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Amber Ale - Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 14.53%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dry Dock Brewing Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: denver10 on 01-09-2013)
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Photo of dcscientist
3.7/5  rDev +3.4%

Not sure how this is in the ESB category on here, it's pretty much an amber through and through. Not their best offering but certainly still good, and I was happy to have this included in their sampler pack.

dcscientist, Tuesday at 09:08 PM
Photo of DenverBigRed
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

DenverBigRed, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of KLHBB
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

KLHBB, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of leroybrown10
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

leroybrown10, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of DenverHopHead
2.61/5  rDev -27.1%

DenverHopHead, Aug 18, 2014
Photo of Summer92
3.44/5  rDev -3.9%

Summer92, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of condorsim
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

condorsim, Jul 28, 2014
Photo of maxecho
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

maxecho, Jun 25, 2014
Photo of WDJersey
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

WDJersey, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of capnamerica
2.25/5  rDev -37.2%

capnamerica, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of JMBSH
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

JMBSH, Jun 08, 2014
Photo of birchstick
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

birchstick, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of LeeryLeprechaun
3.04/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer pours an appealing amber ale color and is clear. Very poor head retention though. Maybe since it was intended to be consumed out of a can I should let that one pass.

Aroma is fairly subdued. Caramel and some sweetness.

Beer is sweet to start and has a balanced finish. Notes of toast and caramel.

Body is ok.

Beer is ok. Balanced. But nothing spectacular. Easy drinker.

LeeryLeprechaun, Mar 21, 2014
Photo of steamboatbrewer
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

steamboatbrewer, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Kramerbarthomer
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

Kramerbarthomer, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of SkiBeerRepeat
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- Lightly creamy amber color with a slight carmel color head, very little lacing.

S- crisp and light on the malt overall not many aromas that really stick out.

T- Like the smell it has a light malt flavor with a refreshing crispness with a slight earthy note on the finish

M- effervescent, crisp and clean.

O- This a very session-able amber with no over powering flavors and crisp refreshing bite that would be perfect for early spring or fall. It has just enough malt notes to make it an enjoyable craft beer but still be good for more than one at a cookout or camping. The ABv is 5.8%

SkiBeerRepeat, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of appetiteforparis
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

appetiteforparis, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of Redeezy83
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Redeezy83, Feb 08, 2014
Photo of Maddognav
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Maddognav, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of MisterNic
4.15/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance-Deep amber, 1 finger head that sticks around

Smell-Biscuity, toasted caramel, earthy, hint of chocolate and fruitiness

Taste-Up front biscuity, toasted caramel, middle earthy, hint of chocolate, earthy, sweet hoppy bitter finish

Mouthfeel-Very balanced, full-bodied, very balanced and smooth

Overall-Delicious beer, malt forward, but balanced. Would buy again

MisterNic, Jan 21, 2014
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4/5  rDev +11.7%

DrinkSlurm, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.74/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

better than average amber, although weirdly named because this is after all an esb, very english in nature, with a lot of dry and semisweet caramel malt and even a hint of smoke character. looks the part, maybe a little less red than some, but heady for a minute and clean looking. grain driven for sure, summery though and fresher, but also retaining plenty of residual sugar. a little more than i care for personally, but not enough to detract from the overall drinkability of this beer. its also mouthwatering. you want another sip as soon as you take one, and it gets increasingly complex with temperature in a good way, new layers open up. i get some cedar closet must and some creme brulee sweetness, a very rich and decadent brew. enough carbonation, it could stand a little more of a bittering hop, but this beer is a success without question.

StonedTrippin, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.41/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A brief head in the tall glass on the handsome amber brew. Malty, with a nose of Mexican sugar cane candy. Less carbonated on the tongue than many brews.

Very tasty roasted malt flavor is quite distinctive, but it gets a little murky before long. Caramel stands out and lasts through to the aftertaste. Rather sweet but a scratch of hops adds some bitter balance. Quite drinkable, but after the initial nutty surprise it's just average.

This is not crisp, it's more mellow but with just a little leafy, stewed hop flavor. Grainy at the finish. From the 12 oz can purchased at Wilbur's Total Beverage in Fort Collins.

mactrail, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

ygtbsm94, Oct 21, 2013
Photo of nmann08
3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

nmann08, Oct 13, 2013
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Amber Ale from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.