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Amber Ale - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 138
Reviews: 71
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 0
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co. visit their website
Idaho, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our flagship Teton Ale is a full bodied, American-style amber with a rich copper color which comes from the roasted Crystal and Munich malts. We use Cascade and Galena hops to achieve the unique, fresh flavor and robust finish that is long and complex on the palate.

31 IBU

(Beer added by: Jason on 08-27-2002)
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Ratings: 138 | Reviews: 71 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Schlafly33:
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Schlafly33, Jun 18, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of bsp77
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in April shipment of my Beer of the Month club.

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Nonic Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Dark, semi-hazy reddish amber with decent head.

Smell: Sweet floral malts with citrus hop tinge.

Taste: Semi-sweet malts upfront, turning more toward citrus hops in the middle, and finishing with a touch of bitterness. The bitterness seems almost more English than American.

Feel: Somewhat high carbonation, medium body, surprisingly dry finish considering the upfront sweetness.

Drinkability: Much more interesting than the average amber (probably due to the dryness), and ultimately very drinkable. Pleasantly surprised by this.

After my second bottle, I feel this is almost a cross between an American Amber and an English Bitter.

bsp77, May 05, 2009
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of NJpadreFan
3.53/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Grand Teton- Teton Ale

A- Amber red with a big fluffy head and solid messy lacing.
S- Very grainy with sugary hints of fruit (grape/ cherry)
T- Solid grain malt with a sweet sugary fruitiness. Grape/ cherry flavors with a touch of molasses.
M- Very grainy and very sweet. Finishes of thick and fruity.

Overall- Quite fruity for an Amber!?

NJpadreFan, Apr 30, 2009
Photo of Fatehunter
3.66/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A finger of head on a cloud, dark straw colored body.
The aroma is fresh milled grain and orange.
The taste is mild malt sweetness with a touch of lemon bitterness. There's a husky grain flavor to it. A rawness, with is nice.
The texture is crisp with a bit of softness. Moderate carbonation with a medium body.

Fatehunter, Feb 03, 2013
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3.45/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can't believe I never reviewed this...

Pours a semi-hazed chestnut with 2 fingers of tan head. Below average head retention & lacing

S: Very bready, toffee & some leafy hops

T: Bready, flinty dryness, slightly fruitty & piney hops, finally show up to balance up front. Toffee, leafy hops, plums & a touch of rough grainyness as this warms. Finishes fruitty with leafy hops & yellow raisins ( or whatever they call them )

MF: Medium bodied, low carbonation & pretty good balance

Drinks good, but nothing special here, a fair amber. I've had this before & remember it being hoppier; may have to revisit this one

russpowell, Oct 30, 2008
Photo of Joey-bags1990
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Joey-bags1990, Dec 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

spark3148857, Aug 06, 2012
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.93/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada imperial pint. No date or info.

A - A slight haze fuzzies the amber-tangerine color. The bottle almost fizzed over upon opening but the strong carbonation didn't end up helping the mediocre head retention. The one-and-a-half finger cream head dropped to a layer but left good lace in a collar.

S - Hops and amber malts blend well to deliver a surprisingly enticing and crisp first whiff. A drop of lemon citrus, presumably from the hops, zests it up while floral notes make it lively. The amber malts are slightly toasted and caramelized and ground the aroma nicely.

T - Amber malts in this provide a toasty caramel flavor that balances well with the large hop bouquet here. Lots of floral flavors with the citrus drop too. Flavorful hop finish with out the bitterness.

M - For the presumable amount of carbonation in this it felt slightly flat. Medium-bodied with a moderate dry finish. No bitterness but a long-lasting flavor.

D - A surprising amber! I could session this beer just fine. It's a pretty solid drinker I wouldn't mind having again.

BeerFMAndy, Mar 19, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

jaydoc, Nov 23, 2013
Photo of JohnGalt1
4.08/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz from the Coop for about $1.50.. shared with a coworker.. mine from a shaker pint.. still bitching about work and listening to Sasha and Digweed.

Nice lite tan head and lacing that leaves rings for the entire glass... brown/amber brew.. nice red highlites... looks very nice.

toasted malts and lite fruity yeast is at the front of the bus... PNW hops are mingling well... Aroma is better than my memories. Chocolate malts are again coming to mind.

Flavor is fresh... fresh fresh... I love new beers and wish there were more good breweries in my area. Toasted/munich style malts are prevelant and wash my tongue.. mid palate a little yeast fruitiness with earthy hops... reminds me of how garden good garden soils smells ... nice body and cleansing carbonation.

I am close to ending my amber flight .. and I sorta saved this one towards the end, because I remember it waaay worse than it actually is. Tonight, this is a very nice brew and a very enjoyable bottle... I guess the memories are subjective... A good amber that is making me rethink my prejudices.

JohnGalt1, Dec 19, 2007
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

enelson, May 31, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

reddish tinted amber taking front stage. Good bit of carbonation could be seen streaming skyward throughout the session and a very nice two inch head of white graced the top. Easy receding left behind about a half inch of white that just nestled its way down to the surface.

The aroma was loaded down with hops as one would expect. Rich notes of citrus, orange and tangerine mostly were by far the dominant notes on this one. Some light biscuit in the middle and a very grainy presence persisted well into it. The flavor was more of the same, rich notes of orange, tangerine, and nice touches of all over this thing. Nice bready middle to the profile and a long, drawn out bitter finish capped it off quite well

Overall I thought this was a very nice hoppy red ale

mikesgroove, May 27, 2011
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3.35/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On the pour a translucent deep burnished copper color with a mountainous head, creamy smooth in its texture, the lace magnificent sticky sheets that plaster them selves to the glass. Nose is mostly malt, but some ripe fruit and light caramel tones seep through. The opening taste is malt, the top light as a feather, the finish is bitingly acidic, the hops sparse, the aftertaste dry. As I expected, very “thin-waisted”, and lacking in substance that I personally require to consider a beer anything other than “Ordinary”.

Gusler, Dec 04, 2002
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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

elkinbrown, Aug 09, 2013
Photo of mjbrewboy
3.18/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at the GABF. A tasty brew with more hop character than a traditional amber beer. Some malt backbone but not enough for a beer that is called an amber. It seemed a little light as if it might be watered down a bit. Based on the color, aroma and taste I think this is more of a pale ale than an amber. A nice beer but not what I was expecting based on the label.

mjbrewboy, Oct 09, 2005
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Blumstein, Aug 20, 2013
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Ezmunny, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of CHickman
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Came in the Beer of the Month Club. Poured an reddish amber color with a small creamy tan head; decent lacing.

Smells of floral hops, bread, lemon zest, sweet malt and fruity like apple and pear; pretty nice nose.

Tastes sweet and malty with hoppy spice notes mixed with lemon, floral hops, light caramel, pear or dark fruits like plum; the malt sweetness dominates and there's a citrus end as each sip has a little pucker. Good beer overall that was light and easy to drink. The only knock was the syrup taste at the end which was a tad too sweet for me.

Medium carbonation with a smooth mouthfeel that borders on watery; finish is on the dry side.

It was a good beer overall, but not a great beer; I'd have it again.

CHickman, May 17, 2009
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3.4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Crystal clear copper hue, covered by a persistent off white head that slowly settles into a thin lacy layer. Medium caramel sweetness and toasted malt dominate the aroma, with a combination of earthy and citrusy hops secondary. Unexpected, unique, mild strawberry like fruitiness adds some complexity aromawise. Flavorwise, initial malt sweetness is offset by light, clean hop bitterness. Unfortunately a slightly astringent grainy, husky bitterness is discernible. All around, malt sweetness dominates in a somewhat one dimensional caramel malt derived fashion. Earthy hop flavor, without the trace of citrus as expected from the aroma. Moderately bodied, with an agreeable, dextrinous mouthfeel. Finishes relatively clean w/ fading bready sweetness. Teton Ale has above average character for style. A bit too heavy on the grainy notes, but enjoyable nonetheless. Its main strength lies in its drinkability. Quaffable.

marc77, Nov 29, 2002
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3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The only thing that made this beer really awesome was drinking it while watching Old Faithful go off in Yellowstone!

A: Stereotypical amber color, pretty clear to

S: Decent notes of caramel and a hint of oats though there really wasn't much for odor

T: Solid caramel and hints of grain in there. No detectable hops really. Very average.

M: Rather thin but finished very smooth after a swish or two

D: Very drinkable as this was a rather light amber that was just that...light in most categories. Very average overall

JNeider, Oct 22, 2010
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

marshhopper, Feb 25, 2012
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3.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - It is a dark amber color, a bit hazy, with a decent head.

Smell - It is a caramel malt smell to it, with a slight alcohol burn.

Taste - It is has a decent hoppy bitterness to it, as well as a bit sweet from the malts.

Mouthfeel - It is a good-bodied beer.

Overall - It is a decent beer.

Captain_Komamura, Jan 24, 2014
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3.05/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got this beer as part of a beer of the month club. No drink by date.

Poured into a small pint glass.

Clear, garnet color. Off white head that stays a little bit.

Smells like almonds.

Sweet, marshmallow like malt flavor. Very little hop flavor.

Medium body.

Good representation of the style. Unfortunately, I have never been a fan of this style myself but found this to be a pleasant drinking beer nonetheless. Tasted good with some Thai chicken.

jneiswender, Nov 29, 2007
Photo of jwc215
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 05/23/07:

Pours deep mahogany with amber and ruby hues. A thin tan head leaves some thin, broken rings of lacing on the glass.

The smell is of lightly roasted caramel with some earhiness/nuttiness and hints of citrus in the background.

The taste is of sweet caramel, light toast and a nutty/earthy/citric balance. Fresh toffee with a touch of citrus lingers into the aftertaste. Finishes with a balanced sweetness.

Medium bodied and smooth, it has a mild carbonation level.

This is a tasty interpretation of the style. Caramel/toffee supported by subtle complexities. Enjoyable and recommended.

Thanks to jcwattsrugger for bringing this back from his trip to Idaho!

jwc215, Sep 09, 2007
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Amber Ale from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.