Newport Storm Hurricane Amber Ale - Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
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Reviews by puboflyons:
3/5 rDev -5.4%
Sampled in November 2008 from a 12 fl. oz. bottle with a December 2008 expiration date. It pours a cloudy orange-amber with very little off-white head. I catch a whiff or malts and some overripe fruit. It feels smooth enough in the mouth. The flavor is also malted and lightly hopped. Overall I found it to be an alright brew.
11-15-2008 22:02:21 | More by puboflyons
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3/5 rDev -5.4%
The amber is hazy, dark orange in color with a sweet malty nose, featuring plum like fruit aromas. Foamy off white head with okay retention and good lacing down the glass. I found this beer to have a good balance between the malt and hops, with neither coming on too strong.
Mouthfeel at first feels a little thin, but then manages to coat your mouth pretty well. Overall, a decent amber that has the ability to hold its own with others of the style.
03-14-2011 02:02:03 | More by ExtraStout
1.6/5 rDev -49.5%
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.
05-26-2002 13:49:26 | More by Todd
3.85/5 rDev +21.5%
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.
08-08-2011 01:20:58 | More by Jason
4.05/5 rDev +27.8%
Pours a clear, braized copper body, with a frothy, tightknit, ivory head that rises and remains at 2 cm. Excellent retention, but the head falls into ring, collar, and film lacing after several minutes.
Aroma is quite malty, with a strong hit of caramel, toasted molasses, and Cinamon buns. A strange, metallic note is also picked up.
Mouthfeel is interesting, with a medium heavy body, moderate carbonation, and the metallic note(aluminum or platinum).
Taste is very pleasant, with bittersweet roastiness, apple peel, and a fresh slice of Georgia peach, all bathed in a caramel tub. The flavors are really put together in an astounding manner. I'm extremely impressed by this effort. I think it rates as one of the top ten American amber ales.
10-19-2004 01:50:41 | More by merlin48
3.4/5 rDev +7.3%
12 oz bottle from a six pack I picked up from Gordon's Wine on Main Street in Waltham, MA.
There is nothing remarkable about this brew. Not that every beer needs complexity and cause excitement in the mouth, but this one lacked any semblance of character. A bit malty, a bit bready. That was really it. As much as I hate to not promote local, I have to say not even worth trying for the sake of trying.
04-27-2005 02:07:44 | More by fdrich29
3.6/5 rDev +13.6%
Appearance: clear, orange-brown in color, 1/2 inch head, medium carbonation
Smell: toasted malt
Taste: toasted malt, honey, small citrus hops in the back
Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation, light body, sweet
Drinkability: Very drinkable, slightly sweet amber ale. Nothing outstanding, but I could easily pick up six cans and be happy after a long day of cutting the grass.
03-01-2010 16:06:28 | More by tigg924
3.83/5 rDev +20.8%
thanks to homeboy Chris for bringing this back from the brewery for me!
12oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. best before DEC(?) notched.
pours out a fairly clear lightish amber color with about a one finger of just slightly off white colored head. average retention, eventually fading to some patchy foam, bits of sticky lace.
lots of aromas of buttered bread. maybe a bit of diactyl, but it works, lots of biscuit and toasted grains. mostly malt forward, maybe a hint of floral hops
defiantly a malt forward beer. very nice tasting buttery biscuits, bread, toasted grains, a bit nutty and a bit of caramel/ toffee. some fruity esters. just enough herbal/ floral hops to round things out.
fairly light bodied, snappy carbonation. a bit sweet.
i started off kind of agreeing with that C+ overall score, but the more i drank this the more i enjoyed it. just a simple amber ale, but very nice flavors of fresh grain and buttered bread. a very nice session beer, similar to fat tire in ways. happy to have a six pack on hand.
10-11-2011 23:42:23 | More by dogfishandi
3.55/5 rDev +12%
Light copper colored with a low beige head that recedes quickly, but leaves a fine topping of bubbles rising up around the edges of the glass. Aroma is malty, but also sweet and fruity, with hints of butterscotch and honey. Mouthfeel is a bit slick upfront, but full at the back. Flavor is biscuity upfront, and morphs to light malt and tingly faint hops in the finish. Lemon zest appears in the aftertaste. Not much depth to this one.
12-31-2003 00:03:36 | More by far333
2.35/5 rDev -25.9%
Pours quite a hazy orange with a big fat foamy off white head. Smells weakly of malt with no real reamrkable features.
The taste is um...um....very sweet with a bit of caramel and diacetyl with slight hop bitterness at the end. It's unremarkable at best. Very underwhelming. Also a bit overcarbonated. Seek safe harbor immediately.
I also noticed on the label that it's contracted at someplace in Portland.
12-02-2003 02:13:21 | More by yankeeheel
3.13/5 rDev -1.3%
Dark copper color, clear. Yellowish head is down to a skim in 50 seconds. Laces in fat rings. Aroma has quite a bit of emphasis on butterscotch, just shy of diacetyl. Carbonation in the mouthfeel is limited, vaguely felt and pin-prick like. The taste certainly leans on the malt side, crystal malt sweetness and caramel are the main impressions. Hops are underwhelming. Slight astringency and phenols at the close. Start is better than the finish on this one. Thanks to Liza P. and her dad for getting it, and Ken K. for dragging it back on the plane.
12-30-2003 16:38:01 | More by ADR
2.23/5 rDev -29.7%
A friend brought this back from a trip to RI a while back. Fortunately for me, I recently found my notes.
The color is a hazy coppery amber. There's good retention from the whitish-tan head and some sticky lacing in small patches is left behind.
To put it simply, the aroma is grains and some fruits. It's not especially complex and a little too much with the biscuity notes.
Again, on the palate the grains are just a little too much. Some malt and fruits are there, but minimal hops presence with a balance that isn't very good. There's a harsh astringency I wasn't expecting as well.
Body is moderate with a mouthfeel that's creamy.
My friend swears that the ones he's had other than this one from Coastal are better, but this isn't the one to start out with if you want to convince someone to give this brewery a try.
06-30-2009 16:48:10 | More by Brenden
3.35/5 rDev +5.7%
The color is just beyond amber. A thin head left behind decent cling. Malt and yeast called out in the aroma. The finish was a little bit nutty.
It reminded a bit of Fat Tire which I drink at home. This was in RI at Aidans, where they seem to keep good taps.
Very drinkable but not outstanding.
05-26-2004 22:50:46 | More by brewQ
3.59/5 rDev +13.2%
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.
12-06-2013 02:05:53 | More by biboergosum
3.3/5 rDev +4.1%
A: Poured a slightly hazy copper color. Small one finger head formed and dissolved to layer of fine bubbles along the top. Splotchy lacing down the sides.
S: Toasted grains, a little bit of caramel, and a fruit sweetness.
T: Lots of caramel malt and toasted grains. No hops to speak of, and a little sweetness.
M/D: Light to medium bodied, slightly dry and astringent, and a little thin. Is it amazing, no, but its not too bad.
03-16-2011 01:41:53 | More by mdaschaf
2.75/5 rDev -13.2%
Newport Storm- Amber
Served up on tap everywhere in Newport, RI.
Appearance- Clear ruby red with a small sticky head.
Smell- Sweet sugary malt with slight corn syrup notes.
Taste- Sweet corn syrup, malt, and candi sugar. Mild dry hops try to come through in the end.
Mouthfeel- Sweet body with a lackluster end.
Overall- Not a horrible beer but not a very good Amber. This is definitely the choice when its in the middle of a BMC lineup. I drank several pints over my vacation and wouldn't shy away from in the future.
06-12-2007 19:11:37 | More by NJpadreFan
Newport Storm Hurricane Amber Ale from Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
73 out of 100 based on 260 ratings.