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Amber Ale - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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Amber AleAmber Ale

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Ratings: 132
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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2.25/5  rDev -35%

03-09-2014 21:09:06 | More by KlayWey
Photo of DogFood11


2.25/5  rDev -35%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Poured into tulip it formed an off white colored head that leaves tiny particles of lace with each drink. Amber body, highly filtered shiney appearance. The body looks nice but the lifeless head and retention takes a bite out of the score.

This brew leans heavily towards the malt side of the spectrum. Some nutty characteristics, light spice deep into the aftertaste is noticeable. Fruitiness is there but masked heavily and left for dead in the backdrop. Toasted around the edges but mostly doughy. Mouthfeel is rather light and a bit watery. Hop presence is really an afterthought. Average to below average in the end.

Notes: I know comparing specific beers can be frowned on by some but its good for my notes so here goes. I sampled a drake's Amber/Red not long ago and this really doesn't hold a candle to that offering. Both are malt leaning but this lacks complexity and depth.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2006 02:21:51 | More by DogFood11
Photo of barleywinefiend


2.48/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured a light amber color with good carbonation and a off white head. Nose is grain, CO2 and that all folks. Taste is thin, CO2, astringent and maybe some syrup. Mouthfeel is watery, bland and not drinkable at all. Will pass on this brew in the future.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2009 01:32:31 | More by barleywinefiend
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

06-28-2012 20:31:46 | More by JSchock7
Photo of lespaulrocker


2.55/5  rDev -26.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Served on tap in a restaurant in Jackson, WY.

A: Typical amber ale, which is beautiful luckily. Amber/golden color with a small tan head. Minimal lacing.

S: Sweet. Really sweet. Some caramel, malts, and maybe some barley.

T: The best word I could use to describe this is typical. If you put this and a Fat Tire in front of me, I probably couldn't distinguish between the two.

M: A lot of carbonation, way too much if you ask me.

O: I only ordered this because the restaurant was out of the other three beers I actually wanted. This beer did not impress me at all. It was a LOT like a Fat Tire, which isn't bad because I like Fat Tire. But I expect more from a local microbrewery. I was hoping it would transcend the style and impress me with something. Instead it was really mediocre. I won't seek this out again.

Serving type: on-tap

03-23-2011 05:13:08 | More by lespaulrocker
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2.58/5  rDev -25.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer is a gusher. It exploded out of the bottle like old faithful. When poured into a glass it formed a huge head, and took several pours before the whole beer was in the glass. It is pale red in color. The aroma is of cane sugar, and sweet malt with no real distinctive traits. The taste is similar. With a gusher like this I usually expect some of flavor/aromas due to possible infection, but this beer has none. Instead, it is just really bland. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a poorly made beer that I will not drink again.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2011 04:20:52 | More by KarlHungus
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2.65/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are average. Acquired as part of a Grand Teton variety box at Tipsy's Liquor in Littleton, Colorado.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a half finger head of beige colour, okay cream and thickness, and poor retention. Colour is a clear copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Heavy caramelization. Poorly handled amber hops. Clean malts. Not a particularly appealing aroma. A mild strength aroma.

T: Caramel, clean malts, and vague unfocused hopping. Quite simple and somewhat bland. A strange amber. Simple and drinkable, but lacking true subtlety or complexity. Boring and bland.

Mf: Somewhat syrupy. Too thick in any case. Smooth and wet. Standard and predictable. Doesn't feel tailored to the flavour profile. Adequate carbonation.

Dr: Drinkable but boring and bland. I wouldn't get this again. A mediocre offering from Grand Teton. Poorly handled for an Amber.


Serving type: bottle

06-10-2012 05:37:55 | More by kojevergas
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2.75/5  rDev -20.5%

03-19-2014 20:52:15 | More by vinny21bal
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2.85/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle tried 25 May 2008.

Big lacy orange white head. Hazy dark brown color. Aromas of bread, caramel, raisins. Mildly malty throughout, like the essence of malted milk balls. Tart aftertaste leaves the tongue fuzzy. Body is fairly watery. Alcohol minimal.

Overall have been somewhat disappointed by Grand Teton so far.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2009 05:05:03 | More by htomsirveaux
Photo of ILikeGoodCider


2.88/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Enjoyed on 05.09.09 from a 12oz brown bottle. Poured into a 14oz pint glass. Part of a BOTM sampler.

A: Semi-hazed chestnut. 1/2 inch Tan head. Below average head retention & lacing.

S: Very bready w/toffee & tree hops

T: Bready, flint dryness, slightly fruity & piney hops.

M: Medium bodied, low carbs & OK balance.

D: Fair amber. Not too impressed overall.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2009 04:14:02 | More by ILikeGoodCider
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

09-17-2012 21:08:41 | More by NilocRellim
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

12-26-2011 04:43:04 | More by Ezmunny
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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

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2010 13:53:40 | More by JNeider
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

02-25-2012 02:32:53 | More by marshhopper
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3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

This was a rather odd beer. I would have confused it for a fruit / vegetable beer any day.

The appearance is a deep mahogany amber color with a thin creamy off-white head. The beer has a bit of a carbonation to it, but it still looks like some sort of V8 mixed fruit / veggie drink.

The smell only makes me think more of a fruit / veggie beer. Smells like pureed veggies, perhaps carrots and tomatoes, as well as some fruits and berries. Has a subtle bit of yeast and malt profile hidden under the odd fruitiness.

The taste has the same odd flavor profile to it. Is there buckwheat in this, maybe? Or DMS? This is very odd, and not the most pleasant drinking experience ever. The odd fruitiness comes out ahead, followed by a decent lightly roasted maltiness which is quickly washed out by the buckwheat oddity in the finish. Dry with very little hoppy bitterness to be spoken of (some hops might help make this a bit more tolerable). Too weird for me. Not recommended.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2005 06:31:12 | More by neonbrown82
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

06-25-2012 03:44:17 | More by cmstump
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New York

3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

BOTM continues...I wish they'd send me something *interesting*...

Another standard American amber. Pours medium brown with a bit 'o' red. Not much head, not much lacing, decent carbonation. Smells like light caramel malts and light hops. Taste follows with a decent balance of the semisweet malts and the lightly floral hops. A bit thin in the mouthfeel, overall OK.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2007 03:52:32 | More by aquatonex
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North Dakota

3/5  rDev -13.3%

09-13-2013 21:58:42 | More by olliegaff
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

01-14-2012 01:45:23 | More by ryanpj
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3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a reddish brown with a small off white head that dissipated quickly into a lasting collar with some lacing.

Aroma of caramel and a bready malt.

Taste was grainy with slight caramel and malt.

Mouthfeel was thin bodied with light carbonation, smooth but very thin.

This was a plain average very light ale. Maybe best used to quench a hot day thirst.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2010 04:04:06 | More by dtivp
Photo of ruckzuck


3/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I got this from a beer of the month club as well.

A - pours a dark, somewhat cloudy amber with a bit of a head initially that subsided rather quickly

S -some malty sweetness, hints of fruit

T - again a bit of malty sweetness, some hoppiness

M - light-medium body, a bit of carbonation

D - eh, like the other beer I reviewed earlier this evening from the same shipment I don't think that I'd have another if there still weren't 2 more in the box. It's alright, but it doesn't really strike me as something I'd buy at the store/pub. Of course I am more of an IPA dude (who isn't these days), so maybe the style just isn't doing it for me, but honestly it doesn't really grab me. A fine beer, just nothing to write home about.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2007 03:09:54 | More by ruckzuck
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -13.3%

06-26-2013 17:23:07 | More by petermethot
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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.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2007 17:52:43 | More by jneiswender
Photo of Brisket


3.05/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured into a tulip

A- Great amber color, slightly hazy with two fingers of head. Moderate lacing.

S- Fresh caramel malt and caramel sweetness. Little to no hop.

T- Caramel and lightly roasted malts and weak nuttiness. Watery finish.

M- Light bodied, a watery finish

O- Just OK. Probably wouldn't get again.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 01:44:58 | More by Brisket
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3.05/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

The bottle has "amber" written all over it, but this is definitely more of a pale ale. With that said, it's slightly amber in color, but more of a copper with a sticky yellowish-white head. Smells of sticky-sweet malts, with fresh piney hops. Taste starts with not-enough malt. The little malt I can pick up is sweet and fruity, though. Feels pretty thin too. Hops are there; slightly metallic and citrusy and a little too acidic. In fact, too acidic to drink more than one. Maybe this bottle went bad. Oh well.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2003 17:04:39 | More by alexgash
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Amber Ale from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.