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American Amber Ale - Rogue Ales

American Amber AleAmerican Amber Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

1,151 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1151
Reviews: 696
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%


Brewed by:
Rogue Ales visit their website
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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Reviews by pmcadamis:
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pmcadamis

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +4.7%
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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American Amber Ale from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 1,151 ratings.