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Irresistible Amber Ale - Madison River Brewing Company

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80
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40 Ratings
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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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Foyle

Wyoming

1.83/5  rDev -47.1%
look: 1.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.75

Appearance: pours with a 1" off white sudsy heads that recedes quickly. Faint lacing only. Color is a slightly cloudy amber with small amount of carbonation streaming.
Aroma: sweet barley malt syrup, toasted wheat bread, some earthy hop spice as well.
Mouthfeel: light and watery with a dry finish.
Flavor: mild flavor, I expected more in the taste based on the aroma. Bland is the best way I can describe the flavor. There is not much of the expected caramel sweetness from an amber ale. Hard to find something good to say about this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 17:53:13 | More by Foyle
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Heff19

South Carolina

2.25/5  rDev -35%

05-02-2012 06:19:12 | More by Heff19
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womencantsail

California

2.35/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A: The pour is a clear light amber color with a finger's worth of off-white head.

S: Definitely some urine notes, which sort of ruin the whole beer for me. A mild citrus, water, not really much malt or all that much hop character.

T: Some toasted malt flavor, and a bit of creaminess. That's pretty much the only flavor. Otherwise, it's really watery and bland. Meh.

M: The body is light to medium with a moderate carbonation.

D: This was not good. Way too watery, and that's what's good about it.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2010 05:15:44 | More by womencantsail
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jneiswender

Massachusetts

2.63/5  rDev -24%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Had on tap at the 50,000 Silver Dollar Saloon in Montana.

A-amber, very clear, nice sticky white head

S-very nutty

T-somewhat bready, toast, roasted flavor, but has a "peach pit" aftertaste

M-medium

D-okay beer but way too much of a weird pit aftertaste

Serving type: on-tap

08-06-2009 03:04:51 | More by jneiswender
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craigreno

Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

08-18-2012 04:52:04 | More by craigreno
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bagpiper2005

Idaho

2.85/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pour: Pours a clear reddish-copper color. One finger of white head that dissipated quickly and left no lacing to speak of.

Smell: Nothing here to really speak of. Seriously. A deep whiff reveals a biscuity malt aroma. Other than that there's really nothing going on.

Taste: Well, what's there is pretty good, but overall it's pretty bland. Flavors of caramel and brown sugar primarily. Light citrus hop zing in the back.

Mouthfeel: Medium in body and sort of flat.

Drinkability/Overall: What flavor it does have is good, there's just not much. Drinks easily but lacks any factor that makes you excited to take the next sip.

Final Notes: This is a "get trashed" kind of beer. Not overly expensive and not all that great. Nothing offensive, bu lacks character. I won't be buying it again.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2011 23:08:37 | More by bagpiper2005
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flagmantho

Washington

2.89/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: lightish amber hue with a moderate haze and a pretty light effervescence. Head poured a finger of frothy ivory foam but dissipated pretty quickly. Nothing special here.

Smell: sweet and caramelly malt with a bit of breadiness. Stylistically appropriate, but a bit cloying for my preference.

Taste: overly sweet, bready and biscuity. I'm not usually a huge fan of ambers, but I like to try them because sometimes they really surprise me. In this case -- no. Too sweet, too biscuity and too blah.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a decent carbonation. Not super creamy, but there's something here into which I can sink my teeth.

Overall: this beer isn't terrible, it's just too sweet to suit me.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 01:12:56 | More by flagmantho
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -13.3%

05-15-2013 15:31:09 | More by twenty5
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mfigueroa713

New York

3/5  rDev -13.3%

03-18-2012 00:16:45 | More by mfigueroa713
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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

The beer was a nice clean amber-red color, poured with an off white head that soon fell back into the glass.

The beer smelled sweet, of caramel malt, and of toaster biscuit. It was certainly lacking some hop aroma for an amber ale.

The body was medium and the taste was mostly of caramel, the beer was lacking in a hop aftertaste.

Overall the beer could have used some hops, both in the nose and in the finish. It would have also helped to balance out the sweetness. That being said it was a refreshing beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-20-2011 23:17:03 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
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mdfb79

New York

3.3/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into my Duvel tulip.

a - Pours an amber color with one finger of off white head and light carbonation evident. Small amount of lacing.

s - Smells of nuts, bready malts, and caramel malts. Some wheat and grain.

t - Tastes of bready malts, wheat, caramel malts, and some nuts.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation.

d - A decent amber ale but nothing special. Mostly bready and wheat malts. Wouldn't seek out again.

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2010 00:34:48 | More by mdfb79
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.38/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz picked up in Lewistown Montana.. Poured into the closest thing I could find to a pint glass at Brenda's parents house...

descent head.. the brew is a lite copper amber... no real lace and the head drops super fast.

nose is very lite caramel malts and descent citrus but more grassy hoppiness... not alot going on here.

Flavor is not alot better but has a little thicker quality to it.. I get more of an "American ESB" out of the palate, but it still just seems like a fishing brew to me.. I can see enjoying this one more if I had it available to me.. but I would probably never recommend it to anyone.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2009 07:13:38 | More by JohnGalt1
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ryanclicks


3.48/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle to pint gladd. Beer has a very attractive dark color with a thin foamy head. Very little lacing on glass. Beer smells like a typical amber. Tastes like one too, which is in no way a bad thing. Overall a very solid beer, but nothing sets it apart from the crowd.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 04:02:11 | More by ryanclicks
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ShwarzAl3r

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

01-16-2012 07:24:27 | More by ShwarzAl3r
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Giggy

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

11-17-2012 00:38:07 | More by Giggy
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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

06-16-2013 22:25:39 | More by cbcrunch
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ctwybeerguy

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

02-03-2014 06:39:04 | More by ctwybeerguy
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wagner617

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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

New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

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

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

04-14-2012 11:58:16 | More by NHSTEVE
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GeoTravel


3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

02-28-2012 23:28:33 | More by GeoTravel
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cbyrd4088

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

03-22-2012 00:07:05 | More by cbyrd4088
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drbenderdo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

01-03-2014 01:57:24 | More by drbenderdo
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errantnight

California

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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leaddog

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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Irresistible Amber Ale from Madison River Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.