Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JUN 2, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Bushwhackers in Port Angeles: Deep mahogany. Crisp. Lively carbonation. A little toasted and nutty with a subtle toffee-like sweetness. Very mild bitterness. Candy-coated sweetness in aftertaste. Easy to drink and sessionable (albeit on the sweet side), but not overly exciting.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy orange with a white head. Very fruity citrus hops in the aroma with a touch of sweetness trying to show behind it. Very hoppy amber with a very fruity hop finish, kinda wet hop taste that kinda reminds me of cantalope. Very light on the palate, but still refreshing.
BuckeyeBoy (2725) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On Tap at BrewPub. Pours out a clear amber topped with a small head. A nice sweet and wood flavor on this one.
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from bu11zeye. Amber pour with a small white head. Aroma is caramel, biscuits, and light hops. Taste is bitter, nutty, a little caramel, and bread.
IndianaRed (2471) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap at the brewpub. Clear red amber with a small fleeting head and only spece of off white lacing. Aroma of medium woody malts. 5lavor is sweet and woody malts wwith very little hops. Palate is moderate and like the othres I had tonight’ a bit chalky feeling. Tasty though.
bitbucket (2159) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - FEB 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours clear coppery amber with a lacy off-white head. Thin aroma, just a touch of caramel, dust, earthy hops. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Sweet, malty nutty toffee taste. The finish is just lightly bitter, with the same earthy quality as the nose. It almost seems like they’re positioning this as a gateway brew, not too assertive, but with a enough flavor to draw you in.
robforbes (2073) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
purchased at central market in poulsbo, washington.
pour is clear copper-red with a thin beige head that within 30 seconds is gone, no lacing.
smell is of grass, roasted malt, touch of nuts, small scent of bread dough.
taste is weak, watery, some malt, bit sour, some fruit, wood.
overall not impressed, i would agree with Oakes in that it is a bit like a ch-ch-cherry cola.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2070) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This Irish Red Ale pours a reddish amber brown with a caramel malty aroma that has a hint of earthiness to it. The beer’s medium bodied while the carbonation gives it a sharp mouthfeel. The taste is soft caramel, bitter cacao & earthy herbal hops in the finish. Good stuff, a well made red.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Everything Silver City makes seems to make me smile, and this was no exception. Although I am not a huge fan of reds, this one played the part well. A notable carmel sweetness and a bright red glow; this guy is very sessionable for late spring, early summer days. If more reds were lilke this, I might have had a different preconceived notion on the genre. Woo hoo!
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.