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RATINGS: 77   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 31   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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(March 1st- April 30th) Deep ruby red in color, this well balanced ale has roasted malt tones and a crisp hop character. It is in the Irish tradition and comes just in time for springtime thunderstorms.


3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernesto987 (3525) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 16, 2012
A red malt forward beer with a decently bitter finish. Really canít think of anything else to say, oh thereís the minimum character total. Shweet.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Reynolds314 (2217) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Wasnt a big fan. Gets 5/5 for appearance because its red like a good red should be. Aroma is hay and raw barley. Taste is malty and unpleasant bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MaBeer1972 (1259) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 1, 2011
On tap at the brewery as part of the tour. The third pour out of 4 tastings. I have had this one in the bottle before also and it has been one of my favorite red beers. Very fresh and tasty on tap. Good overall roasty malts but nicely balanced. More enjoyable than the flagship amber.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jblauvs (1339) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - APR 13, 2011
Bottle thanks to Shogo Walnut pour with a fluffy offwhite head. Aroma is toasted malt, caramel, some light grassiness, mouthfeel is light, flavor is coffee grounds, toasted malt, crisp grass, Finish is more bitter coffee ground. Mild and drinkable, but with enough flavor to be satisfying.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rjplumer (373) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - APR 1, 2011
Has deep brown/red color with a slightly brown head which is a around one finger in height and lasts a long time. Has a very spicy hop aroma. Has a spicy hop taste also with a touch of bitterness. I detect a hint of sourness in the finish. Though it seemed rather strong at the start it soon mellows the more you drink it.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
italianjohn (2278) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 19, 2010
Dark red/brownish pour off white head .... sweet roasted malty aroma and a roasted nutty, caramel malt taste with a bitter sweet roasted finish ..... a different kind of irish red not just a caramel malt bomb here ... enjoyed it

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BroSpud (1666) - , Massachusetts, USA - JUN 1, 2010
12oz bottle. Pours a dark amber with a white head. Reminds me more of a scotch ale than a typical red. Primary taste seemed to be some sort of malty rye.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
halfonit (1150) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 31, 2010
Pours a dark and deep amber color with a thick off white head. It seems to be a little cloudy. Aroma is of malts, coffee, and hops. Flavor is of malts, coffee milk, and some caramel. Leaves a coffee malt finish. This seems to be more like a winter ale to me. Similar to their Coffee Milk Stout.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
auerbrau (3144) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 21, 2010
12oz Bottle, purchased at Wakefield Liquors - Wakefield, RI. Generic red malt aroma, plain and clean. Pours a very dark red-brown, with an off-white lacy head. Wow. This has got a really rich and deep satisfying caramelized malt flavor. Somehow completely unexpected. However, thereís some strong fresh hop bitterness, that may push it a little far, but otherwise, itís enjoyable. Iím surprised. This has some really strong, delicious malt flavors from an unassuming Irish Red Ale. Nice work.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joebudzjoe (668) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 19, 2010
Draft @ Monster Bís. Very dark ruby body. A simple well-rounded ale. Perfect session ale and perfect ale for a designated driver. Lots of flavor without too much ABV. Crispy and well-bodied.


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