Brewed by Rogue Ales
Style: Amber Ale
Newport, Oregon USA


on tap

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RATINGS: 1513   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 53   EST. CALORIES: 153   ABV: 5.1%
Tawny amber in color with a coffee aroma and tight head. A delicate roasted malt accent, generous use of hops and a smooth finish.

Ingredients: water, barley malt (Great Western 2-Row Malt, C40, C150), Cascade hops, Pacman yeast.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Likeburning (149) - Franklin, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2006
Light to medium red coloring with a light white/tan head. The aroma is sweet and hoppy. The taste is citrus sweet with light hopps and malt.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
murawski (160) - USA - FEB 2, 2006
Almost more of a brown ale than an amber -- had a very nice redish-brown color with a malty aroma and a well-balanced flavor (malts vs. hops). Very smooth palate and superb mouthfeel. I really enjoyed this ale. Overall, above average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2006
22oz. bomber. Mildly hazy chestnut color wth a medium sized off white head. Aroma starts out with citrus hops (cascades) and is backed by the sweet malt. The flavor is malty sweet, lightly toasted and is combined with the strong flavor of the citric hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenBuman (1) - Iowa, USA - JAN 26, 2006 does not count
This beer poured smooth and had a fruity taste that was certainly pleasurable. It went down smooth and had a light after taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (17068) - Pori, FINLAND - JAN 25, 2006
Bottled (BB 09/2006)
A bit hazy red ruby color, steady creamy off-white head. You can smell the aroma of Cascades from far after opening the bottle, notes of bready malts, tobacco and yeast too. Rye-bready malty flavor which to a bit caramelly and then to overwhelming bitterness. Long bitter aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7595) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2006
Bottle shared with and courtesy of HogTownHarry. Labeled "Sea Otter Amber Ale". Pours a cloudy amber with a large foamy white head. Nice aroma of caramel malt, some UK hops and fruit. Flavour starts with caramel malt, some fruit and nuts and ends with a nice bitter finish. Medium bodied. This goes down really easy and is quite tasty -- a great session Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6564) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - JAN 19, 2006
Bottle (650ml). Shared with blankboy. As "Sea Otter Amber Ale." Poured cloudy deep amber with a solid lasting foamy tan head. Aroma of solid light roast caramel malt and decent dry woody yeasty hops - balanced and appealing. Very refreshing light UK hop medley, UK-style malt (reminds me of Belhaven Bitter) - this says "session" all over it, almost an ESB. Mouthfeel appropriately light, creamy, a little astringent - crisp. Could drink several of these ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - JAN 19, 2006
Sampled from bottle at Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival 2005.
Unclear amber orange body, disappearing tan head. Sweet fruity and choclate aroma with yeasty notes, mild and nicely balanced. Malty flavor with hints of chocolate and some hop in the end. Drinkable, but not very interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ClarkVV (6410) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2006
2005 bomber consumed on 1/17/06. Caramel orange/tan colored body shows strong magenta tints, almost a chestnut-ruby glow to it and is bottle conditioned with a large dark beige head, well retained, provides lots of lacing, is a Rogue beer, in other words. I can smell the cascades before I even pick the beer up to smell it. The dry goldings hops seem to loosen the citric dominance of the cascades and I get more a dry floral aroma than a straight up hard citrus. Though dont get me wrong, it still has a good deal of dry orange zest. Crystal malt is very dry, while there is a faint trace of caramel sugar and a bit of nutty and fruity yeastiness in the nose, predominantly cherries (dry), apples (not green) and then some light toffee. Hops keep it dry and quite citrusy though. Very high aroma strength. Flavor begins with a profound dryness brought on by a citrusy cascade hoppiness that is leafy, slightly aged, perhaps tending a bit more bitter than flavorful. The dryness seems exacerbated at first by the crystal malt, but before I can even think to complain, a sticky, chewy, rich, but yet truly English maltiness grows firmly. Soft, sweet, really resembling dry butter toffee, with a substantial caramel chewiness. Heavy whipped cream mixed in to melted toffee, with some rich earthy barley notes and sugary brown bread. I dont know exactly how to explain it, but the malts are . . . .English. At least on the finish, that is. Really reminds me of a British dark mild, actually a lot like Norfolk Nog, or Gales Special Mild. But the American hops and clean (up front) American maltiness breaks off the similarity at that. Tremendous amount of flavor packed in, and while the hop flavor complexity is minimal, it is still terrifically drinkable. No alcohol apparency, light nuttiness on the end, tight carbonation and smooth texture as always from Rogue. If it werent for the little bit of hard, borderline papery crystal maltiness up front, this would probably me my vote for the best example of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - JAN 16, 2006
12oz - Aroma is nutty, malty, and hoppy. Pours deep hazy brown with nice fluffy head and great lacing. Flavor matches aroma with a nutty finish that lingers. Palate is smooth. A very tasty amber.

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