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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

1,277 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 1,277
Reviews: 705
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 11.2%
Wants: 42
Gots: 67 | FT: 1
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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1/5  rDev -74%

sallmadsen, May 12, 2012
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1.53/5  rDev -60.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

I have really enjoyed the Rogue line of beers over the years. Sadly, this one I did not.

Poured a deep, reddish brown with a good, firm head that was slow to drop and left good lacing.
Smell is very hoppy, citrusy, slight maltiness in the background. Smells like an IPA.
Taste is HUGE HOPS bitterness (like a punch in the face), some citrus in the background hiding with a faint grassy flavor. The hoppiness got even more noticeable as the beer warmed.
Mouthfeel - effervescent all over the tongue, medium bodied.
Drinkability - What can I say? If you like a highly hopped IPA, by all means, order it. If you want a smooth amber ale like the label suggests, order something else! By the time I had drank 2/3 of it, I knew I couldn't finish. The last 6 oz. ending up watering the plants. Only Sierra Nevada's Bigfoot Barleywine-style Ale and the pale pilsners from the megabrewers have had this distinction up to this point.

PorterLambic, Oct 18, 2004
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2/5  rDev -47.9%

Danstaddon, Sep 01, 2014
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2/5  rDev -47.9%

LSUPT, Nov 17, 2011
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2.25/5  rDev -41.4%

chippo33, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of mwilbur
2.28/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Reviewed under the Jazz Guy Ale label. Poured from 22 oz bottle into shaker pint glass.
A: Pours a red ale with moderate carbonation that produces a 1/2 inch white head that quickly dissipates.
S: Caramel malt. Hint of hops. Pretty basic.
T: Dry hoppy bitterness overpowers the rest of the beer...disappointing.
M: Oily, smooth. Acidic and bitter.
D: One of my least favorite beers from an otherwise quality brewer.

mwilbur, Sep 30, 2008
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2.35/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Picked up a 6-pack the other day. I consider myself a hophead. I really enjoy the floral and citrus notes (i.e.: racer 5) from the hops and I enjoy my share of bitterness (i.e.: ruination) but this beer was not very good.

It has a standard amber appearance.

The taste begins with bitterness, and not in a good way, it was sharp bitterness lacking any floral/citrus notes. It does present a decent malty backbone which I enjoyed.

As far as mouthfeel goes, it was average. nothing bad, nothing great either.

I am glad I tried this beer. I generally like Rogue, I love amber beers and I love hoppiness but not the strait bitterness with no other redeeming characteristics that this beer presented.

rbennett0, Jun 11, 2009
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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

avisong, Apr 24, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

dalepryor, May 07, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

Ishogai, Mar 29, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

jharkins07, Jan 20, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

jophish17, Dec 24, 2011
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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

biercycle, Apr 08, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

jjd315, Aug 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

baklo, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of n00tz
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

No idea as to the drink by date on this particular bottle, bought it as a single less than a week ago from Riverside Brewing Co.

Appearance - Cloudy, less than average amount of carbonation, lackluster bronzish head and short retention. Cloudy brew that looks like an amber lake water.

Smell - Smoky and resiny hops aromas, not much else can be detected from this bottle.

Taste - Thankfully the taste of this ale redeemed its presentation. It had an onset of a hops flavor with a sharp piney aftertaste. If this brew was intending to be an amber ale it seemed to lack the direction to get it to be as smooth as other ambers I've had. Overall good flavor otherwise.

Mouthfeel - It wasn't flat, but it wasn't adequately carbonated (it didn't dance in my mouth like I was expecting). I think I may have bought an old bottle.

Drinkability - This beer didn't give me the sense that I'd want to drink it again.

I'm ready to try more of Rogue's selection. I'd be willing to give this brew another go in a few months at which point I would review it again with a clear mind of what this one left me with.

n00tz, Aug 25, 2008
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

beerdhabelly, Oct 26, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Walkerjgt, Aug 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

cd34, May 20, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Jakep2021, Jul 14, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

muletrane, Jul 12, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Scientifichuck, Dec 19, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

Iowacraft, May 09, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

garuda, Jun 27, 2013
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2.78/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Nice Amber color with a solid head, nice coning and lacing. Taste was a bit off, mouth feel like a maltier ale, taste more like a pale ale with a bitter and off-putting after each sip. I thought it would get better once food arrived but it made everything taste worse. The bitterness stuck with me for quite a wile. I like hops but don’t like a sharp bitter taste to linger for a long time. I would not get this beer again. Not really sure what they were going for with this beer, but when I think of red ales, I think of a milder tasting, less offensive beer.

dhartogs, May 18, 2011
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American Amber Ale from Rogue Ales
86 out of 100 based on 1,277 ratings.