Newport Storm Hurricane Amber Ale - Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
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Reviews by the Alström Bros:
3.85/5 rDev +21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12oz can with no freshness date.
Color: Hazy amber.
Smell: Twang of fermentation, dusty floury biscuits, baked apples and a faint herbal hop.
Taste & Mouthfeel: Smooth and toasty, moderate sized body. Sort of a malt bomb, flaunting toasted and bready flavors. Kiss of sweetness and hint of alcohol. Toasty flavor reaches pretty high. Light hopping there for balance. Semi-dry finish that just can't shake the toasted grain flavor.
Overall: Bit of a poster boy for Amber Ales, it pretty much says “take me the way I am” … it also begs to be paired with something.
Serving type: can
08-08-2011 01:20:58 | More by Jason
1.6/5 rDev -49.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5
Presentation: 12oz brown bottle. No bottle date.
Appearance: Haze stricken, orange/amber in colour, with a thin off-white cream head -- some stick, some retention.
Smell: Smells like someone shoved a handful of grain husks up your nose -- not very pleasing. Coarse, slightly fruity in the background.
Taste: Malty with a medium, even sweetness. Loads of dry, coarse grain / husk tannins line the palate and never go away, stealing from the overall flavour. Biscuit, bready and a thin bitterness is present, but the tannins stifle their efforts. Touch of tea-like fruity / hop blend, especially as the beer warms. The finish is plagued with tannins, leaving just about the worse feel on the palate you can imagine.
Notes: Made in remembrance of the Hurrican of 1938 (the most powerful storm in the 20th century, in the northeast). The brewery mentions on the label that they hope you'll find this beer as "rare" as the storm ... but unfortunately it's not rare enough. This is a horrible beer. Its poor use of malts leave an unexperienced homebrew flavour in the mouth that you can't shake. You have to ask youself how the hell could someone brew this, and actually think it good enough to market?
Do yourself a favour and pass on this one.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2002 13:49:26 | More by Todd
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2.2/5 rDev -30.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2
The beer poured nicely but was a little cloudy which was unexpected for an Amber Ale. It smelled okay with a yeasty bread smell and some sweetness. The taste was atrocious however with a very bad oily aftertaste. I wasn’t sure if I was going to finish this beer or not. Would not recommend and it paints a bad light of the brewery.
Serving type: bottle
12-08-2013 19:07:22 | More by JeanDuteau
3.59/5 rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
12oz bottle, day 5 of the 2013 Craft Beer Advent Calendar, and my first brew from Rhode Island. Is this a local competitor to Pawtucket Patriot Ale? Nonsensical ramblings concerning humor appear under the cap.
This beer pours a mostly clear, medium bronzed amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, tightly foamy, and weakly bubbly dirty white head, which leaves a few decent examples of vibrant sea plume lace around the glass as it quickly dissolves.
It smells of bready, yeasty, and somewhat pastry-like caramel malt, sugary grainy breakfast cereal - almost Corn Pops, almost not - a hollow muddled tropical citrus fruitiness, a hint of pine resin, and further, yet sill understated floral, earthy hops. The taste is more crackery, slightly biscuity pale and caramel malt - still rather processed cereal-like - some astringent citrus and pine bitterness, both removed of the flavour side of their essence, stale lemon, and earthy, musty hops.
The carbonation is average, but kind of aggressively frothy at times, the body on the lee side of medium weight, and generally smooth, a certain hard water metallic character trying to nudge its way in. It finishes leaning toward the dry side, as the cereal cereal sheds the last of the sweet malt, and the hops carry on with their blind, unfocused bitterness.
An agreeable enough amber ale, the bar being what it is for this style. Malty, in a more or less ironically dry sense, and strangely bitter, like it may not have been wholly intended. At any rate, this Hurricane is of a very academic threat category to me (we don't get them up here, so I have no frame of reference), and my skirt is still steadfastly in place.
Serving type: bottle
12-06-2013 02:05:53 | More by biboergosum
Newport Storm Hurricane Amber Ale from Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.