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Amber Ale - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 149
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.46
pDev: 11.56%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | 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:
Beer added by: Jason on 08-27-2002

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
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Photo of BJasny
4.5/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of LoganMc
4.28/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of LarryKemp
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a clear amber with a think off white head. The lace lingered on the glass for a long time. The hops were dominate in the aroma at first but as the beer began to warm the malts came out to play with my nose. The chocolate malt flavor realy surprised me. This chocolate flavor dominated the tastebuds at first but the hops finished tingling the tongue. The bitterness remained long after swallowing the beer. The mouthfeel was silky and fairly carbonated well beyond what you normally find in a red ale. This is a VERY drinkable beer. I do not like to give many beers a 4.0 or better but could not find anything to fault this beer in any regard below a 4.

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.05/5  rDev +17.1%
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.

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.

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

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!

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of mmitgang
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of JVoyager
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Ejayz
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of jekane04
4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of ElGallo
4/5  rDev +15.6%

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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Photo of Foyle
4/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: less than 1" cream colored head recedes slowly, very light lacing. Color is a very cloudy amber with much sediment in suspension. Some carbonation bubbles present.
Aroma: whole wheat bread dough, hop spice and some caramel.
Mouthfeel: fairly light bodied with a dry finish.
Flavor: chewy whole wheat bread, caramel, raisins, spicy hops with a slight alcohol presence in the finish.

Photo of Ajmorriso1
3.99/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of RBorsato
3.97/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Copper with a low tan head and low carbonation but spotty lace. Light husky malt aroma. Light toasty and spicy malt flavor with nice balance. Light-medium bodied and easy drinking.

Definitely an amber ale as the label states but not what I'd really call and American Amber - certainly not hoppy enough.

Per label: Jackson Hole's Original Amber

Photo of billybob
3.97/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

pours a dark amber with a quickly fading short head with some lace. sweet sugary caramel aromas along with some fruity and spice notes. big malt taste with a smooth sweet caramel up front with a spicy slightly bitter finish. smooth medium body mouthfeel and carbonation is good. drinkability very good but a tad on the sweet side.

Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.92/5  rDev +13.3%
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.

Photo of WYVYRN527
3.92/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Given as a sample from the sales rep. 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark mahogany with a thin off-white head that quickly settles to a thin film on the surface. Lacing is decent, but carbonation is a bit light.

S: Nose consists of caramel, some dried fruit, and bread. Hops lend a citrusy, grassy note on the end.

T: Taste consists of biscuity malt and caramel, with some fruity notes. The finish is hoppy, with a nice crisp citrus and floral character.

M: This beer is a tad bit thin for the style, but the flavor makes up for it. It's smooth and quite clean.

D: Overall, this beer is worth a try. Refreshing and tasty, it's a solid effort.

Photo of mjohn27603
3.9/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 fluid oz. bottle with no best before date. A dense 1/2" thick head forms on the top after pouring. The beer is amber to red in color. Malty odor. Caramel and sweet on the intial sip finishing with bitter hops. Halfway through the glass the hops starts to take over. True to the amber ale style. It doesn't concern taste but this is one my favorite beer labels - a nice representation of the Tetons with a pink and purple sky above.

Photo of cdkrenz
3.89/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Purplish-amber hue with a medium-tan colored head that's fizzy and somewhat thin.

S - Nice malty aroma with an accent of brown sugar.

T - It offers a variety of hop flavors throughout. None of which are too bitter or overwhelmingly pungent. The malt taste offers a good base for a solid tasting brew.

M - At first I thought it was a little watered down but after getting a grasp of the flavors I think the mild texture works well.

~ All in all I like this beer. My thanks to WJVII for his gracious gift.

Photo of mikesgroove
3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
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

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.87/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an Irish pint glass.

The beer is a slightly hazy orange/copper color. A thick, frothy cream colored head settles slowly, leaving good lacing.

Aroma is pine, bitter hops up front. A hint of malt sweetness in there.

The taste is more balanced than the aroma, starting with sweeter malts up front. Caramel sweetness, buttery, biscuit notes everywhere. The back end is dominated with hops and lemon.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a tad carbonated.

Overall, a more hoppy amber ale, in my opinion, but still has a lot of great amber qualities. It's a good session beer, save the carbonation and abundance of hops?

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Amber Ale from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 149 ratings.