Norton (333) - Southside, Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 4, 2006
Draft. Zzzzz. If you want to waste your time with a brew that does absolutely zilch to distinguish itself from the roughly 93 Billion ales out there - then THIS is the beer for YOU! It’s rust colored. There’s no head. Unmemorable aroma. Extraordinarily heavy stomach-feel. I can’t see anyone willingly drinking more than one of these. This is just generic in every sense of the word. Nothing you haven’t tasted before. If you like a good dose of heavy malt with no balance, here you go. Clearly a Sam Adams knock-off. Sorry if I sound pissy in this review but I really hate it when I waste my time trying something so seemingly half-assed. I must have gotten ahold of a bad keg and/or a dirty CO2 system, perhaps...??? GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - APR 2, 2006
Draught. Clear red-orange color with bubbly white head that laced the glass. Pleasant citrusy hop nose and flavor with malty caramel notes. Nice mix of bitter and sweet as each mouthful moves through. Tasty beer. stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 31, 2006
Bottle at Issac Newton’s. Pours amber with a reddish hue, and a thin beige head. Aroma of pine hops, citrus, fruit and sweet malts. Flavor is sweet upfront, citrus, spices are present with a bitter hoppy finish. Good body, good brew. zach8270 (4021) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2006
(bottle - 12 oz) Clear crimson pour with a quarter inch of lasting and silky looking tan head. Aroma is fruity, hoppy, peppery and slightly malty. Very bitter at the front of the flavor. The middle is just as hoppy with nice floral notes and a slight caramel malt hint. Very bitter finish. Probably the hoppiest amber ale I’ve ever run across. Thanks again Dan. walter (359) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2006
Draft, Baja Bean, Staunton VA. Reddish amber with offwhite head. Balanced nose of fruity hops and medium caramel malt. Flavor follows, with just enough bitterness to make it more like an APA in my opinion. An easy drinker with a smooth palate and medium body, very nice on tap.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - MAR 23, 2006
i used to love this beer back in the old sierra nevada days. red amber hue, with lactic head. nose of subtle sweet molasses. palate is medium bodied with more of malt toffee flavor, slightly sweet with a ich of bittering hops. Dickinsonbeer (5073) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 16, 2006
Pours a mostly clear medium to deep amber with not much of a head. Aroma has a typical amber ale character to it- but perhaps a bit old- ligth citrus malts and some light crystal malts. Somewhat stale crystal malt flavor, some light citrus hops in the end. Mostly smooth and easy to drin, but nothing special about it. droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - MAR 14, 2006
12 oz bottle poured a nice copper color and had a thin white head with decent lacing. Floral aroma with some notes of caramel, pine and citrus. Smooth flavor with a caramel, malt and a hint of honey. Good dry finish with some hop bitterness. chargerfanjess (129) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2006
Not much through on aroma. First impression was something green can not identify, but not unpleasant, I got used to it. Very lean. I had this after an Anderson Valley IPA at Yard House ranch Mirage. I will re rate when its on a better playing field NachlamSie (3570) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 11, 2006
bottle. Pours a dark copper with a white head that doesn’t go anywhere for most of the drinking session. The aroma is pretty raw: a little chalky, some floral, bitter notes. The caramel/honey sweetness is quite palatable and meshes well with the somewhat awkard bitter notes. There are plenty of more floral acidic flavors, but some plasticity comes through as well. Overall, this is not too bad for the style.