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Epicenter Amber - SanTan Brewing Co.

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Epicenter AmberEpicenter Amber

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96 Ratings

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Ratings: 96
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 11.21%
Wants: 0
Gots: 10 | 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)
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Reviews by RoyalT:
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2.93/5  rDev -15.8%

Appearance - This is a nice, brown beer with hints of orange coloring and a huge, easy, brownish-white head.

Smell - The grain in the nose is faint and a bit stale with a light floral hopping.

Taste - The malt is bigger at the taste but it is still somewhat stale. Sugars are light and mostly brown.

Mouthfeel - This is smooth with some light but clumsy bitterness.

Drinkability - This was an awkward effort at the style and barely drinkable.

05-14-2012 00:51:41 | More by RoyalT
More User Reviews:
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3.55/5  rDev +2%

12oz can with no freshness date.

Good amount of foam from a steady pour, lacing has some retention. Bright amber color, very clear. Light herbal citric hop on top of a clean caramel and bready aroma. Slick, almost milky mouth feel with a nice crisp snap. This ale screams "malt bomb" with a thick creamy caramel and nougat sweetness to a more level toasted breadiness in the finish. A quick brush of hop bitterness helps to balance. Clean palate throughout. Grainy and semi-dry in the end.

Not all American ales need to be hops, hops and hops. Nice to see a malt bomb here and there. This one ending to up being a good quaff.

11-20-2010 02:32:39 | More by Jason
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

05-15-2013 22:24:40 | More by FMetzger
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

08-26-2012 01:16:57 | More by JohnLynch
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

03-16-2012 18:26:19 | More by Zachb4au
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New Mexico

3.49/5  rDev +0.3%

Medium sized light tan head settles into a decent lacing above a clear reddish caramel colored beer.

A light sweetness to the caramel roasted malts in the aroma of this amber.

A lot of caramel in well roasted malt taste that also has a bit of sweetness and just a touch of alcohol included.

There is just a touch of caramel tastes hanging around in a very light dryish aftertaste with this medium bodied beer.

Middle of the road tasting amber, no displeasing tastes or anything, with is better than a lot of ambers can claim.

04-20-2013 20:59:04 | More by LXIXME
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

03-15-2012 06:19:36 | More by InfernoBoss
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

05-18-2013 07:31:58 | More by AlexChillton
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

07-17-2014 01:22:50 | More by chuckpalka
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3.35/5  rDev -3.7%

A - Poured into a pint glass. A thin white head formed and was quickly gone. Amber to bourbon colored and transparent.

S - Honey and wet malt smell.

T - Malty, not too sweet though. Bitter ending that grabs the tongue nicely. Simple, nice flavors.

M - Crisp and clean. Moderate carbonation and light body.

D - Good, easy to drink and solid tasting.

03-17-2011 19:51:31 | More by Fatehunter
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2.63/5  rDev -24.4%

Ok. Had a can from total wine. Maybe I got an old can but I wasn't impressed. It's not a very drinkable amber. Pours clear and,well, Amber. Smells like beer and tastes ok. Hops seem bitter but not too flavorful. Mouthfeel is ok. Overall, not one of my favorite.

09-27-2013 19:45:05 | More by TAMU99
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3.7/5  rDev +6.3%

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.

07-25-2014 20:01:15 | More by PhillyStyle
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

05-27-2012 06:17:31 | More by Carena
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

06-16-2014 15:47:48 | More by TheSamKuehn
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

02-18-2012 21:00:38 | More by MrJolly
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

03-02-2014 17:11:49 | More by ClayO
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4.25/5  rDev +22.1%

08-25-2012 11:21:11 | More by Csnowbrown
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3/5  rDev -13.8%

05-26-2013 18:38:52 | More by tzieser
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2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

06-02-2013 22:08:40 | More by pin
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3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

05-15-2014 22:29:44 | More by rrski198
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4/5  rDev +14.9%

12-21-2012 00:32:50 | More by Matchews
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

04-14-2012 08:34:56 | More by bambam2517
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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

07-29-2014 23:32:58 | More by PassMeAZima
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

11-07-2013 04:45:05 | More by kerry4porters
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North Carolina

3.45/5  rDev -0.9%

Picked this one up in these sweet yellow cans at the liquor store across the street from the hotel we are staying at in Sedona. "Craft beer for beer drinking". Mellow rust color and very little head with a sweet candy nose and some backing malts.

Plenty more cloying malt sweetness in the taste. it finishes clean however, and actually tastes better in the can than in the table glasses in the hotel kitchen. Carbonation is a little high but not debilitating. This is a solid amber beer and fits the slogan well.

07-03-2011 04:49:40 | More by daliandragon
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Epicenter Amber from SanTan Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.