dwyerpg (4257) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 23, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice appearance, almost brown. Enough hops to make this a really nice brew. This brewery may be better than the Alaskan Brewing Company. Oh, and its from Fox, Alaska, not Fairbanks.
iamsancho16 (99) - USA - NOV 17, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The Silver Gulch Brewing Company is located in Fairbanks, Alaska and produces some very good beers that rival those of the Midnight Sun Brewing Company and the Alaskan Brewing Company. This one is no exception.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Silver Gulch Brewing Company--Amber Ale--2001 12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Clear copper bronze amber color. Rich earthy floral fruit hop front. Toasted biscuit notes in ESB like body with big hop notes and light smokiness. Mild fruit sweetness. Rich hop end with lingering malt. Sampled 3/27/2001.
Silver Gulch Brewing Company--Copper Creek Amber Ale--2004--12 oz. Bottle. 5.50% ABV--24 IBUís. (4.25 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Sediment hint. Mild lace head. Clear dark copper amber color. Malty mild floral hop front. Toasted tangy earthy crusty toffee mild sweet burnt fruit biscuit body. Earthy mild clean hop end. Tasty. Sampled 8/28/2004.
aracauna (2925) - Georgia, USA - JUN 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good deep copper with a large, fluffy, white head. Caramel and toast aromas dominate. The flavor is chunky, sweet malt flavor. A very satisfying amber for a malt head.
Braudog (5357) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Eielson AFB AK 7/9/05: Dark copper, almost brown, thin head. Almost a vanilla nose. Mellowly flavored, almost hazelnut primarily, but little to no bitterness.
Okra23 (28) - Flowood, Mississippi, USA - JUL 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I love a good amber ale and this one was ok, but not memorable. Had a good deep color with a caramel aroma. Would like to taste it again, only had one pint of it, but down here itís not available..
mar (4466) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle thanks to americanbrew. amber with a cream head. caramel and light hops on the nose. decent palate with a caramel flavor and not much else.
SHIG (3280) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - SEP 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a coppery orange with a tan color head. Aroma is sweet caramel malt, leafs, and light hops. Taste is nice bitter hops that subside to nice caramel sweet malt finish.
DarkElf (2988) - La Jolla, California, USA - SEP 1, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2005 (12 oz bottle: Some tiny roadside liquor store on the Richardson Highway, near Wrangell-Saint Elias NP, Alaska) Moderately malty, lightly sweet, lightly roasted flavor, balanced by a moderate bitterness. Medium bodied with a substantial mouthfeel. Fairly malty nose. Orange amber in color. Off-white head has solid retention. Another nice one from Silver Gulch, too bad this brewery isnít distributed more widely.
I bought a six-pack of this beer while driving to Wrangell-Saint Elias NP for a week of back country hiking, and managed to save one bottle to bring home with me. Several months later, here I am, doing a real rating, not one in the back seat of Jimís SUV, half wasted, doing a rating while drinking out of the bottle. I still think this is a decent beer, but Iím lowering the marks just a bit. It has a decent malt backbone with a moderate, balancing hops and a lightly toasty finish. While itís mildly sweet with a touch of caramel, itís not sugary. There is a slight sourness hanging over the beer, but itís not unpleasant. Medium in body, with enough hops to clean out the palate. The nose is toasty and lightly hoppy. The color is a deep ruddy amber color with a slight haze. Light tan head retains a thin layer fairly well and leaves some patchy lacing on the glass. About average as far as amber ales go.
homebrew (15) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A brown-copper with little head retention. The aroma has some huskiness but only holds onto the malt, which is complemented by just enough hops to keep it in the amber style.