Born from the English bitter, Amber and Red ales are united by a common color. In Ireland it is often presented as a red ale with a lower hop profile and a slightly toasted malt flavor. In American there tends to be more caramel flavors with moderate to high level of hop bitterness which also results in a pronounced fruitiness. Ultimately, no matter where they are brewed, amber and red ales should be very approachable and refreshing while also delivering lots of flavor.