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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   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.
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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chuckaduck (645) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Pours a red-amber with a fluffy off-white head. Lots of carbonation. Aroma is bread, coffee, nutty. This is more earthy and malty than I expected. Taste is nutty and mild, some hoppiness; not very complex. But nice in its simplicity. Mouth feel is somewhat chewy. This isn’t too bad; I’d order this in a bar.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mar (4848) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 31, 2012
amber pour with a thick cream head. nose is roasted malts, light dough, and bread. thin on the palate, dried bread, crisp, maybe hops?, clean finish.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a clear copper hued body with a small off-white head that doesn’t last. Aromas are quite sweet, caramel/crystal malt, a good amount of fruity (British like) yeast esters, strawberries, light hops. A touch of vegital, DMS like aromas. Flavors are strongly of caramel, crystal malt, tea, lightly hoppy, iced tea. Bland, but not completely undrinkable. Medium bubbles, lower body. Really bland.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ibrew2or3 (6890) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAY 26, 2012
12oz bottle pours a nice clear deep rosy red amber with thin tan head. The aroma offers up dark fruity estery notes like various cherries and cherry hard candy as well as slight malty notes and spicy black licorice. The taste seems to beam with sweet cherry dark fruity esters and spicy black licorice. Man the more I drink the more anise and black licorice like spiciness I get along with lingering cherry candy notes. Interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (2923) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Bottle. Caramel malt and light vanilla aroma. Clear deep amber with a moderate beige head. Caramel malt and light spicy/grassy flavor. Light carbonated body.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2012
This beer pours amber-orange with a medium off-white head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of bready malt and hops. Light body with flavors of sweet malt, caramel and mild hops. The finish is sweet with a malty aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (7602) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Bottle. Caramel malt and light hay aroma - very nice. Dark amber color with large off-white head. Slightly sweet caramel malt flavor with a hint of pepper and hay. Light body. Smells great but a bit of a let down in the flavor.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 3, 2012
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear copper body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of caramel, grass, and bread. Flavor of caramel, toasted grain, and light citrus.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
hivemind (709) - New York, New York, USA - APR 30, 2012
12-oz bottle. Pours dark amber with medium beige/tan head. Aroma is pretty good - a little spice, a little zest, a little bready malt. Palate is sweet and metallic upfront and quickly recedes, leaving behind a lot of corn/grain/malt flavor and an unwanted sort of putrid bitterness. Somewhat complex and interesting, but not that good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - APR 29, 2012
Pours a nice redish brown with a healthy head. Tastes malty and creamy with a grainy bitterness and hints of sour fruits.


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