Appearance: A rich deep copper color, off white head that lasts well through the glass leaving significant lacing. Moderate carbonation running up the glass, a slight haze most likely from the dry hops.
Aroma: Passionfruit, white grapes, faint biscuit malt character in the background, no pine or dankness, all fruit.
Flavor: Dry with a nice sharp hop bit up front, tropical fruits that give way to some malt sweetness then finishes dry and a touch bitter. Its an interesting flavor ride of flavors from bitterness to tropical fruit with a supporting biscuit finish and dry.
Overall: This is a really nice hoppy Amber, I don't think its a spitting image of Blazing Worlds but it is in the same vein. If I wanted to stay in line with the original I would have used more Simcoe in the dry hop to balance out the fruitiness of the Nelson, or to amp up the Piney dankness. Overall, its a very nice beer that seems to go well with the cold wether we are still climbing out of here. Some warm biscuit malts with a tropical note to remind you spring is coming, at least I hope so.