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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.
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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (6459) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
crajun (1009) - , 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BiddleBrau (972) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rollinsr (411) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Photog (215) - Camillus, New York, USA - FEB 18, 2012
Caramel malt aroma all the way with a little pine hop presents. Nice dark red hue. Caramel malt taste and sweet. Not too complex. One note. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (8819) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
355mL thanks to DedicatedToFun. Pours a clear amber with a thicker, yellow head. Nice lacework. Diacetyl nose with sweet strawberry candies. Taste is sudsy, dry, a bit sticky, with heavier sweet bread and toffee malt. Small toasted bread character, brown sugar, bready carbs. Not too bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
DedicatedToFun (3303) - Santa Monica, California, USA - FEB 12, 2012
Looks good but cannot compete with russian river..............................

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rustyham (1748) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2012
Strong sweet malty aroma and dark translucent Amber color. The flavor is very palette and pretty thin, almost like a macro lager. kind of disappointing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
robgibbens (418) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2012
Dark reddish/amber color with a nice foamy head. Plenty of lacing. Very bready, malty aroma. Taste is a bit sour to start but mellows to a sweet malty finish. Clean and refreshing.

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