tapefuzz (813) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 30, 2017 Doghair (464) - Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
When you first pour and stick you nose in the glass it’s like a hop bouquet. Wonderful! One of settles you get more of the malt. Taste is well balanced. The malt flavors are well pronounced and the hops are not overwhelming. Great beer!
On tap at brewery. Pours an amber, reddish-brown with a small off-white head. Aroma is floral hops, toffee, grapefruit, light earth, and a little something tropical. Taste is very hoppy; toffee, earth, some caramel, coffee, pine, and some toast. Medium body. Medium carbonation. Crisp mouthfeel - although a little too heavy for the style. HeadyDE (873) - Delaware, USA - OCT 27, 2017
Could of sworn I had rated this?, guess not,bottled 10/10, superfresh, pours a darker than anticipated amber, red color with solid frothy 1 finger head that stands for a while, nose is sweet, malt forward with some dark fruit, mouthfeel is familiar red ale, but unlike most of the style, full of flavor and intensity, I really don't like red ales, but this is worthy..solid slowrunner77 (12804) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 28, 2017
Deep amber color. Aroma is malt forward, caramel light chocolate and nuts but is also hoppy with pine and sticky spicy hops that assert themselves a little more in the flavor. Prickly with a moderate bitterness. Good red. hershiser2 (3665) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 24, 2017
Bottle, Market Street Wine Shop Downtown. Pours brown with a soft beige-tan head. Aroma is floral hops, pine, caramel, honey, resin. Flavor is toasted caramel malt, herbal notes, caramel malt, pine, slight coffee, slight chocolate. Very nice indeed. Westy1130 (109) - New York, USA - JUL 10, 2017
Pours a dark rustic/copper amber (one of the darkest amber ales I’ve seen). Piny and floral scent with dark/tropical fruits. Taste: orange, lemon and grapefruit zest with hints of oak and black cherries. Malty at first, with a hoppy after bite. Very well balanced.
Ernest (7815) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 2, 2017
Bottle (May 15, 2017 bottling) Head is initially large, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark amber. Aroma is moderately malty (graham cracker, toasted wheat bread), lightly hoppy (grapefruit, resin), with notes of clove, grape taffy, and chicory coffee. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic.
Striking sourness is undesirable for the style, and the aroma is weird too. Almost seems spiced or artificial flavoring-like. Looks nice but otherwise not pleasant. DYCSoccer17 (3708) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 17, 2017
500ml bottle from the Beer Cabin in Plattsburgh, NY. Bottled in late March. Nice roasted malt aroma with hints of maple sweetness. Light coffee and toasted notes. Light grassy hops. Hazy ruddy amber colored body with a medium light tan head. Starts with a grassy and herbal bitter hop flavor. Fair caramel malts in the middle, but then more bitterness comes in the finish. Quite hoppy. Malts are readily present in the nose, but hops seem to dominate. PotjeBier (3734) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2017
500 ml bottle. Clear deep amber color (almost brown actually). Rocky off white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma’s: resinous hops, dark malts, light roast. Retronasal it’s fruity hops, sourish, caramel. Flavor is moderate to full bitter with loght toast - hardly any sweetness. Medium bodied. Finishes slightly dry, reasonably bitter. meccahh69lol (351) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2017
Picked this one up after really enjoying Maine Beer Co.’s MO last week. This one is another example of this brewery getting away with deservedly charging 7-8 bucks for a 16.9 oz bottle. It is quite simply the best amber ale type thing ever; although classified as such, it seems in a class all itself. It has a robust rich piney divine smell to it and looks like a fuzzy red panda. It tastes like a resiny malty vision from on high blasting you with hoppy goodness and a brown backbone. I’m granting this an elusive 4.4. Good for lazy Saturdays with too cold baths and disco jams. rjplumer (1180) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 6, 2016
A zesty caramel and spice aroma.. A cloudy brown body topped with a light tan head about an inch thick to start. Crisp roasted malt with a hint of caramel. Has a hint of bitterness with a medium bodied feel.