phaleslu (6497) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Irish Ale! It makes sense now. Mistakenly written as "Red Claws Brown Ale" on the marker board. I guessed it was more of an amber ale. Irish ale fits. Anyway, this one pours a clear amber with a small eggshell head that leaves a ring. Aroma of lightly toasted malts and brown sugar. Like a sweet breakfast cereal. Flavor of sweet and toasty malts, caramel, and brown sugar. Not far off. Light-medium bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, malty mouthfeel.
SrSilliGose (3256) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Doughy breads rye malt backing. Touch of cocoa. Toasty, dry. Some cereal. Touch of herbal hop character. Liked the nice dry bread Character
AirForceHops (3174) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 22 oz bottle. Dark red in color, white thin head that diminished as it warmed. Aroma of piney hops. Taste was very much like its aroma that left your mouth watering for more. Typical average Irish ale. Not bad, not really good, very middle of the road. Shared with LiteWait.
nakedwhendrunk (2081) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 1, 2014
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Reviewed from notes.
This is an Irish Red Ale, hmmm..as an American with Irish blood, well, uh...okay, I certainly hope my notes speak my mind.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a super light red color with a large transparency running about the beer to allow some light carbonation to be seen rising and trying to fill a one finger white foamy head thatís trying to dissipate within less than thirty seconds.
The smell had some burnt light caramel tones. Hops, what hops, they werenít there, no matter how many times Iíve had this brew. They just werenít.
The taste was mainly sweet and no balance and it had a really strong caramel aftertaste which ended up leading to a super dry finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly sessionable quality to it. The carbonation was actually somewhat decent.
Overall, for the most part, this wasnít much of an Irish Red ale. As someone from an Irish descent, Iím actually somewhat offended. No way would I have this again and its not because I hate basketball, its because this beer just isnít that good.
edgallow (2074) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
16 oz draft pours reddish amber with a off white head. Aroma of malts, herbs and grain. Taste is malty, nutty and herbs.
boto (1850) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - JUL 25, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught @ Brewpub: This one pours a dark amber color. There was very little of an off-white head on it, and about no lacing. The aroma is decent. Mainly some caramel malt. Some roastiness, smokiness and chocolate to the nose. The taste is good. Slightly bitter with a touch of a dry finish. Faint roast, caramel, no sweetness at all. Some earthy notes. Not bad.
JFGrind (1844) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Give a buddy ten bucks before he leaves for a vacation in New England and he comes back with two bombers of Red Claws Ale. Neither one of us would of guessed it was an Irish Ale. However, the pine hops did give off a lower bitterness. Copper medium bodied ale, creamy head and an easy drinker.
Imaena (1823) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. This is a pretty rough irish red ale that is lacking in many of the aspects i look for in session beers - not a highly drinkable ale to use Coors parlance.
LtDan (1784) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - SEP 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: Pours a deep, clear auburn with virtually no head.
Aroma: Caramel, toffee, clover, apple.
Taste: Toasted malt, mildly bitter hop spice, caramel corn, and a little bit of peat.
Mouthfeel: Very thin and moderately fizzy.
Overall: A really complex,layered Irish Ale.Not usually jazzed by this style, but its very fresh, very lively, with a great hop presence.
porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - APR 28, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22 oz. bottle from Bootleggers) Pours coppery amber, slightly hazy. Three or so fingers of biscuit head that recede to about half a finger and eventually get kind of globby. Aroma of caramel and bread, and even a bit of chocolate. Fairly inviting except a hint of metalllic. Mouthfeel is fairly smooth, except lightly prickly. Also quite thin. Flavor is a letdown after a fairly promising aroma. Some caramel overlain by some bitterness, becoming a bit chocolatey as it warms. A bit metallic. Flavor and mouthfeel are weak.