douglas88 (8826) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from the Utah State Wine Store. Pours a clear amber color with some redness and a medium white head. A rich malty and caramel nose. The flavor is crisp malts, light hops and some metal. Light caramel also. Decent and very drinkable.
can8ianben (1513) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fairly malty with some strong bitterness in the finish. Very smooth and drinkable. Amber-orange in color.
hayduke (5100) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked this up in Safeway in Walla Walla, WA. Poured a very clear amber with big white head and light lacing. Nose of caramel malts and floral and grassy hops. Medium mouthfeel. Flavor is sweet malts and well balanced hops. Every time I rate an amber I tend to comment on how hard this style is to do well. This is slightly above average for this style, and quite drinkable.
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2009
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle. More of a traffic light amber than copper, the color is still pleasing. The head is active for a few seconds, but is quickly gone. No lace. The aroma is light, with some hops citrus and a touch of sweet grass. Flavor is not overly malty, given the amber style, with more hoppiness than most ambers. Drinks pretty smoothly; lagering probably helps that. All in all, a pretty respectable beer.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear dark gold with a 2 finger foamy off-white head that results in spotty lacing. The nose is caramel and light citrus hops. The taste is caramel, toasted malt and some light bitter citrus hop in the finish. Medium bodied – not bad.
TheSponge (342) - Lynnwood, Washington, USA - MAR 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
6 pack of 12 oz. bottles purchased at Safeway in Lynnwood, WA. Pours a beautiful amber/copper color with a foamy white head. Flavor: The perfect amount of hops, with balanced malt...hints of
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAR 3, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz Bomber – 99 Bottles – Federal Way, WA
Aroma: Deep earthy aromas with lots of hops and light with malt.
Appearance: Amber in color, clear with a nice head.
Flavor: Very strong hops this beer was very un tasty. Had too much flavor and they did not blend well.
Palate: Dry finish, with a overall nice Mouthfeel.
Overall: I did not care for the beer. The beer was way too spicy and earthy. Not a good beer.
beerguy101 (5360) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on 2/4/2009. This amber ale pours a medium amber color from a 12oz bottle. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is caramel malts, fruity and sweet. A medium bodied amber. The malts are caramel and sweet. The hops are earthy. Nice balance. Tends toward the sweet malts. Good carbonation. Mouthfeel is full. Finish and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
riversideAK (6259) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Seattle Alehouse location. The aroma is somewhat grassy and peppery with some caramel malt and toast as well. Pours golden amber with a thin fluffy head. Flavors of bready malts, some sweetness, and a rather hoppier than usual grass profile as well as some pepper. Nothing amazing, but a decent solid effort.
mjg74 (3071) - La Mesa, California, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from BevMo. Medium amber/brownish in color. Aroma is lightly grassy with a little caramel. Somewhat bready malt flavored. Some dry grassy hop character. Decent sipper, but nothing special.