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RATINGS: 809   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
The best selling Amber in the Northwest. It’s a great tasting malty sweet beer that has rich amber hue, a full body, and a spicy floral hop finish. This American style amber ale is brewed with: 2-row Pale, Crystal and Chocolate malts and is hopped with Mt. Hood and Cascade hops

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DSG (9563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - NOV 16, 2014
Bottle shared at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Better Beer Of The Month Club. Clear amber. Aroma of malt, a bit of caramel, toast, nutty note and some citric hops. Sweetish malty flavor with caramel, toast, nuts and some hops bitterness. Medium-bodied. OK.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SODAK14 (319) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Pours much darker than your average amber. To me it has a fuller taste than most ambers. Not sure it will be one of my favorites but sure wouldn’t turn one down.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Hanuta06 (422) - Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Serving: from tap at Filiberto’s Italian Restaurant. Aroma: none detected. Appearance: average-sized, frothy, off-white initial head with very good lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Clear, dark-amber body. Taste: lightly sweet initial flavor and lightly sweet, roasty finish with long duration. Palate: medium body with watery texture and lively carbonation. Overall: nothing memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tessic (1011) - Brantford, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 22, 2014
This amber poured a deep amber colour with a nice creamy, light tan head. Scents include malts, caramel, bread and light hops. First taste was nice and smooth with a creamy mouthfeel. Flavours of caramel malts, tea and floral hops most prodominant. Finish is malty with a lingering light tea flavour and a medium/light hop bitterness. Very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (8373) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
"a slightly above average amber ale. well balanced, although a touch on the malty side. good session beer. enjoyable, but nothing special. worth a try if you haven’t had it or really like the style."

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Darkmagus82 (2128) - - SEP 26, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-6-13- Poured from bottle into a pint glass Appearance – The beer, as the name would suggest, pours a deep amber color with a one finger of just off white head. The head fades rather fast leaving a persistent film left floating atop the brew. Smell – The aroma is rather light overall consisting of some smells of caramel and a little bit of a bready smell. Along with these aromas are some lighter smells of an earthy nature. Taste – The taste begins with a biscuit and caramel flavor with some notes of roasted malt and a brown bread flavor. As the taste advances flavors of hop join in. The hop is initially entirely of a more earthy nature , but others of a citrus and more floral hop taste come in as the flavors advance to the end. Along with the hop coming to the tongue, so too comes some spice flavors as well as a bit more sweetness from brown sugar and molasses, leaving a pleasant sweet and lightly hopped malty flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the rather average side in terms of thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average. Both are quite nice for the style and make for a nice easy drinker. Overall – A rather balanced amber overall. Not too sweet, not too malty, and not too hoppy. Overall an enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SFtaster (61) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 12, 2014
On nitro tap at the brewery in Hood River, OR. I’ve had the mass produced bottle version many times before, but this is an animal of a different stripe. The nitro charge gives this a smooth mouth feel that is unmatched. Plenty of hops are employed to balance out a strong malt backbone. The nitro delivery makes this amber ale an extra special version of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ineedbeer (1472) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Aroma is rather malty with some caramel, nuts, toffee and a slight chocolate note. Quite a bit of sweet, toasted bread notes as well. Light pine and grapefruit hop character. Pours a clear, copper-red with a fairly thick, small, tan head that recedes to a thin film on top and along the edges which persists. Medium lacing and faint legs. Flavor has a medium light sweetness with quite a bit of caramel and toasted bread malt notes. Lighter nuts and toffee flavors with faint hints of chocolate. medium light bitterness with light woodsy and grassy hop character. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth. Overall, a pretty standard somewhat boring Amber Ale. There is nothing wrong with it, but also not much good about it. I really wish it had a slightly more distinguishable hop note.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TheJester (2303) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2014
On tap at Skewed Brewing. Amber with a small, off-white head. The mild, mild aroma makes it hard to pick out any distinguishing characteristics. At this point it could be a pilsner or a doppelbock. It is certainly not a typical American Amber. Maybe it’s British. The flavour says yes, it’s British. It has that fruity note you get from British ale yeast. There some flavour from earthy hops, but not much bitterness. There is also an odd, sharp note that isn’t particularly appealing. Not my favourite.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maekchu (3044) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 11, 2014
Tap at Full Sail in Hood River. Smooth floral and fruity nose: ripe plums and figs. Reddish/copper color. Thin herbal notes jump out right away, fruit, minerals, light roast malt, and slightly sharp fruit finish. Medium body. Tasty stuff. Doesn’t go too far (who really does with the amber style?) Well done. This is one of their best beers, outside of the Reserve series.

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