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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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Ratings: 96 | Reviews: 34 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by TempeBeerMan:
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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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.

12-16-2011 02:31:43 | More by TempeBeerMan
More User Reviews:
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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
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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%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

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Epicenter Amber from SanTan Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.