bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - OCT 12, 2005
on draft bellvue, WA...some weird offshoot of redhook. crisp nose of frank essence with small amt of citrus. mouth pushes a bitter backbone from the aftertaste of the beer. crisp yet biting. reminds me of anchor steam. maltdog (626) - New Mexico, USA - JUL 11, 2005
Purchased fresh at the brewery in WA, sampled barely chilled in a tulip glass. Yeast-cloudy copper/orange... somewhere between polished bronze and cantaloupe flesh... with a small ecru head. Bright aromas of spicy licorice, caramel, menthol, and nutmeg. Flavors are complex and fascinating; rye and breadcrust, peppery spice, honey, yeast, walnut, juniper, and a hint of bubblegum. Medium bodied, tingly on the tongue, kind of coats the mouth like static cling. Mildy bitter, cedary aftertaste. All elements blend seamlessly. I think the "amber ale" classification is misleading- I consider it more of a hybrid or "specialty" style. Refreshing, tasty, and unusually spicy; rivals a top-notch Belgian ale. Wow! UNCCTF (588) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - JUN 12, 2005
Bottled. A very good amber with nice balance and a good slightly hoppy finish. Good full body. Wish we could get this on the east coast. apost8n8 (123) - USA - MAY 26, 2005
Anthony’s - Belingham, WA
Tasted like a generic amber, decent beer but no special. Mild hops and malt but a little watery KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2005
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2006 Re-Rate. Bottle at Aunt Judy and Uncle Tom’s, Bainbridge Island, WA. Pours cloudy and viscous amber; a faint head and carbonation are evident, as is a whisper of yeast. Aroma is faint malt with grapefruit and a slight peach. Flavor is watery-sweet corn with a malty undertone. My girlfriend, Corey, says of the palate: "Fizzy on the tongue." I say it has a dagger-like intensity. Offensive! Average at best; leaves no lasting impression.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2005
Lightly hopped with some kind of boring malt, it’s not bad just boring. Some slightly sweet hints with a touch of tinniness and corn. Seems to have that graininess of many lagers, like a beefed-up pilsner. Just boring. kyzr (1602) - Montana, USA - APR 28, 2005
Nice amber color. Nose of hops. Flavor was more of extra hopped ale than that of an amber. I got more citrus tones than malt. Like someone said before, was more like an ESP than amber.brownaler (742) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Earlier Rating: 7/20/2004 Total Score: 3.2
Amber in color with a quick head. Citrus with a touch of yeast nose. Hints of hoppy citrus with light malt balance. Clean finish to it.
Hazy orange appearance. Has a sharp hop tinge in the front with a trace of lemon in the finish. A nice drinkable amber ale. beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2005
From the bottle this pours a clear amber with a medium white head. Moderate citrus hop aroma, with a slight metallic note. Taste starts with a very watery palate, light fruity malts followed by a mild hop finish. Not much to this beer, just mild flavors. I remember the tap version tasting much better than this. nmoskop (79) - Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2005
Nice amber ale...a little more hop than others I’ve tried. Medium frothy head smells more like a mild american pale ale. Clean, crisp aftertaste...not a bad brew at all.