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RATINGS: 256   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
Our West-Coast style amber is aggressively hopped, with a strong malt backbone and a mild hop bitterness in the finish.

   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
heemer77 (5186) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
3fourths (8634) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fordest (2073) - 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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheEpeeist (3557) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2007
12 oz bottle. Hazy amber with a small white head. Fruity nose of orange and cider. Moderate carb with a bite. Body is syrupy but not thick. Interesting range of hops with orange peel, lime zest and grapefruit juice. Sour nectarine and light toffee. Good amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmeves (1098) - Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 25, 2007
Pouris a ruby red with a thin light tan foamy head. Aroma of grapefruit caramel and pine. Flavor is a bit more caramel with grapefruit, pine needles and just a hint of dough. Somewhat long finish, low carbonation. This is a very good "big" amber ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
On tap at the brewpub on 6/22/07: Pours a transparent copper orange with a wispy-lacing thin white head. Aroma has a nice fresh grapefruity hoppy presence with good sweet caramel maltiness. Body starts with a nice malty sweetness balanced with good green earthy piny hops and a touch of toasted malt toward a bittersweet finish. A very nice amber.

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