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Amber Ale - Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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138 Ratings
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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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3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Garrett092112, Dec 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Chucker17, Nov 28, 2012
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.88/5  rDev +12.1%
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?

JuicesFlowing, Oct 06, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

friscokie, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of Bockrules
3.65/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

poured from the bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a hazy amber-copper containing suspended particles. Very little carbonation rises to the one-finger tan head dotted with splotches resembling cinnamon. Head is mostly a ring of bubbles by halfway down the glass. Leaves behind several decent splotches of lacing

S - Caramel malt, cookie dough, cinnamon and a hint of nuttiness greet the nose upon opening the bottle.

T - Caramel malt upfront. The body is a little on the weak side, but is a decent blend of caramel malt, peppy earthy hops and a slight nuttiness. Bitterness increases as the beer passes over the back of the tongue before fading to a nutty finish.

M - The carbonation seems a tad on the low side and . Medium body is perfectly acceptable.

Teton Ale is by far my least favorite beer I have had from Grand Teton Brewery. Somewhat surprising considering this is the flagship, but maybe that just translates into "least offensive by the masses." The smell is nice and complex, but the body and mouthfeel come up short. Still a decent choice that I wouldn't mind having again in a variety pack, but something I wouldn't seek out on its own.

Bockrules, Aug 31, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

spark3148857, Aug 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

DerwinWentworth, Aug 06, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -27.7%

JSchock7, Jun 28, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

cmstump, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of kojevergas
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.

C-

kojevergas, Jun 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

abcramer, Jun 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

OriolesFan1008, Jun 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

HoistinBrews, Apr 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

rudy0908, Mar 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

marshhopper, Feb 25, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

imperialking, Feb 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

AndrewMichael, Jan 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

ryanpj, Jan 14, 2012
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3/5  rDev -13.3%

Ezmunny, Dec 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

Ejayz, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

mmitgang, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

jekane04, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +15.6%

ElGallo, Nov 15, 2011
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3.63/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a clear copper red with a two finger offwhite head that lasts well. Minimal lacing.
S- Doughy, sweet bread, just a touch of floral hops.
T- Sweet doughyness up front. There is a bit of floral hops that linger but the flavor seems to lose itself and become muddled midsip before a doughy finish comes back in.
M- Medium light body, just a tiny bit watery. Needs some more body and a bit more carb.
O- A bit more body and some aspect to meld the flavors midsip would push this beer up a bit. As it stands it's decent but forgetable.

jsprain1, Oct 29, 2011
Amber Ale from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
79 out of 100 based on 138 ratings.