Dogbrick (14328) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2016
This beer pours a reddish-amber color with a medium foamy white head that recedes gradually to an outer ring. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, floral hops and pine. Medium body with flavors of grainy malt, piney hops and citrus. The finish is malty up front with a lingering resiny hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall. mixmasterob (1060) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Bottle from the Greenville beer exchange. Deep mahogany pour with a small off white head. Aroma was deep dark fruit, piney hops, caramel. Flavors were in the same vein with more caramel, resinous hops, fruit cake, mild yet lingering bittersweet finish. Medium plus mouthfeel with perfect carbonation. Very nicely done hoppy amber. VastActiv (7749) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2016
Tap at Maine Beer Company, Freeport. Originally rated 20160221. Colour is cloudy copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Caramel, some chocolate, some fruits, hops and malts. tillmac62 (768) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2016
BOD 1/5/16. Pours dark amber which turns a brilliant clear dark ruby under intense light. World class head volume, lacing and retention.
Outstanding, but a bit light, complex nose of citrus, pith, hints of dark fruit (fig, raisin), pine and a touch of caramel over a malt base with strong dark toasted notes.
Almost heavy medium body that is quite smooth and has a nice touch of creaminess to it. Superb carbonation with a fair burst of effervescence in the middle and a finely bubbled prickly finish.
The flavor profile is outstanding. Flavor arrives in a blended fashion that has minimal separation. It has the flavors of the nose, with dark toasted grainy malt being the most evident part of the base. Dark fruit (prune) and citric pith are the main components with a touch of pine arriving in the very mildly bittered middle. Balance is achieved with little perceived sweetness and has a very subtle caramel note. The finish is a slow fade of prune and pith. rubbishystuff (2537) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2016
From BNC. Fresh hops, almost a cherry flavor? If you are a hop head you’ll love it, but this was just too much hops. Serving: Bottle
cobaink2 (845) - seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2016
Deep red color on pour. Love the nutty malty roast, bit of biscuit flavor. The hops have a bit of honey and mango and pineapple to it. Really balanced and hope to have one again. Love it! bluejacket74 (1996) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2016
500 ml bottle, stamp on label says bottled on 121515. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a dark reddish/amber color with about an inch and a half light tan head. Head retention is good, and there’s a lot of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like toasted malt, dark fruit (raisins), pine hops, citrusy hops and some bready malt. For the most part I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there’s also some chocolate and woody earthiness noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s smooth, creamy, easy to drink and has a good amount of carbonation. I think this is a pretty good amber ale, I’d buy this again in the future. $6.99 a bottle. edwardbass (865) - Illinois, USA - JAN 22, 2016
A beer buddy shared this, and I didn’t check the bottle for a date, but it seems old. High carbonation. Light hops and strong malt aroma. Taste is roasted grain, phenolic / citrus hops, very dry with very little sweetness. Palate feels very lightweight - like something is missing. Not terrible, but not good either. madelfonatree (317) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Bottled 12/15/2015 and enjoyed 1/3/2016 in a snifter.
Look - Dark red, almost brown. Darker tan head than others. Medium bubbles settle to a ring. Lacing.
Smell - Bread. Caramel. Malt. Pine. Peach. Citrus.
Taste - Pine. Caramel malt. Light citrus.
Feel - Bitter rips tongue. Light alcohol. Carbonation is high.
Overall - This is a style than many do well. This isn’t the best or the worst. Light citrus/peach aroma is unique in something I haven’t had before. mambossa (338) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 28, 2015
Distro just hit Ohio. Obviously no Lunch or anything, but still some awesome offerings. Perfect amber pour with two finger off-white head. Nose of initial sweet toasted malt, floral and juicy lemony hops. Tate of gently toasted, rounded malt on the bottom end....flowery hoppiness, rindy linger. Very clean for an amber. Cleanliness seems to be a theme with this brewery. I can get with that.