jmohno (1641) - Iowa, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Clear dark ruby red.Light head froth light lacing.
Aroma is nice fresh hops pungent herbal dankish resin with light citrus tones,some sweet dark toffee,busicuit malt. It turnes pretty herbal mostly as it warms.
Very smooth,creamy,hoppy more on the herbal earthy side with dark carmel light roast mild chocolate. More citrusy in the finish,very good balance of malt/hop taste. Enjoyable beer. rondphoto (4488) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Clear dark amber with a frothy, long-lasting off-white head and swirling lace. The taste is an immediate combination of caramel malt and light, but persistent, US hops. The bitter and sweet balance each other well, making this highly desirable for anyone who likes their malt and is open to the hop experience. Well-conceived and executed light amber ale. Recommended. TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - AUG 10, 2012
At a benefit dinner, 6oz pour.
Great aroma and appearcance. Solid red with a good taste. Hoppy finish left me not thrilled with flavor but overall a solid beer. bs476 (80) - - AUG 8, 2012
Provided description hits all the points: Caramel on the nose with piney hops balancing out a leathery subtlety. Very enjoyable. Literally said "wow!" when I poured it. Excellent! TheGB (578) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2012
Hop aroma fills the room as soon as you open the bottle. Pours red with a nice pillowy head. Aroma of spicy hops, some malt and yeast. Nice palate, pretty spicy with some acidity.
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Terminus (3702) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Bottle-purchased at Toucan Market in Las Cruces, NM-pours deep copper amber hue with a lovely soapy eggshell head. nose quite hoppy yet accented by carmel malts yet a little on the mushy side. the hops try to cover up the fault here however, it still there in the nose. slightly metallic as well. the hop notes are woody, light pine, and some floral. flavors are pretty big for an amber-lots of carmel malt base (sweet, sugary, lightly nutty) with a nice dose of piney/minty hop qualities. I was expecting a little more hops however, for an amber ale, it is definately above the competition in that category. long caramel malt base with lingering woody hop notes. not a bad beer! cubs (10677) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Tap @ Washbar Foco. Clear, dark amber appearance with a cream colored head. Somewhat grapefruity/citrusy, floral/herbal hoppy, toasty malty aroma. Mild caramel, toasty malty, fairly spicy, herbal, somewhat piney, light fruity hoppy flavor. Fairly clean but rather uninspired. TomTron (455) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Pours a clear amber with a thin off white head with decent lacing. Aromas of roasted malts, toast, and grain. Taste has a good bit of caramel malts in it with a decent amount of upfront hop bite but a watery finish. It also kind of tastes like burnt toast after a little bit. Not a bad fall offering but also not the best. Wish more breweries would give the Oktoberfest style a go instead of making beers that are similar but range too far from the style. KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Tap at The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, CO. Pours an average amber with an aroma of grapefruit leaves, light biscuit, and a touch of strawberry. Flavor is autumn grapefruit jam on toast with an orange peel finish. Average mouthfeel. Not bad; above average Octoberfest. dbarnold (1127) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2012
light, hoppy, red ale. Pours clear red, moderate carbonation. It;s got some malty, creamyness from the red malt, some light hops in the nose and on the finish of the palate. Taste like hoptober, but a little muddled in the palate from the red, and a little creamier.