1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Offshore Amber Ale - Offshore Ale Company

Not Rated.
Offshore Amber AleOffshore Amber Ale

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
83
good

100 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 100
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 11.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Offshore Ale Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: SixpointJMH on 11-24-2001)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 100 | Reviews: 73 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by LPorter33:
Photo of LPorter33
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased single bottle from Martignetti's

Appearance = Fairly typical looking ruddy brown. Semi-transparent, tiny bubble rising up. Head adequate but dissipates quickly, leaving thin, broken layer. Lacing's OK.

Smell = potent punch of nicely balanced hops and malt. A bit more on the malty side. Smells a little coarse but really full of flavors.

Taste = Good tasting red ale. Nice tangy hops presence initially leading into doughy malty bread flavors. Pleasant, refreshing aftertaste. Medium bodied, good drinkability.

Overall = An enjoyable, well made red ale. Nothing outstanding or unique but solid in every category, would make a decent session beer.

LPorter33, Apr 12, 2006
More User Reviews:
Photo of orbitalr0x
3.8/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to MuddyFeet and BIF20 for this one. Pours from the bottle a deep orange with red hues and a billowing two finger off white head atop. Does look nice in the glass. Aromas of sweet and nutty caramel along with a nice citric rind hoppiness. Slight sourdough bread notes.

First sip brings brings a nice bready caramel maltiness along with some nutty toffee undertones. Some nice fruity esters come out mid palate and it finishes with a nice mellow citrus hop spiciness. I like the sweet maltiness throughout the brew.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with thick carbonation. A fruity amber ale that's quite drinkable. A six pack of this might help to convert a macro drinker to the wonders of craft beer.

orbitalr0x, Jun 25, 2005
Photo of 40451
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

40451, May 19, 2012
Photo of Doomcifer
3.7/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Poured a clearish, amber color with red hues. Quarter inch head which dissipated quickly, leaving behind little lacing.

Smell - toffee, buttery, sweet malts, butterscotch, caramel

Taste - best part of the beer. caramel/toffee/sweet & toasty maltiness up front which ends very clean with a hint of yeast. Extremely tasty.

Mouthfeel - good body, good carbonation. what more do ya want?

Drinkability - I could take several of these down throughout the night. Several, meaning all night. Great session beer. Highly enjoyable and a great representation of the style.

Doomcifer, Aug 30, 2007
Photo of Jason
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

$1.95 @ Charles Street Liquors, Boston, MA:

http://beeradvocate.com/beerfly/user_reviews/1008/

Presentation: 12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date.

Appearance: Bubbly off white ocean froth head, sporadic stickage shows good retention as well. Bright and clean leathery amber color.

Smell: Malt sweetness, toasted husk. Faint fruitiness off of a pretty clean nose.

Taste: A tad juicy from the yeast, maltiness all around with only a single handed hop bitterness to try and swat the malt and keep it in check. Toasted grain and husk linger middle to finish. Ends semi-dry.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation with a light to medium body, a little slick on the tongue.

Notes: A decent run of the mill amber ale, I’d have no problem knocking back a few.

Jason, Apr 26, 2004
Photo of merlin48
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, thanks to Brewfan. Pours a chill hazed amber body with a skimpy offwhite head that quickly falls into film and collar lacing. Aroma is subdued, but features buttery toffee mingling with a note of floral hops and juicy apple peel. Mouthfeel is ok, but not remarkable, with tingly carbonation and a light medium body. Lively carbonation enhances the flavors, which echo the aromas. Buttery caramel(diacetyl), appleskins, and bittering floral hops work well together. A touch of pine cone adds a finishing touch of bitterness. Carbonation is rather high, and works very well here. Pleasantly drinkable, and very good for style.

merlin48, Jan 21, 2006
Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle courtesy of AKSmokedPorter.

Poured a clear burned amber in color. Lots of yeast left in the bottle. Semi-thick and frothy layer of offish-white head. Aromas are malty sweet with twinges of juicy-fruit in the background. Flavor reminds me of a hoppy sweet tea. Finish is fruity-sweet. Mouthfeel is good. Drinkable. Aftertaste is clean and on the dry side. I'd have this one again.

OldFrothingSlosh, Nov 15, 2004
Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

bpfrush, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of doremite
3/5  rDev -17.4%

doremite, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of Trashcat
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Trashcat, Wednesday at 07:10 PM
Photo of NJpadreFan
4.4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Offshore- Amber

On tap at the brewpub.

A- Deep amber red with a good sticky head.
S- Strong sweet caramelized malt with a heavy cracked grain aroma.
T- Sweet sugary malt with hints of caramel and cherry licorice. Nice dry grains like sunflower seeds, seseme, oat, and bran.
M- Very sweet and malty throughout with a dry hoppy finish.

Overall- Excellent amber and quite a good beer to start off my day! I see its offered in bottle form but on tap at the brewpub is truly the way to go!

NJpadreFan, Oct 12, 2008
Photo of tastybeer
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Clear deep red amber color, almost warm brown, with nice head. Smell is overwhelming spice floral and fruit. Tastes very peppery dry with fruit. Very spiced and bittersweet. Interesting mouthfeel, and very easy to drink. This beer is Fall.

Lots of flavor, but maybe a little to spiced for me.

tastybeer, Oct 23, 2005
Photo of brokentee
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

brokentee, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of dirtylou
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz single, an extra in a trade from brewfan

appearance: i like the little history lessons on the offshore bottles, cliche but interesting...pours into a sweetwater pint glass, body is a hazy orange-amber colour, constant bubbling, light cream lace left behind

smell: light and crisp, sweet toasted malt, light brittish hopping, light floral touch

taste: I should note that this bottle froze a little bit in the fridge somehow and then returned to normalcy...interesting amber - moderate bitterness, "a little salty", citrus euro-hops, toasted caramel malt...just like the IPA, this beer is odd, unfortunately not in as good of a way

mouthfeel: moderate bitterness, odd salty feel, medium body

drinkability: pretty good

dirtylou, Nov 07, 2006
Photo of tempest
3.98/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Yesterday's in Newport.

Amber/red body with ashort white head, leaves a little lacing. Smells of sweet amber malts. Taste is a touch fruity and finishes with well-balanced hops. Somewhat comples malts in the middle. It was hard to put this one down. Just a very nice session beer and an excellent amber.

All in all, a somewhat underrated amber. Give it a try, you'll like it.

tempest, Mar 12, 2006
Photo of KTCamm
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours reddish amber with touches of white foam. Almost clearls completely.

Sweet caramel and toffee smell. Light sweet taste, sweet finish. Little to no hop back. Same in the taste.

Good carbonation. Nice easy drinking amber ale, unremarkable.

KTCamm, Aug 14, 2011
Photo of edchicma
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not a bad brew...cloudy copper appearance...head dissipates quickly. Sweet malty aroma...taste imparted an initial sweetness followed by a crisp citrus-like quality. A bit too much dryness in the mouthfeel, but easy enough to drink. Overall, not a bad offering.

edchicma, Nov 04, 2003
Photo of dexterk1
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

dexterk1, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of bonbini26
3/5  rDev -17.4%

bonbini26, Jan 12, 2012
Photo of seanh99
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

seanh99, Mar 02, 2012
Photo of fitzy84
3.23/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The drink had a light amber appearance with a small, but pretty thick, head and eventual lacing. Slightly smoked but minimal in power aromas of malt and spice were the main smells I could pick up. The taste had a surprising citrus taste to it, but it mostly had an average caramel-like spice kick to it. The body was good though; a solid medium body allowed it to be pretty refreshing. Overall, it had some promise but was a bit too average.

fitzy84, Mar 30, 2008
Photo of u2carew
3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz longneck.
A) Pours with a finger thick head. Amber body with a slight bit of haze.
S) Caramel malts. "Buttered toast" aroma.
T) Pleasant malts. Buttery and biscuit taste. Slight bit of sour toward the finish.
M) Creamy. Medium-light body. Some tannin in the finish.
O) A decent brew. I'd have another.

u2carew, Sep 25, 2011
Photo of wedge
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clean amber color with slow carbonation and a nice white head that fills out the glass. Smells of sweet malts and floral hops - slightly doughy. Medium body in the mouth, malty with a dry hop bitterness - full flavored. Goes down without effort - smooth yet dry.

There's kind of a dry, chalkiness to this amber which keeps it from being great, but still there is enough flavor to make this an enjoyable beer.

wedge, Oct 20, 2005
Photo of SixpointJMH
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A fairly basic, but tasty, amber ale overall. This one seems to be brewed for bottles just to get the name out there for the brewpub, and it works. I'm inclined to visit the place the next time I'm in the area to sample some fresh brews on tap. Anyway...

This one pours a nice amber colour with a medium sized creamy looking head.

The smell is a bit sweet, a bit hoppy and far maltier than I expected. There's a hint of a rubber-ish smell in there as well that I found to be a bit out of place, but couldn't deny its presence.

The flavour is more of the same from the smell. There's more of a European/British feel/flavour to this one as it is more malt than hop. A juicy sweetness is preseet in the front and finish of this one along with some caramel notes in the middle.

While maybe a touch thin, the body is just about right for the style.

Overall, this was a tasty brew that showed me this place could make solid brews, and enticed me to try some more of their stuff. Will it blow you away? Nope, but I don't think that's what they're going for. Its a safe, flavourful amber.

SixpointJMH, Feb 08, 2005
Photo of santoslhalper
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours a nice, clear copper with signs of a nice amount of carbonation. Little off-white head (kinda like mine :-( haha), that goes away quickly leaving little lacing. Smells fruit and flowery, with a nice malt background. Tastes nice and floral with an interesting hop flavor (according to the bottle - it's british). Feels a little juciy and light in the mouth, but not too carbonated. All in all, a standard but solid and tasty ale. I could definitly put a few of these back without thinking twice.

Got to thank Dave for sending me one of these.

santoslhalper, Oct 22, 2004
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Offshore Amber Ale from Offshore Ale Company
83 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.