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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.79/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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A full flavored slightly roasty session ale inspired by traditional Irish Red ales but with our own unique twist. She weighs in at 4.5% ABV and 21 IBUs.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
burg326 (3245) - Florida, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Poured an amber color with aromas of light earth, toast, some light nuts and some malt. Flavors were the same as the aroma, balanced overall. Not the best amber ale out there but a fine example of the style.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fro2218 (470) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2013
A wonderful unique sessionable red ale. Nice dry finish and light bitterness. A wonderful ruby amber color and light foam head that leaves a nice lace. Yum.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2352) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Growler from taps. Clear amber color. Nutty syrupy aroma with much the same cling through in the flavor. A little bit of chewy grain as well. Finish is a touch sweet with a light herbal hop finish and medium bodied. Great true to style beer here. I’ll be interested to see how these guys come along the Atalanta beer scene.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pnesbit (80) - Marietta, South Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2013
Taco Mac Metropolis tap- Deep mahogany pour with a light but lacy off white head. Aroma of a faint smoke and pecans with malty notes. Flavor of sweet malt with undertones of pecans and other nuts. Med body that is light and dances with the right amount of carbonation with a faint sweet malty finish that shortly hangs around. Over all good local brew, a good but different red ale that and some interesting twists. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChainGangGuy (4281) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2013
16 ounce pint - Taco Mac in Kennesaw, Georgia.

Appearance: Dispensed a clear, amber-brown body, on the dark side, with a wispy, off-white head.

Smell: Toasted bread, ahh, and dry roasted nuts with a whisper of marzipan, faint flecks of roast, and a scant dark fruitiness.

Taste: Toasted bread crusts with a noted toasted, earthy nuttiness to it. Lightly sweet. Mild background roastiness. Middlingly raisiny. Mild herbal hops, lightly bitter. Malty, estery finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: An acceptable ale.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cybercat (2991) - Georgia, USA - MAR 28, 2013
Comes out of the growler a dark amber, more at chestnut or even cola, with a thick and bubbly, though not long-lasting, pale wheat head. Malty aroma has an earthy, yeasty undertone and a hint of apple. Mouth-filling malty flavor has fruity, earthy and yeasty hints - if not spectacular, definitely better than most ales of this type. Long live microbreweries! Texture is smooth with a fair amount of fizz, not too thick, a little above average. If this is Blue Tarp’s first effort, they have a bright future.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
SSSteve (3665) - - MAR 22, 2013
growler. clear copper under and a small, stable, beige head. dusty aroma with spices and graham cracker. the palate is incredible on this beer a perfect fine bubbled warmth. flavors a mix of burnt brown sugar, floral hops, minerals, a yeasty spiciness.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gachupines (798) - USA - FEB 17, 2013
Brownish red with a thin white head. Aroma is a little nutty, noticed an almost roasted pecan smell. Flavor is malty with a toasted pecan flavor and a slightly sweet finish. Nice session ale, but nothing crazy. Wife’s rating: 3.25

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SirTom (88) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Finally a local beer from Decatur! Let’s see if it can contend with the mainstream craft beers... Appearance: amber/red, typical frothy head, nice lacing Flavor: Mildly biscuity, light malty nutty flavor. It is a good red/amber with a lot of flavor, surprising for only 4.5%. Not at all like an ’American’ red ale with too much hops. Something is unique about the aftertaste and bitterness... the malt / bitter is so balanced that neither becomes apparent by itself - perfect harmony! Very impressed. Palate: Mild, long, and delicious! Awesome taste, very sessionable. Glad I got to try this - it’s probably one of the best red/amber ales I’ve ever tasted. It’s hard to deny this beer room in my fridge from the growler shop. Need to find it around more places in Atlanta!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
unclemattie (4036) - Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Growler @ HopCity. Medium brown color, deep mahogany. Aroma of toasted grains, some chocolate, light coffee nose. Taste of toast. Very nice malt character. Definitely a sessionable beer. I wish I had more than the one growler. (3589)


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