Cascade Amber Ale - Phantom Canyon Brewing Company
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Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by rye726:
3.1/5 rDev -16.2%
Poured into a pint glass from the tap at the brewery. It is definitely an amber as seen in the color which is amber. The nose is mellow and nothing to write home about even though I am writing about it right now! Mellow malts and hops. Similar flavor profile. Light body a bit over carbonated I think.
10-29-2011 16:28:47 | More by rye726
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3.93/5 rDev +6.2%
Tasting notes from visit to Colorado Springs 4/25/2008:
Look: Dark amber, tan head, looks great
Smell: muted malt and hop aromas, was expecting a bit more
Taste: intelligent balance of pale malt, crystal malt with citrusy American hops, tasty finish
Feel: medium body and CO2
Drink: very good sippin' and grinnin' beer
General Impression: An improvement on the Railyard amber, IMO.
06-08-2008 16:40:27 | More by EagleTalon
4.2/5 rDev +13.5%
Appearance: Pours a dark amber with red highlights. The body is mostly clear, with a bit of haze from being unfiltered. It's light tan head starts out well and quickly fades to a small ring around the edge of the glass.
Smell: The aroma has a lot of caramel sweetness balanced by a huge shot of grapefruity Cascade hops. Very nice nose on this one!
Taste: Well balanced between the caramelly sweet and bready malts, and Cascade hop bitterness and flavor. The hops add a slight spiciness, which carries through to the finish. Good firm bitterness on the tail end.
Mouthfeel: On the lighter side of medium in body, with a fairly low carbonation level which lends a rich mouthfeel. Pretty much the same as their Railyard Ale.
Drinkability: This is a good beer, and a great version of an amber ale. Their heavy-handed use of Cascade hops make this much more interesting than most other amber/red ales. Tasty!
08-04-2003 16:19:03 | More by MJR
3.43/5 rDev -7.3%
The Phantom Canyon Cascade Amber beats their Railyard Ale. There was some hop evident with the Cascade and it was drinkable. The amber color and head were appropriate and the nose was ok. This amber is one that some may wish to try, even though I don't rate the Cascade as superior to other Ambers I have tried.
02-13-2009 22:27:04 | More by efhart
4/5 rDev +8.1%
The beer pours a ruby red color with a thick offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice malty scent that boasts of crystal malts and a wonderful Cascade hop aroma. The taste is good also. It has a light malty flavor that holds true to the typical red ale style. It also has a wonderful bitter hop finish that is quite refreshing. The mouthfeel is fine. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good drinking brew. It's maltier than the Railyard Ale. I love the use of Cascade hops.
06-14-2005 14:50:02 | More by WesWes
3.68/5 rDev -0.5%
Had this one on tap at the brewery in Colorado Springs early last week. Poured light brown with a medium tan head. Aromas of caramel and hops and a light graininess. Medium bodied and drinkable, with flavors of caramel, light brown sugar and light hops.
03-09-2011 01:18:46 | More by emmasdad
3.65/5 rDev -1.4%
The pint glass arrived with a dark amber bodied beer sporting a light tan head. Good lacing and rings.
The smell was pretty subtle. Mostly light grass and citrus hop notes with a light malt character.
A spritely bitterness hits you right off, followed with a mild, sweet malt tone.
The beer was light-medium in body with some decent carbonation. Finished clean and crisp.
A very good beer overall. The great bitterness brought an ESB style of beer to my mind as opposed to an amber. But, it is advertised as a hoppy amber...
02-24-2012 19:25:36 | More by beergoot
3.5/5 rDev -5.4%
had this in eary july while the family was in the springs for bieristguts wedding on the 2nd. from the tap. poured a nice amber with off white head that didnt hang around for very long. aroma nice malt and hops come out with some caramel. flavor, those hops came right out there which I wasnt expecting since most ambers I have had are not this hoppy, but since I do like hops I enjoyed this.did get some caramel
09-18-2005 13:42:28 | More by walleye
2.7/5 rDev -27%
Poured a deep clear amber as expected from an amber. Head was inimal and nose was rather, umm, boring. Some malts and thats about it.Nothing to distinctive. NW hops ummm no. I am a NW guy and there were none. This ber was average and another disappointment from a Colorado beer.
02-29-2008 02:47:21 | More by barleywinefiend
4.43/5 rDev +19.7%
This is definitely the beer you order a pitcher of while shooting pool (and then take home a half-gallon!) A deep clear amber appearance; a beige foam with little lacing; the bouquet screaming grapefruit from those lovely Northwest hops is bracing! I too sensed caramel and bready malts, strong hops balanced with enough sweetness to make it very drinkable. Perfectly under-carbonated, gently full-bodied with a finish that is delicately bitter and nicely dry. You won’t be disappointed by this flavorful, very drinkable amber ale!
09-20-2003 17:13:09 | More by palliko
District of Columbia
3.13/5 rDev -15.4%
It's, well, amber. Fairly clear and on the reddish side if you look at it facing a light source. A ring of bubbles around the glass, but otherwise no head.
Sweet, almost like a kind of caramel candy. There's a tiny bit of hops bitterness in the background when you really take a whiff, but malt dominates for sure.
Semi-sweet, very much makes you think of something in the 50-60L crystal malt range. The malt flavor really dominates, with the hops subtly adding a slight bitterness and filling out the back end.
If you close your eyes, ignore the flavor, and just think about texture, the first thing to come to mind is milk. Not quite as thick as cream, but fuller than a standard ale.
Reasonable. I can certainly drink one of these, I could probably drink two, but the flavor is complex enough that I might need a break. Oddly enough, I feel like my break could be heavier as easily as it could be lighter.
01-26-2011 01:42:00 | More by evanlarkin
3.48/5 rDev -5.9%
The beer came to me in a pint glass with an OK head and an orange/amber color. It looked very inticing.
The smell was malty with a touch of hop.
The taste was OK, it was well balanced with a nice bitter finish, but it lacked body and the finish was just a touch too light.
It is perhaps a beer that can be drank in quantity.
I'd order it again for $2 a pint.
09-06-2005 00:04:49 | More by Tang07
Cascade Amber Ale from Phantom Canyon Brewing Company
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