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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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2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zvikar (2837) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 23, 2012
Beer of the month, pours bronze with a nice head that diminish quickly, aroma of bread, grain, malt, caramel and a touch of hops, flavor is metallic and sour with some malt tones and moderate bitterness, zesty, medium bodied, not good enough.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
kerenmk (2004) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 19, 2012
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Clear reddish brown with some white foam. Raisins, wine and roses aroma, delicate bitterness that becomes sweet towards the end and quite malty as well. Medium body, smooth finish, soft carbonation. Ok.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zgaier (1186) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2012
Pours a dark red-amber with a beige head and malty aroma. Taste is of malt, caramel, grains, and bread with a smooth finish. Decent Irish ale but nothing special.

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Fratto (2524) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2012
Cavie brings brown beer.
Not much to smell or taste here.
I guess I’ll drink it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheBeerGod (5053) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Bottle - gift from my friend Vince. It was from his beer of the month club. Attractive copper pour with a tall, fluffy tan head. Caramel and toasted malt in the nose with soft notes of dark, multigrain bread. Taste is dark bread, caramel, toasted malt, grains, faint fruit and light buttery notes. Body is medium with a creamy but bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more chewy caramel, light earthy hops, bread dough and grains.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (5036) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAR 25, 2012
Bottle. Beer of the month club. Almost clear deep amber color with a medium beige head. Aroma of malt, butter (diacetyl), caramel, some nuts, fruity notes and some floral hops. Sweetish malty flavor with some butter, caramel, grainy hints, a bit of hops and a slightly bitter finish. Light to medium-bodied and a bit over carbonated. Would’ve been a decent beer without that annoying diacetyl. Still kinda drinkable, but not really enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (894) - , Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2012
given to me by someone as part of their beer of month club; amber orange pour; aroma is of toffee/caramel med palate. taste is a good balance of malts, sweet toffee and right amount of bitter hops at end; easy to drink and enjoyable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BiddleBrau (876) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2012
From beer of the month club. darker amber with thin off-white head. minimal nose, hint of toasted malt. Toasted caramel malt flavor, a bit hop astringency that lingers. Fairly crisp flavor. Malt doesn’t hang long. Pretty clean finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rollinsr (335) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - MAR 4, 2012
Pours copper in color with a bit of light tan head. Floral hop aroma with some sweet caramel notes. Taste is very sweet with only the slightest bit of hoppy bitterness. Bit of yeasty alcohol esters as well but overall, this is a very drinkable and well-balanced beer albeit kind of bland.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
From notes. First reviewed 12/26/2010. Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. The pour is a full transparent amber color with visible resplendent carbonation rising from the bottom. A modest beige head slowly fades to a ring. Bready, earthy malt, with a bouquet of floral hops encapsulate the aroma. The taste starts out with a dry amber malt backbone, with some earthy notes as well. Light nutty and caramel (but not sweet) character as well. Finishes with a dry English hoppy bitterness. The mouthfeel is clean, dry, and smooth. It feels like it is easy to drink. Full, crisp carbonation. Very slightly astringent. I was pleasantly surprised by this; a great Irish red ale.


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