Amber Ale
Twisted Pine Brewing Company

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From:
Twisted Pine Brewing Company
 
Colorado, United States
Style:
American Amber / Red Ale
ABV:
5.3%
Score:
79
Avg:
3.4 | pDev: 15.88%
Reviews:
30
Ratings:
33
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 04, 2015
Added:
Nov 09, 1999
Wants:
  2
Gots:
  2
SCORE
79
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Amber AleAmber Ale
Notes: None
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Rated: 2.8 by Lukebell15 from Texas

Jan 04, 2015
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Rated by jzlyo from Iowa

2.56/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Aroma is caramel malts and mild earthiness. The flavor is caramel malts, earthiness bordering on dirty and a tangy finish.
Dec 26, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by a77cj7 from South Dakota

Nov 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by LeeW from Minnesota

Oct 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by CUBeerBuff from Washington

Oct 11, 2014
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +10.3%
Picked this up and glad its not an amber lager since I have been drinking straub all night

A - Copper amber brown clear with just a 1/4 inch of head that fades out fast to a good lace ring.
S - Smell good malty and toasty with caramel malt and some piney froth.
T - Well its good better than I expected for the rating. Some piney and citrus hops, malty sweetness and some biscuit toasty flavor.
M - Light bodied somewhat watery could explain the lower rating.

Overall its good enough to drink or pound with enough hop bite to keep it interesting. Tasty stuff.
Sep 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

Jun 07, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by afsdan from Colorado

May 22, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by biertrinkenja from California

Apr 24, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by jaydoc from Kansas

Jan 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.25 by unshodjogger from Arizona

Jan 04, 2014
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Reviewed by Brenden from Ohio

3.87/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Definitely amber, though with a slightly lighter leaning in the color, this one is clear and bright. The head is tight and frothy, almost an entire finger tall but just short. It's got good stick and more than moderate lacing by way of patches and some thin legs.
Malt-forward on the nose, this beer offers mostly some dark fruits and toasty, though a touch of herbal leaf gives a light bitterness. It's not particularly strong, but it pretty much fits the standard for the style.
The taste brings it up a notch, though, marrying the malty and hoppy elements in developing a flavorful and well-rounded beer. A little bit more earth is brought out with a stronger citrus element, a bit of zest mostly and particularly orange and grapefruit. It's still more focused on the malts, with lots of toast and earth and a little caramel, but the hops serve the palate well, too.
The feel is crisp and biting with a consistent smoothness in a medium body leaning light.
Nov 19, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Oct 27, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by ChuckS from North Carolina

Sep 23, 2013
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Reviewed by JuicesFlowing from Kansas

3.94/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Poured into an Irish pint glass.

The beer is the standard deep amber color, lighter amber to copperish in the light. An off white head recedes quickly to a light wisp. Lacing is spotty, minimal. The aroma is well balanced with faint sweet caramel malts and just a touch of piny hops. The taste is equally balanced with good amount of caramel candy coming in through the malts, evened out by more citric grapefruity hops. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and goes down the hatch easily enough.

Overall, I really like the balance in this beer.
Sep 19, 2013
 
Rated: 2.75 by Ispeakforthetrees from Colorado

Sep 13, 2013
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Reviewed by Irelynn0607 from Iowa

3.08/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Poured into a cold pint glass with 1 finger head. Nice caramel color with a good, sweet aroma. Had a slightly bitter hoppy taste to it. Amber ales are a personal favorite of mine so I might be a little hard on it. Not sure if I'd buy again but overall okay.
Jul 19, 2013
 
Rated: 3 by MeisterMayhem from Colorado

Jun 28, 2013
 
Rated: 2.75 by maxwelldeux from Washington

Jun 02, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by Cramerican from North Dakota

May 20, 2013
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Reviewed by t2thebro from Iowa

3.28/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
12oz bottle

A- pours a clear light amber wisth a one finger head. No lacing throughout.

S- caramel malts with a light earth, grassy hop tone.

T- caramel malts with a bit of biscuit. Slight bitterness with an earthy, slightly spicy hop profile. If I was guessing I would say maybe galaxy hops? Or something close.

O- killer balance in all flavors. Light and very drinkable.

Enjoy
Mar 22, 2013
 
Rated: 3.25 by Stwinchy from Colorado

Mar 12, 2013
 
Rated: 2.25 by TheBigBoy from Pennsylvania

Mar 09, 2013
 
Rated: 3.5 by imperialking from Illinois

Dec 18, 2012
 
Rated: 3 by ATMinBoulder from Colorado

Dec 08, 2012
 
Rated: 2.75 by rudy0908 from Missouri

Nov 24, 2012
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Reviewed by KickbacksSteve from Florida

3.53/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
On tap at Kickbacks in Jax. Poured into a small snifter. Off-white head, moderate retention. Aroma is dominated by caramel malts, actually much sweeter than expected. Taste has a nice malt sweetness, slightly hoppy. Beer coats the back of the tongue with some nice carbonation. Pretty tasty amber.
Nov 06, 2012
 
Rated: 3.5 by Tiernan from Texas

Nov 04, 2012
 
Rated: 3.75 by PthPndr from Florida

Oct 11, 2012
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Reviewed by LXIXME from New Mexico

3.45/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Medium sized white to tan head settles into a decent lacing above a clear caramel honey colored beer.

Light sour grains, light roasted caramel malts, with a slight citrus hops aroma.

Caramel malts with a slight bitter hops taste, light and basic, drinkable.

A light caramel taste remains in a dryish aftertaste on this medium bodied amber.

Basic amber taste, nothing bad about it, but I'd rather spend my time drinking better beers, I'll save beers like this for tailgating or early morning fishing because without a doubt it's better than 95% of AB stuff.
Sep 26, 2012
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.6/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
all up a great amber. pours a decadent copper color, crystal clear, with an average white head on it. the nose is caramel malts and english pale malts. theres a lot of sweetness in the nose, but it doesnt transfer at all the the flavor, which is actually more akin to an english bitter than an american amber. the malt profile is interesting and delicious, not quite desserty, but like a coffee cake or something. mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with excited carbonation. this beer is fairly easy drinking, with enough body to warm you up in the early autumn, but not too heavy for cinsumption on a warm day. one of the best twisted pine beers in the sampler box.
Sep 23, 2012
 
Rated: 2.5 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Aug 18, 2012
 
Rated: 3.75 by brwnchrstpher from Pennsylvania

Aug 15, 2012
 
Rated: 3.5 by MarkyMOD from Colorado

Aug 10, 2012
 
Rated: 2.75 by Jeckel from Texas

Aug 07, 2012
 
Rated: 4.25 by ssjkyle from Nebraska

Jul 14, 2012
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Texas

2.53/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
355ml brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a generic hefeweizen glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average.

Served straight from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger head of thick khaki colour head, nice cream, and above average retention. Colour is a nontransparent non-opaque caramel-copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Toasted malt and background hopping. A mild strength simple aroma. Meh.

T: Toasted malt, caramel, and clean malts. Very little cream. Balanced but incredibly simple. Built in a boring bland fashion. Why brew this? Not at al complex or subtle.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Too thick. Adequate carbonation.

Dr: Drinkable but boring and bland. An uninspired brew from Twisted Pine. I wouldn't get this again. Nothing here is unique or special. Leave this one on the shelf.

C-
Jun 29, 2012
 
Rated: 3.25 by strongaf from Washington

Mar 15, 2012
 
Rated: 3 by poppyjohn from Colorado

Feb 10, 2012
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Reviewed by denver10 from New Mexico

2.87/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
Pours copper in appearance with a slight off white head that quickly leaves the scene. Definitely some hops to this thing, as the piney bitterness battles for your attention with the sweetness from the malt. Same deal going on with the flavor and I think the earthy hops wins the battle and is the stronger flavor over the sweetness of the malt. Not sure I enjoy that from an amber, personally. I don't mind hops in ambers but I don't care for the hops being the dominating feature. A medium body to this with some carbonation that gives it some life. Maybe it's not being a hop head, but this is one of the more hop forward ambers I have had and I can't say I am much a fan for it.
Feb 07, 2012
Amber Ale from Twisted Pine Brewing Company
Beer rating: 79 out of 100 with 63 ratings