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Ambergeddon - Ale Asylum

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89
very good

475 Ratings
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Ratings: 475
Reviews: 161
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 10.83%
Wants: 51
Gots: 58 | FT: 1
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
With a fury of hop flavor and a hint of malt backbone, this west coast amber is part ale, part sensory eruption, and all American.

(Beer added by: DaPeculierDane on 06-15-2006)
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Danmullens1, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of jwc215
4.35/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours deep amber to dark copper with a thin head that eventually becomes wispy. Dotted to patchy lacing sticks.

The smell is of caramel, citrus, pine and light toast.

The taste is of piney, citrusy hops upfront - resin with pineapple and orange. It has a firm caramel/toffee backbone. Light toast rounds it out. It is bitter with sweet background in the finish. Hoppy, complex and very delicious!

It has a chewy, full body. The malty backbone and crisp carbonation make it a smooth drink. Alcohol is very well-covered.

This is a nice one! Nicely hopped while keeping an amber ale character. Well done!

jwc215, Nov 25, 2013
Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
Photo of Wobbly
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Wobbly, Nov 17, 2013
Photo of qcbrewer
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

qcbrewer, Nov 13, 2013
Photo of Scoobert
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Scoobert, Nov 09, 2013
Photo of 1FatJ
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

1FatJ, Nov 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

jegross2, Oct 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

kodt, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of dbaraniak
4/5  rDev +0.8%

dbaraniak, Oct 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

dt_gbpackersfan, Oct 13, 2013
Photo of scottwurst
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

scottwurst, Oct 11, 2013
Photo of EJJ1848
4/5  rDev +0.8%

EJJ1848, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of SleepyDrunk
3.88/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a traditional pint.

Appearance- heavy amber color that lightens towards the bottom.

Aroma- Immediate nose of hops followed by the malt.

Flavor- An extremely unique tasting amber - strong hops and abv strength throughout the taste. The amber characteristic stand beneath the surface.

Mouthfeel- Smooth upfront with a bite towards the end.

Overall- Not a traditional amber by any means - very strong hop characteristics and a high ABV. If you are a fan of more traditional ambers this may not be up your alley, but a finely produced beer nonetheless. I am personally not a fan of applying 'west-coast' styles to ambers, but I can appreciate the craftsmanship.

SleepyDrunk, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of dfillius
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

dfillius, Oct 02, 2013
Photo of dragomni
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

dragomni, Sep 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

Beerlover, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

atone315, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of hinemk76
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

hinemk76, Sep 24, 2013
Photo of garymuchow
3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No best by date stamp, so who knows?
I like the dense dark head. This caps a cloudy, almost muddy darker amber body with nice red and orange highlights. Pretty good on lacing.
Fresh hop aroma. Citrus, sweet and other fruit. Hints of hoppy and grass and green.
Clearly an amber with a heavier malt quite noticeable, but this is still a hop forward beer with hop flavors up front and a strong bitterness kicking in the middle and lasting through the extra long finish. Some of the grassiness as noted in the aroma is more prominent here. Bits of sweetness in the drink.
Heavier body for a beer of this size.
Good, but not great. Flavors are a bit muddies at times (lacking refinement). Nonetheless, drinks fine and worth a try.

garymuchow, Sep 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

williamjbauer, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of jbaker67
3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Cloudy amber body. Fizzy off-white head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of orange juice, citrus, raw grain, caramel, biscuit, sweet malts. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, moderate carbonation. Sweet citrus taste with notes of caramel and orange peel. Hop bitterness with some pine resin flavor kicks in just at the right time. It lingers into the finish. Very tasty amber ale.

jbaker67, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of Mdog
3.83/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Amber, full of particles, good head.

Smell: Citrus rind.

Taste: Solid grapefruit bitterness up front. Underlying toffee sweetness and some breadiness round it out.

Overall: I'm usually a little hesitant to go for an "amber" but since I heard this was well-hopped I picked up a sixer. So it's more of a amber IPA which is more of my type of beer. Ambergeddon has a solid bitterness and enough malt underneath it to still feeel like an amber, just a hopped-up one.

Mdog, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

rayj212, Sep 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

mull0263, Sep 04, 2013
Ambergeddon from Ale Asylum
89 out of 100 based on 475 ratings.