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Stoney Creek Stoney Red Ale

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RATINGS: 53   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.81   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Brewed with nobel hops from the Pacific northwest and rich malts from Germany creates a well balanced easy drinking Irish style Ale.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerguy101 (5286) - Newark, California, USA - DEC 19, 2003
Light red color. Medium white foamy head. Aroma is bready, fruity and sweet. A light to medium bodied red/amber ale. Malts are fruity and sweet. Hops are mild and slightly spicy. A little thin bodied, and the malt sweetness sort of predominates the beer. Drinkable, but sort of a middle of the road average amber. Mouthfeel is a touch thin. Finish is clean and smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2003
Sweet caramel malts, not very thick. A welcome hop bite while colder, faded away with warmth, leaving a sweet toffee ending. I liked this better than their pale ale.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alcoholica (128) - Dublin, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2003
Amber color, decent head,malty and fruity flavor. Mild hops. Pretty good beer.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2003
a lightish amber ale, of course, i still think this entire style is a sell out, but it's good enough for me to get at a bar and not bitch about the selection off beers on tap.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2003
Medium colored amber,small white head that faded quickly.Malty,mildly hoppy aroma with a slight dried fruit hint.Sweet taste,malty and something that almost seems to be corn like.Slight earthy tone to it and mild hops coming through as well.Light caramel and toffee notes.The after taste is malty and toffeish with a late hit of hop bitterness.The body comes off as a little thin and watery very light feeling.Not a bad brew,but there are definately better brews in this style out there.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
roacheater (43) - Alabama, USA - OCT 11, 2003
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2004 I had a Lagunitas IPA 12oz bottle and a Bell's Two Hearted IPA 12oz bottle (bland 2003 version) before drinking this stuff... I think the bitterness of these two really brought out the better side of the Stoney Red. Now for the beer. The pour was good. Full and foamy... but not overly exhuberant. Lacing was soft and even all the way down... nice. Aroma is grainy and malty. Flavor mimics the aroma very closely, loads of grain and malt with a persistent malt aftertaste. Body is somewhat thin and watery, but this is to be expected for a 5.0% ABV beverage. This is not really a negative in that the flavor profile remains strong throughout. Overall, this is a killer brew. One of the few that really pushes the red ale style to new and interesting heights. Perhaps Stoney Creek can pump out some specialty versions that round out the body.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Ernest (6221) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2003
Head is initially small, frothy, off-white, mostly diminishing. Body is clear medium amber. Aroma is moderately malty (cookie, cereal), lightly hoppy (flowers). Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter, slightly husky. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, slightly metallic.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2003
Smelled like cereal but, had a fizzy look to it. It had an off-white head with an Amber look to it. It had a vinegar taste that didn't last long.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aubrey (3432) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 28, 2003
Curious beer. Cloudy amber with a thin, albeit lasting, frothy head. Mouthfeel was smooth up front; became spiked with carbonation near the finish. Somewhat lightish and watery at times. Strange flavors. Malts were roasted and sweet (had a Boston baked beans flavor to it), but somewhat "plastic-like." I thought it kind of tasted like when you're blowing up a balloon and you taste the rubber and get that white powder on your tongue. Hops, while lightish overall, kind of felt like a 9-volt battery on the tongue. Only a mild bitterness in the finish / aftertaste. Not undrinkable by any means, but strange and subdued.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
GregClow (2892) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2003
Murky amber-brown colour with no head. Bland and slightly metallic aroma. Limp, watery body. Dry flavour of stale hops with a minimal malt backbone. Unpleasant soapy finish. Bleah.


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