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RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.6   EST. CALORIES: 159   ABV: 5.3%
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From the moment you pop the top, it’s obvious Pete’s Wicked Red Rush isn’t an ordinary ale. "Engineered to deliver a heightened effervescence, our American Red Ale is WICKEDLY charged! Discover the RUSH... Get Wicked!


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
changxao (104) - South Carolina, USA - DEC 16, 2003
Red Rush is not all that red nor does it give a rush. It's really over carbonated for a ale, but does offer a refreshing taste, that was much different than I expected.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rcarroll2 (28) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2003
Bought this on special (probably the same place as qwikstreet) was pleasantly surprised, not very assertive but also not too sweet with a decent malt flavor, a friend tried & loved it, but haven't been able to find again

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
beastdog75 (362) - Brick, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2003
Way too watery of a beer. Not even that red, more of an ordinary amber color. Light caramel malty notes and near non-existant hop presence. Yet another disappointing Pete's brew.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
qwikstreet (43) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2003
This was on special at $12.99 with a $4 rebate. That is very odd for Pete's which averages $20 a case. Let's just say I bought 4 cases within the last two weeks of Red Rush alone. I have some stored in my basement. This is a fine and excellent amber.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
r464 (1928) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2003
Weak and quick to fade, the flavor is not strong at all. I would not count this one among the choices for a red/amber ale to taste to get a feel for the style at all.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
aaronh (201) - McMurray, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2003
This beer pours a nice reddish amber color, but has a thick bubbled head that fades quickly. The aroma is very strong on the malt, with little else to distinguish. The taste is also malty, but a bit astringent. It does not have the smooth maltiness of a well crafted, malty brew. The mouthfeel is thin and very harsh, due to the agressive carbonation levels. The drinkability suffers due to the carbonation and the lack of hops.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - SEP 9, 2003
Malty aroma. Nice bronze to red color. small white head. This one starts sweet and stays that way for the most part. some detectible hops but sweet predominates. (candy). Not bad but a little too sweat for my taste

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
BBB63 (6045) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2003
It's obvious Pete's Wicked Red Rush IS an ordinary ale. Orange/reddish hue with a small head and no lace. The aroma is that roasted malt, mild bitter hops, hint of grapefruit, and earthy yeast. The taste was largely malty sweet with a touch of bitterness. Soft and lively mouthfeel led to a dry and flat finish. Detected a papery feel to this beer. Rather bland, standard lager, take a pass and try something better.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
BtownBrewer (91) - Belchertown, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 12, 2003
Yawn! Did I just drink this beer? There's nothing "rush" about this. It comes on with some noticeable hops and malt, then just "Pete"-ers out. And is that fermented rice I taste?!? Blecgh.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DYCSoccer17 (3320) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 30, 2003
Pour is more of a copper-orange color with a nice white head that has staying power. They call this stuff Red Ale, but it has the nose of a classic pale ale. Hoppy at first, but then smooths out into a cramy aftertaste. This stuff is basically a pale ale. Its not bad, but its not great either--lacks character.


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