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RATINGS: 248   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Our West-Coast style amber is aggressively hopped, with a strong malt backbone and a mild hop bitterness in the finish.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 3, 2009
12oz bottle courtesy of the maximum12 Fight Club beat-down, poured into a tulip. Pours a slightly hazy amber brown in the glass that shows bright amber when held up to light. An aggressive pour created a huge creamy off-white head that leaves tons of lacing on the way down. The aroma is a combination of light citrus hops, with oranges and pineapple, and a light caramel malt sweetness. It’s kinda got a musty character to it, with some earthy hops as it warms. The taste has a minimal hop kick up front with hints of citrus before giving way to a slight toasted caramel malt backbone. The finish is a combination of sweet malts and a little earthy hop bitterness. The mouthfeel is creamy with plenty of carbonation and medium-bodied overall. This is a solid brew that very drinkable. It’s not extraordinarily complex, but it’s got enough flavor to make it a very good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
notalush (5216) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2009
Quite and amped up amber in the hop department - a lot of earthy hops in the nose - the flavor starts bitter and almost peppery - followed fast by a light fruity character and a medium caramel maltiness - medium-bodied and quite quaffable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 5, 2009
[1857-20081112] 12floz bottle. Hoppy grains aroma with a big of orange citrus and mild heather. Clear, amber red body with a medium-lasting creamy light tan head with some lacing. Dry grainy toasted yeast flavour with some leafy hops. Medium body is dry and bitter. Quite drinkable.
(c/o DuctTape, w/ him, jerc)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopheaven (91) - St Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 1, 2009
Murky brown in color with a frothy white head. Smells very nutty with a backbone of piney/citrus hops. Flavor is same. Very delicious. All of the Ale Asylum beers I’ve tried so far have had a distracting hop presence and a very nutty tasting malt profile. In this case, it is a perfect product and flawlessly true to style. There is enough fragrance and fruitiness from the hops to balance the sweet, nutty malt character. A significant alcohol content is evident too. Yeast flavor is detectable but not off-putting. Finishes semi-dry with a lingering bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jercraigs (8276) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 5, 2009
2008-11-12. Dark amber with a smallish beige head. (3+) Mild aroma, muted grains, alcohol fueled hops. Lightly astringent malt, sweet caramel flavours, a touch oxidized perhaps? Average palate. Possibly a bit past its prime? <i>Bottle shared by DuctTape</i>

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2008
Pours a hazed amber with a soapy off white head. Nose of malt that is slightly sweet aged and an herbal hop. Smooth body. The malts have a strong herbal earthy bitterness that is quite tasty. A solid hopped up amber. 7/3/8/3/15 = 3.6

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2008
so often amber ales are fairly maligned as a style, by its defintion it often comes across with cloying malt sweetness and little else, making it only appropriate for drinkers with a desire for zero challenge. i skoffed at the brewers promise here of a fury of hops...but i was so surprised. this is what an amber ale should be. its usually only in the big beers that you can find such great balance but it is in abundance here. the pale ale like hops are presented then followed by the slightly sweet malt sneaking onto your palate.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BeerBunker (783) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2008
Draft at Ale Asylum. Poured an amber/mahogany with a white head. Aroma was of dishwater. Dirty, dirty dishwater. Aside from dishwater, there were also faint hints of hops and citrus. Taste was of very bitter hops. Not flavor hops, just bitter hops. This one was all bitter with no substance, leaving me very unhappy. A strong alcohol bite lingers after each bitter, yet untasty, sip. I really want to like this beer. Hell, I even tried to like this beer. Sadly, I did not.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FlagstoneHill (214) - Erie, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2008
15 aug 08: 12 oz
Citrusy hop aromas, sweet carmelly malts
Med amber, off white head, decent retention
Citrusy American hops dominate flavor Med Bitterness, with a malt balance
MEd body, lt carb
Nice hoppy amber beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2008
Pour is hazy reddish amber with a thin tan head...smell is brightly citrus hoppy with some hints of molasses...taste is sweet with caramel and molasses at first with a nice bright citric hoppy flavor coming in...finish is quick, but nice...not overly hopped.


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