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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.94   ABV: -
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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Name: Irish Red
Brewery: Rock Bottom Brewery - Atlanta
Date: 03/04/2008
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub, Atlanta

Appearance: clear dark red with a copper hue, big dense beige head, layers of drippy lace,
Aroma: bready malt aroma with a light caramel sweetness balanced by light earthy hops,
Flavor: dry caramel malt flavor, nice bready character, earthyness keeps it balanced, touch of caramel sweetness comes through to rebalance the earthyness, good interplay between the caramel sweetness and the dry earthyness, light lasting bitter finish rises out of the earthy hops,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *4

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Tmoney99 (10099) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2006
Draft a Seven Bridges. Poured a auburn color with a moderate frothy white head that diminished quickly. Average sweet malty aroma. Light to medium body with a thin texture. Same sweet malty flavor with little bitter finish of short duration. Many better brews from this location.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
decaturstevo (4665) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 27, 2010
Copper pour with white head and lace. Caramel malt and earthy hops aroma. Caramel malt with a nice light bitter. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Pretty nice beer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Aurelius (3910) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2003
Virtually no aroma, what was there was mild citrus, peat and brown sugar. Tannic, dry, nutty and made with quality malt. Mildly hopped, medium finish. Palate was a bit watery, and it needed a bit more fizz and kick.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 29, 2005
On draft as their ’special’ beer when I was there. Nice malty flavor and aroma, this was one of their better brews.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
aracauna (2997) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Very bright copper body with excellent stiff foam head that lasts. Toasted wood aroma. Full, malty flavor. Something slightly odd. Good overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2010
Dark red-brown-orange, fine cream colored head. Toasty apple aroma, caramel. Taste is grainier, light fruit, carmel.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jeremytoni (2926) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2008
From The tap poured amber with a fair amount of head. Decent flavor with a quick finish.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
eaglefan538 (2830) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 14, 2007
Draft in Chattanooga w/ Shag/Clash. Poured a dark amber to copper color with a nice initial head, decent lacing. The aroma was light roast, some caramel. The flavor followed suit, although mixed in and underneath was a corny adjunct flavor that started to get annoying by mid-glass. The first half of the glass was drinkable, probably the best of the four I did at BR Chattanooga (although not lager crisp, even had some fruity ester notes over top of it), but with warmer temperatures, I couldn’t get past the adjunct flavor in each sip. Imbalanced clearly to the malty side of things.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NachlamSie (2651) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2009
On tap at Chattanooga. Pours quite red with a good white head. The aroma is very woody with bicuity notes and something like damp basement. There is a surprising level of European hop bite in the flavor. It’s very woody with a pleasing dry finish. Hints of apples and bread are noted. This is a very crisp, clean beer. This delivers in the way I’d hope a typical lager to. It’s not bad at all.


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