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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (3003) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bought June 2014 as single bottle from Lemon Tree. Big malty smell right under the cap, and an impression of a higher alcohol beer. Rich, foamy head atop a brown ale body, darker than amber, I think. Taste is indeed big on malts. Hops are there as a kind of sting to one part of the tongue. There may be some oxidation going on. I think because just seeing a name like "Ambergeddon" on the label made me think it must be a higher-alcohol beer that can cellar, turns out it may have sat for longer than it should have.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3737) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2014
On tap at Ale Asylum. Pours a hazy orange brown with a thick white head. Aroma of caramel malt, floral hops, grassy hops. Flavor of sweet fruits, sweet pale malts, earthy hops, light bitterness. A tasty amber, not super hoppy as others have described but fairly hoppy for an amber. Sturdy palate, drinkable. 7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dutch23mp (313) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Excellant amber ale lots of flavor. Hints of chocolate aroma and taste the hefty ABV is well hidden with all the flavors more malt then hops a nice change from the many IPA’s I have been trying lately.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1622) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Cloudy, amber-brown pour with a frothy off-white head. The aroma has pine with some bread and caramel. It has a medium body with smooth texture and lively carbonation. The taste is bittersweet, then finishes more bitter and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11512) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Sample at the brewpub. Clear dark amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing. Malt, caramel and hops in the nose. Medium body with flavors of caramel, malt and subtle resiny hops. The finish is malty up front with a piney hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft. Amber with thin off white head. Aroma fruit (cherries), fruity hops, and some caramel sweetness. Medium body, heavy caramel sweetness, medium hop bitterness, and some fruit notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
On draft at the brewpub. Aroma of piney, citric hop, toasted malt, caramel, background fruitiness and earthiness. Clear medium red in color with a fine, sparse head and very fine lacing. Flavor profile is full of piney, earthy hop flavors and bitterness, with the dark, caramel, toasty malts certainly present but largely overridden by the hops here, very much a Red IPA. Fine but persistent effervescence, a high degree of it in fact, body is medium. Interesting stuff, very earthy and bitter overall, lacking in balance to an extent due to this factor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutchap (422) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Pretty decent ale. More like an IPA than a true amber though. Lots of hops and a bit of malt. Very tasty, but not a traditional amber.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1986) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Pours an amber reddish brown color with a foamy cream head. Nose is rich caramel, toffee and malt and sweet. Taste more hoppy than sweet, with a mild to long lingering finish. Quaff Score 6 / 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1889) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle. Pours an amber orange with a tan head and aroma of hops and caramel. Taste is bitter, hoppy, grapefruit notes with malt and caramel leading to a dry, bitter finish

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