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RATINGS: 87   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.96   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 172   ABV: 5.75%
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Our Amber Ale uses seven malt varieties, and three unique selections of hops in order to achieve deep complex flavors. The taste starts slightly sweet and then progresses to a clean, dry finish.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bradlyc77 (226) - Sebastopol, California, USA - AUG 23, 2009
Pours a nice amber with orange-reddish hue. Nice maltiness base with caramel, toffee, light bread. Nice hops balance. I think this is a well crafted Amber.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
nearbeer (3813) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2014
12 oz. Lightly foggy amber-red with a loose spit and ring of foam that lasts. Aroma is dark cherry, citrus zest, toasted Brazil nut, toasted malt and dry cocoa. Tastes of toasted malt, cocoa, plum and praline. Finish has nice touches of tart blackberry and espresso that swing the pendulum back. Light-medium body is delicately balanced and has a slightly tingly, low-medium carbonation. Pleasantly surprised after several disappointments from this brewer.

1.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 4/20
Beastwhite315 (10) - - NOV 11, 2014
Really not an amber style. Must be one of malts gave it almost a Trappist ale flavor. Not really what you expect for an amber ale. Definitely finishes dry. Really not what you expect from the style.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
slowrunner77 (6031) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
"well, of the 3 new Napa Smith brews, I liked the wheat the best, even though i usually like amber and pales better. another reviewer of this brewery said they are too "slick" and i could see where he’s coming from, especially with the pale...but this one was pretty slick too. fairly good and very drinkable, but left me wanting more complexity and a touch more flavor. couldn’t tell there was 7 malts and 4 hops. Not to be all negative, though. I liked it and would drink it again, but other ambers I’ve had for the same price are better, most recently Redpoint from Avery. Good, though...more malt than hops, even in the finish. With a little heavier hop presence i’d have rated it higher, cuz the malt use is nice, but like i said, it’s a little too simple and slick to be among my favorites."

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gbeerrater (29) - Louisiana, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Thin for an amber ale. Taste is basic caramel,nuts with citrus notes. Kinda on the sweet side , This brewery makes better products. Hopageddon by Napa smith is an imperial IPA worth trying if you like tons of hops. For Amber Ale would travel a bit further up the coast to several other great breweries in the region

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ramboraffe (678) - SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2014
355 ml bottle at Pub Franke’s, Göteborg. Pours brown orange with no head. Smell is sweet malty. Taste is sweet malty with cookies and bread. A bit thin.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
baraciisch (1975) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2014
Copper orange tan in color... Aroma of sweet caramel malts... Flavor is fairly basic, caramel malt and nuts... Not much bitterness at all, finish is nutty... Decent, below average overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
beertholomeus (856) - California, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Pours a reddish amber color with a khaki head. Malt, caramel, toffee, oxidation, nut, skunk and diacytal aroma. Caramel, hop, toffee, citrus, biscuit, diacytal, oxidation and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation. Very astringent caramel, toffee, diacytal and oxidized finish. Hopefully this was a bad bottle but a lot of unfavorable aromas and flavors here.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
VictorStr (1392) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2014
Rätt lätt i både kropp. Rätt vattnig i smaken, ingen direkt balans. Ingen höjdare direkt.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nazzty (921) - Ödåkra - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2013
Not enough rich and full bodied like many other American Amber Ale. This pulls a little at a red American pale ale because of the marked hops bitterness.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Pyrmir (3478) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2013
355 ml bottle. Slightly hazy deep amber with little head. Aroma vinous, a bit madeira like and caramel and toffee. Taste with lots of caramel, a bit watery.


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