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Newport Storm Hurricane Amber Ale - Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
74
okay

255 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 255
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 3.18
pDev: 18.24%
Wants: 3
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Coastal Extreme Brewing Co. visit their website
Rhode Island, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This first beer from Newport Storm continues to be one of its most popular. The goal was to create a flavorful ale where delicate malt and hop flavor were in perfect balance. To meet this goal, the brewing crew uses North American crystal malt for color and sweetness, and Munich Malt for body and mouthfeel. The perfect amount of spicy Tettenang hops are added for flavor and aroma which compliment the bittering properties of the Magnum hops to round out this session brew.

23 IBU

(Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 03-27-2002)
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.85/5  rDev +21.1%
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
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Todd

Colorado

1.6/5  rDev -49.7%
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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Coastal Extreme Brewing's Amber Ale was a sample of a BOTM Club my lovely wife surprised me with at Christmas last.
Their other entry that arrived was Newport Storm India Point Ale, which is top rate, outstanding!!!!
I chose to critique this Amber Ale because, it is a flagship standard for the brewer but is nothing special.. Very MOR and had it not been for the IPA, I would not consider other entries from this East Coast Brewery.. I would definitely try others from Coastal, but NOT on the strength of this entry..
meh
~Carry on Citizens!!!~
sMc

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Newport Storm Hurricane Amber Ale from Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 255 ratings.