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Great Divide Ridgeline Amber Ale (Arapahoe Amber)



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RATINGS: 310   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.09/5   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
A malty, copper-hued treat from start to finish, Ridgeline begins with a distinctive, estery aroma. Followed with a complex, nutty malt flavor true to its Scottish-style heritage, Ridgeline delivers unparalleled character and dimension. A touch of hops rounds out its silky, full body, highlighting Ridgeline’s subtle but engrossing character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
changeup45 (1729) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - APR 7, 2008
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2010 Rated 3/7/08. Solid. Pours a real nice hazy amber color topped with a thin head. Still decent lacing left. Mild aroma, some tropical fruit and caramel. Flavors are nicely balanced. Slightly fruity, caramel, toffee, hops. Mild finish. Very easy to drink. Quite good for a usually boring style.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
unclemike (2895) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - APR 6, 2008
Flowery and fruity aroma, citrusy and orange. Pours orange to amber, medium off-white head. Some malt in the flavor, with some fizzy hoppyness on the tongue. Not much flavor

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Chapel (468) - Levittown, New York, USA - APR 1, 2008
Pours copper. Aroma is mild malts with some yeast. Flavor is caramel and nuts. Very plain regular amber. If you don’t like the amber ales, not something you will kick yourself for missing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VitaminR (540) - Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2008
Slight sweet malt nose. Rich amber with reddish hue. Had a nice caramel/toffee sweetness. Good carbonation. Not my favorite style, but a very enjoyable Amber Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChetLemmons (87) - orlando, Florida, USA - FEB 18, 2008
hazy golden amber in color, nice looking, frothy 1 finger head. nutty malty aroma, with an apricot-like hop addition. pretty smooth going in and warms ya up a bit going down, in a good way. caramel and nut malty flavor, with a very, VERY slight bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JJClark (551) - Roscoe, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2008
Bottle. Pours an amber color with a medium off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, caramel and light hops. Taste is semii sweet of malt balanced with a nice hop splash. Medium body with a slightly dry bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 29, 2008
bottle poured an amber in color with over the top carbination on the pour producing a white three finger head that overflowed the glass a bit. in the head were a few floaters resembling ground nutmeg. aroma has caramel malt, touch of dark fruit, and a little nuts. mouth feel is medium light again with heavy carbination felt on the tongue. flavor is malted for the most part but not bitter, has some light hops, and finishes with malt and some dry nuttiness. good drinking beer with more yeasty spice as it warms

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Headbanger (3847) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 28, 2008 12oz bottle(I had it as Arapahoe Amber)-An amber body with a small off white head and an aroma of a little malt. Taste of the same. Not a bad brew but was expecting more. 12oz bottle(1/08)(courtesy of RSRIZZO)-An amber body with a huge off white head and an aroma of malt and surprising hops. Taste of the same with with a nice malt characterisitics and a dry finish. Better than the last time 3.3

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
TikiE (368) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2008
Wanted more from this beer! Didnt have much of a taste or a smell, but for an amber ale its not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
travita (4847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2008
Amber color with some head. Not a whole lot of aroma but what there is is little malt. Light hop tastes balances with the maltiness.

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