Deadicated Amber Ale | Devil's Canyon Brewing Company

Deadicated Amber AleDeadicated Amber Ale
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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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Ratings: 53 |  Reviews: 15
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2.5/5  rDev -29.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -22.3%

Photo of gonzo000
2.98/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Shared this beer at a tasting I hosted. I thought it was OK. A friend said it tasted like Tuna, and someone else agreed. Will not revisit

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3/5  rDev -15.3%

Photo of cbutova
3.06/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A very random grab while in Tampa, FL last month. Kept in fridge for the last few weeks.

A- The tallboy can pours out a dark red, mostly clear ale. A foamy cap builds up to just under one finger. Decent head retention as it dies to a medium belt at the edges. Plentiful lace in the form of sheets.

S- Heavy malts produce most of the aromatics for me with plenty of caramelized notes. A high dose of toast and roast grains join that. Hints of pine and citrus hops secondary to that with something slightly metallic.

T- Firstly, whatever was metallic goes away here for me. The hops brighten up some with more pine and orange peel hints coming out. Caramelized crystal grains make up most of the flavor with nutty, toasty and some roast tones adding to the malt profile.

MF- Medium bodied, perhaps just a bit above that, with a creaminess on the palate. Carbonation is on the high side with a moderately bitter finish.

Takes a bit of time to balance out on the palate but in the end it finds a decent balance between caramelized malts and citrus hops with some pine in there. Tastes oxidized and slightly metallic at times but it seems to go away with time.

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Photo of teraflx
3.15/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of nickd717
3.2/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

On draft at Beer Friday at Devil's Canyon, apparently also known as "Thomas Morgan Amber Ale." Pretty standard amber ale overall.

A - Deep amber color, small off-white head.

S - Caramel malt and some citrusy hops.

T - Caramel malt and citrusy Cascade hops. Not particularly good or bad, just average.

M - Medium body, medium carbonation.

D - This is the one category where this beer fares well. Like other DC beers, it's pretty drinkable. Just wish these guys would foray into some more interesting stuff.

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Photo of anon
3.21/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Fits the appearance of an amber to a T. Amber hue, finger-width head, light lacing. Smell is wheaty and malty. Caramel, toffee, bread, crackers, faint dry hops and hay.

Ambers are a guilty pleasure of mine, but I am pretty particular with them when it comes to taste. This one has a nice balance that I enjoyed. Not overly malty like some tend to be, with the hops coming through just enough to balance things out. Nice doughy, bready, cracker character held up by the hefty but not overbearing malt backbone.

Straight shooting amber.

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -8.2%

Photo of kojevergas
3.37/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

5.4% ABV according to my can. 16 fl oz aluminum can served into a Uinta brewing pilsner glass in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average; this is me first beer from this brewery.

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

Paired with tortilla crisps and salsa.

A: Pours a 3.5 finger beige colour head of nice cream and thickness, decent frothiness, and good (~4 minute) retention. Body colour is a dark amber. Translucent. Semitransparent. Abundant visible carbonation bubbles. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. A bit dark for the style, but the head is above average overall. It's appealing.

Sm: Floral hops, light toasted malt, toffee, caramel, spruce, and buried fruit zest. A somewhat intriguing aroma of mild strength. Caramel and toasted malts are dominant. Not strictly to style conventions, but pleasant and inviting. I'm excited to try it.

T: Cream up front gives way to the amber malt, toasted malt, and caramel body. Floral hops lend a bit of flavour, but come off generic. No yeast character or alcohol comes through. Maybe light toffee. A hint of candi sugar. A touch oily - a highlight here, with some light chestnut. Digging the well-executed nuttiness; it works well here. Surprisingly well balanced and built for the style. I actually rather like it. Good depth of flavour, though it lacks complexity or true subtlety. Still, I like what they're going for and I think it's well-executed for a nutty amber.

Mf: Silky smooth and refreshingly wet. Good presence on the palate. Lightly oily. Chewy. Good body. Complements the flavours quite well.

Dr: Quite drinkable, actually. I quite like this one. A surprisingly good amber from Devil's Canyon. I look forward to trying more of their beers. This will stick out as one of the better ambers I've had of late. I'd have it on-draught, but I doubt I'll be buying the canned form again soon; it's not THAT impressive. This has me real interested in the brewery.


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Photo of James_Michaud91
3.37/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pretty drinkable amber with decent flavors but everything going on for this beer is pretty muted/watered down. Not enough malt heft, not particularly roasty, not really hoppy or anything, just ok all around.

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3.38/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

5.4% per the label.

Pours a hazy copper with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny particles of sediment are seen suspended in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, caramel, earth, and citrus fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly tart malt, earth, caramel, and citrus fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop and earth bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer with a solid aroma, but the slight tartness in the taste is a bit odd to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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3.46/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Durge
3.47/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ran into this on tap at the California Cafe in Los Gatos, CA, this is a dark copper mahogany colored brew with a whispy white topping that leaves some reasonable signs of lacing. The nose picks up caramel and a suggestion of chocolate with a very mild pine hop. Subtle but pleasant. The tongue picks up tangy grass hop and tart caramel malt with a touch of berry and some pine finishes off the dry hop bite. Medium bodied at best with very subtle carbonation, a very dry but smooth feel. This is too acrid to be high on my list but it's not bad. A little sweetness to balance, more of the pine idea would have made this more flavorful for me.

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3.49/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -1.1%

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Deadicated Amber Ale from Devil's Canyon Brewing Company
Beer rating: 30.2% out of 100 with 53 ratings
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