Great Divide Ridgeline Amber

Great Divide Ridgeline Amber

Rated 3.322 by BeerPals
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Brewed by Great Divide Brewing Company

Denver, CO, United States

Style:  Amber Ale

5.4% Alcohol by Volume

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Ridgeline Amber stands out as a stellar, complex choice in a sea of over-simplified amber beers available today. A malty, copper-hued treat from start to finish, Ridgeline begins with a distinctive, estery aroma. Followed with a complex, nutty malt flavor true to its Scottish-style heritage, Ridgeline delivers unparalleled character and dimension. A touch of hops rounds out its silky, full body, highlighting Ridgeline’s subtle but engrossing character. Show your friends that you care about their taste buds by turning them on to our imminently balanced and perfectly complex Ridgeline Amber.

ID: 4394 Last updated 9 years ago Added to database 19 years ago

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Overall Rank8886
Overall Percentile80.7
Style Rank134 of 1233
Style Percentile89.1
Lowest Score2.6
Highest Score4.0
Average Score3.370
Weighted Score3.322
Standard Deviation0.357

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  • MATTFUNGUS 234 reviews
    rated 3.9 8 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 9 | Overall: 8

    This one won a bronze for best scotish style ale even though its an amber... not the alcohol content, so maybe the judges judged it towards the end and got the labels mixed up...This one smells like a chocolate malt, and like a chocolate malt is light on the chocolate and heavy on the malted milk flavor. Crisp, dry and the mouthfeel is a little chalky. Nice head and lacing that dissipates quickly. Heavy on the malt, mild on the hops with a peaty back flavor. Good one for my 50th review this month.

  • RJA 2975 reviews
    rated 3.0 11 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    This one pours with a bold amber color. There’s a big creamy off-white head. Good hang time. Settles into clouds of froth atop the ale. The aroma is an in your face sweet malt. The body is light to moderate light body. There’s a nice creaminess on the palate. The taste is malt, slight sour mash. Not what I’ve come to expect from an amber ale that usually carries more hops. I just didn’t get that hoppy flavoring here. But a decent quaff, nonetheless.

  • BRETT 1304 reviews
    rated 3.5 12 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Sampled on draft at the brewery, 08/07. Pours clear amber with a nice white head. Floral, fruit, bread and candy aroma. Lots of biscuit/toasted malt in the flavor. Medium-body, moderately high carbonation. Solid amber ale.

  • CHANGEUP45 864 reviews
    rated 3.3 12 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 7

    Rated 3/7/08. Solid. Pours a real nice hazy amber color topped with a thin head. Still decent lacing left. Mild aroma, some tropical fruit and caramel. Flavors are nicely balanced. Slightly fruity, caramel, toffee, hops. Mild finish. Very easy to drink. Quite good for a usually boring style.

  • CLASH 2576 reviews
    rated 3.5 13 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 7

    A copper color with a moderate white head. The aroma is somewhat floral with some caramel and citrus fruit. present. The flavor is slightly bitter with some grass, grapefruit, caramel and a bit of a nutty presence. The finish is somewhat bitter with a carbonated mouthfeel. Overall for an amber ale this is pretty good!

  • OH6GDX 8392 reviews
    rated 2.6 13 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 5 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 5

    Amber colour, small off-white head. Aroma of hops and vegetables with some caramellish hints. Flavour is caramel, malts and some grass in finish and aftertaste.

  • LANG 245 reviews
    rated 3.2 14 years ago

    Aroma: 7 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 6 | Overall: 6

    True to the style, I'll give it that. Handsome amber color, malty aroma, full mouthfeel, smoky malt flavor. Hops in the background. Had the caramel hints to it. Pretty much all you'd expect from an amber ale, but other than that, nothing to make it stand out much.

  • WLSMOKU 236 reviews
    rated 4.0 14 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 8 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    nice amber color, thin bodied with a thick head and not much lacing. aroma sweet of malts, touch of hops smell though....complex. mmmm.....nice taste!!!!! a little carbonated, nice "refreshing" feel and light in hops. a GREAT all night drinker.

  • CAPTAINSKOAL 429 reviews
    rated 3.1 14 years ago

    Aroma: 5 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 7 | Flavor: 7 | Overall: 6

    Poured a medium amber color with a very small white head that left almost no lace mouthfeel was fairly good for the style flavor was maltty with some slight carmel hints

  • ROBOTMAN 53 reviews
    rated 2.8 14 years ago

    Aroma: 6 | Appearance: 6 | Mouthfeel: 5 | Flavor: 5 | Overall: 6

    Part of their sampler case and by far the weakest. Not a bad beer but nothing special. My problem is that I paid $36 for this sampler case and while most of the beers are worthy of this price this one is not! A good beer that I would gladly drink at $20 a case but as part of this hi priced sampler it becomes a disappointment.

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