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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.34/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This dry-hopped ale combines caramel and biscuit malt flavors in happy equilibrium with late addition American hops. The approachable balance is intentional, although the name is a "hoppy" accident.


2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
NeoHippie2 (931) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Amber pour with a frothy head. Malt aromas are overpowered by the hop presence. Big hop flavors (almost tastes like an IPA) keep the biscuit and caramel malts from even having a shot at showing up. Way too hoppy.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
fluffy (1497) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2014
A pretty nice amber, maybe similar to say CCB tocobaga? Mildly hoppy but well balanced. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
umich03jm (1835) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2014
Can thanks to DrSilverworm. Pours a cloudy amber color with a small foamy head that fades to a bubbly ring and leave some minor webbing. Aroma is big on biscuits and bread with hints of flowers and toffee. Tastes pretty biscuit-y and incredibly dry. Big floral and earthy hops in the bitter finish. I really don’t like how dry and earthy this is. Makes it pretty hard to drink.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
matthewjk (890) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2014
12oz can into vessel: Not bad, has some smooth malty characteristics with a punctuated hop presence. It was agreeable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garrison (757) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Purchased from the Hopple Street BP Station minimart - Alright, this amber ale is a hoppy delight, with a solid grain-type body to back up it’s beery goodness!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7634) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2014
This beer is a clear copper color with a medium thin off-white head that diminishes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, caramel malt and hops. Medium-bodied with flavors of bready malt, caramel and earthy hops. The finish is malty up front with a grassy hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
nuplastikk (4298) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 17, 2014
12oz can. Filtered orange-red-tan with some tiny floaties. Foamy, respectable off-white head. A pretty decent Amber. Biscuit caramel, toffee tones. Slightly bigger hop bill than gives it some nice balance. OK.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
udfan07 (71) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Had this out of the can. The smell of the beer reminded me of an IPA. However, it does not taste like an IPA. It has floral notes and is a very hoppy beer.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3446) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Can: Orange-amber with a thick, apricot-tinted head. Fruity, floral hop scent. Malty, creamy, citrus and pine/floral hops. Excellent taste...fruity and sweet..... Leans towards APA territory.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Brigadier (2880) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2013
12 ounce can
After visiting Dutch’s and partaking in a few world class sours I wanted some local flavor to take home. Since the brewery down the street was a mess of road construction I went with the nearest best thing - a fresh can of a sessionable amber. Based on this I am definitely grabbing a few more singles when I next visit Cincinnati.

Aroma / Appearance - A caramel bronze base billows with a tan head that then shrinks to a slim layer of coating. Bright nutty hops, warm tea leaves, and the semisweet feel of a rose wine charm the senses.

Flavor / Palate - Honey and almonds freshen the palate. A hoppy transition then sweeps towards a tea like finish. The alcohol then warms the back of the throat. This is very easy to drink for a 6% amber ale. As a result it is one that everybody should try for reference to prove they are not all boring and lifeless.


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