dirtymike (2016) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 14, 2004
Amber in color with a small white head. Citrus aroma with a touch of malt.Bitter flavor with citrus hop character and a toasted malt backbone. ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2004
good smell, nice tan color head. easy going down. a typical rogue beer- good. has a nutty flavor. i like i like nigos (631) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2004
Nice deep red almost mahogany hue with a pillowing off white creamy head. Pronounced fruity nose of apricot and hint a hint a caramel. Malty, nutty taste with a roast background and slightly sappy hoppy bitter finish. An interesting beer but a little thinner and less to my taste than the other fine rogue ale I have sampled to date. Still at least there is no nasty adjucts. Gromit (478) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2004
Pours a nice mohagany color with a decent head and quite a bit of lacing.
Scent is like a hoppy Amber; malty yet floral.
Taste is...different. I was expecting something like Deschutes' Cinder Cone Red, but this has little in common. It's not nearly as floral and has more caramel. There's an English Bitter taste to it as well, I think, but I can't quite put my finger on what it is. It's almost astringent.
Mouthfeel has that tart candy thing going on but is otherwise rather full and creamy. Overall for an Amber it's quite good, but otherwise it's okay. Admittedly, I'm not a huge Amber fan but I had higher expectations for this.
GreatStelle (363) - Chico, California, USA - MAR 10, 2004
Very tasty for an amber. So many ambers lack a true malty and hoppy flavor resulting in a bland beer. This however was very good. A bit more hoppier and dry than the average amber. That is a good this though. It had a nice long finish and bit of a bitter kick. Nice job Rogue!
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2004
Deep amber in colour, generous head and nice lacing. Aroma was hoppy, citrus(grapefruit), some pine with a caramel sweetness. Flavour of malt, caramel, fair amount of hops. Wonderfully balanced. Finished with a mild bitternessm slightly dry. Thanks for this one omnivore. Malakin (470) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 7, 2004
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2004 Tasty malt flavour in this one, decent hop bitterness to ofset things so it's not too sweet and a bit of hop aroma. beerhugger (572) - Oshawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2004
Beautiful reddish-brown colour topped with a frothy tan head. Plenty of lacing to let you know it was here. Nutty and more assertively hoppy than many ambers might be. Also noticeable malts and a hint of butterscotch. Smoothly bitter caramel flavour leads to a lingering bitter citrus finish. Quite nice. Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2004
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2008 Draft. Deep dark amber color with a nice tan head. Great lacing. Nutty walnut, cocoa and roasted malt taste balances perfectly with the hop bitterness. EdPaulsen (117) - Rochester, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2004
i don't know what an 'amber ale' is, but this tasted like a nicely hopped beer with a malty, roasty finish. very drinkable taste and strengthwise and very well rounded.
i'll send a recommendation for it, when you walk in the store surrounded by a sea of very vague looking rogue beers