wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2013
Pours medium clear amber. Head is white and leaves a nice lattice on the sides of the glass. Nose is a quality overall balance of fresh caramel malt and bready complexities and light citrus, floral, and spicy hops. Further evalutation of the hops definitely lends the spicy, grapefrut rind aroma/flavor. Flavor is full with the caramels but finishes dry and has a firm bitteress that balances the sweetness well. I enjoyed this as it was very fresh. Glad they didn’t call it an IPA. DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 11, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at kerenmk’s place. Thanks kerenmk. Almost clear copper-amber. Aroma of malt, some caramel and floral and slightly citric hops, a bit stale. Flavor has some sweetish maltiness, slightly caramelly, and nice bitter floral and grapefruity hops. Medium-bodied, a bit over-carbonated. A bit past its prime but still quite pleasant. wmubronco1992 (709) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours amber with off white head. Some lacing. Grapefruit aroma. Flavor of caramel and some citrusy hops. Definitely wasn’t expecting this to be an amber based on the name. Tasted much more like a pale ale. Overall a solid beer. hman43 (1885) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2013
The pour left an incredibly, fluffy head. This is one of the thickest heads I’ve seen from a brew yet. It has an extremely, well balanced hops aroma. It is golden in color. It’s an quality, hops oriented brew full of flavor and taste. r464 (2377) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 8, 2013
Hoppy aroma. Balanced with a good crisp body and a strong, dry, bitter hoppy finish.
574deadzone (1420) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 6, 2013
Pours a chameleon color: it’s actually a lighter gold in the light, a darker gold toward amber away from it, hazy with some sediment, and a really huge and quickly forming rocky off-white head that stacks up tall and leaves some intricate clumpy lace. Nose presents as an intensely dry floral pine combo with some grapefruit peel and a dash of sweet grain. If there’s any sweetness, the bitterness completely covers it up, and some tartness actually shows up. Lighter bodied, lots of carbonation, with a puckering dry finish. It doesn’t look or act like what you’d expect of an amber. Not sure on the freshness of the bottle I got, but the hops are fairly in your face for a mere 43 IBUs. It’s almost like a ginger ale. Beer cocktail folks could do something with this and gin. It’s a fairly decent brew in its own right, but definitely a surprise. aracauna (3705) - Georgia, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Clear copper. Hops dominate. Lingering bitterness that’s a touch on the harsh side. Expected amber maltiness, but this is a hoppy beer first. Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - APR 29, 2013
I really liked it, but wasn't sure whether to rate it as an Amber(what it said on the bottle) or a Pale Ale(what it tasted like). Too malty for a Pale; too hoppy for an Amber...still enjoyed drinking it though.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone jimmytalent (84) - New York, USA - APR 29, 2013
Pours a dark amber with small white head. Smells of hops and a little citrus. Strong flavor. Pine, little citrus, and lots of hops keep your palate occupied. Overall good beer. Thirsty Dog proves themselves time and time again.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours a nice clear amber. Hoppy, clean and solid. More of an APA to me.