TheAlum (6428) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle from my GTMW trip to Wisconsin. Pours a hazy dark amber, bits of brown and ruby, fairly dark for the style, well hazed, small beige head that stays at it’s level, laces better than expected. Aromas are a good malty caramel base, but citrusy grapefruit and floral hops take on a bit stronger, bitter with toasty toffee, grainy, biscuits. Well hopped sweet Amber type. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, a good bitterness, citrusy lemon and grapefruit, florals, a touch of gumball, toffee and caramel underneath, a bit toasty, grainy, biscuity. Better hopped than most Amber Ales, with a touch of pine in there. This is enjoyable, crisp grainy and caramel sweetness linger on the backend with some decent bitterness sticking to the palate. I’d drink this more often if it were my local option. Pretty good.
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. nice light brown amber shade with an off-white quickly disappearing foam top. big citrus hop nose shows off a little biscuit malt in the back. crisp bright hop balanced by sweet malts. finish is clean, and the body is medium. im not a big fan of ambers but this one is better than average. not the typical banal crossover beer.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber pour with a light tan head. Caramel malt aroma and hops. Sweet, malty, caramel, and a nice hoppy finish. Lacing on the glass. Nice amber ale.
zizzybalubba (1642) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle from Steve’s Liquor in Madison, WI. Grassy and citrusy hop aroma with some malt sweetness. Color is dark orange with a big, fluffy off-white head. Bitter piney hop flavor balanced with pineapple and tangerine; extremely pleasant. This one was quite a shock as I am typically not the biggest amber ale fan. An excellent beer.l
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper with a thin white head. Smells of sweet malt and citrus. Tastes sweet, citrusy and spicy with a slightly bitter finish.
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Ale Asylum Ambergeddon is a clear, amber (almost copper) ale with a thin, splotchy off-white head with a bunch of oily bubbles on it. It leaves nice lacing on the glass. There’s a lot of yeast in the bottom of the bottle. It has a huge, fresh hoppy aroma. It’s piny and resiny with a hint of tangerine. The malt smells biscuity and a hint sweet. It smells like an IPA. It’s medium bodied and incredibly smooth with a very clean finish. I taste a lot of hops (simcoe?). The caramelly malt flavor comes in at the finish. This is very good. It really seems like an IPA.
TheGuy (653) - Illinois, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Picked up on a road trip to Wisconsin poured orange andslighty hazy with thin off white head the aromas were hops and malts taste is sweet and smooth off hops, and malts this one surprized me a lot a great session beer
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I waited far too long to try this, due to an unfortunate bias against anything called an "amber ale". Really an extra buscuity pale with great balance and hop flavor.
msante79 (2216) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Woodman’s in Madison. Pours slightly hazy golden copper with off-white head. Aroma is hoppy with citrus and pine with a touch of caramel malt. Flavor is nicely balanace between caramel malt with citrus, pine, and hops. This more hoppy than some of the IPA’s I have had recently. This is a really good amber ale and I am surprised by the low ratings.
sersdf (1018) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. seems like this should have more alcohol with a name like ambergeddon. well, whatever. pours an uninspired, uniform straight red color. smells pretty damned good, actually, especially from afar, where fruit candy dominates. closer, it’s much hoppier and not unlike a 2 hearted. Flavor is a bit of a letdown, with not much hop character, pretty dry, and some metal. Just kinda mild/boring, nothing particularly bad about it. Overall, another good offering from ale asylum (2 for 2). And much better than i was expecting it to be.