Ale Camino | Tap It Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Tap It Brewing Co.
California, United States
tapitbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Zorro on 04-07-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
42
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.52
pDev:
10.8%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Photo of MonkeyPilates
3/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Texasfan549
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Marvicsin
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tomb_ride
3.44/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Offa
3.03/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This is to me quite a standard, boring, American/west coast ale and not of the kind I like a lot.

Dark red-brown-copper with medium big ale tan head soon thinning to thin foamy top, some lace.

Aroma is mild toasty caramelly orange & pepper and mossy old pipes.

Taste is vaguely caramelly toasty with hints of sweetness under dominant orange-pepper-grass bitterness. It's a touch too bitter and one-dimensional.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.54/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle - haven't seen any new stuff from these guys up here in a long while!

This beer pours a clear, medium bronzed amber colour, with one fat-ass finger of puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat bubbly ecru head, which leaves some topside iceberg profile lace around the glass as it gently subsides.

It smells of bready, lightly doughy caramel malt, mixed orchard fruit (red apples and overripe Bartlett pears, mostly), a bit of wan yeast, a further dark sugar sweetness, and a bit of estery alcohol. The taste is grainy, bready caramel malt, a twinge of biscuity toffee, some muddled pome and citrus fruitiness, a low-key diacetyl slickness, and some very plain earthy, weedy, and leafy hop bitterness.

The bubbles are pretty sedate in their underwhelming frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and more or less smooth, just a small yeasty acridity barging around the premises, like a small bull in a big china shop. It finishes on the sweet side, lots of caramel and lingering fruitiness imprinted on my tongue.

Overall, a simple and kind of brain-dead sort of offering - easy to drink, sure, but nothing going on here that would incline me to revisit the single serving that I have thus far procured. Oh, and I'm getting similar vibes to my local large 'microbrewery', Big Rock, so take that for what it's worth.

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Photo of vikinggary28
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Slightly above average amber ale. It does the trick in a pinch.

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Photo of utvol
3.77/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gobzilla
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of erconn0r
4.44/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I am an Amber fan. Loved it. Could tell they use Melanoiden malt... Or there were a lot of Melanoidens in the grain, spicy hops used (ekg?) (not American citrusy). It was great..

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Photo of jeffgee10
2.88/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of scuttlebutt21
4.14/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MisterKilderkin
3.25/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beermazter310
4/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MIrvine
3.52/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kiki3drt292
3.71/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of aquazr1
3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Reginato
3.75/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of Alpha309
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of Dynamo61
3.08/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of Erik-P
4.25/5  rDev +20.7%

Photo of mrcraft
3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

Photo of bh123
3/5  rDev -14.8%

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Ale Camino from Tap It Brewing Co.
3.52 out of 5 based on 42 ratings.
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