gsmitty80 (2128) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a pretty nice red ale that had a good malt and finish. Poured a light red color with alot of nice head.
robforbes (2090) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
purchased at central market in poulsbo, washington.
pour is clear copper-red with a thin beige head that within 30 seconds is gone, no lacing.
smell is of grass, roasted malt, touch of nuts, small scent of bread dough.
taste is weak, watery, some malt, bit sour, some fruit, wood.
overall not impressed, i would agree with Oakes in that it is a bit like a ch-ch-cherry cola.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 27, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Everything Silver City makes seems to make me smile, and this was no exception. Although I am not a huge fan of reds, this one played the part well. A notable carmel sweetness and a bright red glow; this guy is very sessionable for late spring, early summer days. If more reds were lilke this, I might have had a different preconceived notion on the genre. Woo hoo!
andrewje41 (2035) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour. Pours reddish with a faint malt aroma. Flavor is mostly sweet malt flavor. Mild hops. Drinks easy. Nothing too special or different here, but not bad.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2011 Silver City Brewing Company--Ridgetop Red Amber Ale--2009 Release--22 oz. Bottle--6.00% ABV--45+IBUís? (4.25 / 5.0) Amber Ale--Thin no lace low CO2 head. Clear rich amber red color hazes slightly brown with mild sediment. Mallty floral Liberty hop front. Creamy mellow sweet malty doughy caramel chewy mild fruit cloying smooth rich nutricious body. Balanced mild hop spice Red Ale end. Sampled 9/28/2009. $5.49 Each.
Silver City Brewery--Ridgetop Red Ale--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. 45 IBUís? (4.0 / 5.0) Amber Ale. Off white, mild lace mild head. Clear fizz hazed rich deep amber red color. Light floral mild malt ester front. Mildly creamy smooth mellow sweet light toasted caramel mellow fruit malty rich Red Ale body. Tangy balanced hop spice rich malty mild citrus nourishing tasty big Red end. Nice rich malty brew.I can see it as a GABF medal winner. Sampled 4/4/2011. Purchased for $3.99 at Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle on 4/4/2011.
jjgmd (1866) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Pours an amber red color with no head. Nose is malty and grainy for an ale. Taste is sweet, malty and syrupy. Strong caramel, without any decent flavor or taste. Finishes just as poorly as it starts. Leave it. Quaff Score 5 / 10
zgaier (1796) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a red brown with a beige head and sweet malty, grainy aroma. Taste is light and not very flavorful, some sweet malt, caramel, and bread notes but wasnít a fan
Prufrockstar (1698) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Aroma is bread, caramel, grain, dirty dishsoap. Muddy red/brown, white head that dissipates to a ring. Taste is caramel-sweet, grainy, only the slightest bit of bitterness. Light body, soft carbonation, short finish. Sticky mouth residue long after itís done, but during each sip the texture is thin. Overall: No idea how this is for the style (my first Irish ale as far as I can remember), but
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 27, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I for one enjoy this. Itís quite malt forward; not getting a lot of hops. But the malts are abundant and delicious. Quite a bit of caramel notes. Recommended.
trevor211 (1509) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deceptive that itís called "Red" but is an amber ale. Definitely wouldnít have ordered it. Pours a transparent amber with a smallish white head. Decent balance, but itís lacking ingredients. This tastes like something the Ram would brew Ė intended for those who donít care much for flavor, and are just looking for something quaffable. Slightly metallic Ė needs a much fuller mouthfeel to counter the carbonation. A bit fruity, but not much to it other than a balance of weak hops and caramel malts.