Tenpenny Ale | Homestead Beer Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Homestead Beer Co.
Ohio, United States
homesteadbeerco.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.60%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by RblWthACoz on 10-16-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
39
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.61
pDev:
9.14%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
16
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Ratings: 39 |  Reviews: 9
Photo of WoodBrew
3.79/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought a 6pck of this from the beer store around the corner. It poured a clear amber with white head that is not leaving much lace. The scent had a touch of sweet malt. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink. There was a nice caramel malt base. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with good carbonation. Overall it's a solid amber.

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Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Listed as 5.2%. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy medium orange/amber/light copper color with a 2-3 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, orange peel, peach, pear, apple, caramel, toasted bread, light pepper/pine, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of citrus/earthy hops, bready malt, and fruity yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, orange peel, peach, pear, apple, caramel, toasted bread, light pepper/pine, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate pine/grassy/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange peel, peach, pear, apple, caramel, toasted bread, pepper, pine, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice robustness and balance citrus/earthy hops, bready malt, and fruit yeast flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance, and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Moderate dryness from bitterness/carbonation as well. Medium-high carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderate crisp, and creamy/bready/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 5.2%. Overall this is a nice English Amber ale. All around good robustness and balance citrus/earthy hops, bready malt, and fruit yeast flavors; very smooth, crisp, and refreshing to drink. I was originally expecting a standard American amber ale, but the addition of the English yeast was really well balanced with the flavor profile. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
3.92/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ckaire69
3.29/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mardukk
3.84/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber with a considerable off white head and a lot of lacing. A bit of piney hops in the smell along with some toffee sweetish malt. I really enjoyed the taste as it has bitter piney hops with sweet slightly roasted malt and a hint of coffee. The mouthfeel is low to mid carbonation and slick. This is a higher end medium mouthfeel.

Overall I really enjoyed this amber ale. I usually really do not enjoy this style but this had more of everything... especially body, heavier malt influence and definite hops to balance it out. This is the first amber ale I can say that I would seek out again.

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Photo of Seejae
3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Surprisingly hoppy amber. I requested the IPA and got this by mistake. However, I found myself more than satisfied. Homestead continues to impress.

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

Photo of DanoBear
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice hoppy amber

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Photo of jwc215
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazed amber with a tan head that leaves lacing.

The taste is of toasted caramel and nuts.

The taste is of caramel, slightly nutty with mildly toasted bread and soft hop touch in the finish.

Smooth lighter-end of medium body.

A nice, basic, malt-forward but balanced, smooth, easy-drinking amber ale.

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Photo of IronCitySteve
3.83/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AC-Mivsek
3.81/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schoolboy
3.33/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This one opened a little badly - it foamed all over the place. The bottle could have been old - I should not be buying junky random beer at Heinen's.

I had to look up where this brewery is - I70 East of Columbus.

It opened with a problem - way too much foam. I handled it a bit warming it up, but the foam was excessive. It is not as pretty as a red could be. Should be. The aroma has that interesting funky yeast smell with a little hops. The taste is in the same place - hoppy, yeasty, funky badness. Yet interesting. The aftertaste is slightly tangy and sharp.

The brew almost makes it to the big leagues, but it is amateurish. Not recommended.

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

Photo of EXScotT
2.79/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. ABV listed as 5.2
A: Hazy brown with an extremely frothy head even with a slow pour
S: Bready, malty, a hint of hops
T: Matches the nose
M: Medium-bodied, a touch sweet/bitter
O: Easy to drink but I'd prefer a bit more depth

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Photo of torwart68
3.5/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of torwart94
3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of freshwater_drum
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Pretty alright

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Photo of blackbranches
3.44/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of crewfan1952
3.74/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of caahare
3.65/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of eball33
3.77/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
3.54/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Markwas
3.88/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Tenpenny Ale from Homestead Beer Co.
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