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Nimbus Red Ale is a rich, medium-bodied American-style amber ale. Known for its sophisticated mouth feel and exceptional drinkability, our Red Ale is a true classic. Copper-hued and well-balanced, Nimbus Red Ale has a lightly sweet taste enhanced with the flavor of four different malt varieties and flaked barley. We brew this beer with handpicked Chinook and Cascade hops. This combination gives our Red a mild malt sweetness and a relatively dry, aromatic finish. Never bitter, Nimbus Red is sure to please the beer lover who enjoys lighter flavors and a lower alcohol content. It's crisp, refreshing taste has made our Red a fixture at major sporting events throughout Southern Arizona.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Like a heavily toasted ipa or American pale. Very nice hop presence when fresh. Good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
quiznoaz (309) - Arizona, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Amber pour, looks cloudy at first, but that’s more because of large bubbles sticking to the glass and rising from the bottom; once that settles it looks more clear. The head didn’t last long. Light malty aroma. Initial flavor is a blend of malt and hop, that gives way to almost a floral finish. Its easy to drink, though with a hint of bitter throughout. Not bad -- a bit more flavor than a typical amber, but nothing really stands out either.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DMLINAZ (309) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2011
Pours from a bottle amber brown with reddish tint, white head/lace. Malty, a little sour, somewhat astringent, a bit fizzy; good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Amber pour with creamy off white head and lace. Sour malt and light caramel aroma. Caramel, pepper, with a nice bitter. Thin and a bit fizzy.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11348) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 7, 2011
on tap-pours an off white head that laces and dark amber color. Aroma is soft medium malt/gainy. Taste is sweet medium malt/grainy-caramel, spice/coppery/resin hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TURDFERGUSON (4008) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 20, 2011
Bottle on the disc golf course. Beer always tastes better while playing a round of frolf. Big malt, sharp hops, slightly metallic. A little sweet. Not bad.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
troyc (2870) - Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2011
[Tap] Pours a rusty amber color with a nice cap of off white head. Aroma of bready malts, astringent hoppiness and vegetables. The flavor was better, with mostly caramel/bread and sharp hoppy notes. Not too bitter, but the hop varieties seemed to clash a little in here. Lingering sweet roll and dry light spice finish. Lingering lacing looked pretty good. Pretty standard.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2011
Draft at Nimbus. Pours clear reddish-amber, thin to medium off-white head, solid lacing. Nose is creamy, dusty, light hop aromas, Flavours of light creamy-coffee notes, red fruit, light hop spice and bitterness. Nice for a red ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lucklys (62) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - FEB 13, 2011
Being titled a red ale, I expected nothing short of a red coloration and this Nimbus brew did not disappoint. Freshly poured into my snifter glass, it glowed a wondrous copper red/brown and looked thicker than it was. The head was definitely lacking, barely building before breaking up, and there was no lacing to speak of. My first shock was the amalgamation of scents emanating from the beer. It’s an oddly pleasant mixture of malt, sour cherry, yeasty dough, and maybe something citrus...grapefruit perhaps. --- Where I was completely assuming that this ale would be thick in my mouth, what with all the different smells, my second shock was due in large part to the fact that the liquid was practically water-like in texture. Very thin, very watery, yet it still managed to maintain all of the flavors of the malt, cherry, dough, and grapefruit. The only problem with all of these flavors being thrown together on my tongue, was that each one wanted to overpower the others, rather than compliment it, and I ended up with a horrible sour-fruit aftertaste that lingered for a long while after each sip. I found that the dryness of the beer helped keep the aftertaste from dissipating. Also, with very low carbonation, it was just like drinking really strong fermented fruit flavored water. --- Now, despite the first half of the bottle being somewhat of a mess, the second half somehow managed to taste a little better. I’m hoping this is because I was learning to enjoy the multitude of flavors rather than just making myself believe the little bit of alcohol was helping me tolerate it. Either way, I can’t honestly say that I didn’t enjoy the rest of the drink once I became accustomed to the strong flavors and watery texture. --- This ale best represents late fall here in Arizona, when the temperature starts to dip below 80º and the air isn’t quite so dry. A good cookout with lots of brats and sauerkraut, maybe a little mustard, would be the perfect accompaniment to the overwhelming sour sweetness present in the drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3385) - Branson, Missouri, USA - JAN 1, 2011
On tap; poured a rich amber color. Aroma was weak, but flavor was spot on. Citrus, fruit, caramel, earth and bread. Better than expected.

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