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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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2005 Gold Medal GABF -- A medium bodied west coast style amber ale. This is a aggressively hopped with Perle and Cascade hops, and is held together by its sweet malty center.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chriso (7344) - London, Greater London, - JUN 24, 2013
On tap at Capitol City, Downtown location in July 2006. Attractive burnished copper colour. More copper than amber. Plenty of flowery hop presence in the aroma, carrying through strongly onto the palate and lingering into the finish. Hops are nicely assertive but not too dominant - there’s a solid, if not too chewy malt backbone. Mouthfeel is quite light but it’s firm enough and certainly not weedy. A very decent amber - much more to it than many other amber ales I’ve tried, which can be a bit bland. Extremely drinkable and most enjoyable.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
solidfunk (3023) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - APR 15, 2014
Ok. Pours cloudy orange with pretty good head and lacing. Some malt. Not a lot going on here but ok malt profile. On tap at DC Beer Festival.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Blairgus (2419) - California, USA - NOV 21, 2013
21 nov 2013, tap at Capitol City Brewing. Amber, clear, no bubbles. Nose is lightly toasted malt and some pine hops. Med body and mildly fizzy. Tangy malt flavor, a bit astringent, moderately bitter throughout. Ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (9998) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Draft at the source. Clear amber color, tiny white head. Aroma of. Aramel, bread, light citrus. Taste is bread, citrus. Light body. Plain.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mzaar (1387) - Varberg, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2013
På fat @ Brewpub, Downtown DC. Bärnstensfärgad med vitt skum. Karamell, grape och tallbarr i doften. Mycket karamell och frukt i smaken. Grapebeska. Fin sötma. En trevlig bekantskap.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deaconmike (334) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Mostly clear copper with thin offwhite head. I had to ask the bartender if he mistakenly poured me the IPA. Really hoppy for an amber. Crisp and bitter; not much malt. Honestly, still not convinced I got the right beer, but the bartender said the amber is really hoppy.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
bartlebier (1196) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - JUL 4, 2013
(US backlog Sep 2012) Draught@Capital City Brewing, Downtown DC 12/09/2012. Invitingly copper-hued, but very mild, near flat, American red/amber ale that could use some more malt character. Mild earthy hops. Pleasant enough whe thirsty, with no major infringements or off nites, but instantly forgettable and characteristic of the US industrial-style/franchised brewpub’s stressy and ultimately homogenous +50 brews/year output.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tcane7 (1581) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Draft at the brewpub. Pour clean copper no head and minimal spotted lacing. Aroma of caramel, some roasted malts and decent hop presence. Solid bitterness

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
bth122 (1152) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Draft. Nice clear amber color. Very malty syrup taste. Caramel notes. Some hop flavored as well. Ok.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Huhzubendah (2266) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 7, 2012
On draft at Capitol City Brewing Co. in Virginia. The beer orange colored, slightly hinting at ruby. The head is a quarter inch thick and sticks around for a bit, leaving some random lacing on the glass. The aroma offers a mild dose of hops with a slightly sweet malt bill. The flavor is alright. Earthy, with some biscuity malts. A bit out of balance, with lingering notes of muted hops. Overall, I wasn’t too keen on this one. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 01-29-2012


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