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Portsmouth Murphys Law Red Ale

Portsmouth Murphys Law Red Ale
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RATINGS: 23   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.05/5   ABV: -
This big red ale has a rich, malt flavor, good hop balance and a unique dry-hopped finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (3152) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Reviewed from notes. I had this in a pint glass. The appearance was a nice hazy amber to red color with a decent half finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds. The smell had a nice amount of caramel malts with a nice light bittering somewhat piney hoppiness letting itself in the aroma. The taste was a nice combination of caramel malts to bitter piney hops. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium with a decent sessionable quality about it. The carbonation was smooth yet still had a good balance to the harshness trying to pummel my mouth and tongue into submission. Overall, I say this was a great American Amber/Red Ale well worthy of having again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Imaena (2144) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - NOV 9, 2013
Draught. This is a pretty bland red ale with a decent malt and hop balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (2855) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2012
Pours a dark, ruby red with a moderate off white head and good lacing. Aroma is mainly malt, caramel, earthy flavours and a small toffee. Taste is rich with the caramel and toffee. Small hop presence but was expecting more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (5010) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Draft at Portsmouth Brewing. Pours a hazy brown-amber with an off-white head. Nose is sweet malt, caramel, citrus, and some piney hops. Flavor is similar with lingering sweet malt and piney hops. Lots of caramel and a decent amount of hops in this red. Medium in body and a malty and mildly hoppy red.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle shared by TurdFurgison. Thanks, Eric! Pours a reddish-amber color with a short off-white head and a bit of lacing. The nose carries some amber malt and faint hops along with a pretty decent amount of diacetyl, which carries over into the flavor. Very disappointing. Buttered bread. I would not have this one again. Hopefully it was just an off bottle.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alalvarez75 (57) - New York, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Tastes of malt and "My First Homebrew Kit". Below par beer, unless your buddy had told you he made it. Then it would be average. Color was light brown not really amber and taste was of a malty pale ale with zero hopps. Pass.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Tmoney99 (12725) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 17, 2012
Bottle shared by B3C. Poured a dark brown with an average rocky off-white head that was lasting with good lacing. Moderatey hop and toasted malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Moderate bitter sweet flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. Good brew.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
b3shine (7391) - Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2012
Bottle to snifter. Looks alright; amber with some lace. Smells and tastes average. Mouthfeel is the same. Kind of disappointing for a Portsmouth.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2513) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Pours a two finger khaki head that fades very slowly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Nice clear red/amber color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Light malt nose and flavor is toasted malt and a hint of caramel. $5.95 for a 22oz bottle from the brewery in Portsmouth, NH.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHopster (997) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Bottle, direct from Brew Pub during New England vacation 2011. Worthy of a second try.

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