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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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Our flagship, this Irish-Style Red Ale proudly won a gold medal at the 2000 World Beer Cup. A combination of 5 different malts and 3 hop varietals, carefully blended, results in a perfect balance. Full-flavored and medium-bodied, the Riptide Red provides surprising complexity for such an easy-drinking brew.
O.G. 1056


1.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
cheap (5231) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2016
Darker Belgian pour with fast creamy thin head. Smell is a little mossy. Creamy malty darker sweeter tasting thing. Almost cloying at times. Thicker malty bitter stuff. Certainly has a darker celtic side to it. Could only do one. Does not hide alky well. Mouth coating malt. Down thar wit Gray Irish Great Lakes Conwayís Irish Ale Samuel Adams Irish Red Ale Ohio Brewing Double Irish Red Carlow OíHaraís Irish Red & Flying Bison Aviator. Could not appreciate.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nekronos (4039) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 8, 2016
Normal and quite thin. Not bad but nothing special to comment. Quite like an ale more like a regular craft brew.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Maverick34 (2917) - New York, USA - MAR 23, 2016
Reddish brown pour. Some caramel and slight dough. Malts and hops. Ok unspectacular.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rex_Remes (105) - Bonyhad, HUNGARY - NOV 20, 2015
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2015 (12oz bottle, Virginia USA) Aroma: decent nose, malt, roasted/toasted, chocolate, melted butter, some herbalness. Appearance: good looking beer, relatively dark, reddish amber-brown, good off-white head that dissipates pretty quickly, frothy/foamy. Taste: chocolate, tobacco, smokey, nice bittering hop flavor, not too bold, a bit soft/light in the middle, but ok follow thru. Hint of vanilla. Palate: dry, solid bitterness, relatively sparkly, some oiliness. Overall: a good, drinkable beer with solid (but not over the top) bitterness and flavor. Balanced and enjoyable. [update after follow-on tasting: The complexity and layers of flavor from the different malt/hops are very good. This a noteworthy beer]

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (679) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2015
BBD 11/30/15. Pours a beautiful clear dark ruby. Outstanding head volume, world class lacing and retention. Outstanding nose of toasted biscuit over a touch of caramel. Underneath is a subtle sweetness that hints of molasses. Very little earthy hop presence. Light medium body that is smooth and has a touch of creamy texture. Perfect carbonation with a nice effervescent burst in the middle and a prickly rollicking finish. The outstanding flavor profile is balanced, very complex and somewhat intense. It begins with toasted malt that flows into a light caramel that has a burned sugar quality. While never really sweet, the middle becomes mildly bitter and rather herbal. The finish is a slow slightly bitter and dry fade of charred grain and herbal hops.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Foxbush (1748) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 5, 2015
12 oz bottle from Total Wine and More The Irish Ale pours a dark amber with a small off white head and no lacing. The head dissipated very quickly. . The ale aroma was of bready malt and soft hops. The ale had a light body with soft carbonation. The ale finished with a malty aftertaste.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
ctipping (1168) - Florida, USA - JUN 22, 2015
12 oz. bottle poured into a pint glass. Not-quite-mahogany brown that looks slightly red until you hold it up to the light, at which point it looks quite red. Tan head is quickly gone with very little lacing. Nutty malty aromas. Not sweet, but a tad caramely. Very little hop aroma. Eh, smells like a red ale. Nutty malts first and foremost. Not a lot going on. Just the same as the smell. Itís not a bad flavor, itís just not much flavor. Not as thin as I expected, which is nice. Even if there isnít much flavor, thereís some body to remind you that youíre drinking something. Goes down easy, thatís for sure. I finished this before I knew it, so I guess it canít be bad. I just barely noticed I was drinking a beer.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bosco (287) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Pours deep red/brown amber. Quickly disappearing head and some lacing. Rusty, malty, coffee, a bit watery with most of itís complexity on the finish. Best by: 7/15 Consumed on: 3/31/15 $1.99/12oz bottle at Total Wine and More Boca Raton Florida

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gachupines (1244) - USA - DEC 11, 2014
Reddish amber with a thin head. Aroma is light, notes of burnt toffee. Flavor is is burnt toffee and slightly bitter malt. Finishes a touch bitter. Wife: 3.2

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
PorterPounder (7131) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2014
Atlanta, Ga. - Total Wine - Perimeter - 12 oz bottle. Pours a light amber with a decently thick off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is somewhat neutral, a touch of cherries, very light maple syrup. Flavor is mellow and even-keeled, hint of peat, light chocolate, some canned fruit cocktail furitiness. Smooth, even mouthfeel, Sessionable.


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