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Angel Creek Amber Ale - Ruby Mountain Brewing

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BA SCORE
82
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31 Ratings
THE BROS
79
okay

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Ratings: 31
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 15.56%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ruby Mountain Brewing visit their website
Nevada, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Reddish copper in color, our Amber is brewed with a blend of Pale, Crystal and Munich malts. The slightly weet, roasted flavor of the malts is balanced with ample additions of Cascad and Centennial hops, producing a classic American style Amber Ale.

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 08-21-2003)
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RLaurel

California

4.9/5  rDev +36.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I purchased 2 growlers in April for an eastward sojourn to Philadelphia beer week. I had tasted it at the brewery & felt it would be a hit I'm Philadelphia. I was correct!

It pours clear an the amber coloring is clear all the way through.

It has the taste of a light hop but without a bitter taste afterward. Very smooth.

Although the craft brew aficionados in Philadelphia is primarily a group who have greater appreciation for smoother & sweeter brews, (quads, mai bocks, doubles, vintage ales, and to some extent triples), those who do appreciate the light taste of cascade hops in a brew, loved this one!

I would recommend you try this one! It is a great brew from the watershed of the the Nevada Humbolt Mountains! In my opinion, it is sorely under appreciated for the quality of this beer.

Serving type: growler

06-24-2010 21:14:57 | More by RLaurel
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dman0628

California

4.25/5  rDev +18.1%

05-14-2014 03:05:13 | More by dman0628
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MobBarley

Oregon

4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy orangish-amber with a thin,feeble head and below average lacing. Smell is tangy and full of citusy hop notes atop a sweet butterscotch maltiness. Taste is quite fine, with an immediate bready flavor followed by green, bitter hoppy notes reminiscent of pine and arugula. Mouthfeel is fine for the style and I like the high carbonation...it makes it someting to look forward to after a hard day. Drinkability is just superb and I think I've found a new regular brew. Way to go Nevada!

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2004 07:03:53 | More by MobBarley
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alexgash

Connecticut

4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Rusted orange, copper body with a small, yet durable, dirty khaki head. Nose is caramally sweet malts with a cooked veggie edge, light toast, some candied fruit, and a dollop of pine-bitter hops. Solid, toasted caramel flavors up front. Malt turns biscuity with traces of fruity jam. Sweetish. Crisp, toasted hop bitterness provides balance. Notes of light citrus and sappy pine. Not overly hoppy, but nice. Finish is moderately bitter and minerally with lasting toasted sweetness. Medium bodied, with a slightly creamy feel. Very nice amber ale.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2005 21:22:09 | More by alexgash
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

4.05/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Dusky orange-amber with a modicum of red for good measure. The toasted tan head of firm, pitting foam has good staying power and lays down better than average lace in horizontal shards. Thanks to two of the 4-Cs (Cascade and Centennial), the nose is wonderfully citric fruity. It isn't often that I smell an amber ale this hoppy. As the style dictates, there's plenty of malt onboard as well.

Angel Creek is tasty stuff and is one of the better amber ales that I've had for two reasons. First, because of the hop varieties used (always vitally important) and second, because of the generous hop load for the style. A solid pale and crystal malt base permits the citric hops to soar.

Given the ingredients, the flavor profile contains no surprises, but this beer is easy to like and is disappearing without any effort whatsoever. Light caramel and grapefruit-lemon zest trip across the tongue with each mouthful. The body/mouthfeel is medium in a general sense and there's little noticeable carbonation. Sessionable? Without a doubt.

Another fantastic craft beer that I'd previously never heard of from a state not generally known for good beer, the Silver State of Nevada. Ruby Mountain Brewing has more than earned its wings with Angel Creek Amber. Check out this brewery if you get the chance. Thanks to StoneRogue for the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2004 14:43:47 | More by BuckeyeNation
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jh1982

Nevada

4/5  rDev +11.1%

11-26-2011 22:13:00 | More by jh1982
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tar

Bahamas

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I really enjoyed the six pack I purchased in Ely Nevada following a few weeks of field work (collecting fossils and rocks) in Utah and Nevada. My review, as recorded in my notes, may be slightly effected by heat, heavy packs, and a lack of beer other than Tecate, PBR, and Keystone for about two weeks. The Angel Creek Amber poured a nice amber/brown-red color with a thick foamy head. Some lacing persisted on the glass throughout consumption. A sweet malty aroma was present and was very inviting (but keep in mind the above disclaimer). The taste was somewhat malty with a hint of hops. The sweetness in the aroma was present in the taste as well--not sickly sweet, but very pleasant. A buttery flavor also came through, especially in the finish. This beer went down very smooth and was very drinkable. Overall a very nice beer and a pleasant surprise.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2003 20:42:23 | More by tar
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RancidAggro

New York

4/5  rDev +11.1%

12-18-2013 03:40:40 | More by RancidAggro
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timbeer

Nevada

4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a six pack because I wanted to try another Nevada beer. Found it to be a good choice. Not a great beer by any means, but a nice simple malty amber with just a bit of a dry hop profile lingering in the background. Pretty good balance but leaning maltwards. Very easy to enjoy, and worth revisiting.

Serving type: bottle

03-11-2006 02:54:01 | More by timbeer
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flexabull

California

3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark and slightly hazy amber color with a decent white head.

Aromas are of faint malts, cereal grains, and a brewed tea like smell.

Taste is crisp, slight sweet, grain like, with a light brewed tea flavor. Finish is clean, with a dry earthy hop bite.

Mouthfeel is nice and full with good carbonation.

Drinkability is good. A nice easy to drink amber ale. Quite sessionable.

Serving type: bottle

07-23-2008 04:23:02 | More by flexabull
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Deuane

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fresh from the tap at the brewery.

A-Copper with a medium tan head.

S-Nice hints of caramel malt and a slight hoppy nose.

T-Malty up front followed by a slick wave of hops. A bit sweet on the backside.

M-Medium body with a nice lingering bitterness

D-A decent beer almost worthy of a session brew. Not just a malty m'eh amber. Nice hop kick saves this from blandom!

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2008 07:02:07 | More by Deuane
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UncleJimbo

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle, twist off cap, no freshness date.

This amber ale poured a hazy red amber color with creamy tan (light brown) foam that settled slowly but left some coating and a touch of lace. The smell was pleasant but mild: a touch of caramel malt and some oaky hop aromas. The taste was malty with a bit of caramel, though not sweet, and a hint of chocolate. The hops were balanced, and came through mostly in the finish, and were more prominent as the beer warmed in the glass. The mouthfeel was smooth, creamy, and dry. The body was medium to medium light with modest carbonation feel. There was a pleasant hoppy and malty, dry lingering flavor. This was a very decent amber ale and was very easy to drink. I picked this beer up in Las Vegas without any knowledge about it, but I was attracted by the packaging which noted that this ale had won a silver medal at the 1996 GABF

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2004 09:44:45 | More by UncleJimbo
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crashtech

Idaho

3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I'm new at this and poorly qualified to write a detailed review, but I keep coming back to this amber. For those who like the malt to be slightly out in front of the hops, this is a good easy to drink choice along the lines of Fat Tire, but a bit more sessionable. Goes well with barbecue and the smell of sagebrush.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2013 20:54:42 | More by crashtech
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wertperch

California

3.83/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Drink this amber with hummingbirds. Not that they will drink much, but you may. It pours a red-gold with a finger of creamy head that slowly settles into lace.

The nose is a sweet malty front, with a little citrus fruit at the back edge, so to speak. It's a refreshing smell without overpowering the senses, a precursor to a neat malty medium-bodied ale, that couples sweet, mild and malty with a little fruity bitterness. The hummingbirds might enjoy the faint floral notes that accompany the first draught, although I enjoyed the refreshing flavour, medium body and pleasantly challenging session ale, down to the last drop.

The brewery were good enough to inform me that the ABV is 5%, making it not only tasty and refreshing, but enjoyable over a few bottles.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2009 18:14:54 | More by wertperch
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RenoZymurgist

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a light red color with an average carbonation and little head formation. Aroma is of carmel malts and a sharp hop accent. TAste is very rewrding with a beautiful blend of malt flavors that begins sweet and transitions into a slight roastiness, and finishes with a distinct hop bitterness that is not overly bitter. Body is excellent and is right on for style. Very drinkable and i would easilly buy this one again.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2003 05:48:06 | More by RenoZymurgist
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color with a three finger head that leaves copious amounts of lace as it descends

Smell: Well-balanced aromatics combining the caramel malt with some earthy hop elements

Taste: Bready, up front, with growing caramel elements that blend with the earthy bitter hop flavors by mid-palate; after the swallow, the hop flavors add some pith that lingers into the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: Not a bad amber at all, though I find the style rather uninteresting

Thanks, jh1982, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2010 22:17:03 | More by brentk56
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francisweizen

Alaska

3.65/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This is a decent amber ale from Ruby Mountain. I tried this one when I was on the strip the last time. It's a light amber colour with a decent sized, slightly rocky headof whtie foam. The aromas are all tea like British biscuity malts as well as a faint hoppiness in the back. The taste is malty, and nice, very smooth with a faint hop bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nice. Drinkability si decent....Pretty solid

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2008 00:28:33 | More by francisweizen
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

04-07-2013 04:08:30 | More by CRJMellor
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Up first this afternoon is another new Nevada beer for me. This one from an all together new brewer as well. I like a good amber ale in the afternoon so I went straight at this one. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 01/02/2009.

The pour was straight forward. Dark amber, with a hint of brown on the sides. Nice clarity with some carbonation coming up from the bottom of the glass. Decent head of white across the top faded quickly leaving it bare with no side lacing.

The aroma was nice. Sweet bready malts, hints of light grain and a touch of an earthy, grass like hop note. Nothing terribly complex, but not terrible either. Smooth flavor here, clean, crisp, almost refreshing save for the medium feel that kept it from being too light. Simple bready malt flavor with a somewhat disguised hop profile that gave it only a touch of bitter in the finish. Still, rather easy to drink and not a bad beer at all.

I would have no issue again with this one were it local. Seemed to be a solid amber ale, definitely above average.

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2009 02:56:46 | More by mikesgroove
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

12-23-2012 23:36:05 | More by DerwinWentworth
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casapy

Idaho

3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

01-09-2014 03:42:44 | More by casapy
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.48/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date. Thanks to UncleJimbo for the sample.

Appearance: What a great looking head off of this brew, nice sticky lace as well. Mild chill haze in the reddish amber hue.

Smell: Good malting in the nose, hints of caramel and toasted grain with a faint hoppy and estery aroma.

Taste & Mouthfeel: Slick malty mouth feel, moderate carbonation and medium bodied. Quite malty with a lightly astringent caramel malt flavour throughout. An oily hop flavour and bitterness is a bit meek on the palate, more toasted grain comes through middle to end with a semi-sweet finish.

Notes: A decent American amber ale, a good candidate for a session style brew. Worth the try if you are an amber ale junkie.

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2004 02:18:17 | More by Jason
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Fatehunter

Oregon

3.28/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Poured a thin head that was quickly non-existent on top of a deep amber colored body.
The aroma is faint with lemon and pine.
The taste is moderately lemon bitter with a touch of malt sweetness.
The texture is crisp with moderate carbonation.
An average ale, but at ABV 5% it's something you could have a few of.

Serving type: bottle

02-27-2013 02:01:41 | More by Fatehunter
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InfernoBoss

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

05-27-2013 08:33:53 | More by InfernoBoss
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gford217

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle courtesy of jh1982, poured into a tulip.

Pours a crystal clear amber with a big creamy beige head that shows great staying power and sticks to the glass well.

The aroma is fairly run-of-the-mill for an amber with lightly toasted caramel malts taking the forefront with a fairly big citrus hop presence that brings a fruity sweetness to the nose.

The taste is much like the aroma and is dominated by light caramel malts and toasted grains. There are hints of hops in the finish, grassy with some citrus, and a slight bitterness through the finish.

The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and with plenty of carbonation.

This is a very drinkable amber that doesn't bring much unexpected or complex to the table. Not a bad beer, but not a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2009 19:08:39 | More by gford217
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Angel Creek Amber Ale from Ruby Mountain Brewing
82 out of 100 based on 31 ratings.