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RATINGS: 232   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.


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   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 2/20
orville (160) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 30, 2007
This is an overrated beer. Usual (for the brewery) stinky cheese aroma that is very off-putting, taste is west coast flavor, without the quality. All hop, no malt. Kind of makes you feel like your going to get a headache right after drinking it. Gives ya a buzz, but you may regret it in the morning.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joe1510 (501) - Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2007
12oz. Bottle $7.99 6-Pack Steve’s Liquor Madison Ambergeddon pours a slightly chill hazed caramel into my pint glass. A 1 finger dense craggy head formed on the pour that stuck around awhile. As the head slowly fades it becomes thick and creamy. Leaves strong lacing. Aroma begins with a mild caramel background but big juicy citric hops kick any malt that’s there out of the way quickly. The hop combination is pretty unique. There’s the usual grapefruit along with a squeeze of lemon but those two are more in the background. The main citric hop character is lime. Mild pine needles waft through the air as well. Grapefruit hops come through up front. There’s always that little hint of caramel maltiness in the background but hops rule the roost. The grapefruit in the flavor is sweetened and juicy along with some lip puckering qualities. Couple sprinklings of lemon juice on top of pine needles on the swallow. Very enjoyable. Medium body with a smooth and lush mouthfeel. Finishes with a solid dryness that helps accentuate the hops. Solid bitterness. Easy drinking enjoyable beer. The dryness leaves you wanting another drink right after the last. My first beer from Ale Asylum and hopefully not my last. I’m a sucker for hoppy reds and this hits the nail on the head. Excellent. 5/17/07

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2007
(Tap) Pours a light amber color with small white head. Quite hoppy for an Amber. Aroma includes pine and light caramel. Taste is dry, with an even mix of dough, citrusy hops, and caramel. Body and mouthfeel are quite good. A great brew overall.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3173) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 1, 2007
Bottle. Hazy, sediment-laden amber body, thin off-white head. The aroma greets the nose with bright, grapefruity and grassy hops. Hoppy body, including notes of pine, citrus, and flower petals, backed by firm caramely, toasty malt. The caramelized sugars pair nicely with the fresh-tasting hops. A winner.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - APR 22, 2007
Amber color with a taller canvas colored head. For as big as the bubbles are the head is quite lasting. Better than average amber aromas, as this one has a hops presence. Mildly toasted malt seems to have a backstage to the full hops nose. Mild pine and citrus abound in this amber. As the bottle states a west coast amber, and I would have to agree. Very lightly toasted malt in the flavor as well along with plenty of citrus peels and light pine pitch. Very dry in the finish. The hops seem a bit green at times, but still a nice amber.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5242) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 9, 2007
Picked up a few bottles in Madison area and bootlegged back to Minnesota to share with our rating group. Pours a ruby red with a thin off white faomy head. Aroma of sweet hops of caramel, grapefruit and spruce. Tastes of bitter spruce, grapefruit and caramel barley malt. Sweet after taste. A nice amble ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JK (4520) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2007
Amber color. Flavor has hops and an herbal quality. Flavor has lots of hops as well, this is really more of some sort of pale ale rather than an amber. Some sourness in the flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
badgerben (4479) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2007
Amber color with a thin head. A little orange for the aroma with strong hops. Wow... this is an Amber Ale how? A ton of hops in the flavor. It’s very raw, flowery, almost vegetable. Kinda like a fresh hop ale.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 30, 2007
UPDATED: APR 24, 2007 Honey gold color. Little head. Horrid nose on my second bootle. Body dissapoints, with some floral hops but mainly flat. After tasting again at JK’s gathering, I have comment on the nose, which is what’s I’d imagine Rosie O’Donnel would smell like after running a marathon. Truly foul.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Bottle. Pristine brass in color with a recessing white doily lace wrung. Sweet hop sincerity suckles with honey amaretto toffee, cherry spruce and a dried mango rind in the summer sun. Flavor parleys with amaretto toffee and a touch of rubbing alcohol for offshoot cleanliness. Mulberries get stuck on the brittle British toffee for a husky - floral - praline sweet combination treat. Spruce needles get dipped in diluted crème brulee with Disaronno for an alcohol flavored accent. Medium-bodied and clean, with a few piney and pinging carbonation characteristics that never seem able to quite work things out. Brittle toffee sealed in hot amaretto tootsie rolls wraps it up.


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