventually as it warmed, there was a light herbal and almost earthy weirdness coming through.
The taste was mainly sweet but through the caramel entranced maltiness. As it warmed, there was a light toasty/nuttiness trying to come through.
On the palate, this one sat right about a medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. The carbonation was decent for the style and okay to me. It was nothing bad, but nothing outstanding.
Overall, decent amber ale to have again, probably not one to seek out.
Brentv (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Pours a hazy worn copper color with a small white head. Aroma of caramel and bread. Taste is the same, sweetish, no noticeable hops. Medium mouthfeel.
Westchesterco (1951) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JUL 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 3/20
On tap at Brewster’s in Calgary it is avclrar golden color with a slight head. The aroroma is malty with the taste of slightly bitter grain that is thin
maxwelldeux (4373) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, as "Portland Imperial Mac’s". Pours a clear amber color with a small white head on it. Nose is a bit bready with a fair amount of caramel in it. Taste is a bit sweet and pleasantly effervescent (after drinking some sake), with a slightly bitter backbone.
zoucrew102 (1679) - - APR 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle in Portland, or. Hop aroma with notes of caramel malt sweetness. Pours caramel colored with a thin off white head and pretty good lacing. Good caramel malt flavors and very smooth to start. Follows with a dry, slightly bitter finish. Nice, refreshing amber.
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark color large head. Charred malt and hops. Smooth, malt, hops and finishes slightly sour with some bitterness. Good beer
BVukelich (37) - Algona, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich copper color with a thick head. I didn’t pick up much on the aroma, light floral hop notes. Taste was not overly hopped and definitely not too sweet but a bit thin, watery. Unfortunately, it just across as mediocre at best. Not a real standout in aroma or taste. Incredible lace that absolutely decorated the glass. Mouthfeel was average, light body. No horrible aftertaste but also nothing that pulls you back for another sip. The low abv and average character make it a sessionable contender but not on a regular basis.