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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   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


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2003
Beige head. Big floral, fruity nose, very inviting. Ruby amber hue. Sweet, pale malts, medium body, creamy mouthfeel, long luscious finish, ruby-red grapefruity, pleasantly bitter, and very smooth. A clean brew, my favorite irish so far.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
goz (358) - Chelmsford, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2003
Pours a deep red/amber, good sized tan head, and leaves good lacing on the way down. Aroma is lightly sweet (caramel), and strong on the bitter floral hops. Flavor starts with the caramel, middle and end are dominated by the hops, with a little hint of chocolate sneaking in somewhere. Medium body, easy drinking, perfect for a session around the campfire in Maine this summer.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CapFlu (5101) - 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 (743) - 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 (5676) - 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 (10601) - 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 (1952) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2002
Musty and sharp aroma. Hazy and red in color. Tangy Dry and salty tasting. No discernable aftertaste


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