Deadicated Amber Ale | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company

Deadicated Amber AleDeadicated Amber Ale
54 Ratings
Deadicated Amber AleDeadicated Amber Ale

Brewed by:
Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by nickd717 on 09-09-2009

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4.11/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +13%

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Zibibbo, Palo Alto.

Pours a lovely deep, dark copper colour, with twinges of red. Head is fine, poured a little low, but it has good retention. Very still in the glass, but looks solid. Sudsy lacing. Looks nice.

Pleasant nut characters on the nose. A little roasted malt sweetness, almost caramelised on the palate. Flavours of toffeed almonds. Some hoppiness wafting around to cut through the sweet flavours a little. Very nice.

Taste is very similar. More nuttiness, sweet candied almonds in particular. Hint of seltzer bottle water coming through on the back which adds some refreshment and lightness that wasn't suggested on the palate. Bit of bitterness on the back. Pleasant and reasonably crisp finish. Unusual, but pleasant for an amber. Mouthfeel smooth on the start, but crisp on the finish.

Yeah, this is a very nice beer. It's a good example of why an amber ale and a red ale are different styles to my mind. This one is nuttier, and maltier, while still retaining a subtle American hop bite. Very pleasant - this is something I could drink all night.

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4/5  rDev +13%

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3.97/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biboergosum
3.92/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

473ml can. Weird raven death imagery on the label - oh, Cali!

This beer pours a slightly glassy dark ruddy amber colour, with two fat fingers of puffy, silken foamy pale beige head, which leaves some pretty stellar honeycombed lace around the glass as it gently ebbs away, turning then to some equally thorough drooping webbed, branched vistas in the process.

It smells of biscuity, bready caramel malt, a touch of Toffifay, dried orange peel, and dusty, musty leafy hops. The taste is more crisp, dry bready malt, biscuity crackers not far from mind at all times, some oily nuttiness, a bit of musty caramel, some mild chalky cocoa notes, and softly bitter earthy, leafy hops.

The bubbles are a tad frisky at times, but duly settle down to business, the body a serviceable medium weight, and smooth with a high-palate airy caveat. It finishes off-dry, the caramel, biscuit, and nutty malt flavours all coalescing agreeably to a steady detente with the lingering, indeterminately bitter hops.

An enjoyable enough amber ale, a category replete with all things boring, usually, so it's nice to see a more peppy version, via the malt, especially, hit the shelves. If you like a bit of multivaried sass with your malty tipple, give this one some love.

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3.89/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The CANQuest (TM) is suddenly making a detour into the late-1960's/early-1970's, or is it? I have been saying that we are making a return to that period for a couple/few years now and people are starting to get hip to what I am saying. I was vilified as an early punk in the early-1980's for my fascination of the hippies, but it was all part of the same counterculture movement.

I just reviewed Rivertowne Brewing's Grateful White, which was a little more subtle in its allusion, save for its verbiage. Yeah, the psychedelic graphics were a hint, but still subtle. This one is full-on Grateful Dead, from the intentional misspelling of the word "dedicated" to the skull, bone, crow/raven (?) and rose on the label art. I lost my virginity shortly after high school graduation to an older hippie chick during a Grateful Dead show on City Island (Harrisburg, PA) in 1983 and although I have not found it again, I thank her for the opportunity. Good times, man, good times. I also thank the Friendly Greek in Lancaster, PA for making this and a couple of other Devil's CANyon CANs available to me recently.

Man, I need to open a door or a window! The smoke is getting overwhelming in here. The Crack reveled another brimful craft CAN and I like that this is becoming a trending norm, rather than an anomaly. It is the darker beers, like an amber, for which the inverted Glug was created. The pseudo-cascading action is much more visible in such beers. I soon had two fingers of rocky, deep-tan head with good retention. Color was that shade of deep-amber that makes me wonder where amber leaves off and copper takes up. The NE-plus quality clarity allows me to once more look into the future and the weekend of 28 February when Val MidWest and I will be jointly celebrating our 21st and 50th birthdays, respectively, in her hometown of Lincoln, NE, where I was initially inspired to coin the term/phrase. Nose was very malty, but of a biscuit malt variety, as opposed to a simple sugary malt bomb. Mouthfeel was medium and the taste was of minty hops! I have had such Ambers in the past and if this is also a coming trend, I say bring it on! Yes, the malt was still discernible, but the hops were taking the lead. The finish was decidedly dry, especially for an amber. I CAN rememeber John Frantz, formerly of LNCBC, saying that the Amber style was dying about a decade ago. It is this kind of revamping that will revive it.

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3.85/5  rDev +8.8%

Nice dark amber color. Smooth mix of malt, citrus and hops. Nothing outstanding or remarkable but a very pleasant beer overall.

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Photo of gefinley
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bryantan
3.85/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.84/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.76/5  rDev +6.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

3.75/5  rDev +5.9%

Photo of Beernoobie
3.71/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hopley
3.69/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tone77
3.68/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A big shout out to the legendary woodychandler for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a pretty dark amber color with a 1 inch head. Smell is of caramel malts, a bit of hops. Taste is well balanced hops and malts, light caramel, refreshing and easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a good quality beer.

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3.65/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from can into a pint glass

Appearance – The beer pours a deep amber color with a 2 finger billowy white head. The head fades rather rapidly leaving a lighter level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is of lightly toasted malt with some bready aromas and a rather decent showing of caramel. Along with these smells so too comes some aromas of a floral and nut with a small amount of a citrus smell.

Taste – The taste begins with a caramel malt flavor mixed with a rather decent bready taste. As the flavor advances nut flavors as well as a hint of cocoa come to the tongue. While these flavors enter the brew sweetens up a bit but is balanced by some herbal and grassy flavors coming to the tongue more toward the end of the taste. In the end the combination and transitioning of flavors end up leaving a bready and crisper flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the rather average in terms of its thickness and creaminess with a carbonation level that is rather average as well. Both are appropriate for the style and good for the crisp feel of the brew all while keeping the lightly roasted flavors from being sensed.

Overall – A rather enjoyable amber with a slightly sweeter but still balanced flavor.

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3.63/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Never heard of this brewery before and since I'm trying hard as hell to get to a thousand reviews before new year's eve, I bought it and another one.
This one falls into your nothing special/ average beer.
A desent beige head, ruby amber color with light lacing.
The aroma was basically all malt which one might or could expect from beers in this catagory.
Taste was malty with a dry tangy finish.
It drink smooth across the palate with a dry bitter finish.
Go 878!

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3.57/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.56/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

473ml can poured into pint glass 9/1/13

A clear reddish copper with lots of bubbles of all sizes including some giants, a tight tan finger of foam has decent retention and leaves some random lace

S nutty toffee with some leafy, citric hops, fairly basic but decent

T a slight herbal aspect with some faint chocolate on top of what I smell, again not earth moving but respectable

M has some body and its creamy from the bubbles, slightly earthy aftertaste

O reminds me more of nutty brown ale then anything, OK beer but nothing to go looking for

nothing wrong with this one but nothing to set it apart from all the others, worth a shot but don't go looking for it

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Deadicated Amber Ale from Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.54 out of 5 with 54 ratings
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