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RATINGS: 808   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.31/5   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
The best selling Amber in the Northwest. Itís 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

Alexmestas' rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alexmestas (29) - - JUN 3, 2012
I really like this amber. Nice hop finish on a bready, malty base. It'd comforting and refreshing all in one sip. Really not an amber for you if you're afraid of a little hop intensity. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mR_fr0g (6519) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle at home from trader Joeís. Mid amber copper coloured pour with a thin greyish head. Aroma is caramel, apple, burnt toffee, light mineral, toasted bead. Malty nose. Flavour is cloying sweet toffee malts, toffee apple, mineral, nutty, hay. Palate is sweet, medium light, mineral, moderate carbonation. Too sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chad9976 (1504) - Albany, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2015
There are certain styles that I am rarely impressed by. There are also a few breweries who seldom impress me as well. I guess Full Sail Amber Ale was doomed from the start with me since itís a style I rarely enjoy by a brewery I rarely enjoy. And itís not that this is a terrible beer by any means, just that itís not nearly the good one it should be.

I poured a 12oz bottle into a tumbler. It had an enjoy by date of 1/19/16 and cost $1.66 ($0.14 per ounce).

Appearance: Definitely a beautiful deep amber/magenta red hue. Body is mostly clear with plenty of visible carbonation. Pours to a thumb-width, white foamy head which retains well but doesnít lace the glass.

Smell: Amber malts for sure, though they are mild. A bit of a floral scent, but equally mild. Seems to smell a little buttery, too.

Taste: If you go over a list of amber ale characteristics, this beer would seem to live up to every check point on the list. Yes, thereís light malty sweetness and a bit of floral or piney hop flavor and bitterness Ė but again, itís quite mild. This bottle probably has some age on it, but itís still well within its freshness window. Additionally, there does seem to be a faint buttery flavor or maybe even yellow lollipop. Itís not bad, in fact, both are in line with the base palette so as not to be distracting (or even discernable by less nuanced palates). Thereís even some nutty flavor as well, which is nice. Still, this beer could use a little more of pretty much everything.

Drinkability: I always get frustrated when a beer doesnít live up to its potential. At 6% ABV, Full Sail Amber Ale should be a fairly big-bodied and complex brew; yet it drinks like something lighter and more simplistic. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, wet, and flat. The hops do linger, but leave a dry, pasty sensation. This would be fine with a meal thatís not too intensely flavored.

RATING: 5/10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerblogger100 (50) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Amber clear pour from 12 oz bottle. Pretty lean. Some mild malts. Some hops, mostly earthy hops. Pretty carbonated. Oh hum brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
AgentAle (1236) - Alberta, CANADA - SEP 6, 2015
Aroma is roasty malts , caramel and light earthy malt. Taste is rich malts with light basic hops. Finishes pretty flat. Appearance is a clear amber with a

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Evolutionary (419) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2015
Bottle from jerrys wedding. Weak and not that impressive. Sugar and smooth but somewhat weak.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
burg326 (4940) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Poured an amber color with aromas of todfee, malt, light earth and pine. Flavors match the aromas big malt backbone with caramel and toffee with subtle pine. Decent amber ale but wouldnít actively seek it out.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
northropfrye (2913) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 11, 2015
I bought this (without wifi access to ratebeer) thinking it was their elusive polotmovy, one of the few styles I havenít tried. Ooops. Was pleasantly surprised it was at least a highly rated amber. However, I donít see why itís so highly rated. Red amber body, white head, spotty lacing, looks nice. Sweet fruity malt aroma, but rather faint. Taste is sweet, fruity, malty, donít get much hops at all in this. Overall, a pretty average amber.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (4290) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 8, 2015
Tap. Amber with small head. Mild caramel body. Light sweetness. Just a hint of hops. Pretty bland, but not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sarlacc83 (1540) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 5, 2015
Bottle.A: Amber bordering on brown with a foamy white head. Lacing.N: Toast, peppercorn, earth, pine, some toffee and red licorice, biscuit, hint of orange zest.T: Solidly bitter and sweet.M: Light body, fizzing carbonation, hint of alcohol burn.O: This is a flavorful amber, maybe the best I have had. Prime example, well worth your time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OnTheTrail (175) - Virginia, USA - MAY 22, 2015
another amber ale I enjoyed. A solid offering, I want to try more by Full Sail.

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