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RATINGS: 188   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10082) - 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.

   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.

   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...

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Panzuriel (1429) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2002
Musty and sharp aroma. Hazy and red in color. Tangy Dry and salty tasting. No discernable aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
HighGravity (926) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2002
UPDATED: FEB 27, 2003 No not again. This beer is contact brewed by Shipyard and therefore has the classic ringwood yeast flavors. Blah, Blah, Blah.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2002
Had on tap: The beer arrived with a dark reddish amber color with a small off white head which left some nice lace. It had a nice aroma of malt and hops. The flavor was of malt, hops, caramel and some spices. Slightly tangy, yet slightly bitter as well, finish. A very enjoyable beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 20, 2002
Bottled. Dark brownish-red body, luscious creamy lasting head. Nose is great, strongly hoppy and grapefruity but with some maltiness to keep from overwhelming you. Decent flavor, with hints of chocolate and citrus, but not that strong or distinctive. Slightly thinnish on the back end, with ok hop presence to finish. Started out so well... but still a good effort.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
amx1970390 (480) - Southampton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 5, 2002
Red / amber color, little head, hoppy aroma, taste is not that impressive but it is alround a good brew, cant go wrong having a few.

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