Amber Ale | Grand Teton Brewing Co.

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Idaho, United States
grandtetonbrewing.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our flagship Teton Ale is a full bodied, American-style amber with a rich copper color which comes from the roasted Crystal and Munich malts. We use Cascade and Galena hops to achieve the unique, fresh flavor and robust finish that is long and complex on the palate.

31 IBU

Added by Jason on 08-27-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
175
Reviews:
75
Avg:
3.47
pDev:
11.53%
 
 
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Ratings: 175 |  Reviews: 75
Photo of jaydoc
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of kojevergas
2.65/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap served into a nonical pint glass in me gaff in high altitude Castle Rock, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are average. Acquired as part of a Grand Teton variety box at Tipsy's Liquor in Littleton, Colorado.

Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a half finger head of beige colour, okay cream and thickness, and poor retention. Colour is a clear copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Heavy caramelization. Poorly handled amber hops. Clean malts. Not a particularly appealing aroma. A mild strength aroma.

T: Caramel, clean malts, and vague unfocused hopping. Quite simple and somewhat bland. A strange amber. Simple and drinkable, but lacking true subtlety or complexity. Boring and bland.

Mf: Somewhat syrupy. Too thick in any case. Smooth and wet. Standard and predictable. Doesn't feel tailored to the flavour profile. Adequate carbonation.

Dr: Drinkable but boring and bland. I wouldn't get this again. A mediocre offering from Grand Teton. Poorly handled for an Amber.

C-

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Photo of zeff80
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Guest tap at Broadway Brewery.

A - Poured a very clear, amber color with a small, white head of bubbly foam. It left behind minimal lace.

S - It smelled of bready malts with sweet caramel notes. There was a slight citrus (orange peel) aroma, too.

T - Sweet caramel and bready malt flavor lead the way one this one. Some subtle citrusy hop presence provides some bittering notes.

M - It was crisp, sharp and finished quite dry. A medium bodied ale.

D - This is an okay amber. Fun to find it on tap in Columbia, MO.

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Photo of zestar
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of russpowell
3.44/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can't believe I never reviewed this...

Pours a semi-hazed chestnut with 2 fingers of tan head. Below average head retention & lacing

S: Very bready, toffee & some leafy hops

T: Bready, flinty dryness, slightly fruitty & piney hops, finally show up to balance up front. Toffee, leafy hops, plums & a touch of rough grainyness as this warms. Finishes fruitty with leafy hops & yellow raisins ( or whatever they call them )

MF: Medium bodied, low carbonation & pretty good balance

Drinks good, but nothing special here, a fair amber. I've had this before & remember it being hoppier; may have to revisit this one

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark reddish copper with orange juice highlights. The toasted tan head is creamydense with a bubbling lava surface and lays down quite a bit of lace in broken concentric rings.

The nose is impressively hoppy for the style with a fair amount of caramel malt as well. Since I associate assertive, spicy, citric hops with Chinook, I'm guessing that's at least one of the members of the hop bill. All of the Grand Teton beers that I've had (this one, Sweetgrass IPA and Bitch Creek ESB) have been heavily hopped for their respective styles. If a brewery has to have a 'house trait', I can't think of a better one to have.

Initially, the beer tastes sweet and toffee-like. Before long though, citric hops rush in and provide an insistent bitterness that doesn't quite manage to overwhelm the sweetness of the malt. There's also a sour fruitiness that's out of place, although not entirely unwelcome. This beer contains an impressive amount of ingredients and delivers an impressive amount of flavor. Medium body, nearly unnoticed carbonation.

Teton Ale, while another good Grand Teton offering, isn't quite the equal of the two beers mentioned above. Something about the flavor profile isn't quite right, but it's still an enjoyable ale. And the minor hop fix is a nice bonus.

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Photo of mikesgroove
3.88/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

reddish tinted amber taking front stage. Good bit of carbonation could be seen streaming skyward throughout the session and a very nice two inch head of white graced the top. Easy receding left behind about a half inch of white that just nestled its way down to the surface.

The aroma was loaded down with hops as one would expect. Rich notes of citrus, orange and tangerine mostly were by far the dominant notes on this one. Some light biscuit in the middle and a very grainy presence persisted well into it. The flavor was more of the same, rich notes of orange, tangerine, and nice touches of all over this thing. Nice bready middle to the profile and a long, drawn out bitter finish capped it off quite well

Overall I thought this was a very nice hoppy red ale

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of rab53
3.25/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of jwc215
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 05/23/07:

Pours deep mahogany with amber and ruby hues. A thin tan head leaves some thin, broken rings of lacing on the glass.

The smell is of lightly roasted caramel with some earhiness/nuttiness and hints of citrus in the background.

The taste is of sweet caramel, light toast and a nutty/earthy/citric balance. Fresh toffee with a touch of citrus lingers into the aftertaste. Finishes with a balanced sweetness.

Medium bodied and smooth, it has a mild carbonation level.

This is a tasty interpretation of the style. Caramel/toffee supported by subtle complexities. Enjoyable and recommended.

Thanks to jcwattsrugger for bringing this back from his trip to Idaho!

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.46/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a pint glass from draft at Jedediah's on April 1, 2017.

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Photo of Tone
3.91/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, copper color. 1/4 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hops, slight caramel malt, hint of pine, hint of alcohol, and a hint of yeast. Fits the style of an American Amber / Red Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of caramel malt, sweet malt, hint of alcohol, hops, hint of pine, and a hint of yeast. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, and blend, but not outstanding.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Wasatch
3.38/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a clear golden amber color, nice carbonation, tiny head, some lacing throughout the drink.

S - Scents of malts, slight hops, and slight caramel.

T - The taste is slightly bitter hops/malts. Nice clean finish though.

M - Light-Medium body. This is a well rounded brew.

D - Drinkable. This is my first Grand Teton brew. Not too bad, might buy again.

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Photo of stevoj
2.73/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Slightly metallic finish to this ale. Pours hazy orange/amber with tiny head and lazy carbonation. Aroma is citrus and hops. Flavor of hops, oranges, malt. Finish is slightly dry. Mouthfeel is flat, but medium weight. Just plain average.

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Photo of afsdan
4/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of outoffocus
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.05/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz from the Coop for about $1.50.. shared with a coworker.. mine from a shaker pint.. still bitching about work and listening to Sasha and Digweed.

Nice lite tan head and lacing that leaves rings for the entire glass... brown/amber brew.. nice red highlites... looks very nice.

toasted malts and lite fruity yeast is at the front of the bus... PNW hops are mingling well... Aroma is better than my memories. Chocolate malts are again coming to mind.

Flavor is fresh... fresh fresh... I love new beers and wish there were more good breweries in my area. Toasted/munich style malts are prevelant and wash my tongue.. mid palate a little yeast fruitiness with earthy hops... reminds me of how garden good garden soils smells ... nice body and cleansing carbonation.

I am close to ending my amber flight .. and I sorta saved this one towards the end, because I remember it waaay worse than it actually is. Tonight, this is a very nice brew and a very enjoyable bottle... I guess the memories are subjective... A good amber that is making me rethink my prejudices.

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Photo of Haybeerman
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of Bitterbill
3.51/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This pours a clear deep amber with an inch of foam.

The smell consists of light notes of caramel and toasted malt. Very light.

The taste is more assertive than the smell. Toasted malt, some caramel malt sweetness, a bit of nutiness, and a rather surprising citrus hop bitterness here especially near and through the finish. It's pretty tasty.

The mouthfeel and carbonation are medium and well...it's pretty much your basic amber. Nothing that stands out but nothing that offends. Good drinkability with average head retention and some good lacing. Solid if a tad boring. I used to buy party pigs of this back in the day and I'm surprised that I hadn't yet reviewed it....

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Photo of jdhilt
3.13/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Hardly any head, some carbonation and a nice deep reddish amber color. Thin bodied. There is some maltiness at first but the finish is on the hoppy side. The Fat Tire Amber Ale is much better. Can anyone verify that the ABV is only 3.2%??

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Amber Ale from Grand Teton Brewing Co.
3.47 out of 5 based on 175 ratings.
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