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RATINGS: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   IBU: 15   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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This Red Ale Rocks! Full-bodied and smooth with a sweet caramel flavor balanced with Northwest Liberty hops for a refreshing finish. IBU’s: 15 Malt: Pale, Munich, Dark & Caramel Wheat Hops: Liberty Gold Medal 2011 North American Beer Awards Irish Style Red Ale Category Gold Medal 2009 Great American Beer Festival Irish Style Red Ale Category 2009 Silver Medal North American Beer Awards


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gsmitty80 (1741) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2010
This was a pretty nice red ale that had a good malt and finish. Poured a light red color with alot of nice head.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2010
UPDATED: APR 17, 2011 Silver City Brewing Company--Ridgetop Red Amber Ale--2009 Release--22 oz. Bottle--6.00% ABV--45+IBU’s? (4.25 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Thin no lace low CO2 head. Clear rich amber red color hazes slightly brown with mild sediment. Mallty floral Liberty hop front. Creamy mellow sweet malty doughy caramel chewy mild fruit cloying smooth rich nutricious body. Balanced mild hop spice Red Ale end. Sampled 9/28/2009. $5.49 Each. Silver City Brewery--Ridgetop Red Ale--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. 45 IBU’s? (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale. Off white, mild lace mild head. Clear fizz hazed rich deep amber red color. Light floral mild malt ester front. Mildly creamy smooth mellow sweet light toasted caramel mellow fruit malty rich Red Ale body. Tangy balanced hop spice rich malty mild citrus nourishing tasty big Red end. Nice rich malty brew.I can see it as a GABF medal winner. Sampled 4/4/2011. Purchased for $3.99 at Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle on 4/4/2011.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 18, 2009
22oz bottle from riversideAK - thanks, Alex! Nice bright amber pour with a fluffy cream head. Aroma is fairly hoppy, more or less as you’d expect for a PNW brew, in this category or otherwise. Slightly thin mouthfeel but decent smooth, and more than drinkable. Semi-sweet malts are balanced nicely by grassy hops to give this one a liveliness often lacking in the style. Pretty decent.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Name: Ridgetop Red
Date: September 12, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Appearance: clear amber, scant head
Aroma: light sweet caramel malt aroma, hint of candy sweetness
Flavor: sweet caramel malt flavor, light floral hops, light balancing bitterness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Rating: 2.6/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: ** /4

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheRaven (6) - Santa Clarita, California, USA - OCT 29, 2009 does not count
Gold Metal Winner at GABF. While in Silverdale WA, I had the opportunity to try all of Silver city Brewing Companies beers. My favorite is the The Red Amber beer, which is a beer that is "drinkable" and doesn’t weigh heavy on you unless you drink too much. Although not a hop-head type of a beer, this is a well balanced beer with a crispy finish. The only thing I don’t like is that I won’t get any when I go back to California.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Deceptive that it’s called "Red" but is an amber ale. Definitely wouldn’t have ordered it. Pours a transparent amber with a smallish white head. Decent balance, but it’s lacking ingredients. This tastes like something the Ram would brew – intended for those who don’t care much for flavor, and are just looking for something quaffable. Slightly metallic – needs a much fuller mouthfeel to counter the carbonation. A bit fruity, but not much to it other than a balance of weak hops and caramel malts.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Pours a reddish amber with a thin white head that didn’t last long for me. Has a light, sweet, toasty malt aroma. Flavor is toast and caramel malt with a light, crisp, flowery hop flavor on the finish. I found this a bit boring, but very easy drinking.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Pours deep amber in color with thin white head. Aroma malty, sweet and lite hops. Taste carmel malt and lite hops with bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2009
Bottle from Ballard Market. 21st rating of this brew. Drank while watching the Sounders game with my buddies at their place in Ballard. Light toasty aroma with some caramel malts and that was about it. Pours amber with a thin lasting foamy head. Toasty, lightly sweet caramel malt notes, and some crisp unobtrusive hops. Just kind of toned down and ’regular’, but it is an amber ale, so what more can they do with it in all reality. Well made, just nothing spectacular to rave about. Gotta appreciate consistency and the fact that there was absolutely nothing wrong with the beer. Good session amber.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 29, 2009
lots of caramel and almost sickly sweet aroma. pours a bubbly light brown hue, just a covering of a head. taste is sweet as expected, but malts come through better there and the sugars are little more nuanced.


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