hapjydeuce (1002) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 30, 2008
Bottled. Pretty dark amber color with some temporary off-white head and lacing. Sweet malty aroma of caramel, toasted bread, rye and brown sugar. Sweet toffee flavors and cinnamon spice mix together pretty nicely, with more caramel and a tad bit of a syrupy mouthfeel. Finishes underly bitter, and the nose fades rather quickly. Enjoyable with a hearty dinner and as a session beer, I was surprised to see this one rated so low. blankboy (7808) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2008
My bottle (650ml) shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev & GregClow -- courtesy of toncatcher. Pours a clear amber with a small diminishing tan head. Aroma of lightly burnt caramel malt, toffee, fruit and faint hops. Flavour of caramel malt, butterscotch, fruit and light hops. Medium boded. An O.K. beer, I could drink it again. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2008
Bottle: Deep amber, pretty heavy, some sediment, frothy white head, decent lacing.   Malty/Biscuity nose, very slight cardboard
and overcooked vegetable.   Very minor, but its there.   Somewhat of a spicy malt forward tongue.   Not sure of the spice, but
its a little fiery, hot like peppers.   Hmmm, not what I would have expected, but its fairly pleasant.   Not much hop presense if
any.   Thought it might be a little more heavier in regards to the malts, but it is not.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Finish
is a little cereal like, mealy, perhaps a little stale which brings me back to the cardboard.   Tiz okay, but nothing spectacular.
Thanks for the bottle Larry! Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2007
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, and GregClow, courtesy of Blankboy. Dark orange, creamy white head. Odd some sort of malt aroma with some sweetness. Decent malt taste. Medium foamy body. Average. golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - DEC 26, 2007
Bottle. Dark reddish amber color, with thin head. Aroma of lightly roasted caramel malt. The flavor is the same. Semi-sweet with a smooth palate.
GregClow (3402) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2007
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy & tupalev - blankboy’s bottle. Sunset amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is odd - some toffee in there, some dryness, and a strange harsh edge. Medium body. Flavour is decent - sweet malt, a bit roasty, mild hops. A decent mellow ale. HogTownHarry (7066) - Toronto (Harbourfront), CANADA - DEC 18, 2007
Bottle (22oz). Shared with blankboy, GregClow and tupalev, blankboy’s bottle. Clear deep amber, smallish creamy-foamy beige head. WTF this aroma? Some dry toffee, herbal hops, and odd butterscotch malt. The taste has very little of the butterscotch - it’s a tad buttery and sweet, floral dry hops, slight alcohol burn. Creamy body, light carbonation, slightly bitter in the fiinish. Ehh. StefanSD (2468) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2007
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2012 650 ml bottle from Sprouts market. This one pours a rich amber color with a small off-white head that quickly fades to nothing. The aroma is slightly sweet with malts and caramel. The flavor did not blow me away, I taste moderate caramel, raisins, and hops. The mouthfeel was a bit uneven starting watery and finishing sticky; the carbonation was prickly and distracting. The Finish was short and biter-sweet with a lingering taste of caraway and rye. Overall: A better than average red, but yet somehow it just does not click for me. Recommended with reservations. wetherel (1893) - Cupertino, California, USA - DEC 7, 2007
Had on tap at the brewery, while picking up a growler of exponential. Amber color. Medium fluffy small bubble head. Nice everyday red, but lately there have been so many good stronger flavored beers. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Mcilhenney’s Irish Red
clear red, thin tan head, light sweet carmel malt aroma, rich dry malt flavor that’s followed by a touch of sweetness, light bitter finish,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 5/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
The score was calculated based upon the notes and an old scoring system.