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Tighthead Scarlet Fire Red Ale

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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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Scarlet Fire is an American style Red Ale. The name coming from the reference to the playful, improvisational transitions between Grateful Dead songs Scarlet Begonias and Fire on the Mountain, has a nice balance of malt sweetness from caramel malt and subtle toasty notes from roasted barley. The beer is brewed with American Ale yeast, and the hops are East Kent Goldings, paying tribute to its heritage as an Irish Red Ale.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2127) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2013
On tap at the Beer House in Yorktown Center, Lombard, IL., and shaker served showing a clear, walnut color, with a nice layer of fairly persistent, creamy, soft white head foam, and wavy cling to the lacing. The aroma was roasty, with a touch of smoke, nuttiness, and smooth malt. Medium bodied, with moderate carbonation, low hop bitterness, and a mild, smokey/ tanniny astringency, the flavor seemed to wash out a bit, and lose some of it’s character, but was still very quaffable. Styled more as a Brown Ale, imo.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Christpuncher (710) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2013
A decent red ale that rates more like a porter. Pours dark red to almost brown. Strong alcohol contact and has a nice aroma. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rubbishystuff (1757) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2013
At Jerry’s in Andersonville. Well hopped but restrained appropriately. Toasted flavor and caramel. Smooth with a little twist at the end. Nice. Serving: Tap

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1757) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Brewhaha. Poured clear dark copper, red tint, decent light beige head, some retention and lacing. aromas of toasted malts, acidity, fruitiness. nice roasted profile, light ot medium grassy-citrusy hopping. average carbonation, light body. decent.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drdisque (495) - Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2013
On tap at the shanty in wadsworth. Pors flat red-brown with a little lacing. Lots of hearty malt character to tgus beer with a touch of dark fruitiness. Good balance and clean slightly malty finish. Not bad but also pretty boring.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (2109) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 26, 2013
Draft at park tavern in Chicago. Dark red pour with fluffy white head. Malty deep rich aroma. Flavorful beer. Somewhat nutty, slight bitter and dry aftertaste. Really like this

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whiskeyrocks (55) - Lindenhurst, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Deep deep amber red color. Sweet caramel smell. Amazing flavor with carmal and hops. I really like this. Red irish ales are some of the best classic beers

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jstraw (1900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Red-amber with good, foamy, beige head / Light nose of toast, soap, and citrus / Medium body, soft carbonation, dry and hoppy, with bitter finish / Mild flavors of toast, biscuit, and dark caramel, with citrus notes / A clean, simple, hoppy ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2209) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 24, 2012
On tap at Blackfinn in Mount Prospect. Pours hazy dark amber with nice thick off-white head. Aromas of toasted malts, caramel, grassy hops, and light citrus. Flavors of thick chewy toasted malts, caramel, grassy hops, and light citrus note. As far as red ales go this was pretty solid. Will seek out more brews from this brewery.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jaymobrown (1617) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Had at the Grafton in Lincoln Square, Chicago. Poured a nice red color. Smooth with good malt character. Nicely hopped. A good balance and a decent drinking beer. Would have again.


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