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Amber Ale - Roscoe's Hop House

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Amber AleAmber Ale

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75
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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 16.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Roscoe's Hop House visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bbb099 on 02-17-2011)
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Photo of macrosmatic
3.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to yankeepride for this one. Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a Cigar City pint glass.

A: Pours a clear gold, with a thin white head. The head fades quickly over average visible carbonation.

S: Sweet bready malts, honey sweetness, a touch fruity esters. There's something here that reminds me almost of a lager. Very clean.

T: Malty, bready, some honey, with a hint of hop bitterness at the end. I'm still getting a touch of fruity esters here. Residual sweetness in the hang.

M: Light-bodied, with a decent amount of carbonation sensation and low alcohol presence.

O: There's not much here to get excited about. It's overall pretty sweet, and not a hop-forward amber at all. But I can't find any particular flaws, unless boring is a flaw. Nothing to refuse if offered, but nothing to seek out.

Photo of hopkrid
3.32/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of triss16
4.04/5  rDev +27%

Photo of DrunkinYogi
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of jadpsu
3.28/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light amber in color, crystal clear, with a white foamy head, that showed some sticky side glass lace, and decent but not great retention.
Aroma; Not much here. Cold metal and earth, and a scent of sweet honey.
Taste: a little bit of roasted malts, and bread. Sweet up front from the honey. Mild citrus hops are faint.

Decent thirst quencher.

Photo of beoirific
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of droomyster
3.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a clear copper body with a small head with good retention. Aromas of wheat bread, lots of toastiness, and sweet butterscotch. All of these notes come through on the palate, which is super sweet from start to finish. There's a bit of a dead leafy hoppiness but it does not sufficiently balance the malts to make me want to reach for a second bottle. The "amber" label suggested something less sweet and more balanced than this beer delivered.

Photo of Zorko
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of ffshore545
4.5/5  rDev +41.5%

Photo of BryanCarey
2.81/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Light tan in color and with a honey- sweet, bready nose, this beer pours from its bottle with crystal clear clarity. The foam is okay at first, but plummets quickly. It still manages to leave a small amount of lace but the appearance is a little lackluster overall.

This beer has a flavor that follows its nose. There are tastes of honey, sweet grains, and some nuts. The hop component is difficult to pick out and the beer remains sweet from beginning to end. The taste keeps going back to that of honey and there is a certain adjunct flavor that cannot be dismissed.

Roscoe’s Hop House is a new brewery for me. I happen to catch a glimpse of a six pack at a local grocery store and, having never seen nor heard of this brand before, went ahead and grabbed a sixer. I’m a little torn on what I think of this beer because, while I like the taste of honey, there is an artificial character to this beer that I cannot shake off. I also feel that the filtering has been taken to extremes- the clarity is a little too much and I think it takes away from the beer’s potential.

Overall, this is an acceptable beer but not much more.

Photo of TeddyStriker
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of kjkinsey
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Zaphog
3/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of digitalflood
2.5/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Roscoe's Hop House Amber Ale (2013) - 5.5% ABV. Golden honey hue with very active carbonation. Good head upon pour that reduces to strong lacing and hardy retention. Good hoppy ale smell with breaded malt and honey. Light mouthfeel. Quick tanginess on the front palate. Light notes of malt and nutty bread. Faint honey mid-palate. Very wet. Very faint. Back palate very little pronouncement. Extremely light. A slight hop aftertaste with a little more honey and bread. Almost green tea and honey like-- very strange. No real bite or flavor. Fairly disappointing. Very drinkable, but only because it's like water and not because there's something of enjoyable substance. 2.5 out of 5. Poor. Not recommended.

Photo of tard24
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of SimonTHGolfer
2.75/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of lwillitz
2.93/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12-oz bottle into nonic pub glass

A - 2-finger off-white head over a transparent body of amber, moderate to high amount of visible carbonation

S - faint grainy (corn?) smell with a slight honey sweetness

T - adjunct grainy flavor up front with a malty sweetness, a grassy bitterness cuts through, grass and honey for a balanced finish

M - medium body, average carbonation

O - The grassy bitter flavor in this one seems a little odd--something is off. Nothing special to see here; move on.

Photo of freeHorizon
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of Bigtwin
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of TGS
3.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of edfish
3.01/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Wondered if this was an off shoot of Genesee? Same place??
Got this because it was 8$ for a 12 pack. That alone is inviting enough!
Nice label
Not much to smell kinda faint bread almost a sweet smell.
Taste, Ah there are those biscuits, sweet almost syrupy biscuits. Definately a red amber.
Decent mouthfeel just average.
Decent beer best served colder I had one at 45 degrees and one about 38 and was much more paletable. Nothing special about this brew. But great for the price.

Photo of Lazy_Genius
3.5/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of chris1919
2.25/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

Ambers aren't my favorite style but even for an amber the best word for this beer is bland. Drank it from a bottle but poured a bit out just to look at appearance. Even in the small glass I used there was barely a head. The best thing I can say about it is that I was able to drink it all down.
Had similar thoughts on this brewer's Pale Ale and Belgian White and I won't be drinking any of their stuff again.

Photo of jucifer1818
3.75/5  rDev +17.9%

Photo of biboergosum
3.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle. One more in an unnecessarily long line of seemingly duplicated brews from Genesee Brewing Company, brought to we in Alberta in the most obfuscated manner by the Liquor Depot monopoly chain of mostly underwhelming booze emporia.

This beer pours a clear, medium golden amber colour, with two fingers of foamy, mildly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves a few thin streaks of bridge-like lace around the glass as it quickly bleeds into the ether.

It smells of musty caramel malt, semi-sweet orchard fruit, a bit of overripe black berries, and some mildly funky earthy, leafy hops. The taste is grainy caramel malt, a touch of sour breadiness, bland earthy fruitiness - peaches and apples, mostly - and dead-eyed (anthropomorphized, apparently) leafy hops.

The carbonation is quite neutered, and barely noticeable, the body a so-so medium weight, and too pithy and cloying to be deemed all that smooth. It finishes on the sweet side, the grainy caramel malt still buoyed by a stale fruitiness, as the hops seem to be truly absent by this point, replaced by a small, finally evolved plastic twinge.

I'm not getting that unpleasant from the get-go impression that its colleagues seem to engender, so colour me surprised, I suppose, but its overall essence still gives me the minor willies, only if there's really nothing else on offer to make me change my mind.

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Amber Ale from Roscoe's Hop House
75 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.