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RATINGS: 389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.15   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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Rich, amber hue and full-bodied flavor begin with roasted, domestic caramel malt. Itís sweetness is then tempered with genuine Cascade hops, which are added again at the end of the boil for a distinctive, citric-floral aroma.
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Canned version brewed/canned by <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Ratings/Beer/ShowBrewer.asp?BrewerID=721>Pacific Western Brewing.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chris2431 (241) - Oregon, USA - JAN 17, 2012
bottle. average amber ale in my opinion. nothing stands out. drinkable but not memorable.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bpreo (1426) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - NOV 30, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2013 I have a pint bottle of this brew, it contains 5.1% alcohol for those interested. Iím surprised there arenít more ratings (as of now I am the third), because I see this stuff all over the place here in the Pacific Northwest. Well the bottle says its an Amber, and this website says its an Irish Ale, and my taste buds tell me itís an IPA. What to do? Iíll rate it according to my palate, and my tongue, and my belly which tells me there are much better beers in this world.
Earlier Rating: 9/10/2011 Total Score: 2.6
Not bad at all. I had a glass of this at Macís bar, which has no relation to this beer. New Rating Feb. 5th, 2013. Still about the same as before. Hoppy. 2.5 overall.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (6697) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Draft. Amber beer with a cream colored head. light malt and light citrus aroma. Malt and light grapefruit flavor with light pine. Medium bodied. Light grapefruit and light pine linger with light malt.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7465) - MŲlndal, SWEDEN - APR 27, 2011
Draught as a 5 oz sampler at Pyramid in Sacramento, CA, on April 23, 2011
Clear deep amber color, white head. Sweet, fruity, hoppy taste. Dry hoppy aftertaste. Moussy mouthfeel that tingles on your toungue, medium high bitterness. Sweet malty scent.
Earlier Rating: 4/27/2011 Total Score: 4
Draught as a 5 oz sampler at Pyramid in Sacramento, CA, on April 23, 2011
Marked as 5.1% ABV and as a nitro version of MacTarnahanís Amber
Clear golden color, smooth yellowish head. Fruity, citrus, hoppy taste. Citrus aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium bitterness. Malty, sweet, fruity, citrus, hoppy scent.
I tried it side by side with MacTarnahanís Amber and seems it would be hard that the beer would be this much better if the only difference was nitro-co2 mix instead of co2, feels really as a different (and for me better) beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bnoel09 (410) - Elk Grove, California, USA - APR 1, 2011
Sample from the sacramento location. Clear copper in color. Aroma is almost non-existent. Flavor is sweet and malty with a light hop finish. Palate is very light bodied with low carbonation. Overall a decent but very mild beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Hint of grapefuit, but subdued. Deep golden color with thick, off-white head. Grassy bitterness to start, almost hay like. Tasts like a copious amount of dry hops. Malt rounds and slightly softens the taste. Medium body with malty finish. Tastes more like a well hopped pale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
douglas88 (5564) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 9, 2011
12 ounce bottle thanks to Craig. Pours a mostly clear amber color with a large white head. A sweet biscuit and floral hop aroma. A fruity flavor with some caramel and biscuit, lots of pine. Interesting, pretty hoppy.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (4115) - Utah, USA - NOV 21, 2010
12oz bottle thanks to Uly
Appearance: Clear amber with a nice foamy white head and some lacing
Aroma: Malts, caramel and floral
Taste: Malts, pine with a slightly bitter finish
A decent Amber, especially for the price and easy drinkability

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 4, 2010
Sampled at GABF on 9-19-2010. Comes clear amber with decent biege head. Aroma of sweet malt, some citrus and some floral hops. Tastes somewhat sweet with some caramel balanced by the hops. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4532) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 7, 2010
Sample at the brewpub in Berkeley on 8/8/10. Clear amber pour with a medium off-white head. Floral aroma reminiscent of cascade with some crystal malt. Floral and grassy hop flavor with a malty finish.


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