carlitos99 (184) - The Big Apple, USA - JAN 22, 2002
Nice Ale............................................... hopscotch (11420) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2002
The aroma is lightly malty and heavily floral.
This clear amber ale has a medium sized, creamy head. Excellent lacing. Mostly diminishing.
The flavor is very malty up front and fairly bitter on the backside.
Fizzy. Medium bodied. Watery mouthfeel. Medium length, slightly bitter and a very very dry, crisp finish. stephen (308) - California, USA - DEC 8, 2002
Copper red, slightly hazy. Coarse head leaving nice lace. Sweet, honey, floral aroma. Good malt backbone, well bittered with a hoppy finish. A little iced tea and a little vegetables. Oily mouthfeel and sits a bit heavy in the stomach. Recommended. Crit (4102) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2008 Sparkling amber,lasting off white head. Hop nose. Fruity green hop resin flavor, with great earty maly backbone jazz88 (2684) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 28, 2003
Bottle. A dark amber color with a foamy light brown head. Rich in malt with some citrus in the nose. A mouthful with hops and malts rushing forth. A slightly bitter aftertaste.
Indra (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - NOV 20, 2003
Citrusy, floral, earthy hop fragrance, in addition to some light caramel sweetness, toasty grain and nuttiness. Medium rosy amber color, lightly sedimented, with a lasting, creamy head and generous lacing. Malty up front, some genttly sweet caramel and honey, becoming substantially hoppy thereafter, citric, flowery, spicy, juicy and largely bitter. Medium bodied, smoothly effervescent mouthfeel. This might just as easily fall into the IPA category due to the hop level. Very drinkable and refreshing. drinkbeer (289) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - FEB 13, 2004
Very nice amber. Actually, one of the best of the style I have tried. Why? I love the assertive hops first of all. Most ambers I try are wussy in the hop department. Prohibition is doing something illegal with these hops man. Yet the beer is backed by a fairly solid caramel malt bakbone, providing decent balance. Silphium (3224) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2004
I immediately noticed the pungent pine aroma of this beer- much like that of Bells Two-Hearted Ale- with a bit of biscuit in the background. The body is rather clear copper with a thin light tan head. Flavor begins with the pine assault but biscuity, cerealy, caramely malts lend character to the brew. Leaves a bitter aftertaste. jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2004
Amber with lots of bubbles forming a medium light tan head. Pleasing citrus and caramel aroma. Bitterness dominates (odd for an amber), citrus and a touch of sweet caramel. Body is a bit on the light side. Overall one of the better ambers I have had, which granted is not saying too much. duff (5486) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2004
Castle, San Fransisco. Considering i felt like crap after a mamoth day drinking with the San Fran Krew, this wasn’t too bad. pretty relaxed and soft. Nice hop aromatics, pine, lychee, not intense at all, well balanced.