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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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2005
Nice beer. Slightly different tasting Irish ale, but still good. Pours a deep, bubbly ruby/amber body with a thick, long lasting off-white head. Great looking beer. Cherry, caramel aroma. Smooth mouthfeel. Sweet, roasted/nutty taste. I can taste some alcohol. Overall enjoyable beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfranz (261) - Acton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 22, 2005
Pours out amber/darker red with a small white head. Slighly hopped, not too sweet. I’m not really a fan of Irish Reds, but I could drink this on a regular basis easily.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 14, 2005
Faintly nutty, dough, caramel, faintly hoppy nose. Small beige head dissipates quickly. Pours a ruby orange hue. Faintly toasted malts, buttery, caramel malt backbone, slick mouthfeel, pleasantly fruity bittering hops. A nice brew, but not terribly exciting I must say.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldGrowth (2590) - North Carolina, USA - APR 21, 2005
Bottle, from Julio’s. Good nose, Almond, yeasty/bready, little grassy, sourdough, caramel. Nice clean reddish orange color. Small white beige head that faded to a ring. Lite bitter sweet flavors, same as aromas, more towards the grassy, sourdough side with a caramel backbone. Little grapefruit too. Medium body, creamy slippery mouthfeel, roasty bitter finish. Nice brew, though it has that american lager thing I’m not crazy about.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 3, 2005
2005 bottle at Julio’s Spring Beer Fest, 4/02/05. Cherry red mixes with light amber-brown for the body, which is clear, with a small, but somewhat well-retained beige-yellow head. Aroma of pine hops, sweet coffee and cream. A touch of caramel and some light fruitiness. Flavor is well-balanced, with some honey-cream, dry roast and well-extracted malts balancing against an easygoing hops bitterness, that is not too drying. A bit astringent as it warms, however, with a peppery, disruptive carbonation. Medium body, with no wateriness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2005
I’m assuming this is what I drank, listed as "Newport Storm Irish". On tap St. Patrick’s Day weekend at the Boston University Pub. Deliciousness. A more robust, mature taste than the regular Newport Storm, which I had the day before. I would definitely get this again. Tasted something like an amber though. In any event, a keeper.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2387) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 5, 2004
Pours a two-fingered cream head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Clear amber color. Malty/hoppy nose. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Starts sweet/hoppy finishes mellow, a decent red; $1.70 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3283) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 26, 2004
Very very carbonated with huge khaki head and a slightly hazy reddish garnet color. A pretty beer, but too large of a head. Aroma is vinous, I note lots of cherries and other dried fruits. Some roasted malts in the nose as well. A pleasant aroma. Start is a rich malty flavor, with roasty hints. I get overwhelming metallic notes in the middle. Finishes with a decent hoppiness. the metallic notes hurt this beer a lot. Could be less carbonated.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2004
Color: bright, ruby red grapefruit. Head: small, slight, off-white. Aroma: popcorn? bubblegum? circus peanuts? minestrone? Really, I don’t know why I am having such trouble with this one...there’s something unusual about it that baffles my sensory powers...it’s a mystery...sweet, though...malty... Some hops greet the tongue with a coppery, flinty feeling upfront, that rings a touch hollow, unfortunately. Not as much malt as I’d expect from an "Irish ale." Sweet, though, but simple. Some fruitiness, and a corny sweetness, comes through later, on the palate. Light in body, and texture, but not without it’s charms. A tasty little delight, but I wonder what else these guys can do

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CapFlu (4458) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 28, 2004
(Bottle) Pours a thin, white, frothy head and a clear, mahogany body. Nose is mainly tinny with a roasted undertone. Flavours are somewhat subdued - fruity, oily and malty. Above average. Thanks DYC!


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