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Mad River Jamaica Red Ale

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RATINGS: 369   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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This beer was originally brewed for a famous Reggae festival that happens each year here in Humboldt County. A malty bitter American Amber style ale. This mahogany hued ale brings an intense spectrum of hop flavors from the spicy aromatic to lingering bitter, all underscored by a full- bodied caramel richness. Try this brew with a little Jamaican Jerked Chicken.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hanuta06 (266) - Washington, USA - APR 4, 2014
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Full Throttle Bottles. Aroma: light molasses malt. Appearance: small, frothy, off-white, initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Cloudy, dark-orange body. Taste: lightly bitter initial flavor and finish with average duration. Palate: light-to-medium body, creamy texture and lively carbonation. Overall: great, creamy, smooth palate and good flavor.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Dfonorow (1214) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2014
On tap at SF Beer Week Opening Gala. Pour is red/brown with a moderate tan head. Aroma is of light fruits, grass, caramel, and spice. Flavor has citrus, grapefruit, orange rind, and caramel. Sticky and sweet finish.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (1672) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2014
12 oz bottle from Tipsy’s into a globe glass. Reddish-brown with a light tan head. Aroma of fruits, malts, hops, pine and light spices. Similar flavor, adding moderate bitterness and light caramel sweetness. Medium body with a lingering dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (5895) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 6, 2014
Bottle from Taniguchi. Nice chewy malt nose, caramel fudge and grassy hops. Pretty amber-brown with a tight, fine head. Nice rich caramel malts, light chocolate fudge, plus good American hops, more grassy and piney than citrus, though. Solid Amber.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Squizzle (133) - Idaho, USA - DEC 23, 2013
This is a decent beer. Its readily available and I had it on tap and bottle. Kind of a dark red ale. Lots of my dude friends like it.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1338) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 28, 2013
7% a reddish brown opaque pour with a beige head & a candy caramel aroma. Medium-bodied, sweet caramel malts with a strong citrusy hop bitterness give it a mildly puckering bitter finish but is overall well balanced and solid. Quite easy to drink.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biirusaikou (410) - - NOV 13, 2013
Plum hops, coffee beans aroma. Dark malt, caramel, citrus, nutty, sweet finish. Pleasant amber ale, almost feels like a half stout.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (1785) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - NOV 8, 2013
12oz bottle - pours cloudy amber with bege head. Nose is citrus/grapefruit. Malty backbone. Refreshing. Slightly spicy finish. Decent despite the low ratings.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2481) - Salida, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2013
Draft. Pours a medium, well retained ivory head, over a slightly hazy copper (SRM 18) body.....nose is cereal, hints of brown sugar, slight allspice phenolics, hints of whiskey, no esters....taste is light sweet, cereal malts, Bourbon tones, light terpene, slight pepper, leading to a moderate lingering, light pine, citrus peel bitterness.....mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, slight terminal acidity. This is a very different beer and very different from the typical Amber. Some of the aromas and flavors are incongruous to the ingredients, but all in all makes for an interesting beer. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
juicyhops (48) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2013
Bottle. This is a desert island red. All the great flavors of an imperial red but moderate in its 6.5 abv. Great nose of citrus and pine with ripe ctirus fruit dominating but a little spice too. Cloudy red with little head and no lace. Outstanding flavor of resiny citrus and sweet caramel/crystal malt. Medium bodied. Everything you could want from a west coast red ale. Would love to have this on tap.


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