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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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. IBUís: 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


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 doesnít 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 donít like is that I wonít get any when I go back to California.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hansenkw (12) - - SEP 14, 2012
Pours a beautiful deep copper (some might say red...) with a quickly dissipating, even with an aggressive pour, tan head. Strong sweet; caramel and toffee malt notes both in flavor and aroma. Smooth and quite sweet on the palate. Overall not a bad Irish red, easy drinking for a malty focus.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (1529) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2014
I for one enjoy this. Itís quite malt forward; not getting a lot of hops. But the malts are abundant and delicious. Quite a bit of caramel notes. Recommended.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
liquidhedonism (289) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - MAR 13, 2015
From a 22 oz bottle on Horizon Air. Aroma: malty and nutty, with hints of caramel and biscuit. Taste/Palate: creamy and thin; starts slightly sweet; finishes slightly bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beer_Me_69 (1) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2015 does not count
Aroma of malt, caramel, and honey. It pours clear yellow with a small white head. It has a caramel flavor that is balanced out with malt and smoke so it isnít overly sweet. The aftertaste was pleasant, malty, Very good beer overall that is easy to drink. It isnít too thick.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2004
UPDATED: JUN 21, 2005 Bottle pours deep amber, slightly hazy, small cream colored head, fantastic lacing, with minor carbonation. † Malts on the nose, quite biscuity. † Forwardly malty, rather smooth and sweet too. † WOW, this is really tasty! † Medium body, velvety mouthfeel, with a crisp clean finish. † This is one smooth and easy to drink amber... a nice malty flavor, slightly sweet, maybe a bit nutty... just superb! † A bit light, but as a summer seasonal it fits perfectly!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dirt55 (198) - Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2009
tap, medium copper pour with medium white head, wonderfully sweet malt aroma very little hop aroma present, taste same as aroma, very caramel like with almost a hint of fruit, no hop bitter, mild hop flavor in end, palate very crisp with light lingering sweet malt, taken aback by how much I enjoyed this one.

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+IBUís? (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 IBUís? (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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
julesjis (256) - Oregon, USA - MAR 17, 2015
Poured from a bottle on an Alaska Air flight to Boise. Aroma is somewhat floral. Flavor is garden like, salty and creamy. Doesnít have that normal harsh bitter bite of a red. Instead tastes more like a BBQ. Interesting beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2005
Goodness, I didnít get the swell growler of this, only the bomber. Andreís bottle looks cooler. Pours an almost mahogany color with a thin head that doesnít leave too much lace, but some. Aroma is strong even though Iím just getting over a cold. Sweet like an Amber with with a slight pine/hop presence and a little...bready? Flavor is great. Amber is one of my least liked styles and I like what SC has done with this. Lots of malt but itís well balanced with the hops. Due to the aforementioned cold I canít detect too many details but this is complex with caramel and some definite darker fruits in there. Palate is full and on the crisp side. Overall this is really good and worth the drive over to this side of the Puget Sound to sample. Nicely done.


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