llcooldave (1017) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - APR 17, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Spicy almost fruity nose. Red like mud almost adobe in color. Flavor is a bitter medicinal hops. Nice and clean on the palate. Overall it’s not too bad, not sure if i’d purchase but I’d drink it if it was available.
FishManLA (337) - Abita Springs, Louisiana, USA - APR 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little better on tap than from a bottle. Served from tap in shakers at the Abita Brew Pub and Columbia Street Tap room. Served in bowl-shaped stem glasses at Acme Oyster House. Color is a deep clear amber/red. Pours with a modest quickly disappearing head that leaves light lacing. Nose is prominently hoppy and malty. Flavor is hoppy, malty with a noticeable note of caramel and more subtle notes of coffee, fruit and spice. This ale bears a similarity to Abita’s newer Jocamo IPA. I like Red Ale a lot, and I like the new Jocamo even more. I almost consider Jocamo IPA as Abita’s next evolutionary step, after Red Ale, in their quest to produce the American Ale Holy Grail.
Cajun (197) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - MAR 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap - amber color, white head. I think this one has a bit more citrus nose than their other brews. Floral, grain, and hops round out the aroma. The flavor is a bit basic, but still a good brew: malted grains, citrus (lemon, grapefruit), bitter hops finish. Much better than I had hoped for.
swoopjones (5205) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Enjoyed this offering while sitting next to Jared of Subway sandwich fame at dinner on Bourbon Street. Not a bad red ale at all. Deep amber red color with nice malt & hop balance. One of the better Irish red ales Ive had this spring
djd07 (2745) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a medium white head that diminishes quickly. Sticky lacing on the glass. The aroma is a good balance of malt and hops with slight caramel. The taste is a light hop with a bitter finish. A decent amber from Abita.
Haslinger (846) - Orange, California, USA - MAR 11, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I liked this Abita a lot more than a lot of the ones I had while in New Orleans. Good flavor and a nice red taste. Great on tap, I bought while in LA but wouldn’t buy again
biggmike (480) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this one on-tap at the Abita Brew Pub in Abita Springs, LA. Poured a reddish/amber color that had a decent head that dissipated pretty quickly. Aroma was malty with just a bit of the hops coming through. Flavor was of caramel malts with a little hop bitterness. Mouthfeel was pleasant and drinkability was decent too.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clouded amber with little head. Nose is tangy citrus with a bit of hops in there for good measure. Flavor is a softer firm bitter with a slight sweetness that is leafy. Kind of a slight metallic tone to it. Feel is nicely bodied on the liquid and has a good carbonation. Overall pretty drinkable. Smooth and fairly even. Nothing earth shattering, but still pretty good.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 7, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
What’s up with the weird ass picture with this one? Bottle courtesy of soonah. Pours amber with a thin white head. Smells malty with citrussy hints. Tastes malty with some perfumy undertones.
TheOrange (479) - Kent, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The pour is more orange then red colored. The off white bubbly head dissipated rather quick. The aroma is very promising, rich caramel malts. A very light drinking beer, the caramel malts are present at once. Very tasty. the finish is too quick and a tad on the thin side. This is a good easy to drink beer, definitely worth a few more drinks.