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The Unforgiven Amber Ale - Rush River Brewing Company

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The Unforgiven Amber AleThe Unforgiven Amber Ale

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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 73
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 13.48%
Wants: 4
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rush River Brewing Company visit their website
Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: feloniousmonk on 07-14-2004)
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Photo of NuclearDolphin
4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Pint Glass

Appearance - Extremely Hazy Dark Orange color; They do not get much more unfiltered than this. Despite that, you can make out the carbonation along the very edges.

Smell - Buttery Biscuits, Yeasts, Piney Hops, Malty Sweetness and some Toffee Notes.

Taste - Cloves, Bubblegum, Toffee, Yeasts, Malts and Floral Hops. Pretty tasty for an Amber Ale and nicely balanced, considering all the flavors.

Mouthfeel - Body is quite heavy and the carbonation is pretty strong, which is the weakest aspect of this beer. The body itself makes this beer more of a sipper rather than something you can just slam instantly, which both in favor of and against the beer.

Overall - An excellent Amber Ale despite some problems with it's palate. I've always had solid beers from Rush River and this proves to be another quality beer from that brewery.

NuclearDolphin, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

t0rin0, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of yokken
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

yokken, Dec 24, 2012
Photo of TheMcTwaten
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

TheMcTwaten, Dec 05, 2012
Photo of Skelton
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Skelton, Nov 03, 2012
Photo of Bloody_Roddy
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Bloody_Roddy, Oct 22, 2012
Photo of NilocRellim
3.45/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This ale was poured out of a bottle into a pint glass. Golden amber in colour with good clarity. Hoppy, fruity smell with citrus notes to the nose. Upon first taste, the ale was hoppy upfront with a bitter malt finish and mellow malt aftertaste.

Would I buy this beer again? Probably.

NilocRellim, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of mwilbur
3.28/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from 8/19/12.
Poured on-tap into shaker pint.
A: Pours a golden orange hue with a thin white head.
S: Spicy hops abound. Hint of citrus.
T: Spicy (and a hint of citrus) hops. Some malt, but could be better balanced. Funny aftertaste.
M: Smooth and oily feel with a slightly bitter finish.
D: A solid and refreshing brew. Nice for drinking outside on the patio with a meal.

mwilbur, Sep 02, 2012
Photo of Bighorn
2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Bighorn, Aug 29, 2012
Photo of jlindros
3.9/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bunkrock (Reddit) for this, another Rush River for me to try.

Pours a larger fizzy 2 finger head that fades fairly quickly with almost no lacing over hazy almost murky orange slight honey colored beer.

Nose light amber reddish malts, slight sweet toasty malts, light honey malt and fruity amber like aroma, with a bit of a grassy slight earthy hop character. it also has a light sweet extract amber syrup like addition.

Taste starts with more sweetness, light sweet malts, hint toasty and amber reddish malts, hint syrupy like malts, but a nice tasty malt base, fairly toasty maybe a hint of Munich malt and crystal malt. Then fades to a light fruity floral hop, hint of bitterness with a nice hoppy base. Finish is drier, light syrupy like malt lingering taste with hint of caramel and toffee, light amber reddish toasty malt, and some lingering light spicy bitter hop.

Mouth is med bodied, good carb.

Overall pretty good. Malts are quite nice, despite a bit syrupy, nice hop character that is on the lighter side, and quite drinkable. By far the best Rush River I've had so far.

jlindros, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of MN_Beerticker
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

MN_Beerticker, Jul 20, 2012
Photo of deebo
3.95/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Poured into a pint glass, this beer gives about 2 fingers of large bubbled slightly off white head. The head hangs around for about half the drink with some lacing noted. A very slight haze. A light amber/orange color.

S-A hoppier aroma (clean citrus and grassy) than most amber ales. Also has a nice malty (sweet and slightly grainy) aroma.

T-Similar to the aroma. Malt and hops upfront and in the middle, ends a bit astringent and mouth drying but definitely not overpowering.

M-Crisp carbonation, balances the hops and malt very nicely. Medium bodied-quite nice for an amber, a touch creamy.

O-A bit heavy on the hops but quite nice complexity and an easy to drink brew. I can't ask for much more than that. A nicely crafted brew. First beer in about a week, so anything might taste great right now!

deebo, Jul 15, 2012
Photo of Troville1990
3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Troville1990, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of AmandaSchaefer
4/5  rDev +7.8%

AmandaSchaefer, Jul 11, 2012
Photo of hockeyfighter19
4/5  rDev +7.8%

hockeyfighter19, Jul 04, 2012
Photo of dav2080
4.75/5  rDev +28%

dav2080, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of hinemk76
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

hinemk76, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of Cramerican
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Cramerican, May 19, 2012
Photo of doucmehu
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

doucmehu, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of troyvar
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

troyvar, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of raygaymadness
2.73/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer does not follow a traditional amber.
Pros. Nice up front taste..malty but not overpowering.
Cons. It has a tingling hop aftertaste that is almost unnatural for a amber beer. Maybe a good start to drinking craft beers but it has nothing that makes you go wow.. this is tasty. That being said rush river does have some nice beers but a little more grain and less hops would make this beer more apealing.

raygaymadness, Mar 24, 2012
Photo of deanis30
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

deanis30, Mar 19, 2012
Photo of Duff27
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Duff27, Mar 18, 2012
Photo of WastingFreetime
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from tasting notes.

A. Pours out an orange-amber color with some small amount of hazing, a two finger foam head that settles in about a minute with medium levels of lacing left behind.

S. Peppery spice and earthy noble hops in generous amounts on top of a warm biscuity malt.

T. Biscuit dough appears first, joined by light amounts of floral and faint citrics, but the long sustained finish is almost entirely spice and herbal hopping.

M. Crisp and spicy dry finish, medium body and lightly carbonated. Could have used a slight boost to carbonation levels.

Notable mostly for having a somewhat longer duration of spicy noble hopped finish than your typical amber ale.

WastingFreetime, Mar 09, 2012
Photo of BarrelAgedBarry
4/5  rDev +7.8%

BarrelAgedBarry, Feb 29, 2012
The Unforgiven Amber Ale from Rush River Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.