Ambergeddon - Ale Asylum
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Reviews by SPLITGRIN:
3.88/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A three finger biscuity tan head hosts rocky bubbles that crackle as they fade leaving some lace. Body is a deep burnt orange amber. Nose is considerably hoppy for the style but this seems to be the trend. Includes a bit of a sweet malt balance. First sip shows some smooth hops that thin out a bit, or yet lengthens on the tongue. Could use a bit of malt to balance on the palate. This drinks more like an IPA then an amber. Hops are on the sweeter side in mid-palate. Finish has a bit of bitter on the mouthfeel. Overall this is clean drinking enjoyable beer. Solid.
Serving type: bottle
09-07-2008 00:37:39 | More by SPLITGRIN
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3.9/5 rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. There is a space for an enjoy by date, but it is left blank. A random find for me in the mixed six pack section at my local beer store. My first beer from Ale Asylum. Expectations are moderately good.
Poured into a clear balloon snifter.
A - Oh yeah, its pours a beautiful dark coppery orange / amber color, almost ruby at times with lots of dark sediment flecks and two big fluffy fingers of beige froth. Good lacing. Looks very nice.
S - Smell is comprised of earthy / caramel / pale malts, green apples, and some dried herbal / vegetal smelling hop presence. Slight soapiness. Smells pretty nice.
T - Reminds me more of what I'd imagine a nice pale ale would be more so than an amber, but it's all good. Caramel / amber malt, and earthy / piney / sticky green apple hop presence.
M - Feel is dry, bready, sticky, & bitter. Some piney / green apple hop presence lingering on the palate. Good balance. Medium bodied
Overall, a very nice, if somewhat standard, slightly above average offering from Ale Asylum. More hop forward than a lot of other amber ales I've had. Reminds me more of a stronger pale ale or an older more malt forward IPA. Either way, I'm not hard to please. I'd have it again.
Ale Asylum Ambergeddon ---4/5.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2014 22:33:49 | More by mfnmbvp
Ambergeddon from Ale Asylum
89 out of 100 based on 374 ratings.