Happy Amber | MadTree Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
MadTree Brewing
Ohio, United States | website

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
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
175
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
32.23%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
51
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 175
Reviews by barczar:
Photo of barczar
3.83/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brilliant amber with copper tones and a frothy khaki head that dissipates to a thin foam.

Nutty, toasted, sweet caramel and biscuit malt dominates, with resin, floral hops, and grapefruit countering. There's a hint of onion.

Flavor reveals a nutty, deeply toasted backbone, slightly sweet, which finishes fairly bitter and a touch burnt. Grapefruit surfaces initially, but malt sweetness wins, carrying into s light resiny finish. There's a biscuity character up front, accompanied by light chocolate notes.

Body and carbonation are moderate.

Fairly complex beer. The malt character is extremely varying, and the hops play against it well. It's somewhat of a mystery brew. Can't decide if I love it or not.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of bluejacket74
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce can, canned on 11/07/2014. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a slightly hazy orange/amber with about an inch off-white head. Head retention is good, and there's a lot of lacing. The brew smells like citrusy (grapefruit, citrus peel) and floral hops, and caramel and bready malt. I think the taste is pretty much just like the aroma, but there's also a bit of orange noticeable too. Great balance between the hoppy and malty flavors. There's also a nice hoppy bitter finish, too. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit coating and is well carbonated. I liked this brew, I might have to pick up a sixer of this soon. Got to try it at $1.67 a can, definitely worth picking up!

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Photo of goldenbooter
5/5  rDev +26.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Clear amber color. Smooth, easy to drink. Smells of malt and pinnaple. Much more hops than a normal Amber. I appreciate the risk in doing something different.

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Photo of cnagle28
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of juicebox
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of jminch
3.21/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WVbeergeek
4.02/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.27/5  rDev -17%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz can in Dublin Ohio.
Pours with a copper colored body and a good head.
Hoppy aroma for style. This partially carries over to the taste, especially in the mildly bitter aftertaste.

O: a hopped up Amber beer that leans strongly towards a pale ale.

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Photo of Brenden
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a pretty one, a deep red-orange hue with lots of brightness and clarity with a big, fluffy but tight off-white head that settles to a thick layer which proceeds to lace the glass pretty heavily.
Hoppy but balanced, this beer's malt bill handles the nice heft of pine, flora, earth and perfume that the hops put up front. Ambers have never needed to be bland or boring, and this one follows the trend of putting some actual character into the style. It's remenicent of a very well-balanced traditional (think old school) IPA, the kind that existed before it was all and only hops and subtlety was lost. Malts are on the dry and somewhat danker end, but there is a nice brightness. Hops end up putting a little citrus into a lingering semi-dry finish.
A little bit of bite with crispness mingles with a good frontal smoothness and keeps it going pretty well. The body holds at a steady medium, and carbonation is well presented and consistent to the end.

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Photo of Iparedman
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Weisenbeer
3.96/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This "hoppy" amber would make a great summer beer for the drinker who likes a hop heavy lighter brew.

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Photo of JoeySaliba
4.21/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ed_from_Ohio
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.97/5  rDev +0.8%
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 norinco
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of qcbrewer
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of prototypic
3.77/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MispeledStalion
3.95/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.25/5  rDev -42.9%

Photo of leinie13
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of athesing10
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of Dirt
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Photo of JustinSparks
3.79/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SeriousALEment
4/5  rDev +1.5%

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Happy Amber from MadTree Brewing
3.94 out of 5 based on 175 ratings.
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