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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.17/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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A medium bodied beer with a red to amber color. There is a slight bitterness, but the taste and smell of the hops is subdued by the large amount of malt.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 9, 2009

Name: Grid Iron Amber Ale
Date: July 12, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, light earthyness
Flavor: rich carael malt flavor, just a touch of sweetness is well balanced with plenty of earthyness, long bitter finish
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.7/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
brokensail (10641) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Hazy amber pour with a white head. Watery aroma, grass, yeast, and lots of apple. Sort of a solvent aroma, some bread, toast, and lemon zest tartness. There’s a lot of lemon/sourness, grass, yeast, and apple skin. A bit of solvent character, bread, grass, and sort of an under-attenuated finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ratman197 (9532) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2006
On tap @ Jacks poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting light amber head. Aromas of light cocoa and a hint of nuts. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cocoa, a hint of nuts and toasted malt with a lingering bittersweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6784) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 2, 2010
Draft. Rich amber beer with a light cream colored head. light cocoa and malt aroma. Light cocoa flavor with some nuttiness. Medium bodied. malt and light cocoa lingers. Some backing hops to balance.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5277) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 25, 2002
Medium Amber color, maple aroma. Malty with very little hoppyness. Medium body, fuller taste. Malt sweetness very maple like, yet not very sweet. Finish is clean. Aftertaste is malty.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUL 15, 2010
I had this on tap at the Jack’s in San Ramon. Some malt, some hops, good balance.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jazz88 (2544) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 25, 2002
Tap. Dark amber. Malty and smooth. Rather one dimensional, but a fine drinkable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Growler thanks to larryLSB. One of the better ambers that I’ve had in awhile. Not a west coast red ala Hop Head or Red Rocket, but a nice woody-spicy hop aroma and flavor to counter a nutty, bread crust, and caramel-toffee malt profile. Lightly fruity with some raisin sweetness. Medium-light on the bitterness and pretty balanced in the finish with a definite nuttiness. Medium in body with smooth carbonation that the growler format probably helped out on. An amber that non-hopheads will like that still has an interesting hop profile and good balance.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
joet (2137) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUL 19, 2001
Perfect amber color, perfumey, a bit of fruit and a tad of shoe. Good body, good chew.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AgentSteve (1614) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 15, 2010
Pours attractive clear ruddy brown with a thin light tan head. Light caramel sweetness in the nose and flavor with a bit of earthiness from the subtle hop profile. Solid Amber, though not a favorite style.


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