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RATINGS: 186   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.
O.G. 1056


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (8680) - 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 (7956) - 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 (11971) - 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 (712) - 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.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
zvikar (3624) - 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 (2589) - 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 (1461) - 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 (2654) - 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 (5341) - 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.


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