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RATINGS: 70   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 183   ABV: 6.1%
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Description: Native Amber is an audacious blend of hops and malt. Caramel and biscuit notes carry the Cascade and Cluster hop additions through to an enjoyably round finish. The malt complexity proves rich and the dry-hopped character is invigorating.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
STL_Drew (153) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 25, 2012
Huge head, off white, creamy, mostly staying, cloudy, dark amber color. Hoppy fruity aroma. Initially a little sweet then transforming into a nice hoppy bitter. Long duration. Creamy medium to full body. I really like this beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8507) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 25, 2012
16oz can shared on the RBSG bus. Pours a clear, low haze orange to amber with medium carbonation. Thick, yellow foam. Big lace. Nose is cheesecloth, nutty, Lipton iced tea. Taste is Lipton tea, herbal, dry, leafy, fall leaves. Tea tannic all the way.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (972) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2012
This one could almost pass for an IPA. It has a sweet hoppy smell and a dirty amber appearance. I think the tap offering is better than from the can. There is a strong hops presence that rivals that of Stoneís Levitation. I think this is better balanced though. Very good offering to the category. The palate is thicker than expected which adds to its uniqueness. If youíre in OK pick one up.

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
nate91787 (1) - - JUL 10, 2012 does not count
This is the most interesting amber ale I have tried. I have enjoyed them fresh as well as after having warmed up and there is an incredible difference. This beer looses its splendour fast. The perfect balance of hop and malts are present here. As should be the case with a hoppy amber, the aromatic hops give way for triumphant nutty malty finish. P.s. Itís rarely too hot for a native.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tone77 (256) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2012
Pours a pretty deep amber color. Smell is of hops and malts. Taste is hops up front, some malts showing up at the finish. Overall an enjoyable beer.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ughsmash (7153) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Pint can. Poured a little deeper than medium orange with a colossal, long-lasting khaki head. The aroma picked up a dose of green apple over sweet caramel and nutty notes.. didnít strike the right chords with me. The flavor found green apple, butterscotch, and caramel at the core.. husky notes, sweeter caramel, and dry, toasty bitterness around.. finished with more sweet off-notes and mild bitterness. Light-medium bodied with too much carbonation on the palate.. this wasnít offensive, but it didnít seem quite right.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
degbert (1148) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2012
Can. Pours a very dark, reddish gold with a high, tan head. Nose is surprisingly robust, with candied grapefruit, herbal, and bready notes. Surprisingly hoppy, with a potent kick at the front of the mouth of herbs, grapefruit, and a touch of smoke. Finishes with a rich sweet note -- but also with an almost vegetal note that is quite pleasant. Thereís almost a broccoli rabe note to it, and I like it. Bravo.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
cpetrone84 (1446) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
pours a dark ruby red with a light tan head. The nose is of a dipa gone south. Sweet malts, fruity berries, a hint of musk, and a faint note of citrus. The taste is stale and papery, sweet caramel malt, berries, cardboard, resinous hop. Highly carbonated, soft body, a hint thin.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Huge thanks to 4balance (on BA) for this and several other awesome beers! Poured from 16oz can to dimpled mug: Pours exactly as it should: a still, amber body capped with healthy dollops of off-white cream and sticky lacing. The nose is pretty intriguing... spruce-like hops, caramel malts, quite fresh... fresh grass, soft fruits, pretty inviting for what is typically such a tame genre. Smooth on the tongue. Served just bellow cellar temp, the dense, creamy head make this one too easy to drink. This maintains a level of complexity without taking away from its approachability, which is a balance that isnít often achieved. Many of the highlights from the aroma show themselves in the taste. Overall, very grateful to have had the opportunity to try this one. And especially grateful that Iíve got another in the fridge!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Can courtesy of JCB. Pour is deep amber with a creamy tan head. Aroma shows biscuit and caramel sweetness with some herbal hops and a touch of pine. Flavor is somewhat sweet with underlying notes of apple, light citrus, and some floral/earthy character as well. Overall body is moderate and the finish is lightly bitter.


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