American Amber Ale - Rogue Ales
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Reviews by pmcadamis:
4.03/5 rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - A big two finger khaki head rises above an amber/purple hazy brew and refuses to disappear. Lots of really finely bubbled lace sticks to the glass, and swirling only increases the head to three fingers. When held to the light, it's almost blood crimson in color. This is a really pretty beer.
S - Tons of citrus hops on top of a nice caramel malt flavor. Grapefruit, orange juice, pineapple, and mango too. In a blind sniff test, I would guess that this is a pale ale...almost an IPA based on the hop aroma.
T - Again, huge citrus hops and tons of fresh summery fruit. Mango, really bitter grapefruit, and some sour cherries. The caramely malt is somewhere in there buried under all of the hop insanity. I happen to be a bit of a hop head, so I like this. But what makes it an amber ale if it's so heavily hopped that it tastes like an IPA?
M - Medium bodied, fresh, moderately carbonated, with an intensely bitter finish that is slightly dry.
D - A damn fine brew from one of my favorite brewers, but really....this is over-hopped for an amber ale. I probably would have given this even higher marks if it was called a pale ale or something, but this ....although outstandingly delicious, lacks the easy drinking malty amber ale flavors.
Serving type: bottle
12-12-2007 00:12:24 | More by pmcadamis
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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.