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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05   ABV: -
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With a deep red hue, the BBAY Irish Red Ale is an easy drinking, smooth, lighter-bodied ale with a medium to low hop bitterness and a toffee-like, roasted, dry, yet malty, clean finish. Boundary Bay Brewery produced this Irish Red Ale in the spirit of Bellingham community and the Bellingham St. Patrickís Day Parade.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5530) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Thanks to 5000 for sending this can my way. Red pour with a small white head. The aroma is very malty with some caramel and toffee malt and not too much else going on. Smells fairly sweet. The flavor is a bit different. I get some nice malt notes as well as some light citrus and pine notes from the hops. There is a touch of roasted malt and caramel, with quite a bit of brown sugar mixed in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Not a huge fan of this style but I liked this one. Thanks Andre.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pailhead (4607) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Courtesy of 5000 via trade

Bottle: The aroma has moderate caramel and chocolate that gives it sort of a tootsie roll aroma. There is also some light roasted nuttiness with a touch of dusty notes. It looks brown sitting in the glass, but when held to the light itís more of transparent orangish-red. It has a one finger khaki head that settles to a thin film outlined by a thicker ring. There is some light dotted lacing left on the sides of the glass. The bottom of the bottle yields a significantly more cloudy pour. The flavor starts with a quick dose of light caramel and even lighter chocolate. The finish has a moderate roasted nuttiness, light herbal hops, and some toastiness. Itís light-medium bodied with light-moderate carbonation. Overall, Iím not even sure when the last time I had an Irish Ale was, but this seems more flavorful, drinkable and refreshing than most.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2055) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2013
pours a cloudy copper with a small dirty white head, and a little lacing. smell is of spice, brown sugar, malt, caramel, and hops in back. taste is of spice, caramel, some roasted malt, and touch of citrus. ends a little tangy and somewhat bitter.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6184) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle: † Dirty caramel, large frothy off-white head, nice lacing. † Faint biscuity malt like nose. † Soft biscuit, also nutty on the tongue. † Body and mouthfeel are moderate, but its leaning on the softer/lighter side. † Finish is a bit nutty, mealy, some bready and biscuit notes. † Very soft sweetness. † Pretty simple, but well put together.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Crit (3306) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2013 Rerate March 2013 Sparkling reddish brown, small tan head. Toasty sweet palate and nose, quite pleasant

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (5942) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 24, 2012
On tap at Bitter Tasting Room, pours a clear orange amber with a medium white head. Aroma of dry bitter malts, caramel and low sweetness. Flavour of toffee, dry bitter malts, with low sweetness and a sort of dry hop note at the end. Light body. Decent but unadventurous.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CampesinoTino (752) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 22, 2012
Bomber. Iced tea colored with minimal off-white head. Mostly caramel, malt and butterscotch notes in the aroma. The taste starts with big toffee and toasted biscuit malt flavors along with some brown sugar, cola and medicinal hops. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with adequate carbonation and a mildly bitter, malty finish. Fairly smooth and drinkable for the most part.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
manuchampions (1235) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
Pours a hazy orange-brown with a thin top of large bubbled off white head. Aroma is abundant with roasted, slightly nutty malt, slight hop and indeed some toffee sweetness there as well. Taste is more akin to a nut brown ale with a real developed nuttiness there, some sweetness and again roast in the malt. Toffee returns in the finish. Quite pleasant and drinkable, decent for the style.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6062) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2012
22. Pours a hazy bronzed medium amber with a loose whitish head and moderate lace. Light nutty, toasty nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toasty, nutty mid palate with a little bit of a biscuit quality. Nice and drinkable.


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