Second gen of my AG amber ale, any suggestions?

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Nov 16, 2008
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Conroe, TX.
First gen was from some left over stuff from BM's Centennial Blonde that I added a little chocolate malt to.

It's pretty good and kind of reminds me of St. Arnold's Amber, which I really like.

So, in that spirit I am trying to brew a close cousin perhaps of that brew. Maybe just a hair darker and richer?

With my limited experience and a little searching and referencing other recipes I am submitting this for your much needed and appreciated critique.

Here is what they claim Saint Arnold Amber Ale

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Recipe: American Amber AG gen. II
Brewer: Brian Bell
Asst Brewer:
Style: American Amber Ale
TYPE: All Grain
Taste: (35.0)

Recipe Specifications
Batch Size: 3.00 gal
Boil Size: 4.25 gal
Estimated OG: 1.052 SG
Estimated Color: 13.9 SRM
Estimated IBU: 29.5 IBU
Brewhouse Efficiency: 72.00 %
Boil Time: 75 Minutes

Amount Item Type % or IBU
0.20 lb Rice Hulls (0.0 SRM) Adjunct 3.19 %
4.75 lb Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM) Grain 75.76 %
0.75 lb Caravienne Malt (22.0 SRM) Grain 11.96 %
0.25 lb Cara-Pils/Dextrine (2.0 SRM) Grain 3.99 %
0.25 lb Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 3.99 %
0.07 lb Roasted Barley (300.0 SRM) Grain 1.12 %
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (60 min) Hops 20.9 IBU
0.50 oz Cascade [5.50 %] (15 min) Hops 8.6 IBU
0.75 oz Liberty [4.30 %] (5 min) (Aroma Hop-SteepHops -
0.60 items Whirlfloc Tablet (Boil 15.0 min) Misc
1 Pkgs American Ale (Wyeast Labs #1056) Yeast-Ale

Mash Schedule: Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Total Grain Weight: 6.27 lb
Single Infusion, Medium Body, Batch Sparge
Step Time Name Description Step Temp
60 min Mash In Add 7.84 qt of water at 168.1 F 152.0 F

Second gen of 3 gal. amber batch.