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RATINGS: 438   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
A full-flavored amber ale made with roasted caramel malt. Richly colored and medium-bodied, Alleycat is an assertive blend of malts with a sprightly cascade of hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAY 9, 2005
on tap at the Yardhouse in San Diego / pretty easy to drink. an amber. light hoppiness and a roasty, caramel maltiness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mjg74 (2910) - La Mesa, California, USA - APR 23, 2005
Pours amber/orange color. Mucho sediment floating around. Sweet hoppy aroma. Caramel and malt aromas lingering. Malts dominate the flavor up front. A little bit of hoppiness as well. Kind of sweet as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
desurfer (1268) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 15, 2005
Amber body with no head. Aroma is lightly citrusy, with some sweet maltiness. Flavor is dominated by grapefruity hops, very nicely done, balanced somewhat by a sticky maltiness. Well, it’s really not all that balanced, but I like it that way! Nice quaffer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 9, 2005
bottle. Amber/copper translucent color with a small off-white head, slightly hoppy aroma. Palate is slightly lacking fortitude but other than this the beer had a wonderful balance. Well hopped for the Amber/Brown ale style. Light caramel malt. A great session beer as it has a parallel modest yet vibrant finish. I’m not usually a fan of this style but I quite enjoyed this one. Good Amber ale!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2005
On tap. Amber in color. Slightly hoppy aroma but mostly nondeScript. Good but not great flavor. Tastes of hops with some citrus and malts. This is the kind of beer that you’re happy for when you discover it in the fridge at a party. It’s not necessarily a beer I would buy regularly since there are better beers out there for basically the same price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FoolishMortal (990) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2005
Orange amber with yellow accents, slightly opaque. White head, slightly lingering. Aroma is a dextrin-like sweetness combined with hoppy citrus notes. Medium body with a nice malty sweetness. Hop flavor dominates the finish with a pleasing ESB crispness. Very well balanced, with a bold character unmarred by the heavyness or syrupy aspect that can be a problem with American Amber trying to make such a statement on the palate as this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MayorQuimby (100) - Santa Barbara, California, USA - MAR 24, 2005
Bottle. Amber color, medium whitish head, nice lacing on my glass. Aroma is mildly hoppy, some malt and caramel in there too, fairly weak. Flavor has a sturdy malt profile, some caramel, and a touch of hops in the finish. Smooth, a little light on the body, good level of carbonation. Another respectable brew from Lost Coast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jasonp (1564) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Clear amber with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel and biscuits. Flavor has notes of caramel and pale malts, some grapefruit and toffee. Moderate sweetness and bitterness. Mild hoppage. Medium-thin body with subtle carbonation. Decent head retention. Drinkable but boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawkshadow (107) - Rural Retreat, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Interesting, I will try again. Poured cloudy amber with a small head. Flavor is somewhat hoppy. Aroma (based on my wife’s observation) is reminisant of cured tobacco. I like it because it seems to be complex on initial tasting. Worth a try.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Odeed (1798) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 9, 2005
pours an amber body (imagine that) with a nice white head.mostly earth tones in the aroma.sweet malts and a bit of hops in the flavor.

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