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American Amber Ale - Rogue Ales

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American Amber AleAmerican Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

1,278 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,278
Reviews: 705
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 42
Gots: 67 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Malts: Northwest Harrington and Klages, 95-115 and 135-165 Crystal.
Hops: Kent Golding and Cascade.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast and Free Range Coastal Water.

13º PLATO
53 IBU
73.1 AA
33º Lovibond

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-26-2001)
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

random846, Today at 04:21 AM
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3.43/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can. And yes, you are right. That can did reach me by way of the legendary woodychandler. Has a pretty amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is kind of malty, a bit of caramel. Taste is mild, a bit of hop bitterness, some light malts, easy drinking but a bit subdued. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

tone77, Saturday at 05:39 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

brn9000, Sep 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

I was down in DC two weekends ago to partake of DC Beer Week, which is where I scored this and several other CANs in furtherance of The CANQuest ™.

From the CAN: “Dare * Risk * Dream”; “Dedicated to Our Armed Forces”; “Tawny amber in color with a coffee aroma and a tight head. A dedicated flavor with a roasted malt accent, generous use of hops and a smooth finish.”; “Made in the USA”; “100% Pure Rogue”. The CAN depicts a hand grenade!

I pulled the pin with a loud Crack! on this pineapple and when I realized that it was far from a dud or an inert round, I initiated an inverted Glug! A quick pseudo-cascade formed a fizzy finger of tawny head with limited retention. Time was ticking away so I held it up to the light to gauge my options. Color was a Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a light coffee scent, slightly malty, not as rich as MY coffee and I am a US Navy veteran, but maybe other services like a weaker blend. I opened the hatch and Bombs away! Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. Taste was lightly hoppy and slightly bitter with a slight biscuit malt sweetness as a counterbalance. This seemed like the Amber Ales of yore, back in the early days of commercial microbrewing, when Ambers were the standard. It was not bad, but my tastes have wildly evolved since then. Finish was semi-dry, refreshing, but overall, a one-and-done.

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American Amber Ale from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 1,278 ratings.