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Sunset Amber Ale - Grand Canyon Brewing Company

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Sunset Amber AleSunset Amber Ale

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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.42
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grand Canyon Brewing Company visit their website
Arizona, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.40% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Gavage on 07-02-2009)
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Reviews by dbraz45:
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4.15/5  rDev +21.3%

This is certainly one to try. The appearance is indicative of the style, amber with mild carbonation, and a thick white head. The aroma is a fusion of malts. This leaves a strong stream of lacing on the glass as this is consumed. The taste is somewhat mild when compared to the aroma, but good nonetheless.

12-28-2012 07:25:16 | More by dbraz45
More User Reviews:
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3.68/5  rDev +7.6%

Appearance - This beer is a gorgeous reddish-brown in color with an awesome, full, brownish-white head that left nice clumps of foam on top of the liquid.

Smell - The darkish, caramel malts come out big at the nose and have some light toasty notes. The hops are AWOL in this malt monster.

Taste - The burnt caramel comes out nicely on the tongue and the raw sugar is very light, not cloying.

Mouthfeel - This is a solid medium-bodied if not bigger with a smooth texture and no bitterness.

Drinkability - This is a biq but quaffable beer that lacks balance but tastes great.

05-14-2012 00:08:47 | More by RoyalT
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

10-24-2013 22:25:59 | More by aquazr1
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

04-07-2014 01:21:43 | More by fionn13
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4/5  rDev +17%

12-01-2012 05:02:05 | More by Auraan
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New Mexico

3.81/5  rDev +11.4%

Pours a clear amber caramel color with a small light tan head that quickly settles into a pretty decent lacing.

Sweet roasted-toasted caramel grain malts that is very noticeable and pleasant.

Lightly roasted caramel grain malts dominate a sweetish light amber beer taste.

A light toasted caramel malt aftertaste that has a light sweetness to it on this medium bodied beer.

A decent lighter amber ale that is more my style amber with the totally overbearing caramel malt taste yet it has a very drinkable and present taste.

02-27-2013 00:18:18 | More by LXIXME
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3.15/5  rDev -7.9%

Picked up a 6-pack at AJ's to split. This amber is malty and hoppy, but too sweet. Sweet and biting hops does not feel pleasant. The barley has a nutty caramel character and the hops are lemony and a little grassy, like Cascade hops. But the body is too thick and cloying. I like that there's a pleasant hop flavor, but I'll pass. No thanks.

02-09-2012 01:47:28 | More by tempest
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

08-25-2014 04:19:27 | More by MrWilliams
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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

01-07-2014 19:17:35 | More by Philef
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2.5/5  rDev -26.9%

05-20-2012 22:50:56 | More by evilkorova
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United Kingdom (England)

3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

12 Fl Oz bottle poured into a plastic cup, it is 10.30 on Sunday Morning (Mothers Day) on the Grand Canyon Railway (Williams to the South Rim).

The beer was a deep dark amber, clear and clean looking. The head was a light tan colour, deep and steady throughout the tasting.

The smell and taste were very simular, malty, sweet and with hints of caramel. The beer wasn't over sweet, but it wasn't a hop heavy beer in any form.

I thought it a bit thin, but more than drinkable.

05-31-2010 20:38:35 | More by BlackHaddock
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3.7/5  rDev +8.2%

Pours a clear ruby copper color with a tan head. Head falls to just about nothing. Thinnest of lace.

Nice caramel malt aroma. Smells a bit sweet.

Same taste. Sweet caramel malts. Hops come through in the end with a slight bitterness. Bit of a metallic finish.

Medium bodied and biting on the tongue.

Decent enough. Not crazy about the aftertaste.

10-27-2010 13:38:01 | More by dstc
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3.69/5  rDev +7.9%

Had a cpl on tap in Payson, AZ during a daytrip, paired with jalapeno peppers and prime rib.

A - On the lighter side of craft beers, even for an amber. Garnet reddish body with a watery ring of bubbles that dissipates away to nothing.

S - Nothing stands out really, theres some hops there and some nutty smells but it all washes together, no prominence at all.

T - Surprisingly nice. Lacks any real showcase but its mildness lends itself to pairing with foods well and theres just enough of a nice mix of piney/nutty so you dont get bored.

M - A bit on the watery side, but nothing offensive about it and it doesnt wear you out.

O - Love have alot of these on hand next time I'm hanging around the campground in warm weather.

04-01-2013 05:40:00 | More by bambam2517
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

07-25-2014 04:56:07 | More by Mrose78
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

01-06-2013 03:03:52 | More by HavasuDG
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

08-10-2013 06:33:43 | More by tom79mp
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New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev +12.6%

Appearance: dark amber in color with a 1/2" head that falls quickly. No lace develops.

Smell: mainly caramel sweetness with a hint of ripe fruits in the background.

Taste: nice caramel profile with some red apples and red grape sweetness. Bitterness is moderate and nicely balancing.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Smooth from from start to finish. Very brief aftertaste.

Drinkability: easy to drink this beer. This is one you can have all afternoon long.

07-02-2009 12:31:35 | More by Gavage
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

04-11-2013 22:30:24 | More by Bobhoya
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

09-02-2013 05:08:34 | More by Vigilante
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3.75/5  rDev +9.6%

11-30-2013 07:53:47 | More by Beermazter310
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3.25/5  rDev -5%

06-30-2014 22:31:25 | More by MilkManX
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4/5  rDev +17%

11-23-2011 05:08:19 | More by jmdrpi
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1.75/5  rDev -48.8%

01-15-2013 15:34:49 | More by mactrail
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3/5  rDev -12.3%

08-09-2012 02:21:53 | More by lvoutlawjlh
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3.5/5  rDev +2.3%

02-08-2014 05:14:01 | More by orangesol
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Sunset Amber Ale from Grand Canyon Brewing Company
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