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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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
LuckyDog (615) - - FEB 21, 2015
I’m not normally a fan of Irish Red beers, but this one is really good. Light roast. Lightly hopped.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sebletitje (9033) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rondphoto (3843) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Draft... Pours mostly clear and dark with a burnt-orange hue and a small, fleeting, white head. The nose is toasty, grainy and a hint vinous, featuring sherry or port with a hint of caramel. Full-bodied-bodied with kicked-back carbonation. The malty flavor features a collection of caramel, toasted malt, milk chocolate and a modest measure of minerally bitterness. Fairly hearty and packed with flavor, yet refreshing at the same time. This is the style of beer that lured me from pale lagers and malt liquors to craft beers. In 1992, this malty style, along with dry stouts, amber lagers and brown ales, was about as bold and flavorful as it got in my part of the country.

   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 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 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aurelius (5006) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2015
I-75 and Swamphead are the only worthwhile things to come out of Hoggetown. Misty bronze-brown, thin ivory head. Muted malt aroma with some peat and wood. Toasted malt, moderately sweet, lightly acidic, low bittering. Stray cherry tones, and a marshmallow or vanilla extract wants to emerge but doesn’t quite break the waterline. Sweetish finish. Easy drinking. I’ll have to try this again, I may have had a little palate shock after a Victory Storm King. On tap, Brass Tap Midtown.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DialSquare (4203) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BMMillsy (1788) - Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours hazy dark reddish orange with a small creamy white head on top. Big sweet malt aroma, some cherry, and some earthy grass in the background, but mostly sweet. Flavor is sweet malts and cherry up front as in the aroma, them fades to a surprising burst of earthy and grassy hops on the back end. A lingering dirtying finish on this, but an otherwise drinkable brew. Medium bodied and somewhat slick with carbonation on the low-medium end. Pretty smooth and interesting.

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