Happy Amber - MadTree Brewing

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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 3
Gots: 33 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
MadTree Brewing visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Justin_Neff on 04-23-2013

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Ratings: 131 | Reviews: 13
Reviews by jlindros:
Photo of jlindros
3.76/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to crapturds (reddit) for this one.

Pours a nice foamy frothy 1 finger head that fades slowly with nice whispy lacing all over the place, hazy reddish orange chestnut color.

Nose has some decent hops, little grassy and floral, mild citrus and orange rind, little fruity, pretty big malt component with reddish caramel malts, little candy like malt, hint syrup and sweet.

Taste is semi sweet with more caramel malts, lots if reddish candy like malts but not too sweet or syrupy. Then plenty of hops but not too much, mild bitterness but nice floral fruity hops, little citrus, hint rind, mostly general fruit and floral characters. Finish is a little sticky sweet, more fair bitterness, little earthy component to the hops with touch more citrus.

Mouth is med bod, nice fluffy carb.

Overall not bad, nothing too special, decent fairly enjoyable, not great any means though fairly average.

More User Reviews:
Photo of bluejacket74
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can, canned on 11/07/2014. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy orange/amber with about an inch off-white head. Head retention is good, and there's a lot of lacing. The brew smells like citrusy (grapefruit, citrus peel) and floral hops, and caramel and bready malt. I think the taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also a bit of orange noticeable too. Great balance between the hoppy and malty flavors. There's also a nice hoppy bitter finish, too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit coating and is well carbonated. I liked this brew, I might have to pick up a sixer of this soon. Got to try it at $1.67 a can, definitely worth picking up!

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.96/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This "hoppy" amber would make a great summer beer for the drinker who likes a hop heavy lighter brew.

Photo of Beejay
3.63/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Much thanks to my buddy Richard for getting me this beer!

A: Orange amber with a hint of red, like Iced tea. There is a solid amount of off white head on top. The beer itself is fairly clear.

S: Hoppy, with light orange peel, and perhaps grapefruit and tangerine. There is almost a spiced bread thing going on that I like.

T: There is a nice hit from the hops.. touches of pine and orange. The sweet spice bread note continues into the taste. The hops certainly take the forefront in this brew. The finish is lingering hops, and perhaps a touch of toffee or coffee.

M: Medium in body, the carbonation is lively, and mid range. The is a lingering bitterness that is somewhat drying in the finish.

O: Overall a fairly solid offering. I think this treads the line between IPA and Amber... But it is certainly tasty.

Photo of DoctorBeer
4.93/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Malty, smooth, crisp.
One of my favorite MadTree beers.

Photo of schwemjw
4.1/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark amber, caramel color with a bright white head

S: Hops! Malt! A balance of hops to malt is initially evident. Lots of citrus, grapefruit and a little bit of orange. Caramel and bread come through too.

T: Once again that perfectly balanced hops to malt shine here. Some pine and earthy malt with a citrus kick. The caramel malt sweetens things up with hints of toasted bread. Lightly bitter finish.

M: Decent carbonation, springy.

O: This is another great offering from Madtree. An absolute session beer that you could drink and drink and drink. The malt is definitely there but the hops kick this bad boy up a notch. /90

Photo of Beer_Loving_Brandon
3.84/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Drank it out of the can, so no real insight from me as far as looks are concerned. Smells a bit hoppy with some citrus notes. Tastes basically the same, unobtrusive. Feels light/medium in the mouth.

Photo of Justin_Neff
3.71/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a can into a 50W Tulip glass.

A: Pours a dark, translucent maroon color. Aggressive pours results an off white foamy head that leaves a good amount of lacing and settles with good retention.

S: Smell is hop forward with bready, biscuit malts. Sweet caramel malt is evident as well. Some citrus - oranges. The smell isn't bad, but slightly underwhelming.

T: Buttery. Definitely a strong hop character. Lots a breadiness. More clementine-like fruitiness than the smell led me to believe. Some lemon juice tastes. A good amount of bitterness.

M: Medium body. Prickly. Dry. High carbonation. Very sessionable. Crisp and refreshing. Goes down very easy.

O: Another solid offering from MadTree. This one could be dangerous, as it is goes down super easy. Nice hop character backed with some bready malts and sweetness. Very nice balance.

Photo of dfaulkne
5/5  rDev +29.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Its good. Really effin good.

Photo of SaltofOH
3.12/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazt dark reddish, with 2 fingers of khaki colored head. Little effervescence visible. Head turns to 1/4" froth quickly. Pretty nice lacing.

Aroma: Extremely hoppy. Candied grapefruit, tropical/pineapple. Malty and sweet.

Taste: Dry, light arrival. Reminds me of Jackie O's Firefly, with its lightness, but with more hops. Hoppy mid-palate, easy slightly bitter end. A little salty with some alcohol. Bitterness lingers on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Slightly astringent. Light feeling overall, modest carbonation.

Overall: Not my style. Too light for an amber. I like Sawtooth, Fat Tire, and Bell's way better. The aroma here is the best part.

Photo of barczar
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brilliant amber with copper tones and a frothy khaki head that dissipates to a thin foam.

Nutty, toasted, sweet caramel and biscuit malt dominates, with resin, floral hops, and grapefruit countering. There's a hint of onion.

Flavor reveals a nutty, deeply toasted backbone, slightly sweet, which finishes fairly bitter and a touch burnt. Grapefruit surfaces initially, but malt sweetness wins, carrying into s light resiny finish. There's a biscuity character up front, accompanied by light chocolate notes.

Body and carbonation are moderate.

Fairly complex beer. The malt character is extremely varying, and the hops play against it well. It's somewhat of a mystery brew. Can't decide if I love it or not.

Photo of patpbr
4.09/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark amber, red color with an off white head
S - Malty smell with hop notes, citrus.
T - Carmel Malt and a nice hoppy pine taste blending in. Smooth.
M -medium mouth feel, decent carbination level and very crisp. hop finish is a pleasant bitter.
O - Very solid, easy to drink and enjoyable to drink. I don't drink a lot of ambers or reds but this is done right and will be a go to when I crave the style.

Photo of GPHarris
4.02/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a - poured a one finger thick tan head into a snifter that left good lacing and sheeting throughout. the head billow nicely. the body is a bright amber color.
s - west coast hops with a hint of citrus and mint. caramel aromas too.
t - big piney hops with a spicy finish. amber is in the name but i wouldn't have guessed that style, it definitely leans more towards the imperial red side.
m - medium and coating.
o - very drinkable and solid beer from a fairly new brewery.

Happy Amber from MadTree Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.