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Epicenter Amber - SanTan Brewing Co.

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Epicenter AmberEpicenter Amber

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BA SCORE
80
good

89 Ratings
THE BROS
81
good

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Ratings: 89
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.48
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 0
Gots: 7 | 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:
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: 89 | Reviews: 33 | Display Reviews Only:
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ckollias

Maryland

3.56/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Serving type: can

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%
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.

Serving type: can

04-20-2013 20:59:04 | More by LXIXME
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Serving type: can

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

Washington

3.08/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: can

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
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

01-01-2013 04:09:03 | More by t0rin0
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Matchews

California

4/5  rDev +14.9%

12-21-2012 00:32:50 | More by Matchews
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Pecan

California

3/5  rDev -13.8%

12-20-2012 17:32:08 | More by Pecan
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greenmonstah

New Hampshire

3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On draught in the Phoenix airport.... Boring layover.

A -Amber red in color with a thin head that lingers. Nice lacing, this airport bar has clean glassware!

S- standard fare. Sweet and caramelly with a light hop bitterness.

T - Follows the nose, not exciting but wonderfully drinkable.

M - medium to light in body. Very smooth with moderate carbonation.

O - A fine take on one of my favorite session styles. Could drink for hours. Too bad my flight is coming up!

Serving type: on-tap

12-11-2012 19:29:58 | More by greenmonstah
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Peller80


3.75/5  rDev +7.8%

10-22-2012 04:23:24 | More by Peller80
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Number3red

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev +0.6%

10-21-2012 16:52:53 | More by Number3red
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FosterJM

California

3.2/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

1530th Review on BA
Can to Pint
12oz

No canning date
Thanks to my friend amanda for sending this one to me from AZ.

App- A medium colored orange with some dark orange highlights and more of a wood stain sheen behind. I would even say that a little bit of fading yellow towards the bottom. Two finger slight off white head. A nice little sheen of cling.

Smell- A little bit of sweet apple skins with a lot of malt behind it and a slight bitter note from some hops. This was along the lines of a Fat Tire but this had less punch and even had some deeper citrus and I would say some leather and grass notes behind it.

Taste- The taste follows the nose with more much more malts and some deep citrus and a slight hop balance. A touch dry flavored with a grassy. Im coming to find out that Red's just aren't my things. Not bad per se. Just dont like that off malt base.

Mouth- Medium bodied and medium carbonation. A bit thick and slick. Retains some of the leather/grass after flavor.

Drink- I used to drink Fat Tire by the 12 rack. Amazing how tastes change and you get away from old styles and decide thats just not what I like anymore. Glad I got the state tick. Probably will shy away from Reds/Ambers for a while.

Serving type: can

09-26-2012 14:34:29 | More by FosterJM
Epicenter Amber from SanTan Brewing Co.
80 out of 100 based on 89 ratings.