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Amber - Dead Armadillo Craft Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Dead Armadillo Craft Brewing visit their website
Oklahoma, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: OKCNittany on 01-27-2014)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Just had it on draft the following day. I like it better on draft..

Pours a chill-hazed amber with a thumb of tan head. Never totally clears, good lacing & head retention

S: Faint breadyness & grassyness

T: Bready notes, caramel, piney & orangey hops; plus herbal & woody hops up front. Some grapefruit as this warms, a bit of sweet graininess & caramel. Finishes with pineyness, orange peel & a touch of sweet graininess, caramel, leafy tea notes, some herbal hoppyness as well

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, nice balance

Nothing earth-shattering here, but easy to drink

russpowell, Feb 21, 2014
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On tap at Applebees in OKC. Pours to a creamy buff permanent head and moderate lacing. Clear amber color. Aroma is perfectly balanced between sweet caramel malt and floral/spicy/piney hops. Flavor delivers a balanced blend of sweet, toasty malts and resiny hop bitterness and a bit of alcohol bite. Mouthfeel is medium and co2 is spot on. Overall, a beer that contends for best amber in the southwest, in my opinion.

EagleTalon, Jul 18, 2014
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threedaggers, May 09, 2014
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3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoying this poured from a can into a glass mason jar.

Pours a nice hazy amber with an off-white head.

Aroma is malty but with a few odd notes.

Flavor is hoppier than expected but a little rough around the edges. It seems kinda unfinished, sorta like a Fat Tire but not as smooth. Maybe some adjunct notes too.

Medium to full mouthfeel. I think it would be better with a little less carbonation.

Overall not a bad beer, but I think I prefer beers marked as "amber" to be more balanced than this one. I think a little more malt would improve this beer a lot.

jmbranum, Mar 11, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Yay cans!
New brewery never heard of, and neat name... thanks to rudzud for leaving this with me as he's had it before.

Pours a light fizzy bubble airy head that fades at a quick pace with mane small bubbles popping, very clear darker amber cranberry colored beer. 3.75

Nose brings plenty of malts, a nice malty aroma actually, reddish toasty malts, amber malts, a touch of a sweet candy like, a hint of toffee and some caramel, a bit of a juicy aromatic malt too. Nice malts but wish there was abit more than just a hint of an earthy grassy hops. 4

Taste starts more with malts but hops eventually kick in as well. Candy like reddish malts out front, reddish candy, caramel, toffee, little syrupy and pretty sweet, more sweet than I expected. Mild juicy malt, toasted amber malts, and hint biscuit. Then hops, grassy spicy hops mostly, a hint of pine in the background, and a bit earthy, with fair bitterness overall. Finish is sticky sweet and abit syrupy, a booze warmth kicks in which is surprising given the lower abv, more sweet candy lingering, toffee and caramel, a little spicy hop note and mild bitterness. 3.5

Mouth is med bod, bit syrupy and sticky, hint of booze on the end which is a bit weird, and decent but lighter carb esp for a can. 3.25

Overall mixed, it had a nice malty nose but lacking a bit of hop, the hop kicked in on the flavor but wasn't great, way too sweet and syrupy for what I expected, and that flash of booze? Overall OK but not a great amber IMO. 3.5

jlindros, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Bosoxfan20, Feb 12, 2014
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chucknasty, Feb 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

gruss004, Sunday at 04:24 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice light reddish amber hue that is mostly clear with a thin quarter inch head that fades rather quickly to leave a light wispy blanket.

S - Aromas of rather sweet fruity malts, caramel, light biscuit. Not much in the way of usual hops...no pine or citrus really, maybe a flash of grape.

T - Taste is better, not quite as sweet, nice malt backbone, faint biscuit and caramel, light bitter finish.

M - Mouthfeel is on the lighter side, sweeter, somewhat thin.

O - Overall a rather average amber. Nothing to see here, move along.

rudzud, Jul 05, 2014
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beernads, Apr 15, 2014
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DelMontiac, Feb 24, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a can into a pint glass. Received in trade and always grateful!

A – Poured out a light ruby with orange highlights. A full finger of clingy, light tan head that stuck around and left nice lacing down the glass.

S – Roasted malts and slight citrus notes.

T – Nice roasted malt flavor follows the nose. Just a small amount of bitterness. Light caramel sweetness with a nice balance of fruit.

M – Medium bodied. Light carbonation. Creamy and smooth on the palate.

O – Good brew here with well balanced flavors and very easy drinking. You never feel the ABV in any way. Good job.

GallowsThief, Jul 25, 2014
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3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Color is...amber. There is a slight chill haze. Forms a rather modest white head, but what does form seems to stick around for a good bit. Some light lacing.

S: Aroma is fruity and malty. Grapes, orange, and caramel malts.

T: Taste is very fruity with lots of yeasty esters - almost like a Belgian - very distinctive for an Amber. It's not necessarily bad, but I do wonder if it was intentional. Caramel malts, apple, grape, light brown sugar. Earthy hops on the back end.

M: Medium bodied with a lighter body than the flavors would suggest. Moderate bitterness. Appropriate carbonation.

O: Not a half bad beer. A very interesting take on the style.

Florida9, Apr 11, 2014
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sneezye, Oct 07, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance- Red, caramel/amber color. A thin white head produced from a semi-aggressive pour.

Aroma- Hop aromas most noticeable here with a sharp whiff of grapefruit and citrus followed by some caramel sweetness.

Taste- First sip reveals some strong caramel malt flavors as expected from a amber ale. Towards the end this shows off a very hoppy side that was evident from the nose. Hoppy flavors consist of citrus and grapefruit with a little bit of pine bitterness.

Feel- The caramel malt is very soft and smooth which lends to a very easy drinking beer. The malt also takes away the bitterness from the hop presence at the end, but the malt doesn't over stay its welcome in the finish.

Overall- A very nice amber ale with great hop and soft malt balance. I'm excited to see what else this brewery can do especially once they get settled in to their new brewery. This is definitely going into my local rotation and is a great food paring beer at restaurants. (90/100)

CTbrew32, Oct 12, 2014
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Amber from Dead Armadillo Craft Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.