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Irresistible Amber Ale - Madison River Brewing Company

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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 15.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Madison River Brewing Company visit their website
Montana, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This amber is created with the use of choice hops and a unique blend of specialty malts to produce a rich and tasty brew. It is especially unique due to its original flavor influenced by biscuit and earthy characteristics.

28 IBU

(Beer added by: Todd on 03-01-2005)
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4.65/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass. Pours a rich reddish gold color with a healthy tan colored head. Very fruity rich aromas when swirled. Nice array of hops and malts in the initial taste, great mouthfeel, and a very clean aftertaste. This is the first beer I have tried from this brewery and I am thoroughly impressed, very very smooth.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2010 07:19:33 | More by einmt33
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Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

03-31-2012 00:43:39 | More by benduck517
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4.2/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Plucked from the brewery's 12-bottle sampler. Poured into a pint glass.

A: A very pretty golden red. A decent head to start quickly fades away to some impressive lacing.

S: Not a whole lot there, but what is there is good. Rich caramel and roasted barley.

T: Quite good, and led by the nose. A wonderful balance of barley and caramel. Roasted but not overly so. Finishes with a relatively hoppy, mild spice. Much more potent than the smell would indicate, yet quite sessionable.

M: Syrupy to be sure, but the hoppy spicy finish dries it up quite a bit. Not particularly full-bodied, but I don't really think it's supposed to be anything more than a good-timesy hot weather refresher.

O: I was in the middle of giving the brewery's honey rye ale a negative review, but it was so boring and bland I lost interest in doing even that. This is more like it. A well-bodied, solidly crafted amber that strikes a nice balance between being a beer to drink while grilling, and a beer to appreciate while eating what you grilled. Not half bad.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2013 23:33:46 | More by The_Mancannon_of_Slothrop
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4.03/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Sweet maltiness. Reminds me of being tickled by a pirate.

One time on my birthday, I was playing left field in one of those pre-little league leagues. We were taking some fielding practice before the game, and I took a nasty hop to the face. I sat out the whole game until the last inning, when the coach put me in to pitch. I gave up a hit, hit a guy, and then got out of it. That's what this beer is like.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2012 04:05:42 | More by guytyping
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

04-09-2012 20:15:42 | More by FATH3RH0P5
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

03-21-2012 16:51:30 | More by GoodOmens1986
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New Jersey

3.98/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: orange in color with a big 2" head that lasts a while. Nice lace paints the glass.

Smell: light caramel and fruit sweetness are all you can detect.

Taste: big caramel, dark fruit sweetness, and a moderate bitterness create a nicely flavored amber ale.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Lightly crisp throughout. Aftertaste is short.

Overall: a very easy drinking sessionable beer. Nice flavors, not overwhelming at all.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2012 20:05:17 | More by Gavage
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Alberta (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle - available in Alberta in the Madison River variety pack.

This beer pours a clear, somewhat glassy medium gilded copper hue, with a thin cap of fizzy beige head, which dissipates in the time it took to appraise the situation, leaving a low-slung ring of lace around the glass.

It smells of nutty caramel, kind of biscuity malt, a bit of burnt sugar, and leafy, woody, earthy hops. The taste is good and malty, the biscuit and oily nuttiness really pushing to the forefront, that brown sugar undertone still sticking in there, with some softened earthy, forest-floor hops keeping things mostly in check.

The bubbles are actually rather supportive and surprisingly sprightly, after that anemic introduction, the body a lower-percentile medium weight, and generally smooth. It finishes moderately off-dry, the consistent maltiness not all that sweet to begin with, and the edgy, leafy hops far from giving up the ghost.

A pretty decent amber ale, one which strongly resembles a nice American brown ale, all nutty and hoppy as it is. Whatever is it academically, practically, I wouldn't mind having another few on the deck, as summer shifts into third gear.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 01:13:11 | More by biboergosum
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New Brunswick (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured with a very small, off-white head that was down to nothing in no time. Spare lacing. Hazy, dark-amber body. Aroma was of light, roasted malt. Medium-bodied on quite creamy on the palate, with average carbonation and a slightly bitter finish... very nice. Good flavor of sweet malt at first, and finished slightly bitter. Average duration for the flavor. Overall, a very nice amber ale that one could drink all evening.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2009 21:54:09 | More by berley31
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North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

07-22-2013 03:56:36 | More by Oelschlager
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-19-2012 02:24:56 | More by bluckbeyes
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

08-21-2012 00:55:00 | More by bcsbeer
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

04-02-2012 22:31:18 | More by rocklibster
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3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught: This one pours a clear, amber color. There was a fairly large off-white head on it. It didn’t leave much lacing. The aroma was milder, with mainly some malt sweetness. Also a touch of floral notes. The taste was clean and refreshing. A good malt body with a hint of floral hops. A decent enough amber.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2007 22:15:06 | More by Boto
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Alberta (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up as part of a random Montana brewers 6-mixer at a store in Whitefish
A - clear burnt orange, thumb of off white head retained at a consistent thin covering with healthy lacing
S - big malty aromas of molasses, cherry, and a woody earthy quality
T - malt flavour much like the nose with a prominent cedar woodiness along with light grassy hops and a buttery finish
M - medium body, lowish carbonation, sticky finish
O - a quality amber with a cedar character that gives it something unique

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2012 02:55:39 | More by joemcgrath27
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3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a copperish amber with little head, little lacing, and decent retention.

Aroma is cracker and caramel, maybe even a hint of milk chocolate in the toasted notes.

Moderate caramel on the palate, lots of toast and bread notes. Clean finish with a drying, only slightly bitter finish. Hops are muted.

Medium bodied and smooth. Well crafted if uninspired.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2010 05:49:31 | More by errantnight
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Alberta (Canada)

3.55/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours a copper-amber with two fingers of fluffy creamy head.

Smell- Caramalts, citrus hops, wheat/grass, orange.

Taste- Similar to the aromas with a mild tartness and biterness.

Mouthfeel- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall- A nice amber ale by Madison. This doesn't stand out as the star of the style but is still enjoyable nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 02:51:12 | More by leaddog
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

01-16-2012 07:24:27 | More by ShwarzAl3r
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

11-17-2012 00:38:07 | More by Giggy
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

06-16-2013 22:25:39 | More by cbcrunch
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

02-03-2014 06:39:04 | More by ctwybeerguy
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

04-03-2012 00:29:14 | More by wagner617
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-25-2012 02:41:29 | More by shopsis
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

04-14-2012 11:58:16 | More by NHSTEVE
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

02-28-2012 23:28:33 | More by GeoTravel
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Irresistible Amber Ale from Madison River Brewing Company
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