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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

1,226 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,226
Reviews: 701
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.94%
Wants: 35
Gots: 49 | FT: 0
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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wl0307

United Kingdom (England)

3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Purchased from the Beers of Europe, a UK-based beer shop; coming in a 355ml bottle, BB 08/09, served mildly-chilled in a straight pint-size glass.

A: pours a lightly translucent reddish amber hue, coming with mild carbonation featuring sporadic large bubbles and a thick but fluffy light beige head to settle down gradually.
S: initially the aroma comes dense and pleasant on the side of caramely malts and lychee-flowery US hops, but soon the nose is overtaken by some rustic as well as flat sugary notes, sweetened black tea, and sweet citrus. While a swirl would still give rise to the deeper flowery hop alongside creamy malts, these seem to dissipate just as quickly.
T: the bitter-sweet caramely and burned-sugary malts upfront are followed by a rough-textured hop bitterness of aromatic citrus-fruits and lightly roasted tea-leafy aroma. The relatively simple caramely malt profile is consistently backed and balanced by the bitter hops that highlight pretty much the major part of the tasting, while the citric and a lightly dried longan-fruit edge in the mixture gives the hoppy theme a nice edge to remain refreshing as well as aromatic. The finish carries plentiful hop "tannins" to render a cheerfully chewy palate.
M&D: the texture comes rather soothing and never OTT on carbonation, while the body remains also moderate to go smoothly with the overall flavour. All in all, this is a likeable and truly drinkable ale, not far from a hoppy example of English Premium Bitter, albeit with a bit more hop aroma in dominance and thus less harmony or complexity.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2009 19:22:02 | More by wl0307
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American Amber Ale from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 1,226 ratings.