bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 6, 2006
"Poured a dark amber to lighter brown. Big head solid lacing. Aroma was of hops and caramel malts. Flavor was much the same. Was very well balanced. "
milewide (2250) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 4, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2006 Lots of hop bitterness for an amber ale, but still has the malt typical of an amber. Pretty dark amber color. Label is easy to remember! realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - SEP 4, 2006
12oz bottle poured a clear amber red color with a nice size head and good lacing. Aromas of sweet caramel malts and citrus hops. Has a good balance with a firm bitterness. Has a dry hoppy finish with the alcohol out of the picture. Dorwart (2590) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 2, 2006
Decent sized off-white head of fine bubbles. Decent carbonation. Nice hoppy aroma. Some roasted malts along with a bit of spruce. Dark brownish amber in color. Dry and pretty bitter flavor. Some roasted malts with a little grittiness. Bitterness a little on the harsh side. Finish is dry and bitter with a little sweetness and finishes up pretty clean. Decent but nothing special. Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2006
(Bottle at OT, Stockhom) Pours a bit hazy red amber with a small white head. Smells pine and citrus hops. Malty. Some vanilla. Tastes malt with pine hops. Pineapple. Like a classic american pale ale, but amber. Nothing special but good. Great bottle design.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2006
Pours amber with a nice red tint to it. Medium to thin light brown head. Nice and hoppy aroma for an amber ale. Initial taste is of the citrus hops followed by a good malt balance. A little more caramel taste is present as it warms. The is an easy drinking beer, very crisp and clean finish. Light to medium body. Not your typical amber, but I like it. shigadeyo (3740) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 15, 2006
Nice amber color with a slight chill haze. Creamy light tan head that laces nicely. Gentle carbonation. Wonderful hop aroma that is making my mouth water! Hoppy with citris flavors at first followed by a good amount of malt to balance it. Finishes with a mild hop bitterness that leaves me wanting more! I would have mistaken this for a pale ale if I didn’t already know it was an amber ale.
12 oz bottle, $1.35 from River’s Bend. bhensonb (15251) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 12, 2006
NIce aroma of citrusy hop with underlying malt. Beautiful copper/amber color with a light tan head. Starts with wonderful hops, mostly citrusy, followed by a thrust of malt, ending with very nice bitterness, possibly with some pine coming past the citrus. It’s all in the perception. There’s some sort of tobacco type spice? in the finish? Maybe it’s a bit of herbal note. There’s something there. Really very good. dwyerpg (6188) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 11, 2006
Hops throughout the aroma. No head. The haps are in this so much to the point that it makes you think of an APA more than an amber. And I’m not complaining. A little caramel in the finish. stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Bottle sampled at Issac Newtons. Pours amber with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, citrus, hops, and slight fruit. The flavor is hoppy bitter, fruit, citrus, and sweet caramel malts. Good body, good brew.