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District ChopHouse Amber Ale
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RATINGS: 59   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   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.


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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11349) - 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. I’m not sure, but I’d say a little dry-hop going on maybe? If not, they must simply heap on the Cascade. In a world of McBrew pubs, it’s 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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
LordHedgehog (144) - Westminster, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2003
If you get this at the brewery, you will be offered your choice of "regular" (CO2) or "velvet" (NO2). Take the velvet, which is what this review is based on. The velvet head is thick, creamy, and firm, much in the way a Guiness head is, except sweeter and far more pleasant-tasting than that of a Guiness. The beer itself is somewhat sweet and malty, but retains enough of a hop present to not be underpowered. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
haddon90 (1433) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2003
Nice amber color with a white lacing head. Hops springs from the aroma. A nice hop/malt balance from the taste and quite smooth. Not bad!

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - MAY 10, 2003
nice light ale, strikes a balance between a sweetmalt start and a bitter hop finish. rather thin palate

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holdwine (1075) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2003
Very nice amber. Excellent Malt/hop balance. Sweet, citrusy aroma. Both continue with your first taste. After the maltiness comes out, you finish up with nice bitter finish. Who would have thought you could get a beer like this at a hockey game.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (8850) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2003
This beer rocks! Like the name implies, this is a sparkling clear deep amber ale. Very creamy, fully lasting white head with incredibly thick lacework. The aroma is citrusy and pungent. Black pepper and grapefruit. More hoppy than malty. However, undertones of butter and caramel surface. Very well-balanced. The flavor is very malty, but well-hopped. English toffee and butterscotch up front. Pungent and bitter hops dominate the backside. Excellent, spicey beer. Medium-bodied with a watery, slightly creamy mouthfeel and fizzy carbonation. Lengthy, bitter and dry finish. Very nice session brew.


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