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RATINGS: 192   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (5047) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2003
(Bottle) Frothy almond head with a copper body. Bitter hop nose. Hops and caramel with a bitter finish. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericnixon (742) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 29, 2003
On tap somewhere in Maine. Thie beer had a beautiful deep reddish brown color with a wonderful hoppy taste. simply amazing stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (5434) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2003
Dark red in colour, almost brown...very hazy. A great strong smell with hints of fruit and malt. A pretty strong ale with definate hints of hops, but brings a well balanced malt to the flavour. Another great beer, from a state which seems to bring great breweries to the country -- Allagash as well!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
Deep amber color with a thick creamy head and good lace. Sweet hoppy aroma with malty background. Sweet hoppy flavor with a well balanced finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10523) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 6, 2002
This beer rocks. The commercial deScription and deScriptions of other members will have to suffice as I took no notes while enjoying this brew at the Brickskeller in D.C. However, if you enjoy other Irish Ales that I have rated highly. You will not be disappointed with this one.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
russnug (35) - Erie, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 3, 2002
Fruity Front followed by a nicely dry hopped,with a roasted malt and barley finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
krisbierjaeger (844) - dolores, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2002
graces a glass with a woody sun-burst orange pour, head fluffy as a down comforter, sawdust colored. mostly clear, some particulate matter barely visible at micro-millage. they could even be "gworks", mythological inhabitants of quality beverages that, once consumed engender upsurges of endorphins in the drinker. smell is aromatic wicker-basket and dry grass, pressed flowers and butterscotch. gentle carbonation and dry hard-cider flavor upfront, medium body and bitterness. sound session product and the gworks rocked my torpor--so to speak...

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Panzuriel (1698) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2002
Musty and sharp aroma. Hazy and red in color. Tangy Dry and salty tasting. No discernable aftertaste

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2002
The best Red ale I have had so far. Beautiful red appearance and nice creamy biege head. Flavor was malty and creamy smooth with some ameican hops and nice smooth american or irish yeast flavors. Reminds me of my own homebrewed red ale. Nice full aroma and mouthfeel and very smooth and creamy. Outstanding.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 4, 2002
Nah, very hoppy and not enough malt for my liking. The head was nice, though.


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