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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26/5   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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoePeesie (924) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2012
Really enjoyed this brew. Easy drinking, full bodied sweeter than I expected, but in a good way. Pours a rusty red with an off white head. Nose and taste are of a nice mellow hop, sweet malts, caramel, a bit of hay in the middle. I’m not usually a big Red Ale guy, but I could drink this beer all day. This will be my staple from Tighthead when seasonals are not available.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
whiskeyrocks (90) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2012
Draft at Tighthead. Pours a deep glowing red with brown tints at the deepest point. Robust whitish head. Nose is a bit of a surprise, affording a lot of Goldings character. Toasty malts that are hiding behind the grassy hops. On tasting, really well balanced with a robust malt character. Drying roast on finish that is perfect. The hop flavor is very welcomed. Pretty phenomenal red ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21204) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 12, 2015
Draft. Clear deep amber color, tan head. Aroma of burnt caramel. Taste is malty with subtle black pepper. Nicely balanced and easy drinking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
msante79 (2224) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (5567) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hombrepalo (1971) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (5688) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 2, 2015
Aroma is earth, toasted malts and mild caramel. The flavor is toasted malts, fruit, light citrus hops, mild sweetness/sugar notes and a lightly bitter/tart finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1854) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2016
red-brown pour with a light beige head. Aroma is caramel malt. Taste is caramel malt, creamy a little roasty. Nice lacing . A solid malt backbone.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2012
Nice foam, amber color, good lacing. Hoppy aroma. Taste is big hops. A little malt in the middle then more hops. Nice beer. Easy drinking. More beer please...


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