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RATINGS: 62   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.24   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Celtic brewers used caramel malts and roasted barley to impart a deep red color and rich malty flavour to their ales. Starting with this historical style, we worked for over two years developing and perfecting our 21st Century version. After countless tastings and adjustments, we arrived at O’Dempsey’s Big Red. It’s Big. It’s Red. An Irish-Style Red Ale with a North American attitude. All the body you want with just the right amount of hoppy goodness. Enjoy.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
NachlamSie (2646) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2010
Bottle from Hop City. Pours a deep, dark red with a ring of a white head. The aroma is creamy with gentle hops. Pretty tame and balanced, but tastefully sweet and pleasing. The flavor is also accessible. I find even the 30 ibu’s to be questionable, it’s so malty and smooth. Hints of vanilla, biscuits, licorice, and grass are here. It’s accessible and easy to drink without sacrificing flavor.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrob21 (2350) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUL 20, 2012
Pours a deep dark red. Lots of caramel and a little candi sugar. A touch of nuttiness and a littl further down the sip you get some cocoa flavors. Candy sugar aroma. Finish is a touch of bitter hips. Decent.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SamP01 (514) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Pours reddish amber with a medium slowly fading beige head. Aroma and Taste is caramel malt, yeast and fruity notes with some mild floral earthy hops. A medium bodied palate with a sweet mouth feel mad god carbonation. Finishes with a sweet caramel malt, yeast and fruity flavor with some moderate earthy hops and nutty flavor. A good session brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maxwelldeux (3066) - Everett, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish amber color with a smallish off-white head. Nose is rather malty with caramel notes in there. Taste is much the same, yet has a bit of a bite to it.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomTron (355) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - JAN 25, 2013
Pours a clear amber with a nice sudsy white head. Aromas of malts, spices, and bread. Flavors pretty much the same with some fruit coming through and the spices are pretty dominant. A lot of earthy hops also and pretty prickly on the tongue. Overall not bad but my chub can point me elsewhere for a better offering next time.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
guzzler67 (1484) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 25, 2013
Clear sienna appearance with a medium size, off white head and light lacing. Aroma of caramel malts and molassas. Earthy, sweet malt taste, modestly hopped, with hints of soft fruit. Easy drinking, medium bodied, with average carbonation and a short lived finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GTAEgeek (1053) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 18, 2014
12 oz. bottle. Pours hazy brown, with a small, tan head. Immediate aroma of caramel and cardamon, with some ripe bananas, pecans, and light toasted coconut. Sweet flavor, with some light hoppy bitterness. Light to medium body, silky, and a little chalky. Overall, this is a surprisingly flavorful and tasty beer. Nice...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (5486) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 26, 2009
Draft pint at the Prado brewpub. Very dark red with a head that’s a bit watery. This packs a nice aroma of roasted malt and the first taste follows suit. Sweet and malty, his has a solid caramel character. Bit thin. (#3722, 10/26/2009)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hangover (1028) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - SEP 25, 2010
I’ll call it a copper pour with a frothy off-white head. Aroma is all malt with an overall earthy aroma. Nice malty flavor with some caramel, bread and some toasted cereal malts. Finish is crisp and has a lingering malty aftertaste. Pretty good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2012
12oz bottle. Poured a mahogany color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of earth, caramel, toffee, and some nuttiness. Tastes of earthy, caramel, some bread, nuts, and some chocolate.


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