cmonster (1000) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 29, 2011
Pours deep amber with a slight haze. Large off-white head with good retention and lace. The aroma doesn’t pop right of the bat. Traditional malty amber notes is all I got on the nose. As it warms it improves: Floral, oak, and even some melon. Quite a bit of oak actually. Light+ sweet, light+ bitter flavors. Medium body and texture, surprisingly soft carbonation, and a grassy hopped dry finish. bwa5879 (942) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 3, 2015
Mellow cloudy orange with a very thin haze of white. Bright hoppy aroma of peach, fruit cocktail, pineapple. Average carbonation, dry finish. Tropical and dank grapefruit hop flavor as well as some more fruit cocktail, toffee, and caramel. Haslinger (929) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - OCT 9, 2013
pours a nice reddish color with a slight head. Good initial taste with good bready malt and caramel present. Solid finish JoePeesie (925) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2011
pours a redish brown with an off white head. Big Centennial hop nose and taste. Also picked up the woodiness from the barrel. There is a lot going on in the beer the back tast was for sweet and citrus fruits, spices, and malt. Interesting beer. bgburdman9 (861) - columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2013
I was very excited for this one but was very let down. It poured a hazy amber color with a huge white head. The first whiff reminded me of an infected centennial ipa I brewed that had a huge head. Flavor was slightly better but I really could not finish the whole bottle. Hopefully it was just a bad bottle but kind of sucks when you ship it across the country.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 20, 2013
Bottle. Pours murky brown with a red tint. Big frothy head that leaves a good lacing. Sweet caramel aroma and flavor. Notes of citrus, vanilla and toffee. Amber ales are not my favorite style, but I was impressed by this one. Nicely done. beerbastard (844) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 15, 2013
750 bottle from the Bruery. Lite Brown pour with lacing. Good mix of aromas. Lots of wood, pine,grapefruit. The complex mix of flavors, Cedar, Oak, grapefruits. What a fun beer! Everything is well balanced. Some spicy burn in the dry finish. This is a good one, because of the wood flavors. high_on_hops (809) - Burlingame, California, USA - MAY 24, 2013
On tap. Pours a great red-amber with a thin off-white head and lacing. It has a rich aroma of citrus hops, oak, spices like cinnamon, and vanilla with a lemon background. The flavor is citrusy hops and lemon up front with a spice middle and malt aftertaste over a medium, fizzy mouthfeel.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 26, 2011
Bottle. Crisp amber hue, thick offwhite head sustains, brilliant clarity. Nose is a blend of citrus hops, carmel-toffee, and slight oak-vanilla. Flavor is woody tones balanced out by caramel-crystal malts, high bitterness with low-med hop flavors of citrus and resin, hints of some darker chocolate, finishes sweet. Medium body, moderate carbonation, thick texture. A full flavored and layered amber ale with good wood accenting, easy drinking at 6.9%. nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JAN 11, 2011
On tap at the initiation party. Amber in color. Nice aromas of earthy fresh hops . Medium bodied with solid balanced flavors of bitter hops, lightly sweet malt with the oak giving it a great finish. A good beer for sure.