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RATINGS: 264   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Our West-Coast style amber is aggressively hopped, with a strong malt backbone and a mild hop bitterness in the finish.

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
schweinhund (34) - Racine, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 11, 2014
12 oz bottle from our friends at Timers in Racine. The skull grabs you eye to eye until you pop the cap, when the waft of pine overcomes your fear of the death youve set for yourself. Pours a dark, dark copper, clouded with unfiltered sin and evil. The taste is more an earthy malt, with a milder hop note teasing your breath at the finish. You want another...and another. A fine session ale. I knew this would happen! Im just dying to have yet one more for the grave! What a way to go! Prosit!!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (1479) - - NOV 9, 2014
Bottle, thanks George! Excellent sweet caramel aroma with notes of chocolate and floral hops. Pours cloudy dark amber with a large tan head with good retention and lacing. Starts with sweet caramel malt flavor with a touch of chocolate and hops. Finishes dry with grassy hop flavor with a bit of a bitterness with some of the caramel lingering on the palate. Excellent, well-balanced amber!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrnkMcDermott (3025) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2014
Bought June 2014 as single bottle from Lemon Tree. Big malty smell right under the cap, and an impression of a higher alcohol beer. Rich, foamy head atop a brown ale body, darker than amber, I think. Taste is indeed big on malts. Hops are there as a kind of sting to one part of the tongue. There may be some oxidation going on. I think because just seeing a name like "Ambergeddon" on the label made me think it must be a higher-alcohol beer that can cellar, turns out it may have sat for longer than it should have.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor (3801) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2014
On tap at Ale Asylum. Pours a hazy orange brown with a thick white head. Aroma of caramel malt, floral hops, grassy hops. Flavor of sweet fruits, sweet pale malts, earthy hops, light bitterness. A tasty amber, not super hoppy as others have described but fairly hoppy for an amber. Sturdy palate, drinkable. 7/4/8/4/14 (3.7/5)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dutch23mp (314) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Excellant amber ale lots of flavor. Hints of chocolate aroma and taste the hefty ABV is well hidden with all the flavors more malt then hops a nice change from the many IPAs I have been trying lately.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Finhead (1652) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Cloudy, amber-brown pour with a frothy off-white head. The aroma has pine with some bread and caramel. It has a medium body with smooth texture and lively carbonation. The taste is bittersweet, then finishes more bitter and dry.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11880) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Sample at the brewpub. Clear dark amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Stringy lacing. Malt, caramel and hops in the nose. Medium body with flavors of caramel, malt and subtle resiny hops. The finish is malty up front with a piney hops aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Draft. Amber with thin off white head. Aroma fruit (cherries), fruity hops, and some caramel sweetness. Medium body, heavy caramel sweetness, medium hop bitterness, and some fruit notes.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - AUG 17, 2014
On draft at the brewpub. Aroma of piney, citric hop, toasted malt, caramel, background fruitiness and earthiness. Clear medium red in color with a fine, sparse head and very fine lacing. Flavor profile is full of piney, earthy hop flavors and bitterness, with the dark, caramel, toasty malts certainly present but largely overridden by the hops here, very much a Red IPA. Fine but persistent effervescence, a high degree of it in fact, body is medium. Interesting stuff, very earthy and bitter overall, lacking in balance to an extent due to this factor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutchap (422) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Pretty decent ale. More like an IPA than a true amber though. Lots of hops and a bit of malt. Very tasty, but not a traditional amber.


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