Epicenter Amber | SanTan Brewing Co.

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81
good
118 Ratings
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Epicenter AmberEpicenter Amber
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
SanTan Brewing Co.
Arizona, United States
santanbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
An American Amber Ale. Epicenter Amber received a Bronze Medal at Reno Canfest, and an 89 Rating in 2011 DRAFT Magazine. A deep copper amber hue with a firm, toasted malt character, lightly sweet with a crisp dry finish. Epicenter has become a gateway ale for novice Craft Beer drinkers. The light, approachable taste is quenching and appealing to new and long term Craft lovers alike.

20 IBU

Added by PhxHorn on 05-28-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
118
Reviews:
36
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
11.65%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of coldriver
3.35/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz can pours a medium clear amber with good head and lacing. Aroma is definitely malt leaning dominated by caramel with light lemony hops. Taste confirms the aroma - malty caramel and bread all the way with no real hop zing here. Medium carbonation with drying finish and a bitter aftertaste (in a bad way) that hangs on. Sure, I love hops, but I don't mind a malty amber every once in a while if it has a distinctive flavor. This one just isn't that interesting.

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Photo of ckollias
3.58/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed this 12oz can out of a large snifter glass.

A: Pours an amber hue with a thick white head that slowly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Caramel and bready malt aroma.

T: Similar to the smell there is a caramel and bready/biscuit flavor.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: Just a so-so amber brew

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2.5/5  rDev -29%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of LXIXME
3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Medium sized light tan head settles into a decent lacing above a clear reddish caramel colored beer.

A light sweetness to the caramel roasted malts in the aroma of this amber.

A lot of caramel in well roasted malt taste that also has a bit of sweetness and just a touch of alcohol included.

There is just a touch of caramel tastes hanging around in a very light dryish aftertaste with this medium bodied beer.

Middle of the road tasting amber, no displeasing tastes or anything, with is better than a lot of ambers can claim.

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3.6/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a clear copper color with a very nice two inch head of foam; good retention and a few shards of lace are left behind

Smell: Toffee, toast and nuts

Taste: Toast and toffee, up front, with a fruity/nutty flavor developing, in the middle; after the swallow, the sweet flavors predominate though there is a little earthy bitterness to balance

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not a bad amber, but definitely oriented toward those who like their ambers sweet

Thanks, mikedR (from the other site), for the opportunity

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3.11/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Attractive red-amber color with plenty of foam in the glass. Light malty flavor with a fair amount of roasted malt. Bitter twang of hops makes up the rest of the flavor. Quite earthy with a mineral taste. A bitterness of nut shells and burned biscuits takes over for the finish. A woody sensation and somewhat acidic. The malty sweetness emerges shyly for a little while.

What seems like off flavors at first sip are apparently the odd fruity hop mixed with a grainy malt flavor. It reminds me of some mysterious casserole slightly scorched in the overn. While I don't care for this much, it is actually quite drinkable once you get used to the taste. From the 12 oz can bought at AJ's Fine Foods in Chandler.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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4/5  rDev +13.6%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Epicenter Amber from SanTan Brewing Co.
3.52 out of 5 based on 118 ratings.
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