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Happy Amber | MadTree Brewing

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3.86/5
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195 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
MadTree Brewing
Ohio, United States
madtreebrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
This dry-hopped ale combines carmel and biscuit malt flavors in happy equilibrium with late addition American hops. The approachable balance is intentional although the name is "hoppy accident."

Added by Justin_Neff on 04-23-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,112
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
195
pDev:
10.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
58
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 195 |  Reviews: 25
Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Parmesan
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: Pours a clear copper-gold color with a creamy white head and several fingers of lacing around the glass.

S: Some toasted bread and grain, mixed with a strong floral hop. Not the most complex flavor.

T: Strong floral hop with a slightly piney hop bite, and a slightly nutty earthy malt below. The hop is a little too strong in this beer.

F: Medium body and a little prickly carbonation.

O: This is an ok amber, but the hops kinda overpower the rest.

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Photo of CAROLUS64
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is an Amber that is rather hoppy and aromatic. It is a copper color with a nice thick head on top. Like most Madtree beers it has a thick aroma which drifts well out of the glass. I think some might find it a little more bitter than an average Amber but with it's heavier mouth-feel and maltiness, it is not out of balance. I had mine out of a can and into a old fashioned thick glass beer mug. I am not the best at describing the flavors a beer pulls out but this one is somewhat like roasted nuts or coffee with some strong citrus notes. I always keep a 6 pack in my fridge for myself and guests.

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Photo of BB1313
3.67/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Canned on 8/15/17. 12oz can poured into a tulip. Pours an amber copper with nice clarity and has bubbles racing upwards; chunky light khaki head that falls leaving great thick retention and sticky lacing. The aromas have a nice amount of orange along with some hints of caramel and toffee. Toasted malts are there. The flavors basically follow the nose. Solid bitterness with a decent malt backbone, but the malts don't seem to dominate. More orange and toffee. Finishes clean. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's on the lighter side of medium-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's pretty smooth and easy to drink.

This is a nice amber ale. It has a solid hop presence to it, but it doesn't come off as an IPA. It might feel like a pale ale at times, but there's no doubt it's an amber ale. The craftsmanship is on point. It's probably even better than my "numerical score" might indicate. I like it.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.29/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Shimmering brown-amber with a khaki foam head.

Nutty, toasty rug with pungent hops are on the nose with caramel and amaretto adding themselves to the palate.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Like a pale ale that's not too pale, a brown ale that's not too brown, or a red ale that's not too red, MadTree Brewing finds a happy medium with a happy American amber ale that even Bob Ross would find prideful.

We'll just put a Happy Amber over here with a medium bronze, deep amber and light brown hue. Hazy and frothy, the lacy ale trickles as a toasted sweetness rises to greet the nose. Hoppy with citrus and pine, the taste leads seamlessly into a toasty sweet taste of deeply caramelized grain, bread crust, medium toast and nutty pecan.

Across the middle, the beer shows a rapid dissolve of malt in order to prefer a drying palate to showcase hops. While the toasty, peppery and savory character of malt remains, its sweetness scampers while the hop's orange peel, grapefruit and light lime qualities shine. Growing into a bitter finish of toasted pinecone, resins and a ginger-like spice, the finish comes swiftly with the remnants of barley and a moderately deep hop bite.

Medium bodied and trending malty dry, the beer holds enough malt sweetness to resonate with its toasty edges but dry enough to facilitate a high rate of drinkability. Careful not to flirt with IPA territory, the hops show boldness yet restraint to keep the beer hop tilted but within balance. It's an ideal American style red ale that's a certain fan favorite with pizza, burgers or most varieties of wings.

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Photo of tykechandler
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JoeLev
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akopczyk
4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrismattlin
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rmarquardt17
4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of firkingroovin
4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of _Adam_
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJ64
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dmorgan310
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chestertonian82
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VaporDome
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ajreds11
3.87/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.91/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wuthrichj15
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jp32
4.19/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A very nice amber ale here. It pours orange/auburn in color, pretty close to the color of the can. Good head retention. It smells like an inviting, well-balaned blend of malts and hops. The flavor profile is a little hop forward for a beer of it's style, but it really plays nicely with the biscuity, caramel malt backbone.

One of my favorite amber ales. Very tasty and easy drinking to boot. I could drink this one everyday.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.97/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I bought a can of this tasty beer from Andersons in Reynoldsburg, OH. It poured a slightly hazy amber with white head and nice lace. The scent has faint malt. The taste is sweet caramel malt that finish a touch bitter to come off pallet clean. The Mouthfeel is medium in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a very good amber.

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Photo of dag1991
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Lightman
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Happy Amber from MadTree Brewing
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 195 ratings
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