MickieDee (68) - Spokane, Washington, USA - AUG 5, 2017 concretebeer (17) - Washington, USA - MAY 30, 2010
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had it with a burger. A pretty standard ale with just a little more spunk. Did enjoy finishing it with a cigar while watching the rain. The palate complemented the cigar nicely. Try again time: 1 year.
Tasted at the Spokane Brewer's Festival.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone stevoj (5878) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 19, 2015
On tap at Yakima taproom, part of a flight. Right in the wheelhouse for an amber, sweetness balances a minor hop presence. Beerdrinker79 (2188) - Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2015
Taster at the brewery- Pours amber red with a small head. Aroma is strong caramel malts, very similar to a red ale. Taste is the same, solid but not for me. fiulijn (21516) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 8, 2015
Draught at Happy’s Market, Ellensburg, WAandrewje41 (4533) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2014
Golden color. Smooth, soft malt, light sweetness, and nice vanilla oak. Low bitterness.
22 oz bottle pour. Pours a cloudy copper color with a bready malt aroma, with a tiny bit of orange. Sweet malt beer with a nice, mellow hop addition. Really easy drinking session beer with a good amount of flavor going on. Good beer here.
maxwelldeux (4433) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a rather large light tan head on there. Nose is a little strong, like alcohol, with some toasting to it as well. Taste also has a bit of that strong characteristic to it with a bit of sweetness. Meh. 22415brewery (379) - Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2012
On tap at the 2nd Street Grill in Yakima. Pours a slightly muddy looking medium copper, definite haze and somewhat cloudy, minimal head. Aroma is a mixed bag between old oranges and citrus with an old fruity ester, no specific malt aromatics present. Leans toward the candy-like sweetness of caramel malt side of an amber ale rather than hoppy. Displays a moderate to slight amount of an indistinguishable ctirus hop profile. Finishes a little sweet with a fusel-like characteristic....lending a slightly cool and slick feel to the tongue. There’s a light nutty characteristic that wants to come through but is lost in a muddied variety of flavor. 5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Bottle:   Hazy amber, a little dark, moderate foamy off-white head, spotty lacing, very light carbonation.   Malty aroma, smidgen of earth and mealiness.   Otherwise seems to have a bit of honey.   Decent malt base
on the tongue, not very hoppy which is nice.   Not heavy, but smooth and clean.   I like this one.   Has a little bit of of that Bit ’O Honey flavor.   Very easy drinking.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.
Backside is a little mealy, but not too bad.   This one is a little sweet, moderate maltiness, some mealiness, and also some honey like candyish notes.   I can dig it. pinkzambia (2111) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Earlier Rating: 11/22/2011 Total Score: 3
Bottle:   Heavy amber, a little dirty and cloudy, thin off-white head, sparce lacing.   Nose of
muted citrus and pine.   Watery on the tongue, a little stale hop and dank hop flavors come and go.
Flavor does linger for a while.   Body and mouthfeel are on the thin side.   A little dry on the backside.
Could stand to be a bit sweeter, with more body, and some fresher hop aroma/flavor.   Biggest complaint
I would have is its too light.   Tiz clean tho.   Most NW Ambers also have more of a hop bite.   This
seems a watered down version of an NW Amber and Pale Ale mixed together.
Tap: Clear copper brown color with a tan head. Aroma of lemon, and perhaps a hint or coriander. Bucket loads of citrus In the flavor and smooth going down. Different, so it gets points for that. Not bad Wombata (627) - Kobe, JAPAN - AUG 26, 2010
Aroma and Flavors: Mostly orange malt that transitions into white grapefruit on the finish. Medium-Full bodied Amber style Ale that uses some of the more traditional hops from the Yakima Valley before the high alpha days. Unstated bittering and grassy hops. Good.