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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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With a fury of hop flavor and a hint of malt backbone, this west coast amber is part ale, part sensory eruption, and all American.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1143) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - FEB 24, 2008
Thanks to ogglethorp for this bottle. Pours copper with nice sized head. Sweet and hoppy nose. Flavor was hoppy up front with light caramel and some toasted malt. More hops than anything, yet I liked it.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 9, 2008
Clever name and a sharp label. It pours a slightly hazy amber body with a substantial head that laces heavily. The aroma is all about the PNW hopping - grapefruit, pine, citrus zest - although faint traces of sweet caramel eke out from time to time. There’s just a bit more malt in the flavor to support the hops, slightly weakening their impact but maintaining a solid level of bitterness that lasts long into the finish. Nice.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gws57 (1274) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2008
Had this one on draught at Angelic Brewing Company in Madison, Wisconsin. Cloudy, medium orange pour with a thick foamy white head, hoppy and a bit fruity but mild, with the hops overpowering everything else. Good, but weird for the style.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2008
Loved the name and the label but wasn’t as much into the beer. A creamy off-white head topped a cloudy deep amber body. More hops in the nose than expected in an amber with some caramel malts added in. The flavor was hoppy with the caramel sweetness taking some of the edge off it. Decent beer, just not exceptional.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2008
AA Ambergeddon wins bonus points with me for having a really cool label. But, it’s the beer itself that matters here. Fortunately, it holds up its end of the bargain. One of the prettiest looking ambers I’ve seen, this one is a deep red/orange with a nice light orange head. Pretty hoppy for an amber, definitely west coast style as mentioned in the commercial description. Some biscuit flavors from the malts used. I liked it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - JAN 16, 2008
On Tap. Pours copper color with a medium white head. Aroma is grapefruit, floral, caramel. Flavor is caramel, malts, punch of citrus and pine. Palate is medium bodied, medium carbonation, finishes with a biting hoppy bitterness. Good stuff.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5080) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 16, 2008
Bottled. Dark amber body with a light khaki head. Ginger bread and grapefruit come through in the aroma. Some notes of wool. The taste is strong black tea with some grapefruit. There is also some balance of burnt bread crust and peanut shells. A strong, nutty finish. This is fairly hoppy for an amber.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (7797) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2008
Draft pint at Angelic in Madison. Cherry red and rust color. Cherry malt and orange scented hops in the nose, with a fresh and hoppy flavor that is heavy with the crystal malt, dropping off a bit in the finish. An overly hopping amber ale that border on APA/IPA, that would otherwise be called an imperial red if not for the <7% ABV. Very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 28, 2007
12 oz bottle from Secret Santa. Hoppiest amber ale I have had. Hazy golden orange with smallish head. Lots of citrus, apricot and mango aromas. Flavors were grassy and sweet grapefruit. Pretty tasty

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
awautlet (45) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 21, 2007
Hazy amber in in colr with a creamy tan head that is somewhat lasting. Nose is balanced with a hoppy profile and note of malt. Palate is medium to full bodied with a solid hop backbone with the malty flavors mingling inbetween. Crisp on the finish making it refreshing paired with the nice body.


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