Emmetts McCarthy American Red
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RATINGS: 43   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scipio (720) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2012
Pours a dark red with with a creamy looking white head. Aroma consists of caramel, nuts, some floral hops, and bread. I don’t get a whole lot of bread or the hops in the taste. Instead, I get all caramel and nuts. It is slightly bitter. Nutty aftertaste. This one is lighter in body and slick, with some flatter carbonation. This is very drinkable, but it isn’t terribly exciting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
edgallow (2353) - 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 (3119) - 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 (5011) - , 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 (1853) - 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 (4058) - 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 (76) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lemke10 (826) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 8, 2012
I got this as part of an M&M 6pk from Binny’s in Downer’s Grove, IL in spring 2012. It pours a reddish brown color with only a slight head. The scent is mild with bitter hops with some toasted malts lingering behind. The taste is very true to the red ale characteristics. It is very smooth with a good toasted malt flavor that finishes with a good crisp after taste. Very well made indeed.

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