olenickj (119) - Michigan, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle to a pint glass. Aroma: roasty, citrus. App: amber, minimal head but persistence. Taste: slightly bitter with dominant citrus flavor, not overly complex. Palate: medium body, average carbonation, medium length finish. Overall: Its worth trying, not outstanding but fairly decent Darkmagus82 (2303) - - OCT 1, 2015
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep amber color with a tiny fizzy white head. The head fades rather fast to leave a persistent foam on the top of the brew.
Smell – The aroma of the brew is rather strong of a roasted malt smell mixed with a little bit of caramel. Along with these aromas comes some light smells of an herbal and pine smell.
Taste- The taste begins with a somewhat roasty and lightly caramel tinted, but overall drier taste. As the taste moves on, it dries out even more, with much of the caramel fading and being replaced by more roast and a bit of a grainy taste. Toward the middle and the end of the taste profile some decently strong flavor of a herbal and grassy nature come to the tongue. These combined with a little bit of a return of some caramel and some new molasses flavors, to leave one with a still rather dry, but slightly sweetened roasty, and decently hopped (at least for an amber) taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel-The body of the brew is on the average with a carbonation level that is average as well. Overall the feel was appropriate for the style and the abv. and made for a rather easy drinking brew.
Overall – Nothing too special, but nothing really off about it either. Just and alright brew overall.
Foxbush (2140) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2015
12 oz bottle form the AOPD monthly beers The ale poured a clear amber with an off white head and lacing, This is nice looking ale with the aroma of citrus. This is a nicely balanced ale with subtle hop bitterness and mild brown sugar. The ale has a medium body with average carbonation. This is one the best amber ales I have had. There is also a spicy component on your tongue. This is a very easy drinking ale with a finish that has some lingering bitterness.. Bulk_Carrier (6064) - Vermont, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
I had a sixpack of it and all of the beers were always poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a somewhat transparent amber color with some carbonated bubbles rising and filling a one finger white foamy head that dissipates within about a minute. The lacing ends up sliding into the body.
The smell had a super piney hoppiness running about it with light citrusy hops coming in every now and again.
The taste was mainly bitter which lead to the same aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, it sat fairly crisp and light and showed a decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was harsh as well.
Overall, not a bad American Amber, but its basically just okay for the style and to me. Paynis (45) - Saco, Maine, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Smooth and drinkable with a slightly bitter finish. Not as much flavor overall as i would have liked so maybe something for the warm early fall... Something stronger for when it gets colder though
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brokensail (16689) - Dublin, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
On tap @ Southpaw BBQ. Copper pour with a white head. Aroma is onion, garlic, and pine. Some sweet toasted bread, caramel, and nuts, too. A touch of soap. Flavor is sweet up front with a rather strong bitterness on the finish. Lots of onion and pine. Toast, caramel, and nuts. Light orange peel. Not a fan. heronn (2) - - NOV 18, 2013 does not count
floral, grass, herbs, earthy, amber, clear, frothy, light sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, medium body, average carbonation, bitter, sonnycheeba (6539) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Tap. Pours clear copper with thin, fizzy off-white head. Aroma is caramel and cookie malts, candy sugar, berries, and floral notes. Flavor is dry malts, light grassy hops, fig, and faint toast; dry finish. Light/medium body and low carbonation. AirForceHops (8026) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Draft @ Ale House Amesbury, MA. Clear amber color with no head. From the first sniff I knew I would be disappointed with this brew. It smells like they used Shipyard house yeast. (I really don’t like Ringwood) It smells like caramel malt and dirty dish water. The carbonation is fizzy like soda. The body is really thin. Oh man!... the flavor tastes like it smells. I would suggest that if Peak doesn’t have the capacity to brew all their beer in house, don’t contract it out for Shipyard to brew it. I didn’t finish my pint. Berard (639) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Draft. Pours golden brown with white head that dissipates. Light carbonation with earthy nutty flavor. Nice hop flavor on the back with some sweetness mixed in
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