American Amber Ale | Rogue Ales

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American Amber AleAmerican Amber Ale
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3.83/5
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1,465 Ratings
American Amber AleAmerican Amber Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rogue Ales
Oregon, United States
rogue.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Malts: Northwest Harrington and Klages, 95-115 and 135-165 Crystal.
Hops: Kent Golding and Cascade.
Yeast & Water: Rogue's Pacman Yeast and Free Range Coastal Water.

13º PLATO
53 IBU
73.1 AA
33º Lovibond

Added by kbub6f on 12-26-2001

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,253
Reviews:
729
Ratings:
1,465
pDev:
10.97%
 
 
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Photo of MaltsOfGlory
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

Pours two fingers of barely off white head into a concave water glass. Pretty normal looking, with a little soapiness as the head starts to fade. Head retention is a little above average, a pretty good film still lingers, and good initial lacing. Body looks more like a dark burnt orange than an amber. Visibility is low, looks cloudy. Looks like a medium amount of bubbles coming up. Looks very nice so far.

Nose is not amazing. Kinda has a characterless bitterness, with a one dimensional pale malt aroma. Almost extracty aroma. Not really any caramel or bread notes going on. It doesn't smell all too great.

Flavor is better than the nose thankfully. Medium amount of hops are here, which is an appropriate amount. The malt profile overall is a pretty good deep flavor, with a little rough spot at the end, but that's ok. Not getting too much extract flavor, which is good. Pretty well balanced. Good flavor.

Mouthfeel is good. Body and carbonation are about medium. Bitterness is appropriate and doesn't linger. Sugars do not stick, and it's sessionable. Nice mouthfeel.

The drinkability is very good. It's a well balanced beer that isn't too heavy.

The appearance turned out decent. Spotty lacing, but not terrible. Pretty good initial pour and retention.

Overall an interesting revisit to this beer. The nose was way off, but the flavor was about what I remembered it to be. One of the better beers from Rogue's flagship line, not quite as stellar this time around, but still a good flavor.

Note: Couldn't initially find a bottling date, but on further inspection I could make out a bottling date of 4 months ago. In an amber, I feel like that shouldn't make a huge difference. But maybe it was slightly oxidized, and that explains the nose? Regardless, I bought this from the brewery, and they should not be selling old product.

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Photo of MokouInvestments
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kwright
4.37/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
3.34/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of yaron73
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rickyjreyes
4.82/5  rDev +25.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is my favorite beer!!! Granted, I had it fresh at the brewery in Oregon. I love Rogue beers and highly advise going to their brewery. It's small, quaint, and feels like the quintessential essence of nature. Not too strong and not too light, it's the perfect medium beer! I wish they would sell it at a large scale because I live in Cali and can never find it.

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Photo of Pretendeer
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brainscience
4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Velivolus
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Big_Dog1
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid Amber/red, but might not be worthy of the $12 six-pack sticker price. Could use a bit more caramel.

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Photo of shelby415
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dandy14
3.38/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of FrancisM12
3.79/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Marvicsin
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sloggettstrength
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass.

Look: a dark amber/copper color with a very small layer of head that leaves quickly.

Smell: Aroma of malt and grassy hops.

Taste: Quite a bite of hops at first then the caramel malt hits ya.

Feel: Medium bodied, nothing out of the ordinary.

A good beer, not my favorite amber; but would have again.

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Photo of josanguapo
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

From Elcervecero. In Teku glass. Watching Games of Thrones 7x01. Well executed standard american amber, without displeasing notes but a bit watery body

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. The appearance has a amber colored body that leaves a half finger white head, lasts for about thirty seconds and then dies. The body is too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. No lacing was seen at all. The smell has some roasty hops combined very nicely with some caramels and coffee. The taste has some bitter hops coming out a bit stronger and giving a quick bite and allows a slow flavor of the coffee and caramel coming out. On the palate, she sits about a medium with nothing obscure on the tongue, just an overall basic good feel. Overall, I like this and would have it again.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 12oz bottle into USS Ronald Reagan standard pint glass. No bottling or freshness date to be found.

L: Hazy amber with a thin khaki head that fades into an island of bubbles and a nice ring.

S: Caramel and toffee with a fruity hop note.

T: Again caramel and toffee with some citrusy hop notes more prevalent than in a normal Amber. Quite good!

F: Medium body, smooth feel, good carbonation and a clean finish.

O: A different Amber and a good one too.

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Photo of monkist
4.53/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of soundaurora
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BlueSpader
3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NightINgale
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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American Amber Ale from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 1,465 ratings