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Epicenter Amber - SanTan Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
80
good

98 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 98
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 3.49
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 0
Gots: 12 | 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
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Ratings: 98 | Reviews: 34 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by TempeBeerMan:
Photo of TempeBeerMan
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on tap in a 32 oz stein.

A - Rust colored with a two finger pure white head. Clingly lacing lasting well past the half glass point. Cloudy. An unfiltered amber? Hmmmm.

S - Some sweet malts and little hops. Not much else really. A decent "beery" smell.

T - Tastes of toasted grains followed by a slightly spicy hop balance. Segways into a bitter and slightly acidic aftertaste. Everything just working well together, with each taste complimenting the other.

M - Slick, and decently full to the point of being borderline "chewy".

O - A very solid amber offering by San Tan Brewing. Decent enough that I ordered a second versus trying something different. A little more bitter/acidic and cloudy than I would expect for an amber, but it all comes together well in the end. I'd have another.

TempeBeerMan, Dec 16, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of RoyalT
2.93/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

RoyalT, May 14, 2012
Photo of Jason
3.55/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Jason, Nov 20, 2010
Photo of FMetzger
4/5  rDev +14.6%

FMetzger, May 15, 2013
Photo of JohnLynch
3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

JohnLynch, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of Zachb4au
3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

Zachb4au, Mar 16, 2012
Photo of LXIXME
3.49/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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.

LXIXME, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of InfernoBoss
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

InfernoBoss, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of AlexChillton
3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

AlexChillton, May 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

chuckpalka, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of Fatehunter
3.35/5  rDev -4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Fatehunter, Mar 17, 2011
Photo of TAMU99
2.63/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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.

TAMU99, Sep 27, 2013
Photo of PhillyStyle
3.7/5  rDev +6%
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
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3/5  rDev -14%

Carena, May 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14%

TheSamKuehn, Jun 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -14%

MrJolly, Feb 18, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

ClayO, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +21.8%

Csnowbrown, Aug 25, 2012
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3/5  rDev -14%

tzieser, May 26, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -28.4%

pin, Jun 02, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +0.3%

rrski198, May 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev +14.6%

Matchews, Dec 21, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

bambam2517, Apr 14, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -6.9%

PassMeAZima, Jul 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +7.4%

kerry4porters, Nov 07, 2013
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Epicenter Amber from SanTan Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 98 ratings.