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Epicenter Amber - SanTan Brewing Co.

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Epicenter AmberEpicenter Amber

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BA SCORE
80
good

96 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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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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Bockrules

New Mexico

3.29/5  rDev -5.5%

poured from the can into a pint glass

A - Pours a slightly hazy amber with small pieces of yeast floating in it. A weak stream of small bubbles rises to the fizzy, one finger, white head.

S - Strong nose of toasty, caramel malts and light earthy hops upon opening the can.

T - Caramel malt and sweet toffy upfront. The body is fairly weak though definitely malt driven with hints of red apple hop notes. Smooth caramel as the beer goes over the back of the tongue transitions into a slightly stale caramel apple finish.

M - On the lighter side of medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Not real lively, but ok.

As a seismologist, I had saved epicenter in my refrigerator for two years, before finally getting it out tonight to review it. Even though I really wanted to like it, I was unimpressed and am only considering picking it up again sometime to see if aging it had detrimental effects. This example was a little too sweet and flat for me.

09-23-2013 04:31:50 | More by Bockrules
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Lobina

Arizona

3/5  rDev -13.8%

09-21-2013 12:50:30 | More by Lobina
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mdidonat

Arizona

3/5  rDev -13.8%

09-20-2013 22:00:50 | More by mdidonat
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45nDown

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

09-03-2013 01:29:46 | More by 45nDown
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kp29

Arizona

2.75/5  rDev -21%

08-21-2013 05:47:35 | More by kp29
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qquique1010

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

08-10-2013 23:11:27 | More by qquique1010
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coldriver

Texas

3.34/5  rDev -4%

12 oz can pours a medium clear amber with good head and lacing. Aroma is definitely malt leaning dominated by caramel with light lemony hops. Taste confirms the aroma - malty caramel and bread all the way with no real hop zing here. Medium carbonation with drying finish and a bitter aftertaste (in a bad way) that hangs on. Sure, I love hops, but I don't mind a malty amber every once in a while if it has a distinctive flavor. This one just isn't that interesting.

07-21-2013 18:19:01 | More by coldriver
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ckollias

Maryland

3.56/5  rDev +2.3%

Enjoyed this 12oz can out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours an amber hue with a thick white head that slowly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Caramel and bready malt aroma.

T: Similar to the smell there is a caramel and bready/biscuit flavor.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Just a so-so amber brew

06-28-2013 05:04:13 | More by ckollias
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pin

Australia

2.5/5  rDev -28.2%

06-02-2013 22:08:40 | More by pin
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

05-31-2013 21:33:24 | More by GraduatedCashew
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tzieser

Arizona

3/5  rDev -13.8%

05-26-2013 18:38:52 | More by tzieser
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

05-25-2013 18:38:57 | More by bsuedekum
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DRTBrewster

Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

05-23-2013 22:01:01 | More by DRTBrewster
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AlexChillton

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

05-18-2013 07:31:58 | More by AlexChillton
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

05-15-2013 23:29:54 | More by Arsenal0328
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FMetzger

Arizona

4/5  rDev +14.9%

05-15-2013 22:24:40 | More by FMetzger
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lupercmda

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +14.9%

04-27-2013 17:53:13 | More by lupercmda
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LXIXME

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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brentk56

North Carolina

3.59/5  rDev +3.2%

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color with a very nice two inch head of foam; good retention and a few shards of lace are left behind

Smell: Toffee, toast and nuts

Taste: Toast and toffee, up front, with a fruity/nutty flavor developing, in the middle; after the swallow, the sweet flavors predominate though there is a little earthy bitterness to balance

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not a bad amber, but definitely oriented toward those who like their ambers sweet

Thanks, mikedR (from the other site), for the opportunity

04-19-2013 02:13:54 | More by brentk56
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mactrail

Washington

3.08/5  rDev -11.5%

Attractive red-amber color with plenty of foam in the glass. Light malty flavor with a fair amount of roasted malt. Bitter twang of hops makes up the rest of the flavor. Quite earthy with a mineral taste. A bitterness of nut shells and burned biscuits takes over for the finish. A woody sensation and somewhat acidic. The malty sweetness emerges shyly for a little while.

What seems like off flavors at first sip are apparently the odd fruity hop mixed with a grainy malt flavor. It reminds me of some mysterious casserole slightly scorched in the overn. While I don't care for this much, it is actually quite drinkable once you get used to the taste. From the 12 oz can bought at AJ's Fine Foods in Chandler.

04-15-2013 00:52:40 | More by mactrail
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crobinso

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

04-03-2013 00:19:00 | More by crobinso
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anteater

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

03-27-2013 00:50:25 | More by anteater
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bmoney_az

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

03-25-2013 17:35:53 | More by bmoney_az
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TheSSG

Illinois

4/5  rDev +14.9%

01-16-2013 22:56:37 | More by TheSSG
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camelgar

Arizona

3/5  rDev -13.8%

01-15-2013 06:26:32 | More by camelgar
Epicenter Amber from SanTan Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.