morehops (39) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A good hoppy ale (I’d call it an IPA). Had this on tap at home last summer and loved it. It poured a slightly dark amber color with a slightly hoppy aroma. It’s also very well balanced.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at macgrady’s, pour is a deep amber color with a creamy white head. the scents of sweet caramel malts and flowery hops are strong, with hints of citrus. the flavor is very nicely balanced, starting with sweet hops, sliding to the malts, ending with the citrus flavors. a nice medium body with a bitter finish, but it doesnt linger around. a very nice and easy to drink ale.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Out of a fresh bottle it would seem1-27-05 Peachy aroma right out. Amber color nice and clear, white head laces nice. Hoppy citrus and peach flavor to it mild bitter tail. Finishes clean,crisp. Not my favorite but good just the same.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - MAY 15, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2005 Pours a shiny reddish-gold with a creamy tan head. Very nice looking ale. Smells very hoppy with citrus, peach and a touch of butterscotch. Taste is hoppy with peach and citrus being the main flavors. Very good.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a reddish-gold with a light, thin, tan head. Smells are sweet and citrusy with some strident hoppy aromas. Interseting combonation.
Taste is a strong fruity malt. Peachy undertones in its sweetness. Followed by a solid hoppy flavor, well balanced with the malty fruitiness. Again, flavors are nicely balanced. Lightly sticky mouthfeel with a lingering bitter hops finish. Creamy. A very interesting and drinkable ale.
jcwattsrugger (12335) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2007 A 12 oz bottle of Troegs Amber Ale-While pouring a pint glass, shows lots of carbonation. Clear amber color with a full head. Smell the hops. A good, crisp ale! Would be nice if the dating was easier to find and then read. Of the 6 bottles, only 1 was legible enough to determine it was bottled Oct ’04.
lamas (1628) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bottled on: 08/09/04. Clear copper pour with small light-tan head. Aroma is a little of citrusy hops and a little of sweet malts. Nice sweet malty backbone that gives way to some deliciously bitter citrusy hops. Smooth and caramely. There’s some bite but the bitterness does not linger very long. This is really unlike any other amber ale I’ve had. More like an APA.
cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAY 3, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a very well done beer- so far the best from Troegs that I have tasted. It has a clear amber color and is basically an ESB in anything but name (except slightly more hoppy). This beer was formerly known as Troegs ESB I believe and it has the subtle balace of hops, malt and caramel that one would expect but in this case without the characteristic British yeastiness. A fine ale
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - APR 27, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours lite with little head. Pretty dry and hoppy with a touch of malt that gets through. Great overall beer....
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not really to style. Not sweet enough. Much more an American pale or an IPA, I’d say. Enjoyable beer nonetheless, it’s just that the amber malt can’t cut through that much hop.