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 doesn’t 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 don’t like is that I won’t get any when I go back to California. 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. mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2014
I for one enjoy this. It’s quite malt forward; not getting a lot of hops. But the malts are abundant and delicious. Quite a bit of caramel notes. Recommended. 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. 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 isn’t overly sweet. The aftertaste was pleasant, malty, Very good beer overall that is easy to drink. It isn’t too thick.
5000 (6862) - 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! 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. 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+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. 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. Doesn’t have that normal harsh bitter bite of a red. Instead tastes more like a BBQ. Interesting beer! Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2005
Goodness, I didn’t get the swell growler of this, only the bomber. Andre’s bottle looks cooler.
Pours an almost mahogany color with a thin head that doesn’t leave too much lace, but some.
Aroma is strong even though I’m 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 it’s well balanced with the hops. Due to the aforementioned cold I can’t 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.