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Armadillo Amber | Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub

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Brewed by:
Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
Washington, United States | website

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by ccrida on 02-05-2009

BEER STATS
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3
Ratings:
4
Avg:
3.26
pDev:
24.54%
 
 
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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 4
Reviews by ccrida:
Photo of ccrida
4.57/5  rDev +40.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This is the house beer for Jimmy Mac's Roadhouse, a cowboy steak joint. Served in a huge mug on draft. Pale chesnut, off-white head with a large bubbled collar that leaves heavy lace. It also goes by Jackalope Amber.

Smell is a big blast of caramel malt but not overly sweet, with light herbal hops.

Taste is much hoppier, very nice, caramel, super tasty, clean, just a really tasty amber.

Moutheel is pretty smooth with a snappy finish and light body.

Drinkability is high, I really enjoyed this beer, the heavy dose of noble hops really went well with the clean caramels, it went down with ease and I wish I had time for another. Cheer's to Hale's, and Jimmy Mac's for commissioning this so I wasn't stuck with some bland lager. This beer really surprised me, one of the best Hale's Ale's I've had to boot. They didn't know the strength but if I had to guess I'd say around 5.3 ABV?

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Photo of spencerw
2.68/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Nice dark amber color with a 1 inch head that stuck around for several minutes then left a nice lacing behind. Appearance was pretty nice.

S- Ester and citrus hop smell. Light nutty, sweet malt in the background; not overpowering by any means

T- Very refreshing taste, however possibly a tough sour. Medium carbonation with a pretty good blast of floral and citrus hop kick that pinches the tongue and lingers nicely

M- Medium body, slightly creamy, decent carbonation

D- Decent Amber, smooth and refreshing. Nothing to exciting.

Overall, so so. Not a bad beer by any means but not really in line with what I typically drink. Unless I'm stuck with no options- most likely won't drink that one again.

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Photo of froghop
2.53/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

made specially for Jimmy Mac's Roadhouse in federal way, washington, by hales ales.

pours a light chestnut brown with little to no head, and a little lacing.

smell is faint, maybe a touch of caramel.

taste is very watery, hops, some nuts, some caramel, and a touch of pine, ends bitter.

overall not much substance, and not much aroma, just not much all together.

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

Armadillo Amber from Hale's Ales Brewery & Pub
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.
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