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Best American Amber / Red Ales Brewed in the United States

This Top Ten American Amber / Red Ales list is from the results of the U.S. Open Beer Championship, Great American Beer Festival, and
1. Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale - Bear Republic Brewing - California
2. Red Giant - Big Island Brewhaus - Hawaii
3. Rodís Steam Bitter - Second Street Brewery - NM
4. Cameron's Auburn Ale - Cameron's Brewing - Ontario
5. OktoberFish - Flying Fish Brewing - NJ
6. Schellís Oktoberfest - August Schell Brewing - MN
7. Parallel 49 Gypsy Tears Red Ale - 2x4 Brewing - California
8. Key West Sunset Ale, Florida Brewing - Florida
9. Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale -Anderson Valley Brewing - California
10. Full Sail Amber, Full Sail Brewing - Oregon

Bear Republic Red Rocket Ale brewed in California

American Amber / Red Ales
American amber/red ales range from light copper to light brown in color. They are characterized by American-variety hops used to produce high hop bitterness, flavor, and medium to high aroma.  Amber ales have medium-high to high maltiness with medium to low caramel character. They should have medium to medium-high body. The style may have low levels of fruity-ester flavor and arom Diacetyl can be either absent or barely perceived at very low levels. Chill haze is allowable at cold temperatures. Slight yeast haze is acceptable for bottle-conditioned products.
OG: 1.048-1.058
FG: 1.012-1.018
Alcohol by Weight: 3.5-6.0%
IBU: 30-40
Color SRM: 11-18



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