TATE (297) - Lubec, Maine, USA - JUN 4, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a deep amber color with a thin tan head. Aroma is apple and coffee. The beginning has a bit of a sweet caramel flavor quickly balanced off with the hop finish. Medium body and very easy to drink. This is one of my favorites along with all the other Gritty’s products. I was told that this Red Claws is the same as Grittys Best Brown and it does taste similar to their brown.
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.
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pin glass.
The color is a clear copper with a slight finger of foamy white head with little lacing left on the glass.
The smell is a slight bit hoppy with a touch of some fruity flavors. Some slight apple and cinnamon mixed with a malt flavor that is holding it’s own. There is a slight bitterness that is in the backend but gone quickly before really getting a chance.
The feel of this beer is medium bodied and feels like a plain, average ale. It’s easy to get into and makes for an easy drinking beer and would be something that would go well
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.
SrSilliGose (3257) - 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
phaleslu (6502) - 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.
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.
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.
Reimer96 (1219) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Portland brewpub, pours a reddish amber with a small off white head. Smells of caramel and nuts. Taste is malty with a bit of caramel. Very mild hop finish. Average red ale.