1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Epicenter Amber - SanTan Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Epicenter AmberEpicenter Amber

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
81
good

104 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 104
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.51
pDev: 11.68%
Wants: 1
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SanTan Brewing Co. visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

An American Amber Ale. Epicenter Amber received a Bronze Medal at Reno Canfest, and an 89 Rating in 2011 DRAFT Magazine. A deep copper amber hue with a firm, toasted malt character, lightly sweet with a crisp dry finish. Epicenter has become a gateway ale for novice Craft Beer drinkers. The light, approachable taste is quenching and appealing to new and long term Craft lovers alike.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: PhxHorn on 05-28-2010)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Epicenter Amber Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 104 | Reviews: 35 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Byoham
4.6/5  rDev +31.1%

Byoham, Monday at 07:09 AM
Photo of Cesarz
4.4/5  rDev +25.4%

Cesarz, Nov 12, 2014
Photo of Auraan
4/5  rDev +14%

Poured a clear amber body with a thin ring of white head. A quite nice looking amber ale. Scents of sweet, bready malt, lightly toasted malt, light caramel, fruity esters, a light hint of butter (diacetyl), and very low levels of floral hops. Overall impression of aroma is of a classic sweet, malty amber ale, with just a touch of hops and a little bit of diacetyl that aids the aroma in this instance. Flavor begins medium-sweet with notes of sweet, bready malt, caramel, toffee. light amounts of apple, nutty malt and light toasted malt. The middle continues flavors of caramel at a light level, with medium levels of nutty and toasted malt character and light toffee. Finish is medium-sweet with light notes of caramel and buttery toffee and moderate toasted and nutty malt flavors. Aftertaste is buttery toffee, toasted and nutty malt and very light caramel with a light bitterness from floral hops. A very light hop bitterness is present throughout. Overall impression of flavor is of a nicely malt forward profile with a slight undercurrent of bitterness, toasted and nutty malt keeping it from becoming cloying. It is nicely rich and pleasant, a very good example of an amber ale. Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied with high carbonation and a smooth, creamy feel that finishes slightly drying. Overall impression of mouthfeel is of a very good, easily drinkable mouthfeel that is nicely refreshing. Overall this is a very good amber ale. It is malty, balanced, sessionable and refreshing. The aroma and flavor are quite nice and it has a pleasant feel. Very good.

Auraan, Nov 09, 2014
Photo of nearengine
3/5  rDev -14.5%

nearengine, Oct 22, 2014
Photo of DeadeyeOTDO
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

DeadeyeOTDO, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
Photo of IreRican
3.64/5  rDev +3.7%

IreRican, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of BikeChandler
4.04/5  rDev +15.1%

BikeChandler, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Coconuts
2/5  rDev -43%

Coconuts, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of JoelClark
4/5  rDev +14%

JoelClark, Aug 03, 2014
Photo of PassMeAZima
3.25/5  rDev -7.4%

PassMeAZima, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of Steve_Gonz
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Steve_Gonz, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of PhillyStyle
3.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Brat Haus, Scottsdale, AZ (July 2014):

I had not originally picked this beer when I walked into the establishment, but my friend persuaded me to try it out, saying that it was a really good beer.

The beer produced a nice, clear red/amber color with a nice off-white head that was well retains. The beer gave off a nice light malty aroma, with an ever so light hop aroma. The taste of the beer was good, so much so that I had another. The beer had a lighter body, as expected, and it was smooth, refreshing and very easy to drink. Overall, the beer was good. One that I would defiantly try again if out in Arizona.

PhillyStyle, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of kfirestone
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

kfirestone, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of chuckpalka
4.25/5  rDev +21.1%

chuckpalka, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of GClarkage
4/5  rDev +14%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of TheSamKuehn
3/5  rDev -14.5%

TheSamKuehn, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of Hohnbaum
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Hohnbaum, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

TX-Badger, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of Camjmorton
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Camjmorton, May 31, 2014
Photo of rrski198
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

rrski198, May 15, 2014
Photo of Campodog
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Campodog, May 12, 2014
Photo of BDavis_03
4/5  rDev +14%

BDavis_03, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of bigfnjoe
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

bigfnjoe, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of Bobhoya
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Bobhoya, Mar 15, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Epicenter Amber from SanTan Brewing Co.
81 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.