barreg wrote:Here's my top 5:
1) Newcastle Brown Ale
2) Bass Ale
3) Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale
4) Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar
5) Big Sky's Moose Drool Brown Ale
Um, I am pretty sure none of these beers qualify as Amber or Red (which in and of themselves are loose categories). My understanding is that the particular type of hops (American, usually Cascade), yeast, and caramel malts is what makes the American Style Amber unique from other beers. Still, I agree that Moose Drool is a top brown ale.