Ambergeddon | Ale Asylum

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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 strong malt backbone, this West-Coast style amber is part ale, part sensory eruption, and All-American. Ambergeddon is brewed with passion and is best enjoyed that way.

Added by DaPeculierDane on 06-15-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,480
Reviews:
179
Ratings:
611
pDev:
10.69%
 
 
Wants:
58
Gots:
113
Trade:
1
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Photo of Dface
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pauldig
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MonkeyPilates
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Abstractspirit
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of COBEERHUNTER
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of rclangk
3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

BOM 7/2018

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a very lightly hazy medium to dark amber in color with moderate amounts of active visible carbonation rising from the bottom of the glass and moderate copper + burnt orange colored highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy foamy beige head that reduces to a large patch of slightly mottled thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of pine + citrus/grapefruit pith + spicy hops over the top of light to moderate aromas of bready + toasted + caramel malts with moderate amounts of caramel + molasses sweetness.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of bready + toasted + caramel malts with moderate amounts of caramel + molasses sweetness. That is followed by moderate to strong flavors of pine + citrus/grapefruit pith + spicy hops which impart a moderate amount of aggressive bitterness which lingers for quite a while.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly crisp initially with a light amount of dryness in the finish.

O: Easy to drink with well hidden alcohol. Enjoyable with a strong malt backbone and aggressive bitterness.

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Photo of smithj4
3.86/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.46/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

So I think this is basically a red ipa. Comes in a burnt copper reddish to light brown kind of color. The off white head had good retention, it stood at 1/2" for a respectable amount of time. Aroma hits those red malt woody caramel notes before any hops drop aroma wise. Seems to have a Chinook like aroma to it.

Taste also drops that familiar pine grapefruit combo from a familiar traditional C hop variety. The caramel/crystal malt thing is there, but similar to say Nugget Nectar (you know Nugget isn't a bad guess here either hop wise) the malt content that looks almost excessive actually glides away in the mouth feel, doesn't have that heavy lasting weight to it, allowing the bitterness and hops to play a sizeable role in the beers existence. Sticky and yet dry at the same time. Decent stuff.

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4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Decanted from a 12 oz (355 ml) bottle into a conical pint glass; production stamp difficult to decipher, ?bottled 6/8/18.
A: Pours a slightly haze, copper to brown color with excellent, white head formation, solid retention, and sticky, persistent lacing.
S: Aromas of caramel, cacao, bread, and molasses are most evident.
T: Palate follows the nose. Solid bitterness adds to the picture.
M: Medium to full bodied. Solid persistence of effervescence.
O: Solid ale, though seems more a Brown than Amber to me. Drinkable and enjoyable.

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Photo of jchanley
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NeilSilber1
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a gorgeous opaque red amber with fluffy cap or beige froth fading into bubbles. Bright citric and soft floral hoppy notes pare well with smooth malty backbone. 6.8% ABV and 65 IBU’s put the American Amber Ale near iPA.

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Photo of robotic_being
3.37/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Strangewood
3.11/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of qcghost
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GrumpyGas
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into a tulip show's a dark orangish body on its own, but really shines a bright amber when illuminated, and briefly supports a 1/2in cream colored head with an aggressive pour.

Aroma is a pleasing melange of flowery, citrus, hops and caramel malt.

Flavors are malt forward but a flowery and bitter hop flavor isn't far behind. A bitter aftertaste lingers.

Mouthfeel is slightly watery yet finishes sticky, which leaves the aftertaste.

Overall a solid amber with a bold bitter hop presence.

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Photo of Hondo
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zepster
4.17/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kinmundy77
3.67/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rwinsand
4.59/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mbstaster
4.14/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.09/5  rDev +4.1%
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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Ambergeddon from Ale Asylum
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 611 ratings