Unhappy Amber | MadTree Brewing

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Unhappy AmberUnhappy Amber

Brewed by:
MadTree Brewing
Ohio, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Winter

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Added by Fellatamas182 on 04-10-2014

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Photo of damndirtyape
3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Barrel House in Dayton OH. Shared a 32oz pitcher with friends in globe snifters.

Appearance: Clear copper-amber with a off-white head. Plenty of persistent lacing in fine strands and small islands all over the glass.

Smell: Fresh cut citrus, more orange and sweet in character.

Taste: Nicely hoppy balanced with a solid dose of malt. Hops were citrus (orange, lemon) with a hint of tropical fruits and berry notes. The malt was nicely sweet to counter the hops, but not cloying. Bready and bringing a sweet-tart like note from sip to sip. The finish was again citrus like in character, with a bit of piney bitterness to counter the sweetness in the middle.

Mouthfeel: Just right carbonation. A bit sticky on the teeth.

Overall / Drinkability: A very tasty and fully flavored amber which had aspects of a DIPA to it considering all the malt. This was billed as an imperial Amber and it certainly fits the bill as a much stronger amber, but approaching the character of a balanced DIPA (not a hop bomb of a DIPA). Dangerously drinkable and perhaps more so due to the special on this beer - 32oz mini-pitcher for $5. Definitely something I would have again. Well crafted from start to finish. The only potential drawback, and it's minor, is a light aroma.

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Photo of Fellatamas182
4.29/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Overall great beer. It is based off their Happy amber, but with focus on hops making an all around great beer. Pours an amber color with about finger width head nice lacing, smells of citrusy hops, very smooth drink with a good body and malt backbone to it; one of my favorites from this brewery. Just wish they had it more often!

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Unhappy Amber from MadTree Brewing
3.84 out of 5 based on 18 ratings.
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