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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.24/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Hoggetowne Irish Red is a traditional Irish Ale brewed with the finest English malts and hops. This beer was developed through a collaboration with the Hogtown Brewers - Gainesville’s American Homebrewers Association recognized homebrew club. The Hogtown Brewers serve the Irish Red along with other Swamp Head beers at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire, a Renaissance Faire held each year during the last weekend in January and first weekend in February. Thanks to the outstanding reception of Hoggetowne Irish Red, it is now served by better craft beer bars and restaurants through St. Patrick’s day. Hoggetowne Irish Red has a medium light body, with moderate malt aroma and 6.5% alcohol by volume. It is deep amber in color due to the use of roasted barley; it features low hop aroma, with almost no hop flavor. Hoggetowne Irish Red is an easy drinking ale with a clean caramel malt flavor and a hint of roasted grain.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Draft at Fermentation. Amber pour with a small white head. Faint caramel malt aroma and not much else. Sweet caramel, toffee and earth. Medium light bodied and easy drinking. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (7112) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Tallahassee, Fl - Fermentation Lounge - on tap. Murky dark orange pour, medium thick off-white head, light lacing. Aroma is pretty much neutral with a hint of earthy peat. Flavor profile presents some light caramel, a touch of toffee, some raisiny sweetness in the back end. Thick enough mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jjuf1853 (1301) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2012
Draft at the Swamp Head tasting room with the alias Hoggetowne Irish Red. Aroma has a nice mixture of caramel malts and a touch of hoppiness. Pours an amber red color with a medium sized white head. Flavors are straight forward with mostly caramel malt notes and spiced hops in the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
HonusWagner (2010) - Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2012
Tastes like a competently brewed homebrew kit, nothing more and nothing less. Light sweet cereal grains, a bit like honey nut cheerios, but nothing to recommend it over anything else. A pretty bland creation overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - MAY 3, 2011
Draft. Pours red/amber with a nice off-white head. Aroma is toffee/caramel, citrus, a bit grainy. Flavor is quite sweet, slightly bitter floral/citrus hops. Finishes slightly bitter and sweet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2318) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2011
on tap @ redlight redlight. Keg labeled Hogge Towne Irish Red. Malty caramel with hints of toast with mild fruity notes in the aroma. Pours an amber red with a thin white head. Malty with caramel flavors mild fruit flavors with a spicy hop presence in the background. Finishes with some lingering fruit flavors but is a nice session beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (5135) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2011
On draft at FBG Fest 2011. Pours red-amber with a white head. Nose is malt, sweet toffee, and a bit of citrus hops. Flavor is similar- sweet malt and a hint of citrus hops. Light to medium body with sweet malts and a hint of hops lingering into the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9032) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 16, 2011
Au fût @ OTH. De couleur cuivre, mousse blanche. Malt caramel, note grillée avec qcq fruits. Au palais, on ressent une fine amertume tout en gardant une bonne présence, quoique légère du mat et caramel, en arrière-goût, un peu de sucre brun et malt grillé. Reste effervescente et devient plus appréciable une fois que elle se réchauffe un peu. Au fini, le profile du malt présente un léger aspect de noisette tout en conservant une amertume de malt pale.

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