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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WallyWalrus (205) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 8, 2007
Bottled courtesy of Gurst. Dark orangish/amber color with a thin head. Extremely effervescent. Strong hoppy smell of citrus and coriander. Starts with a crisp taste more reminiscent of an IPA, but with a slightier heavier body and a subtle malty and nutty finish. Very unique beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2007
Poured amber with a nice head. Citrus hops on the nose with citrus and spice on the palate. The malts show nicely in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - JUN 29, 2007
Bottle. Pours hazy amber color with a mdeum sized off white head. Aroma of hops and cirtus. Taste is slightly bitter intiallu and then mellows to a nice malt flavor with hints of caramel and lemon. Finishes with a bit of hop aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3078) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2007
5/31/2007: Ambergeddon pours a golden-amber color with an adequate dense, foamy head that is off-white in color and does a good job and sticking around for awhile (it also provides some nice web-like lacing from top to bottom!). A nice, juicy citrus and light pine hoppiness bursts out of the aroma and is noticeable as soon as the cap is popped off. The flavor reveals pine hops, some soft citrus (sweet grapefruit) hops, and the perfect amount and intensity of caramel maltiness to balance it out. The hop flavors are very nice as is the unique (or at least less common) movement from hop flavor and bitterness to maltiness rather than the reverse (malt, then hops and bitterness). This beer is very well put together. The bitterness is really quite mild and smooth and trails off nicely through the finish and then lingers a bit in the throat. Even the dry, floral finish seems to be at just the right level. Also, if there really is nearly 7% ABV in there, then it is completely invisible! The body of the beer is medium-full and so soft and smooth with an ever so slight creamy texture. Very nice. Completely under-rated... I would call this more of a PALE ale with and AMBER color, but symantics aside, this is a GOOD beer! I definitely need to get my hands on more of this! Totally sessionable with each taste revealing a new subtle quality every time. I think this might have just supplanted Terrapin Rye Pale Ale as one of my top session beers! Sorry Sean!

12 oz bottle from buckybeer (Apr/May 2007). Thank you Mark! You always send great stuff, but this one was an unexpected surprise! I look forward to receiving more of this and any other Ale Asylum beers you send my way (hint, hint)!

   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.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Silphium (3179) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5269) - 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.

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