Urbanaut Gastown Red IPA (330ml Can)
A hop-driven favourite, with a malt profile to balance the high-alpha hop aroma and moderate bitterness. A rich ruby colour, indicating the complex partnership of four New Zealand and German malts which create a backbone of toffee, caramel and roasted flavours. Sought after American hops giving a citrus, grapefruit and lychee nose.
A style without definition, amber ales range from bland, vaguelly caramelly beers to products with a fairly healthy malt and hop balance. Often the differentiation between a quality amber and an American Pale is that the amber might have more dark malt character, or a less assertive hop rate.