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Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Amber Ale
Newport, Oregon USA

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RATINGS: 1410   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Tawny amber in color with a coffee aroma and tight head. A delicate roasted malt accent, generous use of hops and a smooth finish.
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Ingredients: water, barley malt (Great Western 2-Row Malt, C40, C150), Cascade hops, Pacman yeast.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5521) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2005
Poured a ruby red/copper color with a medium sized off white head that left spotty lacing on the glass. Light coffee, caramel, butterscotch, and also light citrus in the aroma. Lots of sweet malts up front, caramel and coffee, and then finishes with a nice hoppy bitterness. A nice, straight-forward amber ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DarkElf (3038) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 9, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2005 09-Jan-05 (22 oz bottle, 12 oz bottle) This is a side-by-side comparison of the charity release Sea Otter Amber Ale, and a 12-ounce bottle of significantly aged American Amber. Letís start with the fresh bomber of Sea Otter. Significantly more flavorful, malty and hoppy than the average amber, this moderately sweet and medium bodied amber is well balanced by a fairly strong and fresh tasting hops with moderate bitterness. Solid roastiness for an amber ale, especially in the finish. Malty and hoppy nose. Quite a bit darker in color than other ambers, dark ruddy amber and slightly hazy. Frothy head on the pour shows excellent retention, maintaining a nice layer of foam for the duration of the session. Patchy lacing is left on the glass. Now, with the aged 12-ounce bottle that I found on the 99 cents single shelf, this hasnít aged particularly well. Itís a bit darker in color, and there was a thick layer of sludge covering the bottom of the bottle. As expected, the hops has mellowed considerably, and it has taken on a fairly prominent grain maltiness in the flavor and nose that becomes more unpleasant as the beer warms. Ack, not good. But the fresh bottle was really nice!

24-Nov-05 (12 oz bottle: Issaquah Brewhouse in Issaquah, WA) Thought Iíd buy Red Fox Amber mostly so that I could add it to my bottle collection, but this beer is very tasty, so Iíll record my thoughts again. For an amber ale, this is incredibly flavorful and malty, lots of mildly sweet and toasty caramel, some earthiness, balanced nicely by moderately bitter hops with light citrus notes. Toasty, caramely and earthy nose. Medium "plus" body. Dark ruddy amber color is slightly hazy. An inch of light tan head shows solid retention and decent lacing. One of the best Amber Ales Iíve had.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jde123 (766) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2004
Pours an american amber color. Why not, I think I coughed after I drank it and out came an American Flag. God bless America (U.S.A.) and Rogue American Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pivo (2626) - GERMANY - DEC 27, 2004
Rogue makes good beer. No doubt about it. This is one of them, though not outstanding. Hoppy nose, dark amber color, fluffy tan head. Toasted, caramelly malt blends smoothly with a crisp hoppy end. Good flavors and well balanced. "Good" days Sue.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dberger624 (1028) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2004
Thanks to my future sister-in-law for this bottle. Ok beer. The only thing I tasted was a boring malt. No roast or coffee as the description says. Tasted like a beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDalkoholic (2214) - Linda Vista, California, USA - DEC 16, 2004
Deep mahogany brown hue, and a thick fluffy head. Web lacing left behind, with a nutty and sweetly malted aroma. Flavor is bittering and well matched balance between malt and hops. A somewhat creamy texture. One of the better amber ales iíve downed.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
YogiBeera (2540) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2004
Red amber color, big frothy but fast diminishing head. Malt and band aid nose, medium bitter and malty taste. Good average beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2004
This came in a 22oz bomber with the usual rogue suspect on the front with an American flag behind him. This brew appeared a copper amber color with crystal clear clarity. A tall rocky beige head formed atop this that lasted for a while leaving sparse lacing about the glass. The aroma is mainly of caramel malt with some grassy hops sneaking in as this warmed a bit. Fairly simple smell but it is a fitting and pleasant one. Fairly hoppy in taste with both earthy and citric hops playing over caramel malt back bone. There was a bit of a roasted malt character as well, well balanced overall with a slightly bitter finish. Mouthfeel was medium with good carbonation and this is definitely a very drinkable brew. A refreshing beer that I could down several off in a session, one of my favorite amber ales.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Dark copper. A bit darker than a penny. Creamy white head and pretty good lacing. Aroma is nicely hopped with some citrus notes. Piney a little. Roasted malts. Though I donít really detect any of the coffee mentioned in the description. The flavor has more roasted qualities to it. The hops are lighter, but itís nicely balanced. Pretty creamy palate and a nicely done bitter roast at the end.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2004
Pours amber (of course) with a two-finger head. Both roasted and pale malts are present in the aroma, along with some hops. Smooth beer with a nice, balanced flavor. Very drinkable.


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