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American Amber Ale - Rogue Ales

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American Amber AleAmerican Amber Ale

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very good

1,341 Ratings

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Ratings: 1,341
Reviews: 711
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 11.23%
Wants: 43
Gots: 84 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
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Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.30% 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.

53 IBU
73.1 AA
33º Lovibond

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 12-26-2001)
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Some good complimentary subtle flavours
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3.66/5  rDev -4.4%

My very first Rogue beer.

Serving style : 16 oz pint can poured into glass.

Appearance (3.75) : A very tightly knit, bubbly on top, two fingered head with a burnt copper/orange body. Opacity is about 60%.

Aroma (4) : Honey, ginger, and planty hop character out front. Bouquet is loud and boisterous. Some roasted wheat in the background. Pretty decent.

Taste (3.75) : A very malty body with a distinct mixed hop finish. Some wheat and red bean with citrus hop notes. I can taste the heads of barley in the malt, as well as some cracker. The hop is fresh, plant-like, faintly citrus. Both malt and hop are exquisitely mixed here and play their parts respectively.

Mouthfeel (3.25) : Medium bodied, with some prickly carbonation. Creamy, ends smooth. Drinkability is a bit heavy. Overall, average, nothing special.

Overall (3.66) : Yes, a good brew. I don't know if I'll finish the pint because it's a bit of a chore to drink, however the taste is there and so is the aroma. After awhile it gets bothersome and I did end up pouring half of it out as I was eating and it wasn't mixing well. I'd recommend you try this one at least to see what you think.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 16 oz. can. And yes, you are right. That can did reach me by way of the legendary woodychandler. Has a pretty amber color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is kind of malty, a bit of caramel. Taste is mild, a bit of hop bitterness, some light malts, easy drinking but a bit subdued. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a pretty good beer.

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I was down in DC two weekends ago to partake of DC Beer Week, which is where I scored this and several other CANs in furtherance of The CANQuest ™.

From the CAN: “Dare * Risk * Dream”; “Dedicated to Our Armed Forces”; “Tawny amber in color with a coffee aroma and a tight head. A dedicated flavor with a roasted malt accent, generous use of hops and a smooth finish.”; “Made in the USA”; “100% Pure Rogue”. The CAN depicts a hand grenade!

I pulled the pin with a loud Crack! on this pineapple and when I realized that it was far from a dud or an inert round, I initiated an inverted Glug! A quick pseudo-cascade formed a fizzy finger of tawny head with limited retention. Time was ticking away so I held it up to the light to gauge my options. Color was a Deep Amber/Light Copper to Copper (SRM = > 13, < 17) with NE-quality clarity. Nose had a light coffee scent, slightly malty, not as rich as MY coffee and I am a US Navy veteran, but maybe other services like a weaker blend. I opened the hatch and Bombs away! Mouthfeel was thin-to-medium. Taste was lightly hoppy and slightly bitter with a slight biscuit malt sweetness as a counterbalance. This seemed like the Amber Ales of yore, back in the early days of commercial microbrewing, when Ambers were the standard. It was not bad, but my tastes have wildly evolved since then. Finish was semi-dry, refreshing, but overall, a one-and-done.

American Amber Ale from Rogue Ales
87 out of 100 based on 1,341 ratings.