hotstuff (5279) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 3, 2015 Msavage235 (90) - - APR 18, 2012
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This amber is a wanna be IPA. Nose and taste are clean, bitter hops with the slightest hint of malts. The bitterness lingers so it’s hard to get a read on the back end. Not an awful beer but I prefer less bitterness.
Rated on 3-18-2013 (Bottle) This beer’s appearance is a small beige head that is mostly lasting, hazy amber body, fast rising carbonation and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is toasted malt, pine, earthy hops, and sweet. The flavor is pine hops, semi-sweet, malt, roasted, and burnt. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this is a medium bodied beer. This beer has a lingering roasted, burnt aftertaste. I do not like the roasted, burnt aspect of this beer. BierMeHoos (650) - Maryland, USA - DEC 20, 2014
Gift from Maxbier, poured from a bottle. Poured a darkish brown with a thin palate. Taste and smell of malts, pretty mellow. dlovell2 (2379) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Pours Mahogany with an off white head. Really nice color but for an amber was kind of dark. Toasted malt aroma with light molasses and herabal hop. Flavor starts off with toasted malt and dry caramel followed with some mineral and metallilc flavors. Finishes out with a light piney bitternes. Maxbier (1000) - Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Very dark brown pour (for an Amber), tan head. Aroma is musty and yeasty. Roasty flavor and slight bitter up front. The malt flavor in this beer is all roasted malt. A little bit like a porter, a little bit like a brown. Some bitterness in the finish. Thanks to the wife for getting this out-of-state brew to Maryland. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2014
12oz bottle, which I believe I got from Big Red Liquors in Indianapolis... Pours a darker amber red color. Good khaki head, with good retention. Leaves good thicker lace. Medium body. Smooth, kind of crisp, lighter carbonation. Kind of a nice, creamy texture. Good caramel, toasty malt. Some light earthy and piney hop. Moderate bitter taste, lighter sweet. Pretty nice amber ale. Better than expected. Was nice to enjoy with my spicy asian dinner
patrick767 (4474) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 28, 2014
tap - Pours dark amber with a lingering light tan, lacing head. It has a mild caramel malt aroma. The flavor is sweet caramel malt up front leading into well balanced hops with a slight hint of citrus. It’s moderately bitter and medium bodied with some mild bitterness in the finish. Pretty good. b3shine (9257) - Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Bottle to pint. Looks good for the style; a translucent amber with light beige head that dissipates into lacing fairly quickly. Smells solid too; malty with notes of caramel, candy, and hops. Tastes like it smells, but not as robust and balanced. Definitely more bitter as well. Average on the palate. A solid amber. ClassyBeagle (376) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2013
FROM NOTES: July 20. ’12
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tasting glass.
A: Subtle citrus notes and faint sweet malt notes as well.
A: Pours a very murky, dark brown with a thin off-white head.
T: Sweeter caramel malts and light bitter citrus hop flavor to finish. Kinda reminds me of a brown ale. I’d really like to see this beer pack a little bit more off a flavor punch.
P: Lighter bodied with low carbonation.
O: Not bad, not great., not memorable, but drinkable. ContemplateBeer (2097) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 31, 2013
Aroma: Caramel malts tend towards butter, some light citrus hops as well. Appearance: Dark, murky cola brown with bubbly bone head. Flavor: Buttery caramel really takes over the flavor, somewhat masking the hop character that would be nice otherwise (I think). Palate: Medium body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: A somewhat flawed amber, but not without merit. Could be nice if cleaned up a bit. zizzybalubba (1891) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 17, 2013
12 oz. bottle courtesy of Jonathan. Pours dark orange to nearly brown with a dense off-white head. Aroma is malt forward with sweet caramel and chocolate but certainly has enough grassy hops to help distinguish it as an amber ale. Mild floral and grassy hops hit the tongue first but are tamed by the generous amount of caramel and roasted malts. Decent.