DuClaw X-7: IMPERIAL AMBER ALE
X-7 infuses a classic amber ale with a mix of gooseberry and grape flavors from Nelson Sauvin hops, the piney, floral aromas from northwestern Chinook hops, and a faintly sweet malt backbone, backed by a strong 7.2% abv. Put your palate on red alert, X-7 is loose!
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.