Offshore Amber Ale | Offshore Ale Company

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Offshore Amber AleOffshore Amber Ale

Brewed by:
Offshore Ale Company
Massachusetts, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by SixpointJMH on 11-24-2001

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Photo of horshack7
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: A rather nice amber witha decently thick off white head.

Aroma: Caramel malts, sublte brwon bread, bits of citrus eminating from the hops. Way in the back is a twinge of carob.

Taste: Smooth mouthfeel with a light sticky texture. Notes of toffee, caramel malts, small amounts of citrus fruits. It's fairly malt forward the hops are simply there to give it a little bit of balance.

Notes: Tasty all the way around. Cheers.

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Photo of OleJohnnieAle
3.41/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy brown bronze nice one finger head leaving decent lacing.

S: Very light maly with some spice. Nothing too overpowering.

T: Sweet malt and hearty bread taste. Sweet taste linger and moves to more of a nutty taste to finish.

M: Medium body beer decent carbonation, well balanced.

O: Was an alright Amber, nothing special here good beer, nothing to go out and rush to purchase.

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Photo of u2carew
3.7/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz longneck.
A) Pours with a finger thick head. Amber body with a slight bit of haze.
S) Caramel malts. "Buttered toast" aroma.
T) Pleasant malts. Buttery and biscuit taste. Slight bit of sour toward the finish.
M) Creamy. Medium-light body. Some tannin in the finish.
O) A decent brew. I'd have another.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours reddish amber with touches of white foam. Almost clearls completely.

Sweet caramel and toffee smell. Light sweet taste, sweet finish. Little to no hop back. Same in the taste.

Good carbonation. Nice easy drinking amber ale, unremarkable.

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Photo of MoreThanWine
2.83/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a 1.5" white head which quickly disspated to a trace. Slightly hazy amber color. Not a lot of smell other than ver mild malt. Taste is a BMC lager along with a slightly crisp bitter finish and a little malt. All in all a ver average beer, just slightly cool because it's from Martha's Vineyard.

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Photo of cbutova
3.08/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Amber bodied ale with a foamy off-white head. Decent retention from a good size cap. Random spotty lace.

S- Mostly get a buttery nut brown caramel malt profile. Not much in the way of hops.

T- Pretty much follows the nose. Mostly malty with toasted nut, butter and caramel hints. Some hops lending earthy and grassy notes. Some fruit flavors (apple). Definite grain and corn as well.

MF- A bit of a foamy, light watery feel with moderate carbonation. Slight bitterness.

Not really what I was expecting but a decent amber ale. More malty than hoppy with some Brown Ale influence.

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Photo of brandonsaint
4.24/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a curiosity to me when we received a sole case of it at the store I work at. Per usual, I refer to my boss when a new product comes in that peaks my interest, and ask him "how it is".

I've been on an amber style kick for a few months now, and this beer is fairly local, paired with my boss giving his recommendation, I decided to give it a spin.

A pleasant surprise, I fell in love with it. Really nice balance here, with some citrusy notes, but nothing too overwhelming. It's really one of the best beers I've tried in a while, and when we have it in, I recommend it to any of my customers looking to try a new, easy drinking brew with a good amount of character.

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Photo of ZeroSignal
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle

A - Pours a light brown with hints of cherry color; bright white fingers worth of head, nice sticky lacing

S - Malt forward, a light fruity nose, yeasty

T&M - Good carbonation and medium body. Heavy malt presence gives a thicker feel, but a nice hop zing balances it well with a citrus flare. The yeast is giving this a sort of nutty flavor that mixes with the fruit notes - can't quite put my finger on the fruit...apples?

D - Smooth drinking, interesting flavors and a reasonable ABV; I can see having more then one

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Photo of mostpoetsdo
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Amber-orange, with fluffy white head, good lacing.

S: Almost adjunct grain sort of smell, but saved by some sweet malt.

T: The malt is sweet, not much of a hop bite at all. Very grainy tasting, not bad.

M: A medium body, good enough carbonation to make it smooth and enjoyable.

D: Might get sick of them after a couple, solid overall.

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Photo of colts9016
3.88/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I received this beer from TheManiacalOne in a BIF, thank you. Poured into a pint glass at 39 degrees.

Appearance: There is a one finger light white head that has some retention. The head is creamy and foamy. The color of the beer is a medium amber color with orange hues. The clarity of the beer is hazy. There is some lacing left behind from the dead.

Nose: A moderate hop aroma that is floral, and grapefruit. The malt has a slight caramel note.

Taste: A light hop flavor with wood, floral, and some grapefruit notes. The malt,has some caramel and biscuit tones.

Mouth feel of the beer carbonated and slightly dry.

Overall: This is a good hand crafted amber ale, I am very glad I got to drink it.

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Photo of PittBeerGirl
3.63/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Body is a quite hazy uniformly translucent, bright, rusty amber hue. Pours with a 1/2 finger or so soapy white head with great retention. Traces of lacing left behind in the glass.

S- Nose is very mild and offers what a typical amber ale has. A hint of citrus, some earthy hops, and a hint of malty sweetness.

T- Flavor profile is mild as well. Herbal and earthy hops seem to come through the most but a sugary sweetness and some malt come through as well. The finish is sweeter than the initial flavor and a vegetable like sweetness lingers for a little bit.

M- This is where the folks at Offshore really did a great job. Moderate tingly carbonation and a very smooth medium weight body.

D-This meets the standard and presents as a decent overall amber ale. The mouthfeel is exceptional and it is a good looking brew-but other than that it really doesn't offer anything exciting. The flavor is certainly unoffensive and this is a drinkable amber ale.

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Photo of donkeyrunner
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Lightly hazed dark amber with a 2 finger white head. Good retention leaves droopy lace stuck hither and thither.

Lightl floral aroma with honey sweetness over a heavier caramel underneath. Toasted malt like syrup covered waffles. Taste is similar 2 layered sweetness that produces sort of candy fruit ester with a perfect amount of hop spice in back. Successfully walks the fine line between juicey and malty, albiet barely. Effervescent carbonation seems to work here.

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Photo of deereless
2.88/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A: A light to medium gold with some ruby hues, thin head on a hard pour - 3.00, S: Quite grainy on the nose, sweet corn soup, caramel malts and powdered milk -2.50, T: Though subtle - the hop bite is noticeable, there's a dry grain as well as some toastiness to the palate, also noticeable is a melon-like sweetness and grain husks - 3.00, M: The mouth feel seems to have a slight grittiness to it that lingers - 3.00, D: A pretty average amber - 2.75

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Photo of Stimack
2.98/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Well for the past week we where in Cape Cod so I thought I would pick up a 6'r of this. Brew pours to a amber-golden color with a pretty thick slightly off white head that has good retention and left some nice lace. The aroma is fairly sweet, caramel and toffee. Not much in the way of hops as far as I can tell. The flavor is fair, it seems to be quite a bit sweeter than I like and than I think it should be. Possibly I got an old 6'r because again I am picking up no hops here and I think if they where there they would calm down the sweetness that I don't care for. I will try this brew again, made it through the 6 with out much problem but I will say that I am a little underwhelmed with this one.

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Photo of jlindros
2.91/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into pint glass

A: Partially clear with lots of sediment, amber brown orange color with 1 finger head

N: Very light with some malt and spices

T: Sweet malt and slight earthy marzen taste, its got an extract sweet taste that somewhat ruins the beer, slight nutty and spices, mostly slight malts and nuttiness

M: Mouth is semi light with decent head

F: Finishes pretty dry with some spice and malt, not much for bitterness, more of the extract sweetness

Final thoughts: Not much to this beer, lots of malts, not really any hops, some spices and nutty flavors, not bad for a session beer but the taste is so-so

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Photo of Brad007
4.15/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nice amber color with a thin one-finger head into my fluted glass.

Aroma is full of light hop aroma and sweet malt underneath. Standard issue aroma.

Taste is decent with sweet malt, light hop bitterness and a bit of smoke in the taste. Seems alright in the mouth. Nothing fancy.

Mouthfeel is full of lingering smoke, sweet malt and not much hop bitterness. Predictable.

Not bad. Average but it's easy to drink and would fit well on a hot day. Certainly more tasty than a light beer.

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Photo of NJpadreFan
4.38/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Offshore- Amber

On tap at the brewpub.

A- Deep amber red with a good sticky head.
S- Strong sweet caramelized malt with a heavy cracked grain aroma.
T- Sweet sugary malt with hints of caramel and cherry licorice. Nice dry grains like sunflower seeds, seseme, oat, and bran.
M- Very sweet and malty throughout with a dry hoppy finish.

Overall- Excellent amber and quite a good beer to start off my day! I see its offered in bottle form but on tap at the brewpub is truly the way to go!

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Photo of albern
3.97/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a more complex Amber Ale than I would have expected. It is one of those beers that offers a slightly different experience in the midsection and the finish. Enjoyable in both, however. The beer pours a clear orangy amber color with a smallish off white head that doesn't last all that long. The aroma is quite mild, crystal malts, some caramel notes, some toasted notes, slightly nutty tinges as well. The aroma is quite subdued, however.

The midsection of the beer is quite creamy and light to medium bodied. There is an ever so slight peaty quality, some very typical amber ale caramel notes, lots of sweetish malts blending together. Towards the finish, the beer dries out quite a bit, there is a hoppy linger that is quite pronounced, and the beer tends to water down a bit. There is also a lot more crispness to the beer towards the finish. The aftertaste on this beer is very long and surprising. There are more toasted caramel flavors in the finish than in the midsection. This is a nice beer, worth seeking out.

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Photo of Jayli
4/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was my second beer while visiting the brewery in Oaks Bluff. An amber beer that truly did pour amber, there is about a two finger head to it that sticks around for a bit. This is a very smooth beer that starts off a bit hoppy but has a crisp clean finish to it. I was a bit more partial to the stout that day, but the Amber Ale is one I would have again and again...

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Photo of OtherShoe2
3.83/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice amber brew with a choppy head that sticks around for a while.

Decent malty aroma with some fruit.

Flavor is malty, fruity, with some hops in there somewhere.

Not heavy at all - nice medium bodied brew.

Well, a nice surprise. Very drinkable, with some nice malt and decent balance. Decent with food, or alone -- thirst quencher or a sipper -- a pretty decent brew.

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Photo of fitzy84
3.23/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The drink had a light amber appearance with a small, but pretty thick, head and eventual lacing. Slightly smoked but minimal in power aromas of malt and spice were the main smells I could pick up. The taste had a surprising citrus taste to it, but it mostly had an average caramel-like spice kick to it. The body was good though; a solid medium body allowed it to be pretty refreshing. Overall, it had some promise but was a bit too average.

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Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.68/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a dark amber color with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is of caramelized malts and some fruitiness and a touch of hops.

T: The taste is malty, sweet and a little smoky with flavors of caramel, tea and some citrus. There’s a decent hops character that provides a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is clean and dry.

D: Tasty, goes down easily, not very filling, this is nice ordinary beer that is well-worth drinking for a long time.

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Photo of tgbljb
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured a reddish-copper color with moderate slightly off-white creamy head.
Smell is very mild, with a slight mal-fruitiness detectable.
Taste is nicely fruity, and extraordinarily refreshing.
A bit thin at the finish, but some mild bitterness is present.
Great session beer.. Would go well with most foods.

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Photo of Doomcifer
4.27/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - Poured a clearish, amber color with red hues. Quarter inch head which dissipated quickly, leaving behind little lacing.

Smell - toffee, buttery, sweet malts, butterscotch, caramel

Taste - best part of the beer. caramel/toffee/sweet & toasty maltiness up front which ends very clean with a hint of yeast. Extremely tasty.

Mouthfeel - good body, good carbonation. what more do ya want?

Drinkability - I could take several of these down throughout the night. Several, meaning all night. Great session beer. Highly enjoyable and a great representation of the style.

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Photo of WesWes
3.38/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a dark gold/amber color with a thick frothy offwhite head along with some yeast floaters. The aroma is average. It has a light pale and crystal malt scent along with a fruity yeast aroma. The taste is decent. It has a light and almost watery pale and light crystal malt flavor that goes down easy and finishes clean with a slight hop presence. The mouthfeel is decent as well. It is a low bodied beer with good carbonation. This is an average amber/red ale. It has some malt taste, but nothing really impressive. It drinks well and finishes clean.

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