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Amber Ale - Roscoe's Hop House

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Amber AleAmber Ale

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74
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54 Ratings
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Ratings: 54
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.16
pDev: 17.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 8 | 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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ranger7

Texas

3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

01-26-2013 22:26:20 | More by ranger7
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beoirific

New York

3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

07-26-2014 02:30:15 | More by beoirific
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droomyster

Virginia

3.35/5  rDev +6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 05:08:07 | More by droomyster
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Zorko

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

07-12-2014 17:20:39 | More by Zorko
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ffshore545

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +42.4%

07-06-2014 22:12:41 | More by ffshore545
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BryanCarey

Texas

2.81/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 03:58:45 | More by BryanCarey
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TeddyStriker

New York

3/5  rDev -5.1%

06-03-2014 00:25:34 | More by TeddyStriker
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kjkinsey

Texas

3/5  rDev -5.1%

05-30-2014 17:40:25 | More by kjkinsey
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Zaphog

Michigan

3/5  rDev -5.1%

05-02-2014 17:17:51 | More by Zaphog
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digitalflood

New York

2.5/5  rDev -20.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2014 02:10:20 | More by digitalflood
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tard24

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

01-02-2014 09:17:11 | More by tard24
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SimonTHGolfer

United Kingdom (England)

2.75/5  rDev -13%

12-30-2013 14:41:17 | More by SimonTHGolfer
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lwillitz

Florida

2.93/5  rDev -7.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2013 22:11:43 | More by lwillitz
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freeHorizon

New York

3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

09-01-2013 02:30:44 | More by freeHorizon
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Bigtwin

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

07-14-2013 11:32:35 | More by Bigtwin
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TGS

California

3.25/5  rDev +2.8%

07-05-2013 01:46:12 | More by TGS
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edfish

Ohio

3.01/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-04-2013 18:39:29 | More by edfish
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Lazy_Genius

Florida

3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

05-02-2013 18:23:14 | More by Lazy_Genius
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chris1919

Florida

2.25/5  rDev -28.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 19:53:51 | More by chris1919
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jucifer1818

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

03-23-2013 16:18:04 | More by jucifer1818
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.18/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2013 07:54:53 | More by biboergosum
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

3/5  rDev -5.1%

01-14-2013 21:20:39 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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jtyson

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +18.7%

01-12-2013 22:11:49 | More by jtyson
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fischerking


2.25/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Roscoe's Hop House Amber Ale from Rochester, NY.

This beer had an extremely sweet finish with a taste of honey, not much carbonation. Sweet amber ale. Not a big fan of the taste.

I drank it out of a bottle from Food City in Knoxville, TN on 12/17/2012 from a create your own 6-pack.

No.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 01:17:43 | More by fischerking
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mwar

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev +10.8%

11-30-2012 13:54:21 | More by mwar
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Amber Ale from Roscoe's Hop House
74 out of 100 based on 54 ratings.