Amber Ale | Dry Dock Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dry Dock Brewing Co.
Colorado, United States
drydockbrewing.com

Style: Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by denver10 on 01-09-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
76
Reviews:
23
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
12.67%
 
 
Wants:
1
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10
For Trade:
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Ratings: 76 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of Wasatch
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. Can

Pours a pretty nice dark brown color, nice carbonation, with a pretty nice one-finger light tan head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some spice. The taste is malty, kinda spicy. Medium body. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.53/5  rDev +24.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of telescifly
3.71/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crobinso
3.84/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stevedore
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz can. Served in a teku glass.

Pours a clear medium amber-reddish body, one finger white head, short retention, no lacing. Smells of toffee, caramel, grassy and floral noble hops, touch of spice. Flavour is similarly toffee-forward with a nice noble hop bite, grassy and floral, not particularly bitter. Finish is slightly toffee sweet. Mouthfeel is medium-lighter bodied, fine depth, good malt sweetness that is balanced out by the hops on the backend, a bit of allspice. Overall, a more than decent amber ale.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.54/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Foyle
4.15/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz can into schooner glass

Appearance: pours a thin off white head that drops quickly with moderate lacing. Color is hazy amber with some streaming carbonation.
Aroma: caramel and sweet barley malt dominate but noticeable earthy hops and a bit of citrus.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied, slick and buttery with a balanced finished.
Flavor: caramel, toffee, pleasant malt sweetness with a nice earthy hop balance.
Overall: very enjoyable and well done in the ESB style.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.52/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SStein
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.83/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer21
3.64/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dikfour
3.17/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Look: Maybe half a finger of white head dissipated quickly. Mild lacing. Hazy dark amber, almost brown, in color. No carbonation.

Smell: Sweet roasted toffee.

Taste: Sweet roasted toffee up front, but also there is a sweet fruit. Apricot but not quite... Can't quite place it. Mid palate the toffee and caramel take over and I start to get a sense of the coming bitterness. Finish is a mild lingering bitterness.

Feel: Medium to medium light body. Just a little bit buttery.

Overall: Better than no beer. I've had better ESBs. This one falls to pretty average, for me.

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Photo of R3ason
3.89/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NateMac13
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tone
3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 2.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, copper color. 1/5 inch head of an off-white color. Poor retention and slight lacing. Smells of strong caramel malt, sweet malt, hint of earthy malt, hint of alcohol, hint of hops, and a hint of roasted malt. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Fits the style of an ESB, but also an American Amber / Red Ale. Tastes of caramel malt, sweet malt, slight earthy malt, slight hops, and a hint of pale malt. Overall, decent blend, good malt body, but little lacking in other flavor and aroma profiles.

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Photo of amvrana
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of V1per41
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dimitri
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopsputin
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A pretty nice ESB. Flavor could use a little more malt depth and richness, but there is nothing offensive in here and there is a nice caramel backbone

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Photo of Greels
3.76/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of DubC14
3/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of BDeibs
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of dcscientist
3.69/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not sure how this is in the ESB category on here, it's pretty much an amber through and through. Not their best offering but certainly still good, and I was happy to have this included in their sampler pack.

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Amber Ale from Dry Dock Brewing Co.
3.63 out of 5 based on 76 ratings.
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