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Irresistible Amber Ale - Madison River Brewing Company

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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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GoodOmens1986

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +15.6%

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

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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GeoTravel


3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

02-28-2012 23:28:33 | More by GeoTravel
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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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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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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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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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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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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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einmt33

Montana

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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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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berley31

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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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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Boto

Connecticut

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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Irresistible Amber Ale from Madison River Brewing Company
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