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McKinney Eddy Amber Ale - Piney River Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
83
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26 Ratings
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Ratings: 26
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 12.98%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Piney River Brewing Co. visit their website
Missouri, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
In the heart of Texas County, McKinney Eddy on the Big Piney River was home to our friend and master blacksmith, Charlie McKinney. Charlie toiled over an anvil with purpose, passion and pure Ozark creativity—an inspiration for our handcrafted amber ale.

20 IBU

(Beer added by: AlCaponeJunior on 12-11-2011)
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Ratings: 26 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by estlinska:
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

estlinska, Apr 28, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of russpowell
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours caramel with a finger with cream colored head. Average head retention & good lacing

S: Some toasty notes, faint grapefruit

T: Toastyness, faint woody hops, some pine & dryness, faint orange peel up front. Grapefruit & orange peel, plus pine as this warms, some caramel , toffee & breadyness as this warms. A little hazelnut sneeks in with that. Finishes piney, with caramel, & woody hops & just a bit of orange peel, plus grapefruit

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, & fairly nice balance

A nice Amber I will buy again

russpowell, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

TheSleepyMonkey, Feb 26, 2014
Photo of EagleTalon
3.76/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours to a frothy buff head that laces and persists. Color is a solid, hazy amber, Aroma is fresh pale malt, crystal malt and a bit of floral hops and candy sweetness. Flavor is malt forward with a nice floral hop middle and soft bitterness at the end to balance the malt sweetness. Mouthfeel is comfortably light-medium. Overall, a very accessible, drinkable and balanced malt-oriented brew that satisfies those who appreciate hops but need a bit of a break.

EagleTalon, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of Kittiwakedave
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Kittiwakedave, Feb 17, 2013
Photo of scaliasux
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Reddish-brown. Hazy. Short, off-white head, persistent.
Aroma is medium roast malts. Light chocolate and raisin.
Hoppier than I expected from the aroma. Still to the malty side. Caramel, raisin, a little bitter coffee. Light citrusy hops. Seems a little thin.

scaliasux, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of twiggamortis420
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 oz can pours a pretty hazy copper color with a decent cap of tan head. Retention is average and not much for lace.

Nose is cotton candy, toffee and nutty. Smells pretty decent and not as boring as many an amber can tend to be. Has a fruity presence that is interesting, but not quite sure intentional.

Taste has a nice amount of walnut and toast with a touch of caramel. A nice amber with a fuller than average mouthfeel. It has a really nice interplay of drinkability and complexity. I could drink a few of these, I like it...one of the surprise beers on my recent trip to NW AR.

twiggamortis420, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of clemtiger8202
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

clemtiger8202, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of Dieck
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Dieck, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of jrcmlc
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

jrcmlc, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of jokelahoma
3.2/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Blackthorn Ouzza and Pub in Joplin, MO

Poured a lovely amber (go figure) with a decent head that faded quickly.

Smell is nice at first. Good caramel notes, and a bit of hippiness. Then the evil shows up... diacetyl. Once I get a whiff of it I can't get past it. I smell butterscotch.

Unfortunately the taste confirms it. Don't get me wrong. It's really subtle. It almost adds to the beer, disguising itself as a toffee flavor from kettle caramelization. But no, it's there. Other flavored are dead on, with caramel, good hoppy favors that play a secondary role, etc. sadly, it's butterscotch I notice first and foremost.

Mouthfeel is good. Medium, but not oily.

Overall this is a really good beer waiting to happen. Good caramel flavors balanced with the right amount of bitterness. Control the discreetly, and this one rates a four+, easily.

jokelahoma, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A pretty good looking Amber, definitely red (with orange notes) and mostly clear, a pretty good head and nice sheets of lace.

Smell is plenty malty, fruity, earthy with some hop notes.

Taste is pungently malty, lots of fruity notes and some floral flavors, with a good hoppiness.

Body is slick and sweet, heavier than I expected for an Amber but still quite drinkable.

This is a pretty darn good beer. Even though Amber ales aren't my favorite style, I could easily buy this one again. I love that it's in cans and being made by a small brewery. I definitely want to try more of their beers.

AlCaponeJunior, Dec 11, 2011
Photo of Tone
3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/5 inch head of a white color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of earthy malt, sweet malt, slight hop, hint of earthy malt, and hint of pale malt. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with a low carbonation level. Tastes of earthy malt, sweet malt, slight hops, slight caramel malt, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, weak appearance and body, but decent aroma and good feel.

Tone, Sep 09, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

wlgoodman, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of zeff80
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a clear, orange color with ruby highlights. It had a fairly long-lasting, off-white head of bubbly foam that left some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is fruity and malty with a dose of caramel sweetness. Mild floral notes.

T - Fruity and malty with caramel, toffee and bread crust. Bitterness is mild with a grassy bite.

M - It was crisp and sharp. A medium bodied ale with a refreshing dry finish.

O - This is a solid amber ale. Could be great for a session on a camping trip.

zeff80, Apr 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

kronusjohn, Apr 19, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

AllHailBeercules, Aug 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

moarmare, Apr 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

HarmonMW, Sep 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

wages, Jan 14, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

jewellrunner, Aug 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

RavenForBeer, Nov 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Wandano, Feb 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

thufflife, Jun 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

aljskelton, Mar 22, 2014
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McKinney Eddy Amber Ale from Piney River Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.