American Amber Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by kkipple:
3.75/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A harsh pour delivers a hazy, deep amber beer topped with a spotty head composed of various sized bubbles that die quickly, leaving a tiny amount of lacing.
Smells like a barleywine lite, a nice mix of aroma hops and rich caramel malts. Some yeast is present in the smell.
Rogue American Amber is a solid, bitter, malty brew, this has a slightly salty tang that was at first surprising. Very little initial sweetness to this one, mostly bitter citrus hops and a smooth malt profile, with a bit of a tart sour cherry flavor. Finishes malty and mildly sweet, some vague fruit notes but nothing to write home to mom about. Quenching and crisp.
The mouthfeel is close to being creamy, lots of little bubbles help smooth this one out. Unusual contrast to the bitter characteristics of this beer, but not unwelcome.
Like many of Rogue's beers, this isn't blowing me away, but neither will I have any reservations about finishing the 22oz bomber. A sound beer, if it were a tad cheaper I could see myself buying it more often.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2006 02:44:23 | More by kkipple
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3.7/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75
I absolutely love the color of this amber with its bright brassy highlights and sturdy hue. It loses points, though, with an unimpressive head of this thin fleeting fizz and a ton of clinging carbonation bubbles.
The nose is malty, nutty, maybe pecans and a bit of grain. There's hints of roast and a bit of tea leaf.
The flavors are more roasted, more nutty, and filled with pecans. The roasted flavor is dry and the malts are filled with barley, tea leaf and grain.
The feel is exceptionally dry but also thin and watery.
This is a good example of the style with all the profile pieces I want in an Amber. My only regret, and it's small, is that the thin watery feel doesn't allow the flavor to truly blossom.
Serving type: can
07-11-2014 22:22:56 | More by KYGunner
American Amber Ale from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 1,226 ratings.