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RATINGS: 45   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
An American classic... the McCarthy Red has it all. This medium bodied ale combines a caramel-like sweetness and a complex toastiness, with an abundance of hop character. The firm bitterness and fragrant hop aroma will keep you coming back for more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (9763) - Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2015
355ml bottle. Amber pour, large offwhite head. ARoma is hoppier than expected, some tropical fruit and citrus, some caramel and dried fruit. Falvor is both earthy and hopppy. This is actually pretty good. HErbal, piney hops, ,caramel, pretzel, supremely dry, spices even the lightest roast/smoke. Complex. A winner in a mundane category.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cbfobes (2733) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2015
On tap at Emmett’s, pours a clear amber with an egg shelled colored head and some spotty lacing in the glass, the aroma actually had a nice hop touch to it with the sweetness following, the flavor has a hoppy and fruity front end with a sweeter finish of caramel and malt, hoppier than I expected, pleasantly surprised.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2966) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 1, 2014
12 oz bottle pours amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, caramel and pine. Taste is malts and caramel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
JwBeerMan (2) - Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2013 does not count
Ruby red color with off white head. Caramel malt and piney hop aroma. Citrus and piney hop flavors balanced by caramel sweetness. Chewy, medium bodied, medium-high carbonation, great mouthfeel. Finishes semi-sweet to dry with a nice hop bitterness to balance out the malty sweetness. Unique, but appropriate style characteristics.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GhostFace (321) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 7, 2013
translucent bright amber pour with a thin tan head. bready caramel malt aroma with some piney hops coming through. malt forward flavor with a dry, slightly bitter hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (4346) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
Had this on draft at uncommon ground. Cloudy red pour. White head. Malty and bitter finish. Smooth and hoppy upfront. I like

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2013
On tap at Goose Island 25th Anniversary Event. Citrus hops and a bit of bready malt. Mild toast and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hombrepalo (1956) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Brewhaha. Poued reddish amber color with a decent off-white head. Decent amount of hoppy aroma which is promising. On the lighter side of medium bodied. Decent balance with a decidedly hoppy finish. Fair to decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (4816) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Aroma is malts and light but crisp hops. The flavor is fruit, mildly sweet malts, light citrus and a bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheArgoPirate (99) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours reddish amber with a creamy head. Smells of grassy hops and malt. Taste is very malty with a nice bitter balance to finish. Medium body. Good balance overall, solid beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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