Newport Storm Hurricane Amber Ale - Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 147
Hads: 298
rAvg: 3.17
pDev: 13.88%
Wants: 6
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
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:
Beer added by: UncleJimbo on 03-27-2002

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
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Photo of woodychandler
4.68/5  rDev +47.6%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

Yo, Shoko, as in Kawada, you da man, yo! This is a serious hook- up to a brother! CAN you dig it? Without any request nor an expectation for a return trip, the little one-eyed pirate sent me some CANs! That's what The CANQuest (TM) is about - hookin' me up, gratis. NO! It's about the pursuit of CANs and although Smiley didn't ask, I'm'a return the favor.

Soundtrack: Scorpions' "Rock You Like a Hurricane". It's 1984, I'm at the New London Pier warehouse with EN3 Hegepeth and things are definitely rocking onboard the Captain's gig! Say, where did Jimmy and the SKSN disappear to?

C & G followed by a huge head of ecru head that stood up like morning wood. Nose had an an initial scent of vanilla, but leaning into it, I got cinnamon, pine, vanilla, cocoa. Wild. Very woody and completely unexpected. Color was a hazy orangish-amber. Mouthfeel was medium but the taste was very spicy, almost like a Belgian Wit! CAN-conditioned, perhaps?!? Really yeast-driven, no kidding! Lots of odd flavors for an Amber, but style may be incorrect on the site. Holy coriander, Batman! Hoozoominhoo? Amber? Really?!? Best Amber ever (except for Amber Lynn, who I met in 1987)! Finish was spicy like a Christmas ale.

Everybody else out of the cooler! Make way/room for Newport Storm HurriCANe Amer Ale! (1,293 characters)

Photo of billybob
4.5/5  rDev +42%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours a meduim amber color with an ivory two finger head that holds fairly well with good lacing. first aroma is of canned peaches or fruit cocktail and then some caramel and roasted malt. taste is bready, roasted malt and caramel. mouthfeel is light to meduim with good carbonation and clean finish. easy to drink, I'll be looking to buy it again. (348 characters)

Photo of Smoke
4.28/5  rDev +35%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle poured into glass. Exp date March. Poured into glass with a medium head. Crystal clear amber color. The first smell of this beer is a combination of caramel and spicy hop. Seems like a nice balance between the two for an amber ale from the east coast. The first sip not surprisingly is smooth and full of caramel sweetness. A mild hop bitterness balances out the caramel and malty sweetness and finishes clean. Certainly not a hop bomb, but I don’t think it is supposed to be. Great example of an amber ale (521 characters)

Photo of DrunkPagan
4.2/5  rDev +32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was priveliged enough to slip into a tour of the brewery yesterday. They started off by pouring Hurricane Amber for everyone before going on the tour. It's been a while since I had some, so last night was great. Apparently they use tettnanger hops for this one, which makes sense when you think about it.

Anyway, it was much better coming straight from the source. Usually I can only get it in bottles when I'm looking for it. Good malty aroma, only a slight hint of the tettnanger. Good dark amber color, light sweet taste, I went through two of them right there.

The Hurricane Amber, flagship beer of Newport Storm, is a very nice amber ale to toss back in the pub, or on a nice summer day. It's much better on tap if you can get it. And, apparently, they also make it in cans for the summertime. Cheers. (814 characters)

Photo of kenscrx
4.17/5  rDev +31.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a very good "flagship" beer. It accomplishes the goal of being an easy drinking beer, but does not give into being wussy at all. Nice hop taste with the magnum giving some good bittnerness, but not too much. The color is a beautiful amber. It's easy to drink several of these at a time. (294 characters)

Photo of WesWes
4.12/5  rDev +30%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours an amber color with a thick frothy offwhite head that slowly fades to lacing. The aroma is good. It has a nice malty scent that boasts of pale and crystal malts. It is smooth and earthy with breadlike notes. The taste is good. It has a smooth, well balanced flavor. It is sweet with crystal malts along with a breadlike earthy finish. The mouthfeel is good. It is a medium bodied beer with adequate carbonation. This is a good amber ale. I really like the sweet, earthy feel it has. This is a fine sessions beer; a good drinker. (543 characters)

Photo of auxiliary
4.1/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

appearance - Orange amber color. Thin white head and some lace that stuck to the glass.

smell - Has a grainy smell to it.

taste - Malty, grainy, with a slight bitterness at the end.

mouthfeel - Medium body.

drinkability - Easy drinking beer. Beer you can pound down. Another good one from New Port. (306 characters)

Photo of tgbljb
4.1/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a medium copper color with moderate off-white head.
Smell is light caramel with a mild fruity background.
Taste is very refreshing. The strong malt character, a light caramel taste, and enoung balancing hops in the background is very enjoyable.
Left a nice taste sensation in the mouth.
Vert drinkable, would be a good session beer. (339 characters)

Photo of Hhawk06
4.09/5  rDev +29%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I can always appreciate a beer with a historical basis, as this beer was made in remembrance of the Hurricane of '38. Even more appropriately, I was able to enjoy this brew on the deck of my uncle's boat after a great day of sailing in Narragansett Bay. It appeared golden caramel with a sweet and appetizing smell. A very crisp mouthfeel that is mildly malty with hoppy punctuations. Woodsy would be a good adjective. A very impressive amber. (443 characters)

Photo of merlin48
4.05/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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. (747 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
4.03/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received this one as part of the Review this BIF. This was my second foray into that box. Served cold and poured into a pint glass, this one was consumed on 10/20/2009.
 
The pour was just great, rich amber in color with a huge, towering head of white over the top. Just looked incredible I have to say. Nice clarity and with a rich looking level of carbonation bubbling forward their was not much more I could have asked for. Aroma was bready at first, hints of light grain, a touch of an earthy hop note as well. Really nicely done. Warming seemed to bring out a bit more of the hops for me, nothing really that strong but a nice little accent and breakup of the malts. Crisp, clean and very even profile from start to finish. Each sip was very complex and relaxed. Caramel malts and hints of grain those were just superb. Light hops, piney with a touch of dryness in the finish all but hid any ABV that was present.
 
Overall I thought this was a very solid amber ale. Nothing I could really pick apart on this one at all, just steady from top to bottom and I would go for it again for sure. (1,100 characters)

Photo of Alexmc2
4/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of my favorite session beers. Beer pours a cloudy pale red with a modest head. Fair lacing. Smells of crystal malt with a fair share of hops mixed in. Beer goes down very smooth, not the strongest taste, but if you're looking for an amber ale, especially in the summer, I strongly suggest a Newport Storm. (317 characters)

Photo of RBorsato
4/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden with a decent light beige head. Lightly sweet and spicy aroma and flavor. Malt dominates with some spicy Oktoberfest characteristics. A bit sweet but not out of balance. Medium-light bodied with a spicy malt finish.

A good amber but a bit pricey to buy more than once...

Per label: "Crystal and Pale Malts; Noble hops"

Per CEBC website:
SPECS: 16 SRM, OG 1.046, FG 1.007, 5.2% abv, 24 IBUs.
Malts: Pils, Munic, Crystal.
Hops: Tettnanger, Magnum

Bottle Code: 5.103
Tasted: 11/05/05

($8.29 / 6-pack) (526 characters)

Photo of beernut7
4/5  rDev +26.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The American amber style is so diverse, it is hard to sefine preper characteristics. This ale is quite tasty with good color and a spicy hop profile that comes through in both overall flavor and a clean finish. (211 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
3.95/5  rDev +24.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a shaker pint in Bristol RI. From notes, consumed 12-08-2012.

A nice somewhat clear copper amber body, producing a solid off white head of about three fingers, and even some creamy character. Looks solid.

Interesting notes. Boy is this ever toasty, but very grainy and malty. Lots of ripping and powdery husky grain, some spicy hop angle to this also. Real interesting, feels inviting, even some doppel toffee like angle here.

Taste is extremely grainy. A real mish mash of flavors, sweet malts and husky dry grain, even some Irish ale stickiness too. Toffee angle comes in with a sweetness on the finish, and powder grain. Toast angle seems all over this, and that spicy hop burst comes through in places even with a little bit of a wet body.

This is a real dyslexic beer, with what feels like a mish mash of Red like styles and even some doppelbock stickiness. I actually think its pretty interesting and find it quite enjoyable. (963 characters)

Photo of Brent
3.88/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Seems I like this beer more than most others. Poured a slightly hazy amber. Aroma was surpisingly sweet and suggested a touch of funky yeast. First sip delivered a wallop of malt-extract sweetness, but this quickly subsided into a moderate sweetness that held steady throughout. Vague orchard fruit flavors in the background - red delicious apple and red grapes. Finished up with a bit of astringency. Overall, this was an easy-drinking beer, with more substance than the average 5% abv beer. (492 characters)

Photo of aracauna
3.88/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Cloudy leather with sluggish head that lingers but gradually fades to something too thick to be called a film. The aroma is lightly sweet (not syrupy) with light fruitiness and tea. Teh flavor is hopless. Typical pale malt flavors with big toast and a little caramel but there's also the slightest hint of something darker like from a porter that I can't identify. It's just strong enough to add character without weighing down the taste buds. This is a great beer that would be perfect for those times you want something good but don't plan on paying attention to the beer enough to warrant something more complex. (615 characters)

Photo of Gavage
3.88/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reddish / orange in color with a 1" head that produced some light lacing. Light malty aroma. The flavor is a combination of malt, caramel, and faint orange with some mellow bitterness. The mouthfeel is smooth at the start with a quick caramel finish. A mild bitterness arrives on the tongue after swallowing. Nicely drinkable, and a decent session beer while bar hopping in Newport. (382 characters)

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.85/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Celtica & The Sea Fare Inn, in Newport, RI., served in a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a golden amber color, with a short, thin off-white head that fades quickly and doesn’t leave a lot of lace on the glass.

S: The smell is a combination of caramelized malt & hops, with a little bit of nut & spice mixed in. A bit more hops in the smell than other beers I’ve had in this style, which I consider a good thing in this case.

T: The hops and malt come out together in the taste, but neither is very strong. However, just like in the smell, there are more hops in the flavor that you would expect in the style, which gives it a touch of hops after-taste.

M: Smooth and crisp, medium body, medium carbonation, clean and dry finish.

D: The beer goes down very easy because it's light, but a bit weak in flavor, which could leave you looking for something else. However, it’s a good alternative to the macros if there is nothing else on-tap. (967 characters)

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.85/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Another brew sampled at the Connecticut River Brewfest.

This one was a nice amber, but without a lot of head that I would have expected from something on tap.

The aroma was of light malt... not too strong.

The taste was hoppy, with a light maltiness. The hops were a surprise, as I did not detect any in the aroma.

This one was pretty good. Could have used a little more hop aroma though. (401 characters)

Photo of smcolw
3.85/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had the pleasure of trying this beer at a cold dreary festival in Rhode Island. While the weather was awful, the beer was very good.

Darker amber in color, this draft provided a nice bone white head. Lace was impossible to determine in the plastic (ugh!) cup.

The beer had a well-balanced aroma. I liked the floral hop that softly appeared without overpowering. Tastewise, I enjoy a good balance in these types of beers. More crisp than many ales, the beer is still full-bodied.

The production of this beer is very limited (under 5K barrels). Should you find yourself in Rhode Island, seek this beer out for a taste. (626 characters)

Photo of Jason
3.83/5  rDev +20.8%
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. (572 characters)

Photo of ShogoKawada
3.83/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

How have I not reviewed this? New design can into fantome tulip.

A- Very nice clarity amber beer pours with a slightly off-white... let's call it eggshell white head that is 3-fingers and thick. Heavy lacing.

S- Caramel malts and some floral hops. Pretty delicate.

T- Very bready, toasted grain, grassy and herbal hops. Flavors extend to biscuits and mineral water. Very light with a building lingering bitterness that is sharp on the tongue.

M- Moderately thin body, easy to drink.

O- This beer has some serious variation, this can's good but not the best. I like this beer better on tap. A great local staple. (617 characters)

Photo of dogfishandi
3.8/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (1,041 characters)

Photo of mschofield
3.8/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A deep amber, filled to the top of the glass so there was only room for a thin white film.
The aroma melds citrus hops, with a mild malt note.
Earthy and citrus (grapefruit) hop taste, under a nice biscuit malty base. Well rounded. Toffee and a little orange, fairly sweet.
Light shading towards medium body, very smooth.
A good session beer, should be even better in the summertime. (387 characters)

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Newport Storm Hurricane Amber Ale from Coastal Extreme Brewing Co.
74 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.