Ambergeddon | Ale Asylum

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Ale Asylum
Wisconsin, United States

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

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Photo of vette2006c5r
4.53/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Ambergeddon pours a darkish cloudy reddish color with a small but lasting and lacing head. There is a nice bold hoppy and malty aroma. The taste is bold, good malt backbone, with strong floral hop flavors. Drinkable and strong bold flavors. Overall a high quality red ale.

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Photo of yesyouam
4.52/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ale Asylum Ambergeddon is a clear, amber (almost copper) ale with a thin, splotchy off-white head with a bunch of oily bubbles on it. It leaves nice lacing on the glass. There's a lot of yeast in the bottom of the bottle. It has a huge, fresh hoppy aroma. It's piny and resiny with a hint of tangerine. The malt smells biscuity and a hint sweet. It smells like an IPA. It's medium bodied and incredibly smooth with a very clean finish. I taste a lot of hops (simcoe?). The caramelly malt flavor comes in at the finish. This is very good. It really seems like an IPA.

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Photo of parejkoj
4.51/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a nice amber-orange color, slight bit of haze and medium head that lingers.

Smell: Some malt with a bit of hop character (a little piney, a little danky). Nothing overwhelming but it is about what you'd expect from a hoppy amber beer. Could potentially use more aromatics from hops but probably wouldn't substantially improve the smell.

Taste: Very nice malt-forward taste I'm guessing from a decent amount of Munich malt. It is very well balanced with the hop bitterness toward the back of the tongue after a few seconds. Can't say anything particularly bad about the flavor: it's a great amber!

Mouthfeel: Smooth, although there may be a touch too much carbonation that definitely is noticeable on the palate.

Overall: I really like it. As far as ambers go, this is on the bitter side but definitely not either in a bad way or in an unbalanced way (for instance, a West coast amber). Highly recommended.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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Photo of AmberMan22
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another beer in my quest for more Ale Asylum -- they just continue to impress.

This is not 'just another beer' though, I must say this is the best amber I've ever had. There are always hoppy red ales available, and those are great, but this is a nice deviation from the norm.

A: Pretty much get what you're advertised; the beer is a pure amber color. There is a surprising amount of sediment though, kind of worried me the first time 'round. In addition, a rocky, khaki colored head adorns the top of this Topaz jewel.

S: this really is surprisingly hoppy. There is enough sweet caramel malt to back it up though and prevent it from becoming a single-minded hop bomb.

T: much like the smell, but more sweetness comes through, maybe a touch of spice and dried apricot. At 6.8% ABV, I can't believe how well the alcohol is masked.

M & D: Definitely substantial body, but far from heavy. Another awesome brew from Ale Asylum!

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Photo of cdkrenz
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Nice deep medium brown hazy body. The head is pale brown and stands at an eighth of an inch with some decent stamina. Very nice lacing as well.

Smell - Sweet hoppy scent. I can't wait to take a sip.

Taste - Very nice hops flavor. It has just the right amount of bitter to it.

Mouthfeel - The feel is just as good as the rest of the beer. Smooth and very difficult to put down.

~ I'm very impressed with this Ale Asylum brew. I wish I had tried a tap of it when I was at the Brewpub about a month ago. Next time I'll know.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Ambergeddon from Ale Asylum
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 591 ratings
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