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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2004
This was smooth & red. Malty, no discernible hops. Had a nice body and was easy to drink. Medium to high carbonation

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Joem1 (5) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 31, 2005 does not count
World class Irish style ale. Great nose, nice appearance and a geat balanced taste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
turtlehead (111) - Nottingham, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 5, 2002
A wonderful red. I would have to say that it is the closest thing to Full Sail Amber available in the northeast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2002
The best Red ale I have had so far. Beautiful red appearance and nice creamy biege head. Flavor was malty and creamy smooth with some ameican hops and nice smooth american or irish yeast flavors. Reminds me of my own homebrewed red ale. Nice full aroma and mouthfeel and very smooth and creamy. Outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ericnixon (744) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUN 25, 2005
Aroma is rich in toasted mashmallow, toffeeish malted hops, and sea salt. A very English character that is almost candy-like. Flavor profile is incredibly complex. It starts off with soft caramel, moving to a dollop of hops blending with a dry chocolate, then finishing with a drying finish battling with hop flavor at the top of the palate. The entire flavor profile is wrapped in an encompassing, mouthfilling crystal malt character. This could best be described as toasting mashmallow on the beach over a campfire. My favorite from this brewery.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tillmac62 (685) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2015
BBD 11/30/15. Pours a beautiful clear dark ruby. Outstanding head volume, world class lacing and retention. Outstanding nose of toasted biscuit over a touch of caramel. Underneath is a subtle sweetness that hints of molasses. Very little earthy hop presence. Light medium body that is smooth and has a touch of creamy texture. Perfect carbonation with a nice effervescent burst in the middle and a prickly rollicking finish. The outstanding flavor profile is balanced, very complex and somewhat intense. It begins with toasted malt that flows into a light caramel that has a burned sugar quality. While never really sweet, the middle becomes mildly bitter and rather herbal. The finish is a slow slightly bitter and dry fade of charred grain and herbal hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 9, 2005
From a 12oz bottle. Best Enjoyed Before Nov 2003 (Review from September 2003) Well, itís definitely red... Deep bright red with small quickly-dissipating white head. Lace evident. The smell is dry. A light sweet smell. Taste is spicy and dry. Malty with hints of fruit. Nice dry hoppy finish. Light to medium-bodied. Quite tasty. A very good red ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Berley31 (230) - New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 22, 2009
Bottle. Poured with a very small, off-white head. Body is mostly clear with a trace of haziness, and a dark amber color. Good aroma... average maltiness present, some caramel, and light yeast. Great on the palate: smooth, medium-body with a creamy texture; soft carbonation. Progresses well to the terrific flavor: caramel and malt, nice and creamy, with a medium-duration finish. The beer does not look like anything special, but itís easiest one of the best Irish Reds Iíve tasted... could drink this all day for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JUL 18, 2002
Had on tap: The beer arrived with a dark reddish amber color with a small off white head which left some nice lace. It had a nice aroma of malt and hops. The flavor was of malt, hops, caramel and some spices. Slightly tangy, yet slightly bitter as well, finish. A very enjoyable beer.

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