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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.2/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.13/5   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
“The Irish Red with a Northwest accent.” OG 13.6° Plato ABV 5.5% IBU 25 Red Cap Red is lead brewer Tom Eastood’s Northwest twist on an Irish Red Ale. A combination of stewed crystal malts and roasted barley gives Red Cap its distinctive garnet color and light tan head. The aroma is malty sweet with a light hint of Northwest hops. The flavor is primarily toffee-like malt with a crisp hop balance and slightly dry finish from the roasted barley. Red Cap is a versatile beer that pairs well with a variety of foods. The caramel flavors from crystal malt would nicely complement a well-seared steak or burger or even blackened salmon. The smooth, crisp finish make it a natural with pizza. The malty sweetness can ease fiery Mexican or Asian dishes. Try Red Cap with sharp cheeses, fruits and nuts. Irish Red Ales originated in the town of Kilkenny in 1710 as an offshoot of the English Pale Ales of the day. The addition of roasted barley gave the beer a darker color and drier finish than its English counterparts. The style never caught on much in Ireland, being overshadowed by Stouts, and Lagers, but became popular in the U.S. thanks to marketing by major macro-breweries.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2012
Ambe rin color, clear with a thin head. Awesome malt and hops balance. A very tasty Amber. They did a great job brewing this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (2958) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 16, 2015
Draft pour pint at Frankies pizza. Pours a ruby brown color with a short fizz head. Soft malt aroma. Flavor is some rich caramel malt, and a mild toffee finish. Drinks easy. Nothing offensive here. Good red.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shoulderbroken (3831) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 16, 2015
Tap at Grub. Cherry, fruity, not much else, bit sweet. Strawberry, bit of caramel. Nice enough. Aroma is fruity, light hoppiness. Lacking something for me, but it’s alright.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
reebtogi (5741) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 14, 2015
Sampled during VCBW 2015 on the PNE grounds pours a light amber color with a finger of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is caramel with some light toasted notes. Taste is a grassy hop bitterness with a caramel malty sweetness finishing with a dry woody note. Light bodied with modest carbonation. Overall, a decent Irish red ale, but there are better ones out there.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
IndianaRed (3845) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 19, 2014
On Tap at the original Bellingham taphouse. Clear redish amber with a full lasting off white head. Carmel and light toasetd malts. Under hopped for a red I think. Mild and easy...and a little boring. But nothing wrong with it. More like an Amber maybe

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Oakes (15806) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
Amber-brown, a bit light, touch of biscuit and caramel. A bit of a throwaway beer, like it exists because there’s supposed to be an amber in the lineup.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (12902) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
Draft - Light malts and toffee. Clear amber with a rich white head. Toffee and nice malts with a pleasant sweetness. Nice basic red.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Draught at the brewery
Dark color, mahogany, with red hue. The aroma is a bit dusty. The mouthfeel is soft, off-dry, with caramel flavor, and ordinary bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Alanthebeerguy (213) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
Easy drinking red ale. On tap. Pours mahogany brown, good head and lacing. Smell is clean, malt and molasses. Taste is similar, malt forward, finish is clean and smooth. A good red ale, but nothing outstanding. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
riversideAK (6160) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - FEB 12, 2013
Caramel toast a little roast a little fruity residual sugar and earthy hop notes. Pours auburn amber tan head. Flavors of toast caramel dry roast fruity residual sugar light earthy hop bitterness. Mild hop presence for balance. Smooth medium bodied. Yup.

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