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Red Squirrel Redwood American IPA

Brewed by Red Squirrel Brewing co
Style: American Pale Ale
Hemel Hempstead, England


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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.42/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   EST. CALORIES: 162   ABV: 5.4%
Cask; Occasional.
Based on a secret Michigan recipe, this original American IPA contains the highest quality malts, combining pale, Munich, Caramalt and pale Crystal malts producing a world class ale which is golden orange in colour, showing complex hoppy aromas with floral and citrus tones with a long lingering finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mr_h (4416) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - APR 15, 2016
Cask, 1/2 pint, hand-pulled, State Bar, Glasgow (7 Mar 2016), red malty aroma with a hint of pine, amber brown with a bubbly white head and sparse lacing, red malty, powdery, viscous, sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorgeLee (1611) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2015
Cask in the Old Swan, Bucks. Deep amber colour, white foam. Quite malty, English in that respect, caramel and sweetish. Citrusy tropical slightly resiny hops, not overly bitter but pleasantly so. I thought this was a nice pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Towey1989 (1448) - Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 27, 2015
Cask at The Earl Grey Inn, Leek. 5.9% ABV on the pump clip. A clear amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma of grapefruit, some pine, a little caramel, slight toasted malt, orange and subtle nuttiness. Taste of grapefruit, orange zest, some resin, a little caramel, nuts, slight toasted malts, subtle tobacco, maybe coffee and subtle floral hops. Medium bodied and soft carbonation. A bittersweet, citrusy, nutty bitterness in the finish with a toasty malt aftertaste. A very easy drinking APA packed full of interesting, complex flavours. Lovely.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThirstyBird (2474) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 8, 2015
At the brewery store in Berkhamsted, pours a cloudy orange color with a cream colored head. The smell is citrus, pine, toasted malt. The taste is toasted malt, pine, citrus, grapefruit. Light in body with soft, fine carbonation....nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
evergreen0199 (2800) - Northwood, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2015
Keg at the Berkhamsted beer shop in Berkhamsted, Herts. An orange/amber coloured pour with a medium white head on top. Hoppy, malty, caramel aroma. Tastes hoppy, malty, caramel, slight sweetness with a bitter finish. Highly drinkable APA and certainly the best beer that I have had from Red Squirrel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sound67 (595) - Offenbach, GERMANY - JUN 8, 2015
[Waterloo Beer Festival, Liverpool, 2014] - Red Squirrel Brewery Redwood American IPA, 5.4%. Bernsteinfarben klar. Kräftiges Pfirsicharoma mit floralen Noten. Mittleres Mundgefühl, nicht mehr wässrig. Im Antrunk recht bitter, hopfig floral mit einer Himbeersirup Note, etwas Harz. Zur Mitte harziger und bitterer, süßlicher Hintergrund ebbt ab. Abgang betont floral, weiterhin bitter, keine Frucht mehr. Nachhall anhaltend hopfenbitter. Gutes, durch Himbeere etwas ungewöhnliches American IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wheresthepath (2002) - Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2015
Cask at the Falcon (JDW), High Wycombe. Orange-amber with a moderate white head. Spicy citrus hop is well balanced by caramel and Weetabix malt that gives a smooth rich mouthfeel to this flavoursome beer. Good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
s_hartshorne (2570) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2014
Cask rat ratchet Huddersfield. Amber ok head. Aroma is fruity caramel taste same nice sweet malt backbone dry bitter finish. Medium body. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (16583) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
Cask gravity Firkin Ale House Folkestone. Clear dark amber lasting white head. Malty grapefruit hop aroma. Its ok not as hoppy aroma as it could be bitter on the finish. Caramel rather than diacetyl. Not great though

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (7805) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle at home split with Sarah pciked up at the Brewery shop in Chesham. Clear deep orange coloured pour with a big off white head. Aroma is some smoke phenol, piney hops, light cirtus and some tobacco. Flavour is sweetish biscuity malts, decent wet grassy, piney hops. Firm smooth grassy bitterness. Palate is highish carbonation medium sweet. Again that hint of smokey phenol lingers in the back end. Decent English IPA.

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