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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.14   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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The fiery color and unique thirst quenching hop profile give this amber ale a signature all its own. Hand-selected Cascade hops from the NorthWest United States provide a distinct citrus flavor, while still allowing for a subtle malty sweetness.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheBeerGod (5532) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2005
From a sampler at District ChopHouse in DC on September 5th, 2005. Amber bodied with a hoppy and well malted nose. Taste is hoppy and malty with dried fruits coming through along with light caramel. Body is medium with a mild carbonation feel. Finishes fruity and hoppy with light sweet malt and hints of caramel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nuffield (3802) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2005
Deep copper color, rich clinging off-white head. Very easy drinking, not as "NW Style" as they claim on the nearby chalkboard. Mild caramel and a bit of fruit. Simply and easy, plain but palatable, good body. (on tap at brewpub)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 5, 2005
On draught at the brewpub: Slightly hazy, though almost clear, amber with dark copper highlights and a small off-white head. Aroma is mild in terms of hops, has some malt syrupy sweetness and a bit of grapefruit/pine hops, and maybe a bit of caramel. Taste is somewhat sweet, with notes of grapefruit (bitter though not sour), caramel, and mild toffee. Moderate carbonation (right where I like it), light-medium bodied, and a nice balanced mouthfeel.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - JAN 8, 2005
(draught - as the "velvet") orange-amber. Mild hops aroma. Very hoppy with citrus but had a funny sour taste. Only OK.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chriso (7482) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2004
A pleasantly hoppy, but smooth, brew. Not a blockbuster, but slipped down very nicely on my lunch break. Good balance. On tap at the brewpub, Washington DC.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Had this one in Denver. Good flavor that went well with the meal I had. Overall, not a bad selection.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2004
A pathetic excuse for an amber ale. I was shocked that they serve this garbage.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2004
a below average amber. looks like an amber beer, but had no citrus flavors. More like a week redish brown ale.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (12033) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2004
Clear copper body with beige head, nice lacing. Aroma is mild, medium sweet, grapefruit, caramel. Taste is medium sweet, grapefruit (little bitterness), caramel. Light-medium body. Pleasant beer in its own right, would make a nice transition beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 20, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 12, 2006 On tap at brewpub. Amber in color, sure. But not mild in taste! Pleasantly acceptable for this hop-head. Im not sure, but Id say a little dry-hop going on maybe? If not, they must simply heap on the Cascade. In a world of McBrew pubs, its good to see a place serving an amber that a homebrewer can enjoy.UPDATE 8/12/06: copper in color with good lacing that clings to the glass. lots of gypsum, but has a slight sour and malty aroma. pretty disappointing flavor.


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