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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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - NOV 10, 2009
nutty maltiness on the nose. amber pour (Imagine that) with a fair amout of off white head. Sweet raisins and plums with maltiness. Very good mouthfeel. nice palate.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
herbsmoker99 (11) - Lakeside, California, USA - NOV 26, 2002
nice, smooth beer but a bit weak. very enjoyable beer

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JamesCrosson (36) - Fair Lawn, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2008
Definitely honey in this brew. Maybe some strawberryís or peachís, something sweet that I canít put my finger on. I enjoyed this brew. Not the best head, but a nice color, good color and a refreshing albeit sweet taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 2, 2007
This is a solid, crystal-clear amber ale with a lumpy off-white head. The aroma is of piney hops, malt, biscuits and hay. The flavor is of medicinal, complicated hops, sweet, smooth malt. Itís dry, almost sour and well-bittered. Nice West Coast Amber!

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewbattles (40) - - JAN 20, 2014
We did a blind taste test between this beer and 4 other amber ales to objectively determine which one was best. The beers were Full Sail Amber, Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale, New Belgium Fat Tire, Lost Coast Alleycat, and Alaskan Amber. You can watch the video here to see who won: http://youtu.be/RaXcBiJExus

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bob32256 (171) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 2, 2003
Nice honey color wiith a small off-white head; pleasantly sweet with hints of fruit and honey and a nice bitterness in the finish - I agree with Gromit - very complex taste for this style

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
lb4lb (2453) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2007
Rich amber color with a medium sized offwhite head. Smell is of light sweet malt, and some hops slowly show as it warms up. Taste is nice and sweet and malty, with creamy flavors of caramel with a faint hop bitterness that grows a bit. I really like this amber and wish I could get it here. Just what I want an amber to be.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Wulfstan (509) - California, USA - MAR 24, 2008
UPDATED: APR 4, 2008 This is really nice and tasty. Itís a fairly deep amber, very bubbly, with a medium light tan, bubbly head that steadily dissipates to a thinlasting top and leaves a little lace. The aroma is slightly earthy, caramelly malt with grain, bread, citrus (grapefruit plus others), and a hint of pine. The taste is earthy, caramel, citrus with a light grapefruit dominance, grain, spices, pine, and herbs, plus a noticeable alcoholic quality but one that is smooth and adds to the enjoyment. It has good body and well-rounded flavours with pretty good complexity. It has noticeable qualities of a German pilsner added to the usual "amber ale" elements, American ale quality, and even a hint of English bitter. Itís really very good.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
william146 (80) - Winterville, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2010
"Full-flavored amber ale made with roasted caramel malt and spicy German and American hops." Purchased at The Fresh Market, Greenville, NC Perfect bubbles, wonderfully thick head and rich color on pour. Rich, roasty scent. Smooth but bold taste - surprisingly awesome.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sickboy79 (66) - USA - OCT 8, 2010
I LIKE IT! Iím an IPA guy, and Amber Ales are my next choice. A good one has a nice carmel taste, with just the right mix of malt, and a slight hop like finish. This one does it in spades, IMO. A nice carmel/malt start thatís not too heavy but, you know you are drinking a serious beer. Goes down SUPER smooth, to my pallet. The finish has a nice little citrus after taste. Subtle - but, itís there. A fantastic brewery (the Indica IPA is a favorite) and this is a stellar Amber.


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