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RATINGS: 16   MEAN: 3.21/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
GT2 (8927) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
Tap at Black Squirrel for CBC. Pours a low haze red to amber. Weaker foam. Nose is gummy candies, sweet maple, but something like vinegar. Odd. Taste is cherry juice box, very bland overall, mild sugar. Not much to it. Suddy, weaker body. No hop content.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (7023) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
drowland (6479) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 23, 2013
Draft during CBC. Amber red pour with a small off-white head. Light caramel, some earthiness, a bit of an off aspect. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5825) - 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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
markwise (4561) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burg326 (4111) - Florida, USA - SEP 5, 2013
On tap at swamp head, poured an amber color with aromas of caramel, earth, and a kiss of citrus. Flavors were all caramel, and earth, meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (3084) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 26, 2013
Tap at Proof. Cooper pour with thin off-white. Aroma is caramel malt. Tastes are malty, grain, light citrus. Ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jbruner (2683) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 24, 2013
Pours a clear copper on tap with thin off-white ring of bubbly head. Aroma is red caramel malt and a nice earthy hop back. Taste follows slightly bitter but more sweet make at the end. This could have been better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (2456) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - FEB 17, 2015
on tap @ Swamp Head / Gainesville FL --- Clear bright dark amber color, white head cover, dots and blobs of lace. Taste is clean malt with a little caramel that adds light hops as it moves through the palate, allowing a little malt to return on the finish. A really nice sessionable brown ale.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
redlight (2317) - 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.

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