Ambergeddon | Ale Asylum

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588 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Ale Asylum
Wisconsin, United States
aleasylum.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
With a fury of hop flavor and a hint of malt backbone, this west coast amber is part ale, part sensory eruption, and all American.

Added by DaPeculierDane on 06-15-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
588
Reviews:
173
Avg:
3.99
pDev:
10.53%
 
 
Wants:
56
Gots:
106
For Trade:
1
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Ratings: 588 |  Reviews: 173
Photo of Mbstaster
4.14/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.09/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a sturdy red color with a finger’s worth of sly white foamy head. Stringy lace. The aroma started off with some roasted malty nuts. Some toffee/caramel sort of cleanliness hits some bitter citrus to piney hops. The flavor takes the malts and leans them up against the bitter hops, somewhat there and somewhat not. Crisp sort of roasty malts and hop burn in the aftertaste and that hits the finish somewhat dryly. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionability about it. Mild carbonation. ABV felt appropriate. Overall, even with the hop burn in the aftertaste and finish, I like this one. Seems like mostly everything fits, but also perhaps an amber ale that some may need to get used to.

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Photo of Jtall78
3.31/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours an amber burnt orange color with off white head. Very little lacing. Quite cloudy. Aroma is malt and biscuit. Smells pretty good. Taste seems off. Can't tell if it's hops or the yeast, but right in the middle the is an out of place bitterness that is off putting.

Overall, I probably wold not buy again.

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Photo of Blackop555
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours deep Amber. Thick, medium off-white head short-lived.

Smells malt, earthy, dank, Pine, Citrus and hints of alcohol.

Taste bready and light toasted malt, some fruit. Fades to a dry citrus peel linger. Medium body and smooth medium carbonation.

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Photo of drstalker
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of T_Hass
3.05/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beginner2
3.43/5  rDev -14%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

My first from Ale Asylum, tho I see it often. (The labels must scare me.)
This brewery takes some getting used to if its other ales are so hop heavy.

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Photo of travelguy
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MrGraybeard
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Big malt content for a mainstream amber, on the level of an IPA. Note the alcohol content -- 6.8%! Overall a fine beer, but not exactly a session brew.

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Photo of JamesFleischmann
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NodakEric
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TKOExacutioner
4.68/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Had it at ale asylum in Madison, looks smells and taste exactly how a good amber should.

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Photo of npendres
3.25/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of SeymourDunn
3.76/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of wolverine0712
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Biggiekrock627
3.69/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Peepskp
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KingQuinn
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MCJiggles
2.99/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.24/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Cloudy burnt amber body, hop-driven fluffy milky off-white head. Nose is molasses, toasted malt, raw grain, a bit of floral and citric acid hop notes. Flavor is bread crust, toasted almonds, and some hoppy citrus notes here and there. A medicinal, orange-pith, bitter note unveils itself on the finish, quite off-putting. Body is full and sticky, somewhat mouth-coating.
West coast amber, hoppy take on a generic ale, same thing: sweet malt and some hops. It was pretty good (for the style) except for that awful finishing note, like a bar of soap. Despite that, this could be a good gateway beer for macro drinkers.

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Photo of TexasATM3
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bschmidt_37
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Ambergeddon from Ale Asylum
3.99 out of 5 based on 588 ratings.
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