Easy Chair

Indiana
United States
Easy Chair Upland Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
85
Aroma:
21 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
4 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20
Description 

Our amber ale has a malt to hop balance that is nearly even, slightly leaning toward malt.  Nutty, light caramel, toasty, and biscuity describes the malt flavors of this easily approachable beer.  Low yet perceptible English hop character round out the flavor which ends with a Medium dry finish.

Profile

ABV: 
5.2%
IBUs: 
25
Judges Review 
Joseph Formanek's picture
Judges Rating:
85
Aroma:
21 / 24
Appearance:
4 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
17 / 20

Upland’s Easy Chair Amber Ale is an example of a subtle, well-balanced brew. However, by having that subtleness and balance, it lacks aroma or flavor characteristics that jump out to allow this brew to stand out amongst its peers. Aroma-wise, this clear, amber-brown brew with a rather fleeting cream-colored stand of head and somewhat low carbonation has a toasted malt aroma with a background of roastiness. There's not a lot of hop expression here, nor much ester character. The flavor has an evident toasty base malt backbone with a medium-low level of hop bitterness and flavor. It’s pretty much a 50:50 balance between the malt and hop expression throughout the entire sample. The body is in the medium range.  

Overall this is a smooth, easy-drinking, rather inoffensive Amber Ale. I would consider this to be an entry-level Amber Ale for those traditional lager beer drinkers starting to investigate craft brews. It is a quite sessionable brew.

Brewery Introduction

Located in Bloomington, Indiana, Upland Brewing Co. began its intriguing story in 1998 with a mission to brew remarkable beers in remarkable ways, staying true to the artisan, progressive spirit found in our part of the Midwest. Our sour program began in 2006 as a way to entertain our curious... Read More

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