Portsmouth Murphys Law Red Ale
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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.13/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   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 (3552) - Lake Champlain, 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cfrancis (3062) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jimhilt (2549) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Reddish brown pour with minimal head. Aroma was mostly sweet malt, light and not complex, but not unpleasant. Flavor is also predominantly sweet malt with some caramel notes. Nothing special, but drinkable and a decent brew overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Imaena (2173) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - NOV 9, 2013
Draught. This is a pretty bland red ale with a decent malt and hop balance.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - JUN 30, 2009
Light brown pour with one finger head. Aroma is toasty biscuit malt with hints of roast and sweet malt. Flavor is bready and sweet, with only a slight hop balance. Malt character is brought out nicely. Palate is medium with light carbonation. Average for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Goodgrief (1978) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - MAR 25, 2010
Pour was dark,brownish amber...made me feel like this was an irish red. Caramel malt and a very mild hop presence. Easy drinking with no flawsan except maybe being slightly boring.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - JUN 30, 2009
dark reddish pour with nice off white head. Aroma is of nice caramel malt. Mouthful is a bit sweet and solid malt. Nothing extravagant, just a straight forward malty amber. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BuckNaked (1230) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2006
22oz bottle thanks to Argo0: Pours to medium amber with a light ruby tint when held to the light. Sitting atop is a medium beige head that lasts with nice retention and lacing down the sides of the glass. The aroma is lightly sweet malt, nuts, with some mild fruit and caramel. Taste is dry caramel, apples, earthy sweet malt, and a bit of dry hop pellets towards the finish. Light bodied, moderately carbonated, finishes with a bit a of earthy malt and grassy hops.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheHopster (1036) - 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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