Brad (363) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUL 26, 2005
Draft at The Office in Morristown, NJ: Poured a amber/copper color with a diminishing off white head. Aromas were piney hops and some caramel notes. Flavor was generally roasted malt and caramel, decent amount of hops as well. mephisto (1301) - TAIWAN - JUL 20, 2005
amber color w/ quickly disappearing biege head. huge floral aroma of hops. hoppy but well balanced. bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2005
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2005 this amber ale has the strongest hop flavor i’ve ever tasted forit’s style. feels more like an ipa than anything else Aubrey (3516) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 27, 2005
Chewy caramel accented by a citrusy orange. Sweet base, but it’s subdued by a roasty edge. Not as "hoppy" as I expected. waeltzy (53) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Spicy delicious aroma. Nice golden brown amber color. Spicy citrus cake flavor with beautiful hops and a very nice malt balance. Very hoppy.
theacelatrain (262) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Solid hops with apricot and citrus flavors. Hint of alcohol flavor a bit distracting, but cuts right through spicy food. Almost grapefruity bite at the tip of the tongue. Nice to look at, a bright amber color with decent light head. muzzlehatch (4975) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 23, 2005
Sampled from 12 oz bottle at the Mondial. Moderately clear, bright amber with a touch of lasting head...Cascade hops dominate the nose but there are also big handfuls of just-ripe blueberries and light bready yeast...beautifully creamy body, sweet and fruity with no alcohol presence, lots of caramel and a hint of tar and cigar smoke to finish. Quite nice. stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 23, 2005
UPDATED: APR 27, 2006 On tap at Just Sports. Pours amber with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, and hops. Flavor is bitter, caramel, and citrus. ClarkVV (6967) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 13, 2005
2005 bottle at Mondial, 6/4/05. Small amber-copper colored head recedes to ring. The body is a lovely deep, burnished copper, rather bubbly. Smells of cascades; orangey/citrusy. Yeastiness as well, with a bit of munich malt. Begins with dry cascades, bitter and floral, with some lightly toasted grains through the middle, mostly dry. A rather easygoing amber ale, has a hard mouthfeel, filtered and force-carbonated-like. As it warms and breathes, I get notes of caramel, cherries, dates and a toffee finish. Medium-body, a bit overcarbonated. Yeasty fruits throughout, lots of candied oranges and caramel. Pretty simple, but quite drinkable and refreshing. Reminds me a bit of Avery Redpoint. Homebrewerguy (307) - Oil City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2005
I be likeink zis golden bier mit it’s balance unt flavor. Zhe aroma ist flowers uppen zhe nose mit a malty ness on der tongue. I be liken zis better zhan zhe Cherman ambers.
Earlier Rating: 6/5/2005 Total Score: 3.7
I liked this full bodied amber ale. The malt character is good as well as the floral hop aroma. This beer belies it’s alcohal level because it goes down so smooth.