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 HoistinBrews
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of rudy0908
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of marshhopper
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of imperialking
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%

Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of ryanpj
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Ezmunny
3/5  rDev -13.5%

Photo of Ejayz
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of mmitgang
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of jekane04
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of ElGallo
4/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of jsprain1
3.65/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours a clear copper red with a two finger offwhite head that lasts well. Minimal lacing.
S- Doughy, sweet bread, just a touch of floral hops.
T- Sweet doughyness up front. There is a bit of floral hops that linger but the flavor seems to lose itself and become muddled midsip before a doughy finish comes back in.
M- Medium light body, just a tiny bit watery. Needs some more body and a bit more carb.
O- A bit more body and some aspect to meld the flavors midsip would push this beer up a bit. As it stands it's decent but forgetable.

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Photo of Scotchboy
3.58/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint. Bottled on 09/09/11.

A: Pours a mostly clear amber color, with a fluffy off-tan & slightly yellow head with sticky lacing. Lots of carbonation rising.

S: Sweet and malty with more than a hint at floral hop bitterness...definitely some roasted grain in there to balance the toffee sweetness.

T: More malt-forward than the nose, with lots of nuttiness and a little woody character, some spiciness, and some bitterness from a definitive herbal-piney hop presence.

MF: Creamy moderate body. The carbonation was actually not too high, probably close to where you want it on a malty beer like this.

O: The nose and the taste both have a touch of the lager character that I pick up in some ambers and some browns...while this beer had a slightly higher hop profile than some ambers I've enjoyed, a little more wouldn't have hurt anything. Not my favorite but still good.

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Photo of mjyoung
3.64/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Drank 8/17/11.

A: A little bit of a weak pour, with a thin head that dissipates rapidly and leaves little to no lacing. Looking at other reviews this doesn't seem to be typical, but I gotta mark it down for this...

S: A pretty simple note of rich caramel-y malt dominates the nose, with some solid hints of citrus hop as well. I'm not getting too much else in the way of flavors here, but that in and of itself isn't a bad thing.

T: The beer tastes really sweet up front, but that gives way to the hops quickly. It seems a bit off, but I'm not entirely sure I can figure out why...

M: A nice medium body with some impressive carb that comes through in the mouth even though it doesn't look like much. Almost chewy. I approve.

O: A pretty solid brew. I'd definitely drink it again, but it didn't exactly blow me away.

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Photo of ThreeWiseMen
3.32/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Paired this with a seared venison steak at Cafe Genevieve in Jackson, WY last night. Bottle dated 04-25-11. Following review composed from notes.

Poured into a slender, 12oz. water glass.

Appearance: Deep amber body shows very poor clarity; it's downright cloudy. A fluffy, khaki-colored head formed atop following the pour, but then receded to a loose crown. Web-like lacing trails the beer down the glass.

Smell: Toasted wholegrain bread, caramel, nuts, and sweet, leafy hops. Pretty straightforward.

Taste: Wholegrain bread crust, toffee, caramel, pine, and earth. Robust flavors snowball into an aggressively bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: A bit fuller than your average red/amber ale, and also more prickly. Moderate carbonation. Toasted grain and earthy bitterness cling to the palate deep into the aftertaste.

Overall: Teton Ale reminds me of Red Tail Ale, but with a bit less hop presence in the nose. Bold and robust, but the flavor components didn't meld all that well. Not bad overall, but I probably won't purchase this again.

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Photo of DCon
3.4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bought a 12 oz bottle of this from Lukas Liquor in Ellisville, MO for $1.99 and added to my Mix-A-Six Pack. Poured from the scenic bottle into my Samuel Adams Pint Glass and enjoyed this last beer before bed. Has a Bottled On date of 12/16/10 on the side.

Aroma- Huge hop and malt aromas that are well-balanced. There is a caramel note in the background and a fresh drinking scent.

Appearance- Pours a dark amber colored and semi-hazy body with a 1 finger head that stays for the time it was meant to keep. Almost no lacing on the glass.

Flavor- Decent amount of hops and a sweet caramel flavor. The only problem was there was an extreme watery taste that is the majority of this beer. Almost no bitterness and caramel stops short of the finish.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Watery, and leaves a small amount of hop on the palate.

Overall Impression- With the Pursuit of Hoppiness in their line up, they can't match it! The teton ale is more of a drinkable American Amber and isn't bad but doesn't catch my attention. Glad I tried but wouldn't recommend... Many more for this style that are above average.

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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 lespaulrocker
2.6/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2

Served on tap in a restaurant in Jackson, WY.

A: Typical amber ale, which is beautiful luckily. Amber/golden color with a small tan head. Minimal lacing.

S: Sweet. Really sweet. Some caramel, malts, and maybe some barley.

T: The best word I could use to describe this is typical. If you put this and a Fat Tire in front of me, I probably couldn't distinguish between the two.

M: A lot of carbonation, way too much if you ask me.

O: I only ordered this because the restaurant was out of the other three beers I actually wanted. This beer did not impress me at all. It was a LOT like a Fat Tire, which isn't bad because I like Fat Tire. But I expect more from a local microbrewery. I was hoping it would transcend the style and impress me with something. Instead it was really mediocre. I won't seek this out again.

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Photo of KarlHungus
2.58/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

This beer is a gusher. It exploded out of the bottle like old faithful. When poured into a glass it formed a huge head, and took several pours before the whole beer was in the glass. It is pale red in color. The aroma is of cane sugar, and sweet malt with no real distinctive traits. The taste is similar. With a gusher like this I usually expect some of flavor/aromas due to possible infection, but this beer has none. Instead, it is just really bland. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, this is a poorly made beer that I will not drink again.

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Photo of maxave88
3.52/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-It was a light beer with not much color, it had an unimpressive head.

S-I thought its aroma was not appetizing, so before I even drank the beer I had a negative impression.

T-However, as I began to sip then chug the beer my impression changed. It had pretty good flavor reminded me a chocolate beer, I still have its flavor lingering on my tongue. It was not very sweet but has that chocolate or caramel flavor to it.

F-I thought it was pretty smooth beer.

D-Overall I though it was very drinkable and went well down the hatch. It had good flavor and went down smooth.

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Photo of dtivp
3.01/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Poured a reddish brown with a small off white head that dissipated quickly into a lasting collar with some lacing.

Aroma of caramel and a bready malt.

Taste was grainy with slight caramel and malt.

Mouthfeel was thin bodied with light carbonation, smooth but very thin.

This was a plain average very light ale. Maybe best used to quench a hot day thirst.

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Photo of JNeider
2.95/5  rDev -15%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The only thing that made this beer really awesome was drinking it while watching Old Faithful go off in Yellowstone!

A: Stereotypical amber color, pretty clear to

S: Decent notes of caramel and a hint of oats though there really wasn't much for odor

T: Solid caramel and hints of grain in there. No detectable hops really. Very average.

M: Rather thin but finished very smooth after a swish or two

D: Very drinkable as this was a rather light amber that was just that...light in most categories. Very average overall

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Photo of unclejimbay
3.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Teton Ale
Grand Teton Brewing Co.
Style: American Amber / Red Ale
ABV: 4.98 %
bottle > pint glasss serving @ family cookout

3.5....
Copper amber color decent head and cap
Toasty malt smell
Toasty malt taste with a dash of medium caramel sweetness.
Medium/thin body high carbo
Decent amber beer reminds of a lighter fat tire.

Thanks cousin Axell c/o Uncle Greg care package.

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Photo of benclimbs
3.45/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

just kind of a just above average, fairly run of the mill red ale.

pours redish brown with a bit of head and very slight lacing

smell like fresh bready slightly caramelly malts, not much of a hop profile in the nose

taste is a little malty, then slightly strangely sour at the end leaving a dry bitter hop finish - a little alcohol too, which is not too good in a low abv beer

overall, its ok - not a huge winner, with some strange flavours in the profile.

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