Granville Island Irish Red
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Formerly brewed at Granville Island (Taproom - MolsonCoors)
Style: Irish Ale
Vancouver, Canada
Serve in English pint


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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.18/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
This unique beer style may be one of Ireland’s best kept secrets. Toffee-like in aroma, malty in flavour and copper in colour, Irish Red finishes clean and smooth, with a hint of Northwest hops to help get your Craic on when you’re not in Ireland.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 29, 2011
Copper orange pour, off-white head. Caramel, toast, spiciness and floral character on the aroma. Flavor is along the same lines with faintly resinous bitterness on the finish. A surprisingly clean and balanced mellow beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (9538) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 1, 2011
Bottle, shared by Parksy. Red orange amber, orange tinted head. Aroma of caramel and fruity hops. Nicely hopped palate, tasty caramel malt base. A really nicely hoppy amber, very tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
burnabyt (27) - - MAR 17, 2013
Purchased a 650ml bomber for St. Patty's Day. Poured a dark, clear, auburn body, with fluffy french vanilla head. The head leaves nice trails on the glass as it dissipates, and settles with a nice milky lace. The aroma suggests caramel malts and Ceylon tea. More caramel and tea on the tongue with an appearance of PNW hops to balance things out nicely. Mouthfeel is smooth, medium bodied, light-medium carbonation. Overall, pleasantly surprised, and I would reach for this one again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 17, 2011
Pleasantly balanced aroma of caramel malt and floral hops. Clear amber body is topped by a low white head that recedes to a thin partial cover with some lacing. Flavour is as aroma suggests with pleasant bitterness offsetting the caramel malt. Medium light body with moderate, lightly prickly carbonation. A very drinkable beer! Sampled on tap on St. Patrick’s day at Sunset Grill.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (2341) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
Bottled sample. Copper in colour with moderate yet spritzy carbonation. Aromas are of mellow grapefruit, toasted malt, and a bit of caramel. Flavours are a blend of pale, toasted and caramel malts, backed by some orchard fruit and mild citrus. Light bodied with a bright mineral-like finish. Easy drinking and clean with more complexity than one would expect. Solid overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LarryBeast (611) - - MAR 20, 2013
650ml bottle. Red with mocha-coloured head. A tad earthy, toast and toffee with some floral, pine and citrus hop notes. Taste is of lightly sweet caramel and roast malt, balanced by the right amount of dry bitterness. Medium/light body, clean, moderate fizz, crisp finish. A good local take on an Irish Ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5681) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 1, 2011
650mL bottle poured a deep amber color with modest off-white head and some spotted lacing. Aromas of caramel and hops. Taste is malty sweet with a moderate hoppy finish. A pretty decent red ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
northropfrye (3247) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 17, 2013
This was better than I thought. Reddish brown colour, white head. I was hit with a nice whiff of bitter hops. Malty bitter taste. Quite similar, in some ways, to an English Bitter. Granville Island needs to keep making beers like this. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pintbypint (3327) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2013
650ml brown bottle. 5.6% abv on label. Orange red colour, small tan cap. Nose has some surprise pine hops, spicy and pleasant. Lots of malt in the mouth, toffee notes, grains, a bit of earth and some spicy hop. Slight bitterness and piney hop aftertaste. Medium bodied, average mouthfeel and carbonation. A nice brew, pretty simple but very drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (19119) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 29, 2011
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Dark amber color; creamy head. Light caramel aroma. Quite good caramel and roasted malt flavor, dry mouthfeel. Strong bitterness. Pleasant beer, although not complex.

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