Pours clear with a nice big, frothy, off-white foam. Good retention and some nice spider web like lacing.
The hop aroma bubbles over the top on this one without even getting close. Hop aroma was both piney and floral. There is some sweet caramel malt to help balance out. Most hop aroma I have ever experienced in an American Amber brew.
Holy cow! After the aroma I didn't expect something this smooth. Sweet malt up front transitioning quickly to hops in the middle and end. Hops start floral seems to go to pine on the finish with a floral/pine mixture in the aftertaste. Yummy and smooth. Leaves an oiliness on the lips.
Medium carbonation with a lower end of medium body combine in your glass to create some damn fine liquid enjoyment. Some creaminess and oil in from the hops in the mouth.
Not what I expected but glad I was surprised. I would call this more of an IPA than an Amber. Either way this is tasty. Enjoy!
Reviewed: Thursday, September 24, 2009 at 21:08:27